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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA, USA
3.72 Average Rating

Founded in 1840, Bridgewater State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Bridgewater State encompasses colleges of Science & Mathematics, Business, Education, and Humanities granting undergrad degrees in over 90 fields of study. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, BSU offers over 1000 study abroad programs in more than 50 countries around the globe. For LGBTQ students, the BSU Pride Center provides a safe zone and hosts a number of events throughout the year such as monthly discussions and a lavender graduation celebration.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
8%
Submitting ACT
92%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 996
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
11,019
Total Number of Undergrads
9,558
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,667
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,012
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,152
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,750
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,410
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
61%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,498
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,954

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,174
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$255
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
181
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
White/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
Providence
Barnstable
New York
West Springfield
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
Bridgewater State University is a clean, suburban and quiet campus with a very friendly feel. The campus's attractive buildings and grounds make it the ideal place to enjoy the outdoors. It has been my experience as a resident to enjoy that the staff here really works diligently to take care of the their students.
John from Fall River, MA
people are so kind here, but make sure to stay focused in classes. it can be hard to catch up once you're behind, but the teachers are so helpful.
Jade from Quincy, MA

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