About Bridgewater State University

Founded in 1840, Bridgewater State University. is a Public college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 9,562 full time undergraduate students, and 1,436 full time graduate students.

The Bridgewater State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 362 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bridgewater State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate80%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range890-1090
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at BSC are considered Less Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

73% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bridgewater State University.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
32%
“I feel extremely safe”
45%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
34%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
35%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
55%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
32%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
32%
“I feel extremely safe”
45%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
34%
“We bought the gear”
21%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
48%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
55%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
35%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
26%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
55%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
19%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Bridgewater State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    89 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    121 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    125 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    127 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    126 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Bridgewater State University?

35 Students rated Bridgewater State University

Jessica - 05/27/2024

I attended Bridgewater State University for 4 years. I had two majors and a minor. It was easy to add my minor after my freshman year. Academic advisors are supportive and help walk you through what classes to take. There are plenty of clubs and groups to join including Greek life.

lasandra - 09/08/2023

Bridgewater State University is a great school with a very diverse community. The other department could use some more funding but overall all programs are taken very seriously and professors are kind. It’s a very safe campus with lots of things surrounding.

Olivia - 07/05/2023

DON'T GO HERE. PLEASE AVOID. This school is a pathetic excuse for a university. The people do not care about their education and are either on welfare or daddy is paying the bill. It's not a respected school and unless you plan on going to a great grad school you will not get a paying job. The school has done nothing for students careers, I've been to career services multiple times and left with the same info I walked in with. RES LIFE IS HORRIBLE. The students do not respect the dorms, I've never even seen any RA's, and things are constantly being destroyed by other people and you have to pay for the damage even if you know who it is. I had a horrible roommate my first semester and I had to go to reslife every single day and they still did nothing. After ruining my family's winter break with this problem looming over us, I got a room change and I got a horrible suitemate who did nothing but smoke and constantly have people over who used the things myself and the other person bought. The school just wants more money and so do the professors, they just show up for their paychecks. Save your money and sanity, please don't come to BSU.

Taisha - 12/28/2022

Bridgewater State University is a great less expensive option for students. However, if you plan to go to a graduates program BSU’s education is looked down upon, making it difficult to get into most higher level education colleges. The campus is nice, with many stores and places to eat near by. They offer different transportation options such as the train, bus, and shuttle. The school is very diverse with professors of different ethnicities as well as students from all different backgrounds. Lastly, the classes are fair and you can adapt your schedule to your life whether you have work, kids, or just like your schedule to be a certain way there are many different time slots of classes.

Bridgewater State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Bridgewater State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bridgewater State University is 80%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Make sure they like the atmosphere surrounding the college because it is not only the academic purpose of choosing the college. You will need to enjoy yourself socially as well or you will not be happy and perhaps may hate college.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is nothing wrong about Bridgewater State College academically, but being a commuter, there are not enough commuter parking lots available to the students, for it being a largely commuter based school.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Fun, friendly, helpful, sometimes offbeat and nutty.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The school ihas gone under renovations so many buildings are brand new.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Any person that wants a degree that isn't for teaching. The teaching program here is great, but all the other programs are left behind. Definitely do not come here if you are an art or music major.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Bridgwater State College is unique in its synthesis of in-class and on-line learning. It offers a great website allowing students to find out what is going on every day on campus, where to look for scholarships, and unique and fun opportunites. Additionally, there is a great mix of students from race, nationality, religion, age, and so on.

    Read all  18 answers
  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about how small our class sizes are. I enjoy being able to have class discussions and not big lectures. The professors here are very personable and help you with everything that you need. I feel as if they look at each student individually, and not as a number like they would at large universities.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    You should attend this school if you plan on majorinng in education(very good education department), the art program is big too.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    I considered the over all learning experience to be the best at my school. The teachers really know the subject that they are teaching. Also the students there are great.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The education program.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about the school that I attend is when all my professors assign tests and papers at the same time. It gets pretty stressful.

    Read all  15 answers
  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had taken less science courses during the first semester as I had been out of school for a long time. I also wasn't initially very comfortable going to the achievement center to ask for help. I should have focused on a math course with some basic electives for the first semester until I became more comfortable with the requirments of the classes.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Well it is a good stereotype ( if there are any good ones). My school is considered as one of the best schools that train teachers in general. Therefore, many students are Education majors ( early childhood, secondary Ed, special ed etc.) so when a student meets someone who is not an education major it is pretty surprising.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    if you want a school who has great administration and great teachers, this is the place to choose!

    Read all  3 answers
  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activities are open poetry nights, off campus events and socials, on campus dances, the Multicultural organizations and LGBT groups as well

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    Classes are small and professors take time to get to know you. Many of them take time to help you. Most of the teachers I had care about what they do and about their students. One of my teachers even introduced me to another teacher that literally saved my academic career countless times.

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  18. What are the most popular classes offered?

    Big Sociology fan as well as LGBT studies. So Really any Social Science classes are recommended because you are not only learning on an educational basis but on a social/ moral basis as well. Internally you grow ass a more conscious individual.

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  19. Tell us about your professors.

    The professors are as concerned with your education as much as you are. In saying that if you express care for your academics and come to office hours as well as communicate with them, they assist as much as they professionally can. They assist those who are not afraid to say they need guidance.

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  20. Describe a typical weekend.

    A typical weekend would involve either hanging out with friends, going to the local plaza or attending an event hosted by the school or on campus clubs/ organizations. No dull moment when you look for opportunities.

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

9,562

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,436

Total Grad Students

3%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

181

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

80% of students attending Bridgewater State University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 69% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,743

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$12,200

Room and Board

28,743

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,805
$30 - $48K
$17,351
$48 - $75K
$19,791
$75 - $110K
$21,157
$110K & UP
$21,344

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