Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,135
Declined 671
Total Received 6,806
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Public

9,504

undergraduate students

1,486

graduate students

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School Facts

Bridgewater State University, founded in 1840, is a public college of liberal arts and professional studies. Its 235-acre campus is located in Bridgewater, 28 miles south of Boston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 10,990
Established in 1840
Coeducational Coeducational

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235-acre campus in Bridgewater (population: 27,478), 28 miles from Boston and 37 miles from Providence. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Providence. School operates transportation around Bridgewater and to Brockton. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Bridgewater State University
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater
02325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39.9%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • BSU Chapter of the Student Education Association of Massachusetts
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Best Buddies
  • Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority

Top Events

  • Carnival
  • Greek Life Lip Sync
  • Homecoming and Family Day Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.13

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,135
Declined 671
Total Received 6,806

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 34
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Ice hockey, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American Government and Politics (United States)
Anthropology
Anthropology, Other
Archeology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Ethics
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Geochemistry
Geography
Geography, Other
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health/Medical Psychology
History, General
History, Other
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
Legal Studies, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Transportation/Mobility Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

10,990

total students

96.2%

in-state

3.8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

9,504
students

Female
59%
5,580

Male
41%
3,924

14%

1,486
students

Female
75%
1,120

Male
25%
366

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

7,877
students

Female
60%
4,649

Male
40%
3,228

18%

1,627
students

Female
58%
931

Male
42%
696

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 33%
Student 5 year graduation rate 22%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,086

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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