Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA

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Bridgewater State University is a public college that has a large selection of degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in a predominantly suburban area. Bridgewater State University has a yearly student enrollment of around 11,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • English Language And Literature

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 930 to 1108 for the SAT exam and between 21 to 24 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to BSU. BSU admits approximately 70% of applicants. Of those admitted, about 33% of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found at

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $8,300 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 for the year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $7,500. Students at Bridgewater State University may qualify for aid which is typically scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at BSU through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, tuition information, programs offered, and much more can be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants Bridgewater State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Bridgewater State University is about 11,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 87% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $910-$1,100
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $370-$440 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$750 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$5,409
Receiving Student Loans69%$7,083

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Bridgewater State University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Bridgewater State University has an overall graduation rate which is around 58%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years29%
Graduating in 5 Years24%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 2012)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 2007)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bridgewater State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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