90%

Acceptance Rate

$6,141

Avg.Financial Aid

002183

FAFSA Code

About Bridgewater State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

10,990

Website

www.bridgew.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University is a public university. It was in 1840 when the Bridgewater State University was founded. Bridgewater State University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Not to be Ministered Unto but to Minister and its official colors are crimson, white and black. Out of total 10,881 students enrolled at BSU, 9,463 belong to undergraduate courses while 1,418 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 572 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Bridgewater State University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At BSU around 71% are white, 12% are Black or African American, and 8% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 84% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 59% of the students are females and 41% are males. In its 180 years of existence, BSU has produced several known personalities like Cristina Nardozzi, Jeff Corwin, Lou Gorman, and Jeffrey Donovan. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. At BSU, 178 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs), CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education), CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), and CSWE (Council on Social Work Education). $54 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Bridgewater State University.

Location & Contact

Address

131 Summer Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5085311000
Fax:
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Bridgewater State University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

90%

SAT Range

990 - 1150

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Bridgewater State University is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $50, as part of the admission process at BSU. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 970-1150, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Bridgewater State University, must score 22 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 20 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325. To gather more information, they can call them at (508) 531-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$16,750

Average Annual Cost

$910

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$9,457

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$13,000

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,644

Total One Year Cost

$26,811

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to BSU. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $30,634. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

30%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

46%

Male Professors

54%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Psychology, General

299 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

253 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

223 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

210 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

150 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

109 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

109 Graduates

Biology, General

97 Graduates

History

96 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

86 Graduates

Social Work

75 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

62 Graduates

Mathematics

59 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

48 Graduates

Air Transportation

41 Graduates

Sociology

40 Graduates

Political Science and Government

31 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

29 Graduates

Economics

26 Graduates

Computer Science

23 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

20 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

17 Graduates

Chemistry

17 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

14 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

13 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

11 Graduates

Anthropology

8 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Physics

8 Graduates

Dance

5 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

9,504

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

35%

Full-time

83%

Part-time

17%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

74% White

1% Unknown

11% Black

7% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

6%

Out Of State

94%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$75,060 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

29%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,600/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,400/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,400/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bears

School Colors

crimson and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Football Conference

Total Male Athletes

278

Total Female Athletes

192

Intramural Sports

19

Sports Club

13

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BSU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,300 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at BSU costs around $4,400 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,300/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$19,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

70%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,141

Students Receiving Federal Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,523

Students Receiving State Aid

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,956

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

46%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,710

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,344

$30K - $48K

$8,521

$48K - $75K

$5,230

$75K - $110K

$1,941

> $110K

$687

The financial aid department of Bridgewater State University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,716, whereas the financial aid is $2,711. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,983 and institutional aid worth $2,711.

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