Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA
4-year
Medium
Suburban

About

Excellence in Education, Since 1840 Bridgewater State University isn’t just a place to get an education — it’s a place to belong. Located just 30 miles from Boston, BSU has established itself over 180 years as a place to lay the groundwork for a rewarding career — to discover your own definition of success and gain the skills necessary to achieve it. It's a place to make lifelong friends and take advantage of extraordinary opportunities — all for an unbeatable value.

Questions and Answers about Bridgewater State University

Alvin P.
4 months ago
What scholarships does Bridgewater State University have available?
Daniela G.
4 months ago
Does Bridgewater State University have any transfer partnerships with a Community College?
Candyce B.
6 months ago
What intramural club sports does Bridgewater State University offer?
Isabella G.
7 months ago
How many out-of-state students do you have enrolled in comparison with in-state students?
Naomi O.
7 months ago
Is there any Jewish life on Bridgewater campus?
Chrystian M.
8 months ago
What organizations or resources does the Bridgewater State University have for LGBTQ+ students?
Bridgewater State University
Chrystian, BSU has consistently been ranked among the most friendly campuses in the country for LGBTQ+ students by Campus Pride. You can learn more about the BSU Pride Center online at: https://www.bridgew.edu/student-life/pride-center.
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Majors offered at Bridgewater State University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Academics at Bridgewater State University

990-1150
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
19-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (90% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Bridgewater State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Bridgewater State University Students5%24%62%15%2%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Bridgewater State University Students
19%
78%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Bridgewater State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Accounting Manager83k
Human Resources (HR) Manager81k
Software Engineer69k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)62k
Staff Accountant57k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist56k
Elementary School Teacher50k
Based on 4,879 student responses
49.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
84kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
8%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Bridgewater State University

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Student reviews of Bridgewater State University

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible for students with disabilities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Commuter-friendly
Helpful career services
Jolie Pontes
Babysitting And Childcare
Pediatrics

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like the campus atmosphere and I enjoy living on campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you want a big party scene, go somewhere else. However, if you really want to focus on academics, also go somewhere else. Bridgewater falls somewhere in between, not the best social scene and not the best academics, especially for a health science major.

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The school is full of racism and the administration does nothing about it. They only give the students a slap on the wrist if they are accused of racism, bullying, and harassment. I transferred because of it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school does nothing for their students of color.

Alvin Pierre-Louis
Business And Entrepreneurship
Advocacy And Activism
Education
Finance + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

BSU is a university that will challenge you and make you a better individual overall.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sylvia Zajac
Journaling
Running
Reading
Tennis + 14 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

When you find your group of people, then it can be fun. They have a lot of events going on and they try to make it as fun for the students as possible.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food and cross-contamination. I and so many others have been told the food was safe to eat whether it be allergies or other reasons, and it was not. I've seen firsthand a friend need an epi-pen and had to go to the hospital because when we ordered they said she could have fries. They constantly try to keep you there. It's technically a 4 year school but it should really say 5 years because nobody finishes in 4 since the school makes it impossible. Psychology advisors are horrible and completely demeaning.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

Bridgewater is small so class sizes are smaller feels a lot more comfortable and the familiar size of classes is similar to your average high school class size.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school is cheap. The food is poorly made everywhere. The food plans don’t last the whole semester. The dorms are of bad quality and are old so there are a lot of issues. The closed dining halls are down too early so you may miss a meal and not be able to eat at night.

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a fairly large university but with smaller classroom sizes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Certain classes are taught by a professor that dooms their students to fail and through lack of alternatives, students have to take the same class a few times with the same professor in order to obtain their degree.

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