Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325

About Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate8,903
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over25%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time74%
 % Part-time26%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.2%
 % Black5.5%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino2.5%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown10.2%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted66%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled32%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT3%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math470 / 800560 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,053
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,193
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid83%
 % Undergraduates with Loans63%
 % Undergraduates with Grants57%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,100
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,400
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,200
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,600
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,600

Neighborhood Data for the Bridgewater Area

Median Age25.9
Median Household Income$60,744
Total Population7,724
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total42.0% 58.0%
 Age 0-949.3%50.7%
 Age 10-1754.1%45.9%
 Age 18-2438.1%61.9%
 Age 25-2938.0%62.0%
 Age 30-3947.4%52.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.9%
 % Black6.9%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino4.0%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.8%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,100
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,400
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,040
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