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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

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Overview

Bridgewater State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bridgewater, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Undergraduate Admissions Welcome Center
45 Plymouth St
Bridgewater, MA  02325
United States
Contact Mr. Gregg Meyer
Dean of University Admissions
Email: admission@bridgew.edu
Phone: 508-531-1237
Fax: 508-531-1746

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
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Industrial And Organizational Psychology Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Photonics and Optical Engineering 
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,555
Applied
7,865
Accepted
9,028
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

5,662
Females Applied
4,823
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,893
Males Applied
3,042
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.23
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th December 15th Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen February 15th January 1st Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th Yes
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 531 480 580
SAT Math 519 470 560
ACT Composite 22 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

910
In-state
7,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,822
Full-time student fees
13,300
Room & board
8,900
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

9,041
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,742
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,667
Avg. Loan Aid
3,610
Avg. Grant Aid
6,355
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
70%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,028
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
4%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.19%
Black or African American 11.59%
White or Caucasian 70.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 1.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 5.19%
Other 1.88%

Gender

Male (40.15%)
Female (59.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Kick-Off Week, Homecoming and Spring Carnival

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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co-ed fraternity
Most popular organizations:
Active Minds, Best Buddies, Student Education Association of Massachusetts, Program Council and BSU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

762
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 337
Part-time - 425
Male - 348
Female - 414
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