Bridgewater State University

976 reviews
  1. Bridgewater, MA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Bridgewater State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Bridgewater State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,739/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,436/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,829/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,339/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,734/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,844/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,019Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Mostly friendly, busy
    68%
  • Commuter
    27%
  • Busy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.69 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    37%
  • Average
    22%
  • Committed to student success
    20%
  • It deceives you
    9%
  • Meh
    9%
  • Accepting
    2%
  • Some employees have an attitude
    2%

After Bridgewater State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Reviews

976 reviews
  • Excellent
    104
  • Very Good
    297
  • Average
    430
  • Poor
    92
  • Terrible
    53
I've always felt completely comfortable walking from one side of campus to the other side at night by myself, and I think that speaks very loudly of the safety of our campus. You rarely will walk across campus without seeing a police officer on a bike, golf cart, car, or even a horse! It's been increasingly getting better with students who have been sexually assaulted, and it's great knowing that students are becoming more comfortable telling superiors about these things happening. Bridgewater has made incredible strides in preventing sexual assault on campus, and providing support for those who have been a victim.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 10 months ago
The professor's that I had the opportunity to met really do care about the students and are passionate with teaching. However, the transfer experience has been a huge headache. You have to advocate for yourself and really check to see if course credits were applied correctly. This process is a huge headache! Campus is really nice, but at night it is not well lit which is a huge safety issue. Also, there is not enough parking to go around. BSU lacks a academic advising department that serves all students in all grade levels. I would only choose this school if I lived in the town.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
Although Greek life only takes up around 15% of the students at BSU, it can feel like there are millions of Greek members because they are all mainly residents on campus! Most Greeks become incredibly involved on campus and well known because of their other involvements on campus, and their dedication to the community. BSU Greek life is truly unlike other campuses, and they pride themselves on being completely different than the fraternities and sororities portrayed in the movies and media.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 10 months ago