Bridgewater State University

978 reviews
  1. Bridgewater, MA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  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

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
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
28%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 18 responses
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  • Mostly friendly, busy
    83%
  • Busy
    11%
  • Commuter
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.51 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Average
    30%
  • Welcoming
    30%
  • Committed to student success
    15%
  • It deceives you
    10%
  • Meh
    10%
  • Some employees have an attitude
    5%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

978 reviews
  • Excellent
    102
  • Very Good
    291
  • Average
    428
  • Poor
    92
  • Terrible
    53
Bridgewater State University will always have my heart in one way or another. I made some of the most meaningful friendships, had the best experiences and grew a lot as a students as well as a human. Although I will always be grateful to the University for these things, there are also things that I believe should be worked on. I put myself through all four years of school and I wish I could have worried less about financing it and more on studying. Paying for college is no easy task when you come from a family of 6 who isn't extremely wealthy. I feel as though the school could have done more to (at the very least) make it seem like they wanted to help financially, but it really seemed like they were only concerned with taking more money from me. As a hardworking student putting herself through school, it was definitely discouraging to have a lack of assistance and support during that time.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
The Bridgewater community is very welcoming and everyone there is very friendly.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
i had such an amazing experience as first year student and learned and gained a lot more information about the next years of my future after graduation.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago