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Bridgewater State University Overview

Located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Bridgewater State University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Bridgewater makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Bridgewater State University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$29,750 Avg Cost After Aid
86% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Bridgewater State have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Bridgewater State.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State makes roughly $54,750 a year. This is 34% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Bridgewater State University?


Contact details for Bridgewater State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: 508-531-1000

How Do I Get Into Bridgewater State?

You can apply to Bridgewater State online at:

Admission Requirements for Bridgewater State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bridgewater State?

86% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Since Bridgewater State has an acceptance rate of 86%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to Bridgewater State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bridgewater State University  ( 510 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Bridgewater State University  ( 500 to 590 )
Bridgewater State received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Bridgewater State University  ( 19 to 28 )

Can I Afford Bridgewater State University?

$29,750 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Bridgewater State is $29,750. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Bridgewater State, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $5,544 a year. That adds up to $22,176 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bridgewater State is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Bridgewater State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,520 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,369 undergraduate students at Bridgewater State, with 6,520 being full-time and 1,849 being part-time.


There are also 1,573 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,520 full-time undergraduates at Bridgewater State, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bridgewater State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 131
Black or African American 671
Hispanic or Latino 559
White 4,749
International Students 25
Other Races/Ethnicities 385

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Bridgewater State University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 43 countries are represented at Bridgewater State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Cape Verde, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Bridgewater State University

817 Took All Classes Online
4,396 Took At Least One Class Online
12.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 4,396 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bridgewater State has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 45th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Bridgewater State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bridgewater State University was 12.2%. This is the #1,315 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bridgewater State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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