Bridgewater State University Overview
Bridgewater State University is a public institution situated in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 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?
- The highest award offered at Bridgewater State is the post-master's certificate.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Bridgewater State with a bachelor's degree make about $45,300 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Bridgewater State University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Bridgewater State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Bridgewater State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Bridgewater State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Bridgewater State University?
Contact details for Bridgewater State are given below.
|Address:||131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325|
How Do I Get Into Bridgewater State?
You can apply to Bridgewater State online at: www.bridgew.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply
Admission Requirements for Bridgewater State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Bridgewater State?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 89% 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 490 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 570.
Can I Afford Bridgewater State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bridgewater State, approximately 89% of students took out student loans averaging $6,216 a year. That adds up to $24,864 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Bridgewater State is 5.7%. 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
There are also 1,418 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,681 full-time undergraduates at Bridgewater State, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bridgewater State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||832|
|Hispanic or Latino||614|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Bridgewater State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 58th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Bridgewater State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Bridgewater State University was 18.4%. This is the #956 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Bridgewater State regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Bridgewater State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Bridgewater State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
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%.
Bridgewater State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Jeremy Foote under License
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