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Bridgewater, founded in 1840, is a public college of liberal arts and professional studies. Its 235-acre campus is located 28 miles south of Boston.

Website: www.bridgew.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,504
Undergraduate
Students
(58.7%) 5,580 Women
(41.3%) 3,924 Men
1,486
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 6,806 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.13
SAT Math
490-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$8,475
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,367
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Bridgewater Population
7,841
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bears
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.3% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
0.5% from 34 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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