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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

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.

Web Sitewww.bridgew.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students9,558
   Women5,617 (58.8%)
   Men3,941 (41.2%)
Graduate Students1,461

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate80% of 6,343 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.13
SAT MathNot reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite22 average
18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,756
Out-of-state: $32,896
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,312
Out-of-state: $16,452
Room and Board
$13,000
Average Percent of Need MetNot reported
Average Freshman Award$8,523
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,680

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
357
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Bridgewater Population7,841
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 42% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotBears
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
11.2% Black/African-American
7.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students0.4% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
32.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Average 3.15 3.43 518 598 20
Low 2.03 2.40 490 510 19
High 3.90 4.40 550 700 22
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