BSU

Bridgewater State University

131 Summer St, Bridgewater, United States
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  • Total Documents
    311
  • Class Notes
    240
  • Textbook Notes
    35
  • Study Guides
    36
  • Currently Enrolled
    550
  • Previously Enrolled
    386

Overview of Bridgewater State University (BSU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,558
    • Men:3,941 Men (41.2%)
    • Women:5,617 Women (58.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (BSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bridgewater State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Recommended
Not reported
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
131 Summer Street
City, State, Zip
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone
(508) 531-1237
Fax
(508) 531-1707
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 6,343 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 3,643 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 2,700 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,815 (36%) of 5,097 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,015 (34%) of 3,003 admitted students enrolled
Men
800 (38%) of 2,094 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.13
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
26%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,312|Out-of-state: $16,452 (38.54%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,000 (48.59%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (2.99%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,644 (9.88%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bridgewater State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002183
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,319 (95.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,056 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,048 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
115 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$8,523
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 871 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,095
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 995 (94.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,431
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 180 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,322

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,044 (90.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,468 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,426 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
765 (14.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$8,148
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,058 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,669
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,150 (94.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,878
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 889 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
17 (.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,266

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,680
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,580

Academics & Instruction (BSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


357

Part-Time Faculty


414

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


44%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 58% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
400,975
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
780
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bridgewater State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.7%

Programs & Majors (BSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (80)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Archeology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Ethics
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Transportation/Mobility Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (25)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Promotion
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Campus Life (BSU)

Location & Geography

Population


7,841

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston

Campus Size


278 acres

Weather


Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 75.1 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Bridgewater
Nearest Train Station
Bridgewater

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


42% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


58%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bears
School Colors
Crimson and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bridgewater State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, dance company, african american society (afro-am), program committee, panhellenic association, inter-fraternity council

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,858

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,558
Women
5,617
Men
3,941

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 Students


0.4% from 32 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,461

Student Resources (BSU)