Bridgewater State University: Statistics

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#565 of 2,597 In North America
#516 of 2,496 In the United States
#27 of 88 In Massachusetts
#475 of 1,002 For Criminology and Criminal Justice

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
82%
Average SAT
1045
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
9,028
Graduates
1,623
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
www.bridgew.edu

Bridgewater State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 82% 78% 85%
Applicants 9,555 3,893 5,662
Admissions 7,865 3,042 4,823
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,335 535 800
Freshmen enrolled part time 54 27 27

4,016 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

348 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,271 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1140
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bridgewater State University are 950-1140 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
55 or 4%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bridgewater State University are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 7688 (72%)
Black or African American 1151 (11%)
Hispanic 805 (8%)
Two or more races 520 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 205 (2%)
Asian 201 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 62 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,423
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $910$1,675
Tuition in-state $910$1,675
Tuition out-of-state $7,050$1,675
Fee in-district $9,822$9,722
Fee in-state $9,822$9,722
Fee out-of-state $9,822$9,722

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 3,304
Combined charge for room and board $13,832
Room charge $9,256
Meal charge $4,576

Bridgewater State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Psychology, General 280
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 172 16
Management Science 155
Social Work 78 57
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 132
Special Education and Teaching, General 32 95
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 94 3
Elementary Education and Teaching 50 40
Accounting and Finance 84
English Language and Literature, General 75 4
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 75
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 70
Computer Science 49 9
Health Teacher Education 51
Sociology, General 51
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 43 6
History, General 48
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 43
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 41
Fine & Studio Arts, General 41
Mathematics, General 38
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 28 5
Economics, General 32
Political Science and Government, General 31
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 25
Business Administration and Management, General 23
Accounting 18
Chemistry, General 17
Geology & Earth Science, General 14
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 13
Athletic Training & Trainer 9 3
Clinical Psychology 12
Geography 12
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Art Teacher Education 5 6
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 11
Kinesiotherapy & Kinesiotherapist 9 1
Music Teacher Education 3 7
Physics, General 8
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 7
Reading Teacher Education 7
Anthropology, General 6
Dance, General 6
Public Administration 6
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 5
Biology Teacher Education 2 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
History Teacher Education 4
Music, General 3
Philosophy 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 2
Grand Total 1,897 425
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 53% 63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,467
Citations
20,655

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
739 / 8,668
Psychology
319 / 8,074
Medicine
242 / 5,378
Art & Design
188 / 287
Sociology
186 / 1,582
Political Science
170 / 1,671
Business
168 / 4,049
Computer Science
125 / 1,702
Environmental Science
117 / 2,660
Social Psychology
106 / 3,638
Economics
103 / 2,032
History
91 / 65
Biology
84 / 1,590
Education Majors
79 / 1,103
Law
72 / 709
Art History
59 / 3
Mathematics
50 / 536
Demography
49 / 881
Communications and Public Relations
49 / 664
Child Psychology
49 / 1,480
Engineering
49 / 100
Criminology and Criminal Justice
44 / 1,086
Gender Studies
43 / 206
Literature
42 / 22
Public Policy / Administration
42 / 690
Classics and Ancient History
41 / 33
Geography and Cartography
41 / 411
Health Science
41 / 557
Math Teachers
40 / 189
Media Studies
40 / 229
Performing arts
36 / 17
Political Economy
36 / 1,032
Development Studies
35 / 111
Clinical Psychology
35 / 946
Physics
34 / 626
Ecology
31 / 304
Creative Writing
29 / 40
Psychiatry
29 / 1,430
Multimedia
27 / 74
Fashion Design
26 / 3

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 26
1992 9 21
1993 6 31
1994 11 23
1995 17 29
1996 10 41
1997 17 75
1998 18 61
1999 28 95
2000 26 117
2001 21 120
2002 32 204
2003 37 217
2004 37 330
2005 37 335
2006 50 397
2007 63 538
2008 65 566
2009 74 684
2010 85 787
2011 87 993
2012 91 1193
2013 103 1310
2014 85 1554
2015 108 1626
2016 134 1697
2017 105 1630
2018 78 1581
2019 72 2057
2020 65 2485
2021 86 2422

Bridgewater State University alumni

  1. Jeffrey Donovan

    Jeffrey Donovan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jeffrey Thomas Donovan is an American actor. He played Michael Westen in the television series Burn Notice, and appeared in films such as Hitch, Believe in Me, Changeling, and Come Early Morning. He played Robert F. Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar (2011) and his brother John F. Kennedy in Rob Reiner's LBJ (2016). He had a recurring role in the second season of the TV series Fargo (2015). In 2022, he starred as NYPD Detective Frank Cosgrove on the NBC crime drama reboot Law & Order.

  2. Robert Stack

    Robert Stack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2003 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    voice actorfilm actorcharacter actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Robert Stack was an American actor, sportsman, and television host. Known for his deep voice and commanding presence, he appeared in over forty feature films. He starred in the ABC television series The Untouchables (1959–1963), for which he won the 1960 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series, and later hosted/narrated the true-crime series Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2002). He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Written on the Wind (1956).

  3. Jeff Corwin

    Jeff Corwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorecologistbiologisttelevision presenterconservationist
    Biography

    Jeffrey Corwin is an American biologist and wildlife conservationist, known for hosting Disney Channel's Going Wild with Jeff Corwin, The Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet, ABC's Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin/Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin and Wildlife Nation with Jeff Corwin.

  4. Barry Clifford

    Barry Clifford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    anthropologistexplorerarchaeologist
    Biography

    Barry Clifford is an American underwater archaeological explorer, best known for discovering the remains of Samuel Bellamy's wrecked pirate ship Whydah [pronounced wih-duh], the only fully verified and authenticated pirate shipwreck of the Golden Age of Piracy ever discovered in the world – as such, artifacts from the wreck provide historians with unique insights into the material, political and social culture of early 18th-century piracy.

General info

Alternative names BSU
Bridgewater State
Founded 1840
Motto Not to be Ministered Unto but to Minister
Colors crimson, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (June; July-August)
Total FTE staff 1,230
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 02325
United States
City population 29,000
Phone 5085311000

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