Bridgewater State University Rankings

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In the World#1334 of 14178
In North America#411 of 2629
In the United States#372 of 2528
In Massachusetts#24 of 90
In Bridgewater#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
88%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
9,463
Graduates
1,418
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Bridgewater State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate88%85%90%
Applicants9,8004,0855,715
Admissions8,5913,4675,124
Freshmen enrolled full time1,575656919
Freshmen enrolled part time361818

3,341 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

436 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,258 or 78%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Bridgewater State University are 970-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
54 or 3%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 20
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Bridgewater State University are 20-25 (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

White7863 (72%)
Black or African American1189 (11%)
Hispanic791 (7%)
Two or more races521 (5%)
Asian226 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown196 (2%)
Nonresident Alien72 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native7 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,141
Students receiving aid
91%

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 capacity3,294
Combined charge for room and board$13,300
Room charge$8,900
Meal charge$4,400

Bridgewater State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General266
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies21016
Management Science159
Speech Communication and Rhetoric143
Social Work6672
Special Education and Teaching, General3196
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1122
Accounting and Finance102
Elementary Education and Teaching7029
English Language and Literature, General887
History, General84
Biology & Biological Sciences, General81
Marketing & Marketing Management, General76
Fine & Studio Arts, General54
Early Childhood Education and Teaching467
Health Teacher Education53
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General43
English & Language Arts Teacher Education309
Mathematics, General38
Sociology36
Computer Science2610
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General35
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services33
Economics, General30
Accounting22
Athletic Training & Trainer156
Political Science and Government, General19
Chemistry, General18
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor18
Geology & Earth Science, General15
Educational Leadership and Administration, General15
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General15
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist15
Anthropology14
Business Administration and Management, General14
Physics, General13
Clinical Psychology12
Geography10
Public Administration10
Art Teacher Education9
Spanish Language and Literature8
Music Teacher Education44
Mathematics Teacher Education8
Reading Teacher Education8
Biology Teacher Education52
Drama and Dance Teacher Education5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General5
Kinesiotherapy & Kinesiotherapist5
Philosophy5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels5
History Teacher Education5
Dance, General3
Educational & Instructional Technology3
Music, General2
Public Health, General2
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education2
Physics Teacher Education1
Grand Total2,036446
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%55%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,617
Citations
18,745

Publication count by topic

Psychology
318
Sociology
175
Political science
173
Art
130
History
118
Medicine
106
Computer science
105
Biology
72
Mathematics
52
Geography
50
Business
49
Engineering
38
Philosophy
37
Economics
37
Chemistry
25
Geology
21
Physics
21
Environmental science
16
Materials science
4

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science8651,374
Geology12481,359
History127668
Philosophy128554
Sociology13001,090
Psychology13666,001
Economics14691,354
Art166219
Business2013645
Geography2240292
Medicine22482,483
Environmental science2503452
Physics2800302
Engineering2990294
Biology30691,444
Mathematics3848162
Computer science3952257
Chemistry4649162
Materials science56843

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990517
1991916
1992617
1993518
19941114
19951420
1996826
19971528
19981227
19992635
20002561
20012079
200226130
200337144
200430261
200534298
200646326
200761447
200860492
200968586
201074697
201182871
2012841066
2013961168
2014841366
20151031463
20161321506
2017941419
2018761312
2019681746
2020561998

General info

Alternative namesBSU
Bridgewater State
Founded1840
WikipediaBridgewater State University
MottoNot to be Ministered Unto but to Minister
Colorscrimson, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Sessions (June; July-August)
Total FTE staff1,276
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 02325
United States
City population27,000
Phone5085311000

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