Bridgewater State University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
Gates House
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-1237
Fax: (508) 531-1746

Contact: Gregg Meyer
Director of Admissions
Main Address
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-1000

Total undergrads: 8,497
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,502
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,310
Graduate enrollment: 1,772

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

City/Community/Regional Planning B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Environmental Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Transportation/Transportation Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Communication Disorders B
Kinesiotherapy B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Ethics B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geochemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

American Government/Politics B
Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bridgewater College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (540) 828-8000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 402 E College St, Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,754
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 61%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,742 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,600
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,600
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,304

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bridgewater College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bridgewater College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 321

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bridgewater College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $36,600
Out-of-state $36,600
Books and supplies $1,150

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $20,623
Out-of-state $20,623

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 590 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 590 100% $31,304
Student loan aid 451 76% $7,278

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,824 99% $28,473
Federal student loans 1,339 73% $6,657

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bridgewater College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bridgewater College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,279 2,319 3,960
Percent admitted 100% 66% 68%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 10% 6%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bridgewater College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,754
Undergraduate enrollment 1,713
Graduate enrollment 41

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bridgewater College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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