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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About Bridgewater State

Bridgewater State University is a public, state institution in the suburb of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Bridgewater State was founded in 1840. The college currently enrolls around 9,942 students a year, including 8,369 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bridgewater State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Bridgewater State. Around 86% of applicants get into Bridgewater State each year. In 2022, 8,881 students applied to Bridgewater State and 7,671 were admitted.

Bridgewater State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 96%
Average GPA 3.2
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 96%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17.9%

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Bridgewater State University is locatedin the town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you want to see Bridgewater State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 24/I-495/I-95 to Bridgewater, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

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College Info

45 Plymouth St Bridgewater, MA 02325

Campus Setting: Suburban

Bridgewater State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bridgewater State is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bridgewater State is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Bridgewater State ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


19 to 27


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Bridgewater State is 22. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Bridgewater State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Bridgewater State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1190


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


1020 to 1190


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Bridgewater State students is 1106. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Bridgewater State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Bridgewater State.

Bridgewater State Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Bridgewater State is like? There are approximately 9,942 students enrolled at Bridgewater State, including 8,369 undergraduate students and 1,573 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from MA and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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