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Bridgewater State Student Life

Bridgewater State is on a 278-acre campus in a suburban setting in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for Bridgewater State students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Bridgewater State also has fraternities and sororities.

Bridgewater State has a thriving Active Minds. In fact, more students participate in Active Minds than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Bridgewater State include Best Buddies, Student Education Association of Massachusetts, Program Council and BSU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Bridgewater State students' favorite campus events are Kick-Off Week, Homecoming and Spring Carnival.

Does Bridgewater State Offer Student Housing?

Bridgewater State offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Bridgewater State students live off campus. In 2021, 17% of undergrads at Bridgewater State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 83% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bridgewater State. There are 3,304 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,028 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,284 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Bridgewater State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Bridgewater State Athletics

At Bridgewater State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Bridgewater State:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at Bridgewater State

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bridgewater State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bridgewater State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Bridgewater State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Bridgewater State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Bridgewater State, take Route 24/I-495/I-95 to Bridgewater, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Bridgewater State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Bridgewater State Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

71%

12%

8%

5%

2%

2%

0.32%

0.17%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

9,028

Graduate Students

1,623

Non-Resident / International Students

29

Bridgewater State Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

10,651

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,732

Out-of-State

$16,872

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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