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Campus & Student Life at Bridgewater State University

Home to about 9,028 undergraduates in 2020, Bridgewater State is a large, public university located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Bridgewater State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bridgewater State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bridgewater State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Bridgewater State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Bridgewater State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bridgewater State Disability Services.

Bridgewater State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Bridgewater State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bridgewater State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bridgewater State for Veterans Guide.

Bridgewater State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Bridgewater State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bridgewater State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State has a comparatively large, student body. There were 9,028 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 7,133 (79.0%). Part-time attendance was 1,895 (21.0%).


Bridgewater State University is Ranked #1,554 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bridgewater State is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bridgewater State #1554 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Bridgewater State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bridgewater State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bridgewater State Diversity Guide.

Bridgewater State University Competes in the NCAA

Bridgewater State has a total of 508 student athletes, 301 men and 207 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,007,241
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,821,469

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bridgewater State University Athletics

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