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About Us

Bridgewater isn’t just a place to get an education – it’s a place to belong. A place to lay the groundwork for a rewarding career. To find your own definition of success and gain the skills necessary to achieve it. To make lifelong friends and take advantage of extraordinary opportunities – and all for an unbeatable value.

The Right Choice


year founded


largest four-year academic institution in Massachusetts


undergrad and grad students (fall 2019)


full-time faculty holding doctorates or other terminal degrees

Portraits of BSU presidents

Meet the campus leaders helping position BSU for the future


Students walk across BSU's sprawling campus

Under the leadership of President Clark, the university has implemented a unique strategic planning process with a central focus on student success and achievement.

A sculpture on BSU's campus

The institution's governing body is comprised of 11 citizens from the region and state. The Board is charged with reviewing and approving a range of academic and business matters, including the annual budget and student fees.

Student conducts research in the field

News and Events

Student works overseas with children

Since our founding, Bridgewater State has been committed to empowering individuals and instilling in our students and faculty a deep appreciation for advancing the public good.

Two students studying together
In response to national and global statements of intolerance and bigotry and acts of violence, the Bridgewater State University community has come together to reaffirm its own values of diversity, inclusion and equality for all.
Representative speaks during a Minnock Center event

Our academic centers and institutes — representing a wide array of interests, scholarship and expertise — support the mission and goals of the university by enhancing research and scholarship and by fostering community outreach.