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See What Hard Work Can Do

The Bridgewater State University community is living proof that hard work transforms.

Our students juggle education with the other—sometimes greater—demands of their everyday lives. They’re tenacious. Resilient. Driven to overcome the odds and make the most of every opportunity.

And we match their drive with innovation, compassion and an unwavering commitment to their success.

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Opening Doors

Bridgewater was named a 2024 Best College in America by The Wall Street Journal. The ranking found that students may earn a complete return on their investment at BSU in roughly two and a half years, another reason to have confidence that attending BSU is a wise choice.

BSU is considered the 4th safest college nationally based on an academicinfluence.com ranking. Bridgewater’s high marks reflect strategic investments, the BSU Police Department’s effort to build relationships with students, and the university’s commitment to transparency and compliance with the Clery Act, an act that strives to provide students and staff with information about campus policy and statistics.

New Merit Scholarships: All new first-year students with a high school GPA of 3.4 or above will receive a merit scholarship ranging from $3,000 per year ($12,000 over four years) to $11,000 per year ($44,000 over four years)—the full cost of tuition and fees. Learn More about Merit Scholarships

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Innovative New Programs to Meet the Needs of the Region

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, B.S.
Providing quality classroom instruction, hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art new cyber range and internship opportunities in our Security Operations Center, our program offers a combination for success not found anywhere else! 

Childhood Studies, B.S.
Employing an interdisciplinary approach, this new program, offered through the School of Social Work, prepares students for careers focused on child development in a wide array of settings, including public policy, social services, youth programming, academics, health care, the arts and education. This program is also available online. 

Photonics and Optical Engineering, B.S.
Offering hands-on learning opportunities with advanced equipment typically only available in graduate school, our program enables undergraduates to analyze and design optical and laser systems, including photonics integrated circuits, that have a wide range of applications in manufacturing, health care, defense and telecommunications.

 

by the numbers

3K

Students Live on Campus

87%

Of Undergraduates Recieve Financial Aid

4th

Safest Campus in America

#4

Leading University in MA for Social Mobility

48%

First Generation Students

88%

Of Students Secure Jobs or Enroll in Grad School Within 6-12 Months