Bridgewater State University

Quick Facts

Second largest state university in Massachusetts


Bridgewater, MA


Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

Psychology, Business, Communications, Education, Criminal Justice, Biology, Social Work

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$11051 (In State)
$17,191 (Out of State)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

25 miles

Link to School

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Bridgewater State University is a public liberal-arts college located in Bridgewater, MA. It was founded in 1840 and is the largest state college outside of the University of Massachusetts system.

The School offers 25 undergraduate majors and 12 graduate majors in business, education, science, and humanities. It also offers adult, continued education programs. The most popular majors are psychology, business, communications, education, criminal justice, biology and social work. The school is well known for its teacher education and in fact it has the largest teacher enrollment in the state.

The university has an active student life with over 160 clubs and organizations. It also has a strong athletic tradition. The intercollegiate athletic program offers 21 varsity teams, including basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, baseball, football and wrestling for men. As for the women’s sports teams, they include basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, field hockey, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball.

The college's 235-acre campus is located in Bridgewater, MA about 25 miles from Boston. The majority (66%) of students at the university are commuters.  Public transportation to Boston is available via Commuter Rail.