FAST FACTS
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Location:Bridgewater
Setting:Suburban
Population:25,185
Enrollment:12,000
On Campus:40%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/03-12/18
  • Spring 01/21-05/12

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,026

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,507

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A

Campus Diversity
78%Caucasian
14%African American
0%Hispanic
0%Asian American
0%Native American
8%International
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Bridgewater State University is the comprehensive public University of southeastern Massachusetts, the fastest growing region in the Northeast. Located 28 miles south of Boston, 45 minutes from Providence Rhode Island and Cape Cod, the University is served by an on-campus stop of the MBTA rail system. Bridgewater State University, situated on 235 acres, is one of America's first teacher preparation institutions.

Through its colleges of Education and Allied Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics, and Business the University offers 34 major programs of study. Co-curricular activities include a strong NCAA Division III athletic program, a full range of student clubs and organizations and opportunities for leadership development, service learning, internships, research, study abroad, and honors programs

Guaranteed student housing for exchange students

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Agriculture: Animal Sciences, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Comparative American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, Theater Art

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Business Law, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Special Education

English: English

Foreign Language: Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,026.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan A Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $150 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $15 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $750 Year Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $200 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $195 Year Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $80 Year Plan A Mandatory
student life Fee: $75 Year Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $750 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002183

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 7/10/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $5,507 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2135 per semester for 18 meals per week.
  • $1870 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $1820 per semester for 12 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.