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Location | Bridgewater
Population | 25,185
Enrollment | 9,942
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 9/6-12/21
Spring | 1/17-5/7

Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

About This Campus

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 Health 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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Honors program, but can be reviewed if relevant coursework has been completed at home campus.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Educational Studies

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 173.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Host Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $8764.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $50 Year Host & Home Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $175 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $250 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $10 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $49 Semester Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $150 Semester Host Mandatory
student support Fee $50 Semester Host Mandatory
ResNet Fee $180 Semester Host Mandatory
capital Fee $250 Semester Host Mandatory
laundry Fee $50 Semester Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Please note that health insurance is only optional if student already carries a US based plan that meets Federal and MA state guidelines. Alternative health insurance plans need to be vetted and approved by BSU NSE coordinator and BSU Health Services.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/21/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Approximate cost: $7293 (includes meals)
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Platinum: meal swipes-145, dining dollars-1200, cost per semester - $2,717 Gold (Recommended for freshmen): meal swipes -195, dining dollars - 450, cost per semester- $2,377 Silver: meal swipes-155, dining dollars- $750, cost per semester-$2,309


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/21/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $3779 Year Host & Home Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Health insurance plan must be approved by BSU if you are not taking BSU plan.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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