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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University

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.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | Bridgewater
Population | 25,185
Enrollment | 10,881
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/07-12/22
Spring | 01/18-05/9

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 2%
Black | 12%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 10%
Two or more | 4%
White | 69%
Other | 3%
International | 2%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: 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
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
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 not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Host Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/08/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $8436.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
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 $20 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $72 Year Host Mandatory
Parking Fee $260 Year Host Mandatory
student support Fee $80 Year Host Mandatory
ResNet Fee $360 Year Host Mandatory
capital Fee $504 Year Host Mandatory
laundry Fee $100 Year Host Mandatory

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 11/08/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $7218 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Platinum: meal swipes-145, dining dollars-780, cost per semester - $2,426 Gold (Recommended for freshmen): meal swipes -195, dining dollars -370, cost per semester- $2,124 Silver: meal swipes-80, dining dollars-550, cost per semester-$2,067


Figures per Semester are current as of 11/08/21

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $3306 Year Home & Host 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
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3,306 per semester.


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