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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 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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
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Fast Facts

Location | Bridgewater
Population | 25,185
Enrollment | 10,473
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host (A)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/19
Spring | 01/22-05/12

Campus Diversity

White | 70%
Black | 12%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 2%
Other | 2%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Notable Academic Programs
  • Educational Studies

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Agriculture: Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Celtic Studies, Comparative American Studies, European 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, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

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

English: English

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Mental Health

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
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 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 173.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 10/15/19.
  • Estimated cost: $3977.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($2000 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($2000 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/15/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $175 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee $15 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance $3444 Year Plan A & B Optional
Technology Fee $375 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $250 Year Plan A Mandatory
student life Fee $100 Year Plan A Mandatory
ResNet Fee $360 Year Plan A 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. Fall insurance cost is $1,428 and Spring insurance cost is $2,016.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $3,444 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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 eligible 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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/15/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 40% living on campus
  • Double: $7218 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1400
  • Proximity to campus: 2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Platinum: meal swipes-147, 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

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