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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Bridgewater
Population | 25,185
Enrollment | 10,473
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/08-12/16
Spring | 01/19-05/10

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 2%
Black | 10%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 9%
Two or more | 7%
White | 70%
Other | 2%
International | 0%
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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

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Biology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Aviation Studies
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Canadian Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mental Health Services
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Water Management
  • Women and Gender Studies


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
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/23/21

  • 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 - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their 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 06/23/21

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
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1400
  • Proximity to campus: 2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to 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 06/23/21

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.


  • Health records due by: Start of Semester
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Covid-19
  • Immunization: Varicella

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