You Decide.

A guide for prospective students
and lifelong learners

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Meet Bridgewater State University…

Great learning opportunities and a gorgeous campus, accessible professors and flexible programs… Is Bridgewater right for you? You tell us.

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JUST THE FACTS

Year founded: 1840, by Horace Mann

Our campus today: 272 acres and 38 buildings

100 percent wireless with more than 1,000 hotspots

Students today: approx. 12,000 (undergraduate & graduate)

Alumni network: 50,000 strong and growing

Stature: largest state university in Massachusetts, with five colleges

Full-time faculty holding doctorates or other terminal degrees: 92 percent

Teacher preparation: trains more science and math teachers than any other institution in the state

Distance from Boston: 28 miles with a dedicated T stop

Areas of study: more than 90, including the only undergraduate aviation degree program in the Northeast

Student clubs & organizations: 95 and counting

NCAA Division III varsity sports teams: 21

Hours of volunteer service per year: nearly 24,000 (students, faculty and staff combined)

Number of degrees awarded: 2,100 in 2011 (third highest amongst all Massachusetts public institutions)

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More choices…

With more than 90 areas of study to explore, you can discover what you love and decide where you’re going.
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Accounting & Finance

Prepare to excel in the dynamic world of domestic or international finance and taxation, investment banking or financial planning.
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Special Education & Communication Disorders

Make a difference as an educator helping students with disabilities, improving their self-respect, self-sufficiency and love of life.
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Julia LaMotte, ’13

Psychology

The minute I set foot on campus, I knew Bridgewater was the school for me. As a resident student and then a commuter, I’ve always found ways to get involved and feel connected. It’s easy to find people with common interests. Most important, this has been a great place to start my career in child psychology. Thanks to BSU, I won a Killam Fellowship and had the opportunity to travel and speak with Fulbright Scholars who are doing what I want to do. It was amazing to hear their stories and realize all the possibilities that lie ahead.

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More experiences…

You’ll learn things from life you won’t learn in a classroom, so get out there – with hands-on projects, internships, travel and more.

Study abroad

Thirsting for adventure? You can pursue your studies almost anywhere around the globe through a study tour or semester abroad.
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Funded undergraduate research

Examine your subject in depth, produce a polished paper — and you may find yourself presenting at a national conference.
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More life…

Bridgewater’s campus is a lively and supportive community, with the services you need and activities that will expand your horizons.

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Residents & commuters

Whether you live on campus or travel here each day, you’ll have countless opportunities to get involved and make yourself at home.
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Clubs & activities

BSU has more than 95 thriving student organizations, from cultural groups to anime and yoga. Don’t see one you like? Start something new!
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More connections…

Your professors will be your most valuable resource – as mentors, advisers, guides and collaborators.

Scholar-practitioner

Dr. Thomas Quimby, whose adventure education programs are popular with audiences from Outward Bound teenagers to corporate executives, uses the on-campus Challenge Course to teach adventure education to his students at Bridgewater. (Associate professor: Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies)

Pioneer in her field

As artist-in-residence at Utah’s Zion National Park, Professor Mary Dondero lived in its canyons for a month and turned her experience into art by creating a series of 40 landscapes to reflect questions of identity and promote environmental preservation. (Associate professor: Department of Art)

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More possibilities…

College is a great experience, but the point is to prepare you for everything that’s next — and we do.

Internships

Test out a career, develop crucial life skills, apply what you’ve learned to real-world situations and begin building a professional network.
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More you.

Bridgewater State University is defined by the exceptional people who have chosen us – from students and faculty members to staff, administration and friends. Visit our campus and experience it for yourself.

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