Bridgewater State University
You Want Opportunity?

We’ve got plenty to offer. The opportunity to learn by doing — and get paid at the same time. To launch your career — or continue your education at a prestigious graduate school. To become who you want to be, and to forge the path to where you want to go.

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From residential learning communities and the Academic Achievement Center to cockpits and biochemistry labs, you’re bound to find your place at Bridgewater. The promise of what you can achieve here and beyond electrifies every corner of our beautiful 270-acre campus — come visit and see for yourself.

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Great Hill Grind

We like getting down and dirty, especially when it raises money to deliver hundreds of water filters to Cambodian families in need. Our commitment to serve those both far away and close to home thrives throughout our community.

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Experiential Learning

We’ll help you turn your work experience into course credit when you intern at one of the region’s leading employers, seek answers through faculty-mentored undergraduate research or immerse yourself in a foreign culture by doing service work or studying abroad.

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AGE: 25
MAJOR: Psychology

“I started out at a much larger university but it wasn’t for me. My interest is in psychology so I looked for smaller schools with strong programs in that area. I love the research lab because we are free to develop our own studies. I’m very proud that three of my research posters were accepted to a national psychology conference in Chicago. At some point, I want to go to graduate school — but I’m not ready to focus on just one area yet.”

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We may be just a town or three away, but proximity has its advantages. Our central location and convenient access means you can earn your degree from a first-class state university without disrupting your life. And with 11,000+ enrolled students on campus, you’ll get plenty of chances to meet engaging new people and expand your horizons.

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Bare your soul on stage. Transform a canvas with color. Sculpt a model with your own hands. The only limit to what you can create at Bridgewater is the extent of your imagination.
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Aaron Roberts
AGE: 29
MAJOR: Dance
“At Bridgewater, I was able to try a few things before finding my passion. I had just left the Navy, but I realized that it was in my dance classes where I felt most alive. One of my instructors, Dr. Jody Weber, has been a valuable mentor to me. She suggested that I apply for a summer grant in choreography, and that project became my honors thesis. That gave me confidence as I look ahead to starting my career.”
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Social Justice
Mentoring high school freshmen at risk of dropping out. Sharing the transformative power of the arts with low-income neighbors. Closing the achievement gap for underrepresented groups in our community. Providing access to a top-notch, affordable education. These are just a few examples of how we put our values into practice so you can, too.
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A liberal arts education delivers more than knowledge. It helps you develop the critical thinking skills, leadership abilities and creativity valued most by employers. Bring your motivation and drive, and our committed faculty members will meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be.
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No matter the path you take to Bridgewater, you’ll discover that you have a lot in common with your classmates — like a commitment to a better future through a robust education at a fraction of the cost of most private institutions.
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Jake Wade
AGE: 20
MAJOR: Fine Arts – Painting/Art Education
“When I was in high school, I wanted to be a special effects makeup artist. Once I got to Bridgewater, I became so inspired by all the art forms you can try and all the opportunities you have to be creative. I’m kind of an intense artist; I don’t like doing anything small or easy. When I’m not in the studio, I’m working as vice president of Phi Pi Delta, a co-ed fraternity. There’s so much to do here it’s hard not to be inspired.”
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Life at BSU
You may not notice it right away, but across our campus — in classrooms and club meetings — our students’ lives are transforming. New paths are being forged, and new leaders are emerging. Wherever you look, something exciting is happening here.
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Fotini Shkalla
AGE: 21
MAJOR: Biology
“I came to America from Greece to attend community college. My adviser said Bridgewater was a good school for international students. Even though this is a bigger campus, everyone was so friendly and I soon felt at home here. As a biology major, I love that I can do undergraduate research with professors who know me and understand my interests. It’s really exciting to make new discoveries that could one day help people.”
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Each year, more than 1,300 Bridgewater students undertake independent research projects, pursuing answers to challenging questions. By publishing their findings and presenting them on campus and across the nation, they make lasting contributions to their fields.
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Bridgewater athletes exemplify sportsmanship on and off the field and court, helping to define the values of our community with their attitude and outlook. Students participate in sports at all levels, from NCAA Division III competition to fun, casual intramural sports with their BSU peers.
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Residence Halls
With easily accessible laundry in every residence hall, a professionally staffed Wellness Center and plenty of dining options, on-campus living has never been better. Plus, your new roomie may just turn out to be your next best friend.
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Danielle Poto
AGE: 22
MAJOR: Spanish
“Choosing Bridgewater wasn’t difficult, but leaving it will be. I love it here. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and this is a great school for training educators. I get plenty of experience working in real classrooms. I’m also captain of the BSU track team, and I specialize in distance running. It’s a great release from all the work I do, and endurance is something that all good teachers need to have.”
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There is no prescribed formula for success at Bridgewater. Our professors meet students where they are and give them the support they need to achieve their goals. Our graduates go on to fulfilling careers and graduate studies, all thanks to the strong foundation they received here.
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