Visited 11/21/13 by Ms. Diozzi & Ms. Minty
# of undergraduates: 9328
Type of campus: Suburban/Small town
Founded as "Normal School" in 1840, Bridgewater was originally a coeducational teachers' college. Its name was change from "Bridgewater State Teachers' College" to Bridgewater State College in 1960. Currently, Bridgewater State University is one of seven colleges in the Mass. state university system and is made up of five colleges, Bartlett College of Science and Math, Ricciardi College of Business, the College of Education and Allied Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science, and the College of Graduate Studies.
Bridgewater has undergone many renovations on campus in recent years and the architects of the campus have done an excellent job blending old and new buildings. The campus is very clean and pretty and easily walkable. It is entirely non-smoking. The student body is very diverse.
Approximately 20-25% of recent senior classes have applied. Currently there are well over a dozen BHS alumni enrolled at Bridgewater.
|Performing arts auditorium|
|Beautiful new dormitory|
|New multi-million dollar science center|