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Bridgewater State UniversityBridgewater, MA
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University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, MA
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#9 in Federal Region I Universities
Rankings*
Public, four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS CertificateOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$10,732 Massachusetts Residents
$16,872 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$16,439 Massachusetts Residents
$36,964 Out-of-State
cheaper$11,397 Massachusetts Residents
$11,397 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitionexpensive$16,251 Massachusetts Residents
$32,809 Out-of-State
Less$6,122Average Financial Aid AmountMore$10,126
Admission
Lower1,105 SAT
24 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,355 SAT
31 ACT
Easier86%Acceptance RateTighter66%
Favorable18%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower17%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Smaller10,651Total EnrollmentLarger31,642
Smaller9,028Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger24,233
Smaller1,623Graduate Student PopulationLarger7,409
Smaller348Online Student PopulationLarger26,059
Completion & Outcomes
Lower59%Graduate RateHigher83%
Lower76%Retention RateHigher89%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,294)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 14,491)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $4,400)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,558)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty19 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty17 to 1
762Number of faculties1,760
Lower$88,669Average Faculty SalaryHigher$114,764
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.