Initially founded in 1840 by educator Horace Mann, Bridgewater State University has grown into the largest institution in the Massachusetts State University System - an impressive feat for a school that started in the Bridgewater Town Hall basement. The university was originally a teacher's college known as Bridgewater Normal School. Over the years, the school evolved from its humble origins at a teaching college to a diverse senior-level institution of higher education. In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick granted Bridgewater State official university status.
Bridgewater State University's mission states that it "has a responsibility to educate the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the commonwealth, and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to support and advance the economic and culture life of the region and the state."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Bridgewater State University have access to the school's exceptional academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate level degrees through the university's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Education and Allied Studies, College of Science and Mathematics, Ricciardi College of Business and College of Graduate Studies along with continuing and distance education programs.
Student living and university living at Bridgewater State University revolve around a number of traditional campus student organizations and activities. The BSU Bears compete in the NCAA Division III in men's and women's sports such as soccer, swimming, baseball, track and field, football, wrestling, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis and cross country.
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