Bridgewater State University is a public liberal-arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States. It is the largest college in the Massachusetts state university system outside the University of Massachusetts system. The university consists of the main campus located in Bridgewater, and two satellite campuses, one in Attleboro; and one on Cape Cod, which opened in January 2015. The school’s sports teams are the Bears, and the school colors are crimson red, black and white.

According to Bridgewater State University was ranked 723rd in the 2011 “Top 2000 Ranked Colleges” based on overall school score. The University’s overall score has gone up 2.6% since 2010.

Bridgewater State University’s is ranked in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), Tier 2 along with forty other colleges. Bridgewater State University is among America’s oldest teacher education institutions, the first to have a building devoted to education of teachers.

Bridgewater continues today to lead in the preparation of educators as the largest producer of Massachusetts teachers, holding the highest national ranking available (Title II first quartile). It is one of seven universities accredit in Massachusetts for teacher education according to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The university is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), the Board of Higher Education.

Bridgewater State University has a strong athletic tradition. They compete at the NCAA Division III Level, BSU also are members of ECAC, MASCAC, and the Little East. The intercollegiate athletic program offers 21 varsity teams.