“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


11/9/2018 @ 12:40 PM

Name of College:

Bridgewater State University

Name of Representative:

Matthew Connolly

Email Address:


Phone Number:


College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Weeks of Welcome

Spring Week

Fall Preview Days

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?


New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Boosting the Art, Theatre, Music and Dance departments.

Have more students reside in housing.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

MBTA stop right in the middle of campus.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

45 minutes south of Boston.

45 minutes north of Providence, RI

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

About an hour drive.

What are your most popular majors?

Education, Sciences, Business, Aviation.

All our programs are strong though.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Aviation Science

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Art, Music, Theatre, Dance

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

No early decision at BSU.

They will hear back sooner w/ Early Action.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

No Interviews.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

BSU reserves merit based aid for the top 35-40 students in the class.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?


Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

We are now on the Common App!