Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA, USA
3.85 Average Rating

Founded in 1880, Bridgewater College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley and the first college in Virginia to admit female students. Bridgewater confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors and minors featuring an academic curriculum known as the “Bridgewater Experience.” One of the college’s most enduring traditions is the ringing of the bell at Memorial Hall on the first day of classes, commencement, and following athletic victories. For a break from classes, the BC campus is a short distance from attractions like Civil War battlefields and Monticello as well as opportunities for hiking and rock climbing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Church of Brethren
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1075
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision January 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,883
Total Number of Undergrads
1,876
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
56%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,957
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$36,600
Out-of-State Tuition
$36,600
0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,498
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Charlottesville
Washington
Richmond
Baltimore
Norfolk
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
83%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
as a small town guy, bridgewater seems like a pristine campus. people leave their bikes unlocked, the crime level is next to zero. it's beautiful and friendly and lovely.
Brandon from Woodstock, VA
bridgewater college has a great small community feel. the professors are always willing to help you with anything you may need. located near harrisonburg, everything is only a short drive away.
Carrie from Virginia

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