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

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
30%
20%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1075
0
1600
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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

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
52%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
2%
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
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,600
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,600
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,440
Books and Supplies
$1150

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,498
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,659
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,815

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
78%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,319
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$2,700
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
81%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Eagles
School Colors
Gold/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
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
Bridgewater is the most beautiful campus I have ever been to. The people are so friendly and nice, everyone waves at everyone. This school is small and perfect for one on one learning.
Kaleigh from Williamsburg, VA
Bridgewater is a great community to get involved in! Just be you and don't be afraid to stick out, there are many people just like you! Over all it's a wonderful family to become apart of!
Jillian from Cornish, NH
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

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