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Bridgewater College
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  • 4 Year
  • BRIDGEWATER, VA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

402 E COLLEGE ST
BRIDGEWATER, VA 22812
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bridgewater has a total enrollment of 1,600 students and offers more than 50 majors and minors, along with several master’s degree programs.

The student experience at Bridgewater is shaped and defined by connections—between students faculty, alumni, and community members—and with new ideas and the wider world.

With over 60 clubs and organizations, everyone has an opportunity to be involved on campus, and almost a third of the student body participates in intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Division III level.

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Bridgewater College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,727 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,304 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 25 responses
32%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 35 responses

Majors

The John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons

The $13.2 million renovation-and-expansion project transformed the Alexander Mack Memorial Library into a state-of-the-art learning hub centered on engaged learning and creative collaboration. Click to learn more about the Forrer Learning Commons, or schedule a visit to come see the FLC for yourself!

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,707 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Focused but involved
    50%
  • Open
    25%
  • Close minded
    8%
  • Weird
    8%
  • Open minded, everyone's opinion is important
    4%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 36 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Community based
    35%
  • Close-knit and quirky, but fun!
    30%
  • Home, Bridgewater became more than just a college.
    20%
  • Underrated
    10%
  • Fake
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 20 responses

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Rating 3.53 out of 5  433 reviews
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