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Bridgewater College
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  • 4 Year
  • BRIDGEWATER, VA

Direct Admissions

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Report Card

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

Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Bridgewater College has a total enrollment of nearly 1,500 students and offers more than 60 majors and minors, along with several master’s degree programs.

At Bridgewater, you can get a private college experience at a public college price. Here, you can focus on what really matters—discovering all the connections to great faculty mentors, inspiring classmates and life-changing experiences that prepare you for a career. These incredible opportunities are waiting for you at Bridgewater.

From new programs like varsity esports and the Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band to new degree programs in engineering and financial planning, BC continues to evolve as the world around us does. You’ll learn and live in a place that will grow along with you, meeting your needs along the way.

With over 60 clubs and organizations, everyone has an opportunity to get involved, and a third of our students participate in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics.

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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
75%
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,592 / 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
$32,545 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 28 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

New Major Alert! Engineering

academic spotlight

BC’s bachelor of science in engineering prepares students for a challenging and rewarding career in mechanical engineering, robotics, aerospace, electrical systems and technology, and manufacturing.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,416 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
11
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Focused but involved
    50%
  • Open
    25%
  • Close minded
    7%
  • Open minded, everyone's opinion is important
    7%
  • Weird
    7%
  • Stuck up
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 40 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Community based
    33%
  • Close-knit and quirky, but fun!
    25%
  • Home, Bridgewater became more than just a college.
    21%
  • Underrated
    13%
  • Fake
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
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

Bridgewater College Reviews

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