B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Bridgewater College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Anabaptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
402 E College St
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
920-1125
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,058/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,530/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,335/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,160/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,929/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,640/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
31%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,823Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Focused but involved
    58%
  • Open
    26%
  • Close minded
    5%
  • Open minded, everyone's opinion is important
    5%
  • Stuck up
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Close-knit and quirky, but fun!
    40%
  • Community based
    40%
  • Home, Bridgewater became more than just a college.
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
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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I chose to come to Bridgewater College to continue my academic and athletic career. Bridgewater is small, but it is a very pretty campus. You can make it to your classes within 10 minutes, which is really nice! I would highly recommend coming to Bridgewater and taking a tour to see if you think Bridgewater could be your new home for the next 4 years!
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Bridgewater is an amazing 4 year liberal arts college that has many great opportunities for its students. Being a liberal arts school, students can engage in classes they normally wouldn't take. This gives them the knowledge to engage in conversations with people outside their major and interests. One thing that I would change is tuition and scholarship opportunities. Tuition will be about $46,000 starting in the fall of 2017. It continues to increase in order to fund the major changes that the school is planning to make, but the merit scholarships and scholarship opportunities are not increasing along with tuition. I believe that Bridgewater should consider increasing their merit scholarships in order to compensate for the rising tuition cost.
I loved the experience I had at Bridgewater College. There is a very supportive and friendly atmosphere both on campus as well as in the surrounding town. Students have ample opportunity to meet one on one with their professors and to get to know them personally. There are many activities, sports, and student organizations to get involved with and meet new people. Bridgewater is also very close to the national forest, with opportunities to go running, hiking, and camping. I am very happy that I chose to attend Bridgewater College.