357 reviews
  1. Bridgewater, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
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
48%
SAT Scores Range
950-1140
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Bridgewater College

Cost

Net Price
$19,303/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,156/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,825/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
29%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,766Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Focused but involved
    56%
  • Open
    28%
  • Close minded
    6%
  • Open minded, everyone's opinion is important
    6%
  • Stuck up
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Close-knit and quirky, but fun!
    43%
  • Community based
    43%
  • Home, Bridgewater became more than just a college.
    14%

After Bridgewater College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
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

357 reviews
All Categories
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.
When I choose Bridgewater College, I could count more pros than cons. I know this because I weighed my options frequently of attending Bridgewater College and what use to be my first choice, The University of Tennessee. I was beyond excited when I was accepted into UT's pre-med program during the fall of 2015. After touring the college, I was no longer set on what I had thought was my dream school. It was much larger, busier, and rushed than I could have ever imagined. To further investigate my options for further education.I toured Bridgewater, a private college that I had recieved numerous emails, fliers, and postcards for since the beginning of my senior year. When I attended the tour at Bridgewater, that is when I not only found a school to attend in the fall but, I found what I can call home for the next four years.
The majority of students at Bridgewater College are athletes. I entered into Bridgewater College as an athletic training major, in this major I had the gracious opportunity to work hand and hand as well as on field with every sport on campus. The coaches were awesome, the athletes were respectful and the facilities were always well kept. School spirit for athletic events is in no short supply, Bridgewater is a small community in which everyone gets together for sporting events.