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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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 1,800 students and offers more than 60 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 80 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.


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
66%
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

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%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
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

Business Administration at Bridgewater College

At BC, you’ll develop the critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills needed for the 21st century global business world. Areas of focus are Accounting, Finance, International Commerce, Marketing, and Organization Management. Ready to get started?

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,832Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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

    Bridgewater College Reviews

    428 reviews
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    My experience at BC was worth the investment and much appreciated! I loved the atmosphere and the college truly desires for you to achieve your dreams. As a small college, relationships were important and everyone loved to talk about anything. Everyone is very helpful on campus. It did not have the best buildings or food but it makes up for it through the ability to feel at home. Thank you!
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    I loved how everyone knew each other, and how everyone would hold doors open for each other. We were like a big family, plus it's really small so you'd mostly know everyone. I love the fact that most of my professors knew me too, and that I could actually talk to them and go to their office hours. I would say that I would like there to be more diversity within the campus of the student and faculty population, as well as a diversity of events. I also did wish they had more academic majors and more academic opportunities. But other than that, I feel like I built amazing connections and learned so much from my experience.
    The faculty, staff, and students are very nice and welcoming! It's an absolutely beautiful campus with a heavy focus into the academics taught by staff who have worked in the field of study they're teaching and/or currently working. It can be a bit boring during the weekends, but Harrisonburg is only a 15 minute drive away where there's loads to do.