Tuition & Fees

$36,600

$36,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
40%
12-17
24%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,203
Declined + 2,157
Total Received 6,360
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Private (nonprofit)

1,839

undergraduate students

18

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Health/exercise Science
  3. Liberal Studies
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Codes

SAT 5069
ACT 4342

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Location

School Facts

Bridgewater College, founded in 1880, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Its 300-acre campus is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, nearby to Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Washington, DC, and Richmond.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,857
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Church of the Brethren
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Bridgewater, VA

300-acre campus in Bridgewater (population: 6,062); 11 miles from Harrisonburg, 110 miles from Roanoke, 125 miles from Richmond and Washington, DC. Major airports serve Washington, DC; smaller airport and train serve Staunton (20 miles).

Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
48%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
40%
12-17
24%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
30-36
10%
24-29
24%
18-23
48%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,203
Declined + 2,157
Total Received 6,360

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jarret L. Smith
Director of Admissions
P: 800 759-8328
F: 540 828-5481
admissions@bridgewater.edu

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,671

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,700
Room & board $12,970
Additional fees $900
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $50,720
Average Financial Aid - $32,671
Total with Avg. Aid $18,049
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 540 828-5377
F: 540 828-5671
finaid@bridgewater.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Scott Morrison
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@bridgewater.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Ultimate Frisbee, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Bushido, Chess, Corn Hole, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Fly Fishing, Foosball, Frisbee Golf, Golf, Horseshoes, Kickball, In-Step Dance, Miniature Golf, Racquetball, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Spikeball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

Curtis L. Kendall (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
crimson and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Chemistry
Applied Physics
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication/Technology/Culture
Computer Science
Digital Media Strategy
Economics
English
Environmental Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
French
Global Studies
Health/Exercise Sciences
Health/Physical Education
History
History/Political Science
Information Systems Management
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Nutritional Science
Philosophy/Religion
Physics
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Health/exercise Science
  3. Liberal Studies

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,857

total students

75%

in-state

25%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,839
students

Female
56%
1,021

Male
44%
818

1%

18
students

Female
61%
11

Male
39%
7

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,832
students

Female
56%
1,016

Male
44%
816

1%

7
students

Female
72%
5

Male
28%
2

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

33

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Haiti
Mexico
Palestine
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Office of Admissions
800-759-8328
admissions@bridgewater.edu

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