Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

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Undergrad Education

Tuition & Fees

$37,720

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
20%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined 2,054
Total Received 6,279
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Private

1,713

undergraduate students

41

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,754
Established in 1880
Coeducational Coeducational

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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).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Shenandoah Valley Regional

Bridgewater College
402 East College Street
Bridgewater
22812-1599

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Eagle Productions (program board)
  • Physics Club
  • Active Minds
  • BC Allies

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Welcome Week
  • SpringFest Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • emergency alert system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
0
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
48%
400-499
30%
300-399
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
49%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.56

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,225
Declined 2,054
Total Received 6,279

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Considered

level of applicant's interest
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $36,800
Room & board $13,360
Additional fees $920
Books & supplies $1,150
Other fees $1,080
Total $53,310
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Computer Science
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
History, Other
Human Nutrition
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,754

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,713
students

Female
55%
946

Male
45%
767

2%

41
students

Female
63%
26

Male
37%
15

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,707
students

Female
56%
943

Male
44%
764

1%

6
students

Female
50%
3

Male
50%
3

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 72%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

45

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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