Tuition & Fees

$35,160

$35,160

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
32%
12-17
30%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,764
Declined + 3,477
Total Received 7,241
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Private (nonprofit)

1,882

undergraduate students

7

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Health/exercise Science
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5069
ACT 4342

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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 1,889
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: 6,048); 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
81%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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
15%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
23%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
50%
400-499
32%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
31%
400-499
48%
300-399
12%
30-36
9%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
32%
12-17
30%
30-36
7%
24-29
29%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%

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

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,764
Declined + 3,477
Total Received 7,241

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Geographical residence
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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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

$31,101

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,300
Room & board $12,720
Additional fees $860
Books & supplies $1,150
Total $49,030
Average Financial Aid - $31,101
Total with Avg. Aid $17,929
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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, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Equestrian Sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Chess, Corn Hole, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Flag Football, Fly Fishing, Foosball, Frisbee Golf, Golf, Horseshoes, Kickball, 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
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
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Health/exercise Science
  3. Biology

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

1,889

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,882
students

Female
54%
1,024

Male
46%
858

0%

7
students

Female
86%
6

Male
14%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,876
students

Female
55%
1,023

Male
45%
853

1%

6
students

Female
17%
1

Male
83%
5

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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

Not Reported

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
  • Other
  • 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 16
Countries most often represented Australia
Haiti
Mexico
Palestine
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Abby Blair
540 828-5366
admissions@bridgewater.edu

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