Bridgewater College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Virginia


Founded in 1880, Bridgewater College was the first coeducational college in Virginia. This liberal arts college is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren but welcomes students of all faiths. Bridgewater students come from 24 states and 5 countries. The 300-acre campus sits in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Harrisonburg is just a few minutes away, and Charlottesville is an hour's drive. Students can choose from 63 majors and minors, and business is the most popular major. Students can expect a lot of interaction with their professors with an average class size of 20. For students interested in sports, Bridgewater College is a member of the NCAA Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The college fields eight men's and ten women's Division III intercollegiate sports. Women's golf and men's lacrosse will be added to the roster in the 2012-13 academic year.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1514
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Undergraduate Students: 1514
Faculty: 93

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

402 E College St
Bridgewater Virginia 22812


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 24
English 18 25
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 570
Math 470 560
Writing 450 540

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 52%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -52%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 2280

Room and Board: 10350

Tuition and Fees: 26750

Total Cost: 40480

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7457

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 78%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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