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Bridgewater College (BC)

402 E College St, Bridgewater, VA

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Bridgewater College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Bridgewater, VA, which is a predominately suburban area. The Church of Brethren affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled yearly at Bridgewater College.

Areas of study offered at Bridgewater College include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to Bridgewater College achieve an SAT score in a range of 1370 to 1670, or an ACT score between 20 to 24. 52% of those students that apply are admitted to Bridgewater College, of which 14 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is approximately $29,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,800 annually. Some students at BC may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for BC is the "Eagles", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students should take a look at the school's http://www.bridgewater.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Bridgewater College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to BC.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading450 - 570
SAT ® Math470 - 560
SAT ® Writing450 - 540
SAT ® Total Score1370 - 1670

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 25
ACT ® Math18 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into BC

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into BC.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,327 (52%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled471 (14%)

Student Enrollment

Bridgewater College has a total student population of about 1,700.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $27,000-$33,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $940 to $1,100 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,998
Receiving Student Loans80%$6,907

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Bridgewater College may offer services including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Bridgewater College is approximately 59%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years0.3%

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (B)

Recreation and Fitness Studies



Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)
  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B)

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B)
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (B)

Physical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Health and Clinical Professions

Computer and Information Sciences

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