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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

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Student Population
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Location Bridgewater, Virginia
Online bridgewater.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Religious Affiliation Church of Brethren
Bridgewater College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Bridgewater, Virginia, Bridgewater College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Church of Brethren faith. In the most recent statistical year 6,279 prospective students applied, and 4,225 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 487 enrolled in the school.  1,850 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $35,700 plus fees of $900. BC is ranked 722 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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Admission Standards
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SAT 960/1180
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.5
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bridgewater College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$900
Room and Board $12,970
Budget for Other Expenses$2,280
Total One Year Cost$53,000

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bridgewater College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13%
Biology 9%
Work and Family Studies 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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