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Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
1,597
Bridgewater College overview
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

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 3,684 prospective students applied, and 2,805 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 420 enrolled in the school.  1,580 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 17 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $36,800 plus fees of $920. BC is ranked 562 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

BC is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Bridgewater College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 980/1170
ACT 17/27
Weighted GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
76.1% 
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$36,800
Costs for Bridgewater College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$920
Room and Board $13,360
Budget for Other Expenses$2,280
Total One Year Cost$54,510

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Outcomes

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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231581 IPEDS survey data for Bridgewater College.

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