Bridgewater College

402 E College St, Bridgewater, United States
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Overview of Bridgewater College

About this school

Bridgewater, founded in 1880, is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Its 190-acre campus is located in Bridgewater, 20 miles from Staunton.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,882
    • Men:858 (45.6%)
    • Women:1,024 (54.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bridgewater College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
April 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
402 East College Street
City, State, Zip
Bridgewater, VA  22812-1599
Phone
(540) 828-5375
Fax
(540) 828-5481
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 7,241 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 4,648 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 2,593 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
599 (16%) of 3,764 admitted students enrolled
Women
324 (14%) of 2,398 admitted students enrolled
Men
275 (20%) of 1,366 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
524 average |470-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
551 average |500-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
23%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |18-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,160 (68.52465406353538%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,720 (24.79048918339505%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,150 (2.2412785032157476%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,280 (4.44357824985383%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bridgewater College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003704
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
506 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
457 (90.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
457 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
101 (22.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$32,931
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 457 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,262
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 341 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,916
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 457 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
76 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,511

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,665 (89.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,533 (92.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,533 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
412 (26.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$31,101
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,533 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,289
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,121 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,214
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,533 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
337 (18.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,900

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,567
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
24.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,440

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


120

Part-Time Faculty


47

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
131,952

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
158
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bridgewater College provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


61.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (29)


  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • History, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, athletic training

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


5,774

Nearest Metropolitan Area


300 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
120 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Harrisonburg
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Staunton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


81% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


19%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Crimson and vegas gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bridgewater College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, eagle productions (program board), physics club, active minds, bc allies

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,876

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,882
Women
1,024
Men
858

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.1% Asian
  • 15.9% Black/African-American
  • 6.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.3% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 20 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


7

Student Resources

Study resources