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Colleges / Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%

About BC

At Bridgewater, we believe that the greatest possibilities in life are realized in what we build together. So we’ve designed your experience here as an ever-growing network of connections to big ideas, great mentors, inspiring classmates and professional experiences. In and out of the classroom, we’re continually creating new ways to learn from and with one another.

And because we’re all working together—from our student-artists to our student-athletes—you’ll learn and grow in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll graduate prepared to lead and build community wherever you go in life.

Bridgewater College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia. BC was founded in 1880. The college currently enrolls around 1,421 students per year, including 1,400 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bridgewater College

It is moderately difficult to get into BC. Around 90% of applicants get into BC each year. In 2022, 3,402 students applied to BC and 3,074 were admitted.

Bridgewater College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 90%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 9%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 9%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 24%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Bridgewater College is located in Bridgewater, Virginia,.

If you want to see BC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81 to Bridgewater, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Shenandoah Valley Regional.

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College Info

402 East College Street Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599

Campus Setting: Small Town

BC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BC is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

BC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1033 - 1245


Math SAT Range

500 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1245 and Above


1033 to 1245


1033 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for BC students is 1129. Applicants with SAT scores of 1245 and above have a good chance of being admitted to BC, while applicants with SAT scores between 1033 to 1245 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1033 have a low chance of being offered a spot at BC.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at BC is like? There are approximately 1,421 students enrolled at BC, including 1,400 undergraduate students and 21 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from VA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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