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Colleges / Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

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, religious college in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia. BC was founded in 1880. The college currently enrolls around 3,050 students a year, including 1,427 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bridgewater College

It is moderately difficult to get into BC. Around 75% of applicants get into BC each year. In 2022, 2,544 out of 3,388 total applicants were accepted.

Bridgewater College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 92%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

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 locatedin Bridgewater, Virginia,.

If you would like to see BC for yourself, be sure to 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bridgewater College and Bridgewater are like without leaving home.

College Info

402 East College Street Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599

Campus Setting: Small Town

BC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BC is May 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

1070 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

545 - 620

BC Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at BC is like? There are approximately 3,050 students enrolled at BC, including 1,427 undergraduate students and 1,623 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from VA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

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