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Bridgewater College

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

About BC

Bridgewater College Overview

Bridgewater College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Bridgewater, Virginia. BC was founded in 1880 and enrolls around 1,463 students a year, including 1,427 undergraduates. BC offers housing for up to 1,380 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is May 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at BC!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? BC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

BC does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? BC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at BC on the Student Life page.

2022 BC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 92%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
Tuition $38,800

Is BC a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better look at what BC offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Bridgewater College

BC is moderately difficult to get into. BC admitted 75% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,388 students applied to BC and 2,544 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at BC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 68% of students who start at BC come back the next year. Around 62% of students who started at BC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for BC Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from BC by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 35% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent BC grads is $36,113 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Bridgewater College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Bridgewater College's endowment was $122.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,155 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at BC

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on BC's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,388 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at BC.

Based on this information, is BC the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is BC a good school for you?

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Where is BC?

BC is located in the small town setting of Bridgewater, Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing 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.

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

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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

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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

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BC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1250

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Math SAT Range

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

545 - 620

BC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$52,970

In State

$52,970

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$37,500
$37,500
Fees
$960
$960
Housing
$13,360
$13,360
Books
$1,150
$1,150

Student Life

Wondering what life at BC is like? There are approximately 1,463 students enrolled at BC, including 1,427 undergraduate students and 36 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from VA and 23% percent of students are from other states.

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,463

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,460

Out-of-State

$38,460

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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