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BC Student Life

BC is on a 300-acre campus in a small town setting in Bridgewater, Virginia. BC has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

BC does not have fraternities or sororities.

BC has a thriving Campus Crusade for Christ. In fact, more students participate in Campus Crusade for Christ than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at BC include BC United, Student Ambassadors, Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Campus Engagement & Activity Team (programming board).

The BC community comes together each year for Homecoming, Welcome Week and SpringFest Concert.

BC Housing

BC offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

The majority of BC students live on campus. In 2021, 57% of undergrads at BC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 43% of students lived off-campus or commuted to BC. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

BC offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

BC Athletics

At BC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at BC:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Safety at BC

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bridgewater College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The BC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, BC has emergency alert system.

Plan a Visit to BC

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit BC, take Interstate 81 to Bridgewater, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Shenandoah Valley Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Virginia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore BC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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BC Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

64%

15%

8%

7%

3%

2%

1%

0.26%

0.19%

Undergraduate Students

1,552

Graduate Students

45

Non-Resident / International Students

25

BC Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,597

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$38,460

Out-of-State

$38,460

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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