Bridgewater College

353 reviews
  1. Bridgewater, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Bridgewater College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Anabaptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
402 E College St
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
950-1140
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,303/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,176/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,156/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,704/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,825/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
31%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,766Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Focused but involved
    55%
  • Open
    45%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Close-knit and quirky, but fun!
    83%
  • Community based
    17%

After Bridgewater College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

353 reviews
  • Excellent
    35
  • Very Good
    131
  • Average
    130
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    20
I am a current senior at Bridgewater College. If you're looking for a small school, this is it. Great student to teacher ratio if you prefer one-on-one time. It is a dry campus (no alcohol policy). Everyone is so welcoming and helpful, and I find it a very friendly environment.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
Personally I do not like the school but if I was judging it without bias I would have to say its a pretty good school. The people there in general, community around the college and the college itself are very nice. The teachers are probably some of the best teachers I've had, willing to meet with you anytime and help you as much as possible whether it is school or personal problems. Of course because the school is not what I wanted I would not choose to go there again, but with that being said I think the school overall is great when it comes to the environment and the education system there.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I absolutely love how easy it is to approach a professor in and out of the classroom. They are so nice and helpful with anything I might need help with.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago