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Founded in 1880, Bridgewater College. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,882 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Bridgewater College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 116 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bridgewater College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BC are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 49% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bridgewater College.
67 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
68 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated Bridgewater College
Bridgewater is an unknown gem of a private college. Large amounts of financial aid make it more affordable than every state school in Virginia, and its location in the Shenandoah Valley surrounds you with a lot of culture and beauty. Class sizes are small and professors are looking to get to know every student. The student culture is fun and kind, and people will hold doors open for you. I genuinely love being here more than anywhere else.
It is not worth it. You can get a degree somewhere else for so much cheaper. There are no real world experiences learned here that will help you in life.
Overall, Bridgewater College is a peaceful and safe place to get an education. The campus is beautiful and small. This has given me opportunities to meet a lot of people. There is a lot to individual and group activities that are interesting. The school feels like a community and good place to speak your mind.
When deciding to go to Bridgewater it was not one of the top schools on my list. After applying and accepting the opportunity to spend the next four years of my life I could not be happier. I would have never thought I would find myself at a small private school. However if I was given the opportunity to pick my college I would not hesitate. Bridgewater is my home now. The professors are great. In my. first year I have seen them make every effort possible to help me learn and understand the concepts being learned. They don't just teach you to pass a test, you actually are able to relate it to real world experiences and have discussions about the topics with peers. I also enjoy the small class sizes. I find it much easier to learn when I only have 20 or less students in a room. This was one of the major concerns I had while deciding where to attend. It's not just the teachers that are making my experience great, it is also the student body. I love the feel when you can spark a great conversation with someone you've never met before. Everyone lives on campus all four years which encourages more involvement. There are several clubs and activities to get involved in. The campus is very beautiful. The building layouts between dorms and class buildings are not far away or to close to each other. Overall Bridgewater is a great school.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bridgewater College is 52%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
While academics are the reason that people go to college, they should not be the sole focus at college. Academics are important, but most often, students are able to put forth 1/2 the effort and gain the same results. I am not saying that students should slack off, but that they should put things into perspective and not stress over the last sentence of a research paper. I am a Chemistry and Spanish double major, and I have a 3.77 GPA. I am on the varsity soccer and swim teams, a leader in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, tutor 4 times a week, and sleep at least 8 hours a night. As a senior, I spend less than 2 hours on homework a night. I have found that I am able to enjoy my college education fully, without stressing. I complete the work that is required with my best effort, but I do not stress about it and I allow myself to have time to relax and do other things as well. Academics are important, but college is about more than that. It is about developing who we are as people and preparing for the real world.
My school was located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
The size is the best thing about Bridgewater because it is easy to interact with professors and students. The average ratio of teachers to students is 1:14... the biggest class I had was 30 students. I find it easier to pay attention and concentrate when there are less people around and the professors learn each students name so it becomes personal and you can build relationships easily.
I believe that Bridgewater College is a wonderful school and I'm glad I chose to attend here. For me, it is the perfect College, but if someone is looking for a large and busy city atmosphere then Bridgewater is not the place for them. It is a small, quiet campus and that is one of the many things that I love about it.
Bridgewater is a very small, close relationship community with exceptional academics and oppurtunities.
Bridgewater is known for its close-knit community and well rounded academics.
I wish I had known that academics are so difficult. The social events and getting to know so many people is the greatest thing and belonging to a varsity sport is awesome! I feel I belong more by being part of the tennis team, even though it is difficult with academics in the Spring months. I wouldn't have it any other way though.
In the winter it gets very cold and can be some what depressing unless you get out and stay involved. Fall and spring at Bridgewater are just a bout perfect, everyone is out an about and there is a lot to do. Just be open minded.
We can bring our cars on campus. The campus is always clean. People drink A LOT! The classes are pretty small. I usually get the classes I want.
everyone is really nice and helpful and willing to help in any way the can - be it by providing missed notes, or tutoring, or study sessions. everyone looks out for each other and if you need help you just need to ask someone else in the class
I would consider the food to be the worst. It's not bad, but it could be a lot better. Also, the homework load is rediculous.
I think a person that likes a small college, would love to attend this school. As well as a person that is very friendly and homely. A person that would want balance in life would be very suitable for this college also. Bridgewater college belives in the "whole" person.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Bridgewater College receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 77% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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