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Bridgewater College
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Crimson & Gold
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1427
Transfer-in
51
Average Class Size
Overall
19
Years 1 & 2
20
Years 3 & 4
17

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. It was the first private coeducational college in Virginia. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in nearly 60 majors and minors, along with several master's degree programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure.

The student experience at Bridgewater is shaped and defined by connections—between students, faculty, alumni, and community members—and with new ideas and the wider world. Bridgewater's commitment to building connections for life allows students more opportunities to flourish than they might have elsewhere—more opportunities to participate in sports, theatre, music, clubs and organizations; to exercise leadership; and to develop and achieve their potential as they are mentored by the teacher-scholars that make up the faculty.

Bridgewater College students are prepared to live and work in community with others, to thrive as educated citizens and ethical, selfless leaders, and to be active participants in a global society, with respect for the dignity and worth of every person.

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Academics
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Freshman Definition
A first year student who is currently enrolled in or graduated from a high school that has not attended a college/univer...see moreA first year student who is currently enrolled in or graduated from a high school that has not attended a college/university.
College Fit
You'll be part of a vibrant community where people truly know and care for one another. Bridgewater is home to approxima...see moreYou'll be part of a vibrant community where people truly know and care for one another. Bridgewater is home to approximately 1,500 full-time students (undergraduate and graduate), 80% of whom live on campus. With an average class size of 19, you'll make lasting connections with your professors and classmates. You won't lack for opportunities to get involved with more than 50 student clubs and organizations to choose from.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by the academic year of the first semester of attendance at Bridgewater College.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
Free
Application Type(s)
Online Application - BC Website or Common Application
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
Official High School Transcript - submit after applying to BC with grades through Junior year, preferred first semester ...see moreOfficial High School Transcript - submit after applying to BC with grades through Junior year, preferred first semester schedule be included.
Tests
Test Optional - SAT/ACT
Essay
Not Required
Letter of Recommendation
Not Required
Interview
Not Required
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Freshman Financial Aid Date
March 1 - Financial Aid Packages start mailing in December.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
March 1 - Financial Aid Packages start mailing in December.
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Transfer Definition
A student entering Bridgewater College that has graduated from high school, but is currently attending a 2-year or 4-yea...see moreA student entering Bridgewater College that has graduated from high school, but is currently attending a 2-year or 4-year college/university.
College Fit
You'll be part of a vibrant community where people truly know and care for one another. Bridgewater is home to approxima...see moreYou'll be part of a vibrant community where people truly know and care for one another. Bridgewater is home to approximately 1,500 full-time students (undergraduate and graduate), 80% of whom live on campus. With an average class size of 19, you'll make lasting connections with your professors and classmates. You won't lack for opportunities to get involved with more than 50 student clubs and organizations to choose from.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completing an AA, AS, or AA&S degree will waive all but 4 credits of our Foundations in Liberal Arts Program.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
Completing an AA, AS, or AA&S degree will waive all but 4 credits of our Foundations in Liberal Arts Program.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year is determined by the academic year of the first semester of attendance at Bridgewater College.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Bridgewater College may award credit for ...see moreBridgewater College may award credit for Advanced Placement and military experience. See the linked pages for credit evaluation policies.
Course Transfer Criteria
Generally, courses that are comparable to those taught at Bridgewater, with a grade of C or higher, will transfer.
General Education Programs
Bridgewater College accepts the Passport and UCGS to meet FILA general education requirements.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
BRCC Students need to declare an intent to transfer to Bridgewater after completing a minimum of 15 credits towards the ...see moreBRCC Students need to declare an intent to transfer to Bridgewater after completing a minimum of 15 credits towards the transfer-oriented associate degree. BRCC Students should complete all Bridgewater transfer application requirements, and apply for graduation from BRCC.
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
External Link
Application Fee
Free
Application Type(s)
Online Application - BC Website
Transfer Financial Aid
External Link
Transfer Admissions
External Link
Transcripts
Official Final High School Transcript, Official Transcripts from post-secondary institution(s) - submit before and after...see moreOfficial Final High School Transcript, Official Transcripts from post-secondary institution(s) - submit before and after grades have been posted.
Tests
Test Optional - SAT/ACT
Essay
Not Required
Letters of Recommendation
Not Required
Interview
Not Required
Maximum Transfer Credits
68
Minimum GPA
2.2
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling Admissions
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling Admissions
Transfer Financial Aid Date
March 1 - Financial Aid Packages start mailing in December.
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Bridgewater College website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Options
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
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Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Visit Bridgewater
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Life at Bridgewater
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Course Catalog
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