402 E. College Street Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599 540-828-5375
http://www.bridgewater.edu admissions@bridgewater.edu
About Bridgewater College
  • Year of Foundation 1880
  • Size of Campus 190 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Church of the Brethren
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,506
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 19%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $25,500
  • Room and Board $10,350
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 1,575
Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of more than 1650 students representing 24 states and five countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so. Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega (Eta Upsilon Cast), Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Who's Who Nominating Committe, Philomathes Society,
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Athletes in Action, Baptist Student Union, Brethren Student Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Deputation Teams, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interdistrict Youth Cabinet, Student Ministry
  • Other on-campus organizations 5%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Congress, International Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Appearance by Aaron Ruell, "Kip" from Napoleon Dynamite; Debates on Human Cloning and Assisted Suicide; Vienna Boys Choir performance; lecture by Dana Scott, sister of a Columbine victim; lecture by Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU; Cafe Oasis (inter
  • Distance to nearest bus Harrisonburg (9)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington, D.C. (125), Staunton (Weyers Cave) (12)
  • Distance to nearest train Staunton (20)
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 13%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • Number of students using college housing 80%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 5%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 21
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (45%), men's dorms (34%), apartment for single students (17%), special housing for disabled students, other housing options (4%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 60%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 19%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 17%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Number Of Subscriptions 650
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities Special Collections: Church of the Brethren Collection, Genealogy, Virginiana
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number Of Books in Library 140,366
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Number of e-books 13,000
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,194
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Museums Reuel B. Pritchett MuseumFred O. and Virginia C. Funkhouser Center for Health and WellnessThe Carter Center for Worship and Music
  • Number Of Microforms 412,055
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 200
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 75%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Rockingham County Public SchoolsAugusta County Public Schools
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 9%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 796
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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