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Want the scoop on Bridgewater College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Bridgewater offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Bridgewater College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Bridgewater College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Bridgewater is ranked #733 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 48 colleges in Virginia, Bridgewater is ranked at #23.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Bridgewater?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Bridgewater College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 90% of students accepted to Bridgewater submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Bridgewater College  ( 500 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Bridgewater College  ( 470 to 570 )
Bridgewater received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Bridgewater College  ( 18 to 25 )

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Bridgewater College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Bridgewater College, this ratio is 14 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Bridgewater College is 75%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  75 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bridgewater College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Bridgewater College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Bridgewater the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 48%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Bridgewater College.

Good Overall Diversity at Bridgewater

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,839 undergraduates at Bridgewater with 1,832 being full-time and 7 being part-time.

Bridgewater Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Bridgewater is 73.33 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.33 out of 100
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How Much Does Bridgewater College Cost?

The overall average net price of Bridgewater is $19,836. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Bridgewater

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,240 $17,038 $19,062 $20,388 $22,973

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Bridgewater, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Bridgewater, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,816 a year. That adds up to $31,264 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Bridgewater is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Bridgewater Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Bridgewater with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,500 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Bridgewater College make the most money.

Location of Bridgewater College

Bridgewater College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bridgewater, Virginia. The suburban atmosphere of Bridgewater makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Bridgewater College

Contact details for Bridgewater are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 402 E College St, Bridgewater, VA 22812-1599
Phone: 540-828-8000

Bridgewater College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 27 majors graduated from Bridgewater College. Of these students, 415 received undergraduate degrees and 6 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 100 $35,300
Health & Physical Education 48 $27,100
General Biology 32 $25,500
General Psychology 32 $29,700
Communication & Media Studies 20 $29,600
Computer Science 17 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 $40,900
Management Information Systems 13 NA
General English Literature 11 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 11 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Bridgewater College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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