Home to about 1,552 undergraduates in 2020, Bridgewater is a small, private college located in Bridgewater, Virginia. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Bridgewater offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bridgewater can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bridgewater Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Church of Brethren faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Church of Brethren Colleges and Universities.
Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at Bridgewater. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bridgewater Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Bridgewater does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bridgewater Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bridgewater for Veterans Guide.
Bridgewater offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Bridgewater has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,552 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,539 (99.2%). Part-time attendance was 13 (0.8%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bridgewater is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bridgewater #814 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Bridgewater has a total of 443 student athletes, 277 men and 166 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$2,899,392|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$2,899,392|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bridgewater College Athletics