Bridgewater College

Undergraduates: 1848
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $28,500.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $28,500.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1526 / 23 / 3.5
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Church of the Brethren
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 47%

Bridgewater College, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college located in Bridgewater, a town in Rockingham County, Virginia, United States

The College adheres to the philosophy of intercollegiate athletic competition based upon the principles of amateurism, sportsmanship, and fair play. The following guidelines have been developed for the athletic program: (1) to place priority on the academic progress of all students who participate in intercollegiate athletics; (2) to ensure the physical well-being of all student-athletes during practice, travel, and play; (3) to develop each student-athlete physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and morally; and (4) to develop excellence in all of the College's intercollegiate athletic programs.

Bridgewater College was established in 1880 as Spring Creek Normal and Collegiate Institute by Daniel Christian Flory. Nine years later, the school was named Bridgewater College and chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia to grant undergraduate degrees. Bridgewater conferred its first Bachelor of Arts degree on June 1, 1891. College gate Bridgewater College became the first private, senior co-educational liberal arts college in Virginia and one of the few accredited colleges of its type in the South. The emphasis on ethical values in educational programs is a result of Bridgewater�s heritage and institutional idealism. The importance placed on these values can be seen through course offerings and convocation programs that encourage personal integrity and strong social consciousness. The oldest portion of the Bridgewater College campus, consisting of five fine brick collegiate buildings constructed before 1911 is included in the Bridgewater Historic District. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

George Steven Agee, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and now a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Pasco Middleton Bowman II, Senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit David Branshaw, PGA Golfer, Nationwide Tour Moses H. W. Chan, Physicist elected to the National Academy of Science in 2000 Wolfgang Drechsler, German social scientist and government adviser Phil Eyler, Canadian politician Jacob A. Garber, U.S. Representative, 1929-1931 Nathan H. Miller, politician Richard D. Obenshain, politician

Chief_administrator: David W. Bushman (President)
Fax: 5408285481
Phone: 5408288000
Geographic region: Southeast AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC SC TN VA WV
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Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No