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Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

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Located in Bridgewater, Virginia, Bridgewater College is a private liberal arts institution. The school was founded in 1880 and resides on 300 rural acres in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Bridgewater College was the first private coeducational college in Virginia, and carries on its tradition as an education innovator to this day.

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Quick Facts

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

2013-2014 Tuition

$14,368 Tuition and Fees


9684 undergraduate students
42% male / 58% female


rolling application deadline
73.3% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1840

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Biology Teacher Education, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, Spanish Language and Literature, Legal Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Mathematics, General, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other, Philosophy, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Chemistry, General, Chemistry, Other, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geochemistry, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Science Technologies/Technicians, Other, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Social Work, Anthropology, Other, Archeology, Economics, General, Geography, Geography, Other, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), Sociology, Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, Area Studies, Other, Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, Graphic Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Photography, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist, Business Administration and Management, General, Transportation/Mobility Management, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, History, General, History, Other, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Education, General, Portuguese Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature/Letters, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Mathematics, Philosophy, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geophysics and Seismology, Physics, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Corrections, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Air Transportation, Other, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Dance, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, European History, Asian History, Canadian History, History, Public Relations/Image Management, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 9,684
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 7,996
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,555
Percent of male undergraduates: 42%
Percent of female undergraduates: 58%
Percent of international undergraduates: 1%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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