Bridgewater College

Here’s a bit about Bridgewater College:


  • 64 majors and minors
  • 21 concentrations/emphases
  • 11 pre-professional programs
  • 4 dual-degree programs
  • Teacher education and certification
  • BC is consistently named a “Best College in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review
  • Choose from more than 50 countries for study abroad opportunities


  • Approximately 1,800 full-time students as of fall 2014
  • BC students are from 26 states and 11 countries
  • Participate in nearly 60 clubs and organizations


  • Average class size – 20
  • 111 full-time faculty, 34 part-time faculty
  • All faculty teach in the classroom at BC

Financial Aid:

  • More than $32 million in scholarships and aid was awarded by BC in 2014-2015
  • 99% of BC students receive some type of financial aid


  • Nearly 30% of BC students participate in intercollegiate sports
  • Nickname: Eagles
  • Colors: crimson and gold
  • 22 intercollegiate teams
  • NCAA Division III
  • Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)


  • Located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia
  • 8 minutes from the city of Harrisonburg
  • 2 hours from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., metropolitan areas

300-acre campus, including the equestrian center in Weyers Cave


“Bridgewater College educates the whole person”

Bridgewater College’s mission is to educate “the whole person.” What does that mean? It means we care about every aspect of you as a person – mind, body and spirit. At BC, we don’t just focus on academics. Everything we do is intended to further your wellbeing and growth as a person.

Learning becomes a life-long pursuit that goes beyond classrooms and books. Serving in your community and making ethical decisions means your growth doesn’t just benefit you. It also benefits everyone else and makes our communities better places to live. Being healthy and living with purpose prepares you to keep pursuing your dreams, no matter what happens. Our mission is all about you.

Mission Statement

Bridgewater College educates the whole person by providing a challenging and supportive learning community that fosters the growth of its students and empowers and motivates them to live educated, intelligent, healthy, purposeful and ethical lives in a global society. The College embraces the core values of integrity, equality, service and community, which have been inspired by its history with the Church of the Brethren. The College is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community, committed to understanding and respecting individual differences and actively engaging all of its members.