Bridgewater College (BC)

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BC, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Bridgewater, VA, a predominately suburban area. Bridgewater College has an enrollment of over a thousand students.

The majority of students accepted into BC got an SAT score in the range of 960 to 1180, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 to 25. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Bridgewater College (BC) average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.33 for accepted students. BC admits approximately 70% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 12% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bridgewater College (BC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bridgewater College was reported as 67.3% in Fall 2020 with over 6,280 college applications submitted to Bridgewater College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BC ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • BC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Bridgewater College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Bridgewater College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bridgewater College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.8%
  • 2017-2018: 52.0%
  • 2018-2019: 66.1%
  • 2019-2020: 67.3%
  • Projected BC Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 57.9%

How Does Bridgewater College (BC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bridgewater College is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Mennonite University64.6%
Mary Baldwin College84.4%
Virginia Military Institute59.5%
Washington and Lee University18.6%
Southern Virginia University98.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bridgewater College (BC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 600
Math470 - 580
Total Score960 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 24
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 25
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