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 1360 to 1680, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 20 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 3.06 to 3.33 for accepted students. BC admits approximately 50% of those that apply each year. Of those that are accepted, around 18% 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bridgewater College was reported as 54.9% in Fall 2013 with over 5,400 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 SAT Scores: 1360 - 1680
  • BC ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • BC Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bridgewater College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 85.6%
  • 2010-2011: 53.9%
  • 2011-2012: 51.5%
  • 2012-2013: 54.3%
  • 2013-2014: 54.9%
  • Projected BC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 56.2%

How Does Bridgewater College (BC) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bridgewater College is one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Mennonite University65.1%
Mary Baldwin College88.4%
Virginia Military Institute47.3%
Washington and Lee University18.4%
Southern Virginia University99.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bridgewater College (BC) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math470 - 570
Writing430 - 550
Total Score1360 - 1680
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 25
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