College is a time for you to raise the bar for yourself. At Bridgewater College, you’ll join nearly 1,900 students in a transformative education we call the “Bridgewater Experience.” You’ll choose from a variety of academic programs. You’ll challenge yourself and prepare for your future: Bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 majors and minors Emphases and concentrations to customize your education Pre-professional programs such as medicine and law Dual degree programs in engineering PreK-12 teacher certification
Bridgewater College empowers students to lead principled lives of purpose and consequence marked by professional accomplishment and personal fulfillment. Our graduates are distinguished by their collaborative spirit, reason, and resilience of mind in service to a diverse and global community.
Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. It was the first private coeducational college in Virginia. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of nearly 1,900 students and offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with a master of science in athletic training, pre professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher licensure.
Grounded in the liberal arts, students at Bridgewater College are challenged by rigorous academics in a close-knit community and collaborate with faculty to create personalized and unique learning experiences. Learning through real-world internships and practicums is a critical part of career preparation at Bridgewater.
As a Bridgewater student, you will be an active, engaged, contributing member of a learning community that was founded and has been sustained for the purpose of empowering graduates to use their education for the common good. Your personal goals and capabilities will be nurtured to their full potential as you are equipped to fulfill those aspirations in an increasingly global, technologically driven, complex society.
Academic excellence, service, ethical values and a strong community shape the Bridgewater experience.