Bridgewater College

Location Bridgewater
Established 1880
Famous For First co-educational liberal arts college in Virginia


Bridgewater College is a private educational institution that serves as a liberal arts college and is located in Bridgwater, Virginia. It was founded in 1880 and has been imparting quality education through various programs. The college offers more than 60 majors and minors in the arts and sciences. It also provides graduate programs in Athletic Training and Digital Media Strategy. Currently, over 1800 students are enrolled at the college. 

At Bridgewater College, students get the opportunity to study abroad through its BCA Study Abroad program and other summer travel courses. It also offers the Flory Honors Program, which gives access to many benefits and opportunities to the Flory Fellows.

Services for International Students

Students at Bridgwater College can choose to be involved in over 60 cultural, religious, and academic organizations and clubs. The college also provides health and wellness services, and the Center for Career Development provides comprehensive resources to help students gain meaningful employment.


  • 156-201st in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category in the US News National Universities Ranking
  • 108th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility Category in the US News National Universities Ranking
  • 501-600th in the US in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022


The Residence Halls at the college offer co-ed, single-gender, and gender-inclusive housing in the form of suites and apartments. The rooms are fully finished with the required facilities.

About Location

The college is located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and has a campus spreading 300 acres. Students can visit the Civil War Battlefields, national parks, and restaurants with local foods in their free time. The nearby cities of Staunton, Harrisony, and Charlottesville give numerous arts and cultural opportunities to students. If they wish to go for breaks over the weekend, the Washington DC Metropolitan Area is only two hours away.

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