Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Bronze - expired 35.62 Sept. 16, 2016 Teshome Molalenge Sept. 17, 2013 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 1,750
Number of Undergraduate Students 1,750
Number of Graduate Students 0
Full-time Equivalent Employees 320
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Private non-profit
Endowment size 70,729,711
Percentage of students that are Residential 84.0
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 15.0
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 1.0
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.0
Gross square feet of building space 946,642.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space Not Available
Acres of cultivated grounds Not Available
Acres of undeveloped land Not Available
Climate region Mixed-Dry

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No No
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880 and was the first private, coeducational college in Virginia. Founded as Spring Creek Normal School and Collegiate Institute by Daniel Christian Flory, an alumnus of the University of Virginia and a leader in the Church of the Brethren, who wanted to bring the values and benefits of Jefferson’s “Academic Village” to the Shenandoah Valley, the school was named Bridgewater College nine years later and chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia to grant undergraduate degrees. Bridgewater conferred its first bachelor of arts degree on June 1, 1891.
Given its heritage of peace, justice, equality, service and human dignity, the College has consistently promoted these values in an inclusive and caring community focused on developing the whole person—mind, body and spirit.
Today, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of approximately 1,750 students, with small class sizes and a student faculty ratio of 15:1, thus ensuring that the College provides a tightly‑knit academic community where faculty, staff and students know each other on an individual basis. Bridgewater’s size allows students more opportunities than they might have at larger schools—more opportunities to participate in sports, theatre, music, clubs and organizations; to exercise leadership; and to develop and achieve their potential in different ways.
Bridgewater College has an honorable history spanning more than 130 years. It has remained true to its ideals by encouraging freedom of thought, being a pioneer in coeducation and racial integration, growing and developing to meet the changing needs of its students, insisting on high academic standards and educating future leaders in society.

Credit Status
Integrated Pest Management Not Pursuing
Native Plants Complete
Wildlife Habitat Complete
Tree Campus USA Not Pursuing
Snow and Ice Removal Not Pursuing
Landscape Waste Composting Complete
Credit Status
Water Consumption Not Pursuing
Stormwater Management Complete
Waterless Urinals Not Pursuing
Building Water Metering Complete
Non-Potable Water Usage Complete
Xeriscaping Not Pursuing
Weather-Informed Irrigation Not Pursuing
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Not Pursuing
Innovation 3 Not Pursuing
Innovation 4 Not Pursuing

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