Raise the Bar for Yourself

Welcome to the Bridgewater Experience

About Bridgewater

College is a time for you to raise the bar for yourself. At Bridgewater College, you’ll join more than 1,800 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:

The Power of a Liberal Arts Education

Discover how the liberal arts can make a difference in your life and career. It’s not just what you’ll learn, it’s how you’ll learn to think. Critically. Creatively. Bravely.  And employers and graduate schools will love it.

Start on a life-long journey of learning at BC.

Educating the Whole Person

You’re more than a number to us. You matter.

Find out why we talk so much about “educating the whole person.” It’s not just about what you do in the classroom. It’s about growing. In every possible way.

Part of a History that Goes Back to 1880

Learn more about our history and traditions: Ringing the Memorial Hall bell. Celebrating Founder’s Day. Even our athletics nickname. (We’ve been the Eagles for more than 90 years!) 

A Welcoming Place to Learn

Students often say BC is like a family. Part of being a family means welcoming everyone. No matter who you are, or where you’re from. You’ll make friends for life here.

Our Commitment to the Earth

Take part in actively caring for the earth: Join a student organization like the New Community Project. Work on our recycling crew. Or volunteer to help in the community garden.

That’s just the beginning. Find out what we’re doing to make BC greener.

Meet Dr. Bushman

Our ninth president, Dr. David Bushman, loves bugs. (Just ask him sometime!) He’s a scientist with a life-long passion for education. Follow him on Twitter. And check out his personal message.

Where is Bridgewater?

Bridgewater is right in the middle of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re looking for arts and culture, outdoor activities or history, the Valley is the place to be. The city of Harrisonburg is just a few minutes down the road from campus. And we’re only about two hours away from both Washington, D.C. and Richmond.

Visit us today. See why Bridgewater is a great place to call home for four years.