Bridgewater College, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal-arts college located in Bridgewater, a town in Rockingham County, Virginia
Established in 1880, Bridgewater College admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private, co-educational, liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.
Located in the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, Bridgewater enrolls nearly 1,800 students (58% female, 42% male) with guaranteed, required on-campus housing.
The Bridgewater campus comprises 300 acres (1.2 km2) and the educational activities are focused on the primary campus of 40 acres (160,000 m2).
Students can choose to be involved in more than 70 social, cultural, religious, and academic clubs and organizations on campus. In addition, the student-run Eagle Productions hosts a wide variety of free weekend activities available to students. Events range from comedians and musicians to Homecoming festivities and the Springfest Carnival.
The nearby cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Charlottesville provide numerous arts and cultural opportunities for students, while the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area is only a two-hour drive away. Civil War battlefields, national parks, agriculture, and restaurants featuring local food are all part of the culture of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by the Allegheny Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge chain to the east, both of which are visible from campus.