Bridgewater College named one of Best in Commonwealth by Virginia Living

bridgewaterBridgewater College has been named one of the best colleges in the commonwealth by Virginia Living magazine in its 2014 supplement, Virginia Living State of Education.

Bridgewater was one of nearly 150 high schools and four-year and two-year colleges singled out for recognition in the yearly supplement, which celebrates excellence and innovation in Virginia’s schools. The magazine focused on the college’s Quality Enhancement Program, Academic Citizenship, which encourages students to explore and engage in the perspectives of others.

Academic Citizenship builds community through discussion and civil discourse, and in the process enhances the ability of our students to work through complex issues with others,” said Jamie Frueh, professor of political science and co-director of Academic Citizenship. “We are honored to be recognized for one of the programs that makes a Bridgewater College education distinctive.”

The Virginia Living State of Education issue is scheduled to hit newsstands on Friday.

Bridgewater College is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Founded in 1880, it was the state’s first private, coeducational college. Today, Bridgewater College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate students.


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