Mary Baldwin University

101 E Frederick St, Staunton, United States
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Overview of Mary Baldwin University

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,137
    • Men:85 (7.5%)
    • Women:1,052 (92.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mary Baldwin University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 25
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 East Frederick Street
City, State, Zip
Staunton, VA  24401-3610
Phone
(540) 887-7019
Fax
(540) 886-6634
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
95% of 1,397 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 1,315 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 82 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
246 (19%) of 1,323 admitted students enrolled
Women
218 (18%) of 1,244 admitted students enrolled
Men
28 (35%) of 79 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.57
375 And Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
522 average |460-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
13%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
36%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
561 average |490-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
29%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,085 (70.6076093128904%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,410 (21.374219193639977%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (2.0442930153321974%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,630 (5.973878478137422%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mary Baldwin University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003723
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
105 (99.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
101 (96.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
101 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
17 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$31,700
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 101 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,433
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 88 (87.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,124
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
4 (3.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,188

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
670 (98.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
643 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
643 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$26,009
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 637 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,046
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 566 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,008
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
22 (3.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,189

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,679
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,608

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


97

Part-Time Faculty


138

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
504,232

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
247
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mary Baldwin University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


44.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Marketing, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, osteopathy with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Letters

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Middle School Education
  • Theater

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


23,921

Nearest Metropolitan Area


59 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 82.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
40 mile(s) from campus in Charlottesville
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Verona
Nearest Train Station
Staunton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


85% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


15%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Squirrel
School Colors
Yellow, white, and forest green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Mary Baldwin University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, minority clubs united, greater things dance ministry, mbu cheer, ladies of elegance, math club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


720

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,137
Women
1,052
Men
85

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 20.4% Black/African-American
  • 6.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.4% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 13 countries

Average Age


28

Number of Graduate Students


517

Student Resources

Study resources