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Baldwin Wallace University

275 Eastland Road, Berea, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    45
  • Previously Enrolled
    219

Overview of Baldwin Wallace University (BW, BWU)

About this school

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 92-acre campus is located in Berea, 14 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Campus architecture includes ivy-covered sandstone buildings as well as colonial-style structures.
  • Website


    www.bw.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    608

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,204
    • Men:1,452 Men (45.3%)
    • Women:1,752 Women (54.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (BW, BWU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Baldwin Wallace 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 1
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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
275 Eastland Road
City, State, Zip
Berea, OH 44017-2088
Phone
(440) 826-2222
Fax
(440) 826-3830
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
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 all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Minimum 3.0 cum GPA and recently graded paper in lieu of ACT or SAT scores for Test Optional applicants recommended for some freshmen
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
78% of 3,576 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 1,956 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,620 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
741 (27%) of 2,791 admitted students enrolled
Women
397 (26%) of 1,538 admitted students enrolled
Men
344 (27%) of 1,253 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
578 average |630-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
41%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BW, BWU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,586 (68.56%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,554 (20.1%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,728 (3.64%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,660 (7.7%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Baldwin Wallace University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline August 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 4
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003014
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
652 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
577 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
577 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
187 (32.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$28,852
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 577 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,838
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 508 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,744
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 187 (32.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
103 (15.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,894

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,586 (87.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,345 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,345 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
867 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$26,990
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,345 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,876
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,087 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,872
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 867 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
540 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,504

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,426
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
36.0%

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, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,330

Academics & Instruction (BW, BWU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


223

Part-Time Faculty


251

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


34%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% 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: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# 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
571,305
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
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


Baldwin Wallace University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


65.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.4%

Programs & Majors (BW, BWU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (73)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • National Security Policy Studies
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No 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, Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, social work, accounting, computer information systems, computer science, or human resources/business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing Research
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management

Campus Life (BW, BWU)

Location & Geography

Population


18,980

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Cleveland

Campus Size


153 acres

Weather


Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


61% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


39%

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
Yellowjacket
School Colors
Brown and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Baldwin Wallace University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dance marathon, mid-night madness (mnm), ohio collegiate music educators association (ocmea), sport management club, student ambassadors

Sororities


20% of women participate

Fraternities


13% of men participate

ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,979

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,204
Women
1,752
Men
1,452

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 9.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 78.4% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


0.7% from 23 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


608

Student Resources (BW, BWU)

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