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Baldwin Wallace University

  • Berea, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 3,425
    total students
  • $28,814 | $28,814
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 63%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 540
    sat math
  • 540
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

Baldwin Wallace University is Committed to Active Learning

Baldwin Wallace University is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school provides students a liberal arts education with an emphasis on career preparation and hands-on, experiential learning. Because Baldwin Wallace recognizes the importance of experience, the University has made applied learning a requirement for all students.

Students learn by actively engaging in research, study abroad, internships and field experiences, performance and service learning. Baldwin Wallace's well-organized internship program connects approximately 450 students annually with internship opportunities in businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Additionally, 125 or more students study abroad or participate in faculty-led travel seminars and more than 140 engage in undergraduate research each year.

Studying Close to Cleveland, Ohio, Gives Students Access to Internships, Culture, and Recreation of All Kinds

Located in Berea, Ohio, Baldwin Wallace University is situated in a place that enriches its commitment to career-oriented, experiential learning. The Baldwin Wallace campus is a tree-lined area located in a safe, residential neighborhood in the town of Berea, Ohio, which is home to 19,000 residents.

Additionally, Baldwin Wallace is just 20 minutes away from the large metropolitan center of Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland is a center of business and economic production, and many hands-on learning opportunities, internships and jobs are available here. The Huffington Post named it the second-best city in the country for recent college graduates.

Cleveland also boasts many cultural and recreational opportunities, including professional sports, Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. For outdoor enthusiasts, Cleveland has the largest city park system in the country.

Baldwin Wallace's Academic Excellence Shows Through in Distinctive Programs of Study

Several distinguished academic programs are available to Baldwin Wallace students. The college offers more than 60 undergraduate majors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, education, and music.

Among the most prestigious programs is neuroscience. The international Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named Baldwin Wallace University's neuroscience program the International Undergraduate Program-of-the-Year. Since beginning the program in 1998, nearly 100 percent of Baldwin Wallace's neuroscience graduates have been admitted to graduate programs or medical schools. Additionally, the college's music theater program was ranked in the top ten in the United States by the industry's professional journal.

Baldwin Wallace understands the importance of completing this rigorous course of study in a timely manner. The University offers its Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, a promise that academically-prepared and driven students will complete their undergraduate course of study in four years or fewer.

Baldwin Wallace's commitment to career-oriented education ensures that graduates in all fields receive exciting positions in their careers of choice. Over 90 percent of the University's graduates find employment or enter graduate school within nine months after graduation.

A Commitment to Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility Sets Baldwin Wallace Apart

In addition to its commitment to academics, Baldwin Wallace University upholds a number of important traditions and values. One of the college's core values is sustainability; in fact, BW is the first college in Ohio to offer an undergraduate major in sustainability. With an internship component built into the program, students gain real-life, hands-on experience working with an organization engaged in the work of sustainability. In addition, they benefit from having a professional mentor in the field. Students also gain useful insights through the interdisciplinary capstone course, which integrates knowledge learned in the classroom with practical team-based experience in the community.

The University has also implemented a number of campus initiatives -- from recycling to the use of geothermal and wind power to a planned student residence hall dedicated to sustainable living. By making a positive impact on the community and the environment, Baldwin Wallace demonstrates its dedication to upholding the principles that make it a productive, responsible institution. The college strives to impart these same values to its students.

Getting Involved on Campus is Easy with Over 100 Student Organizations and Many Housing Options

The Baldwin Wallace campus boasts a thriving student life, and the college makes an effort to maintain diversity and dynamism in campus life as an integral part of the college experience.

There are over 100 recognized clubs and organizations on campus, ranging from student media to interest groups, fraternities and sororities, and professional organizations. These organizations give students the opportunity to gain leadership experience and make lasting connections with fellow students.

A variety of housing options are also available to students, ranging from traditional dormitories for first-year students to apartment complexes owned by the college. All first-year students are required to live in campus housing in order to ensure that a strong, inclusive community is created on campus.

Varsity, Intramural, and Club Sports Allow Students to Engage Athletically at Baldwin Wallace

Encouraging physical activity is another of Baldwin Wallace's core values. The college is home to 23 varsity sports teams, which compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level. In addition to being athletically competitive, varsity sports teams frequently engage in community service and volunteerism, enriching the local community and building a team spirit that translates onto the playing field. In addition to varsity athletics, Baldwin Wallace has many intramural sports activities available to all students who wish to round out college life with physical activity.


Location & Contact

275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017-2088
USA

Joyce Cendroski

Director of Undergraduate Admission Operations/Transfer Admission

Phone: 440-826-2222
Fax: 440-826-3830
Email: admission@bw.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Exercise Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Natural Resource Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • National Security Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

63% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,220
    • Accepted2,699
    • Acceptance Rate63%
    • Enrolled3,425
    • Female Applicants2,240
    • Females Accepted1,452
    • Female Acceptance Rate64%
    • Male Applicants1,980
    • Males Accepted1,247
    • Male Acceptance Rate62%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 540 470 610
    • SAT Math 540 480 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$28,814
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,814
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$8,048.00
    • Room only *$4,648.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,425
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.63%
    • Black or African American8.72%
    • White or Caucasian80.2%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.09%
    • Asian.87%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.09%
    • Two or more races3.61%
    • Unknown.36%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.43% representing 23 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students17% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 61%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Circle K, Habitat for Humanity, Dance Marathon, Campus Crusade, Black Student Alliance
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Emergency Text Messaging and Emergency Classroom phones with Public Announcement Capabilities

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty421
    • Full-time Percentage42%
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,574 students to 269 faculty


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