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Baldwin Wallace University

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.


Majors & Degrees


Degrees Offered
Certificates, Bachelor&Apos;S, And Master&Apos;S
Majors
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciences; Exercise Physiology; Neurosciencebusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Human Resources Management; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Managementcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsdigital Communication And Media/Multimedia; Mass Communication/Media; Public Relations/Image Management; Speech Communication And Rhetoriccomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer Science; Computer Systems Analysis; Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunicationseducationearly Childhood Education; Middle School Education; Music Teacher Education; Special Education&Ndash;Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilitiesengineeringcomputer Software Engineering; Pre-Engineeringenglish Language And Literature/Letterscreative Writing; Englishforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsfrench; German; Spanishhealth Professions And Related Programsathletic Training; Communication Sciences And Disorders; Health Professions Related; Health/Health-Care Administration; Music Therapy; Pre-Dentistry Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Pharmacy Studies; Pre-Veterinary Studies; Public Health Education And Promotion; Registered Nursing/Registered Nursehistoryhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Safetymathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesbiological And Physical Sciences; International/Global Studies; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Relatednatural Resources And Conservationnatural Resource Economicsparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieshealth And Physical Education/Fitness; Sport And Fitness Administration/Managementphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiesphysical Scienceschemistry; Physicspsychologyindustrial And Organizational Psychology; Psychologysocial Scienceseconometrics And Quantitative Economics; Economics; National Security Policy; Political Science And Government; Sociologyvisual And Performing Artsacting; Art; Art History, Criticism And Conservation; Directing And Theatrical Production; Film/Cinema/Video Studies; Fine/Studio Arts; Keyboard Instruments; Music; Music History, Literature, And Theory; Music Performance; Music Theory And Composition; Theater Design And Technology; Visual And Performing Arts Related; Voice And Opera

Admissions


Freshman
Admission: 3,573 applied; 2,502 admitted; 712 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.54

Test Scores:

Applying
Options: electronic application, deferred entrance
Application fee: $25
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript, 1 letter of recommendation
Recommended: minimum 3 GPA, interview
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • 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 *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * 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 offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body


Undergraduate Student Population
3,512 Undergraduate Students, 55% Women, 45% Men, 6% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
8% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.8% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 4% Hispanic/Latino, 0.1% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.0% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 3% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 0.6% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
1% Representing 13 Other Countries
Housing Info
60% Live On Campus

Campus Life


Housing
On-Campus Residence Required Through Sophomore Year
Options
Coed, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Activities
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, Marching Band, Circle K, Habitat For Humanity, Dance Marathon, Campus Crusade, Black Student Alliance, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Most popular organizations
Circle K, Habitat For Humanity, Dance Marathon, Campus Crusade, Black Student Alliance
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Academic Remediation For Entering Students, Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (C), Air Force (C)Unusual Degree Programs: 3-2 Engineering With Case Western Reserve University And Columbia University; Social Work With Case Western Reserve University; MBA Programs In Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, And Human Resourcesschool Calendar: Semesters

Athletics


Athletics
Member:Ncaadivision:All Division III

Faculty


Faculty
Total: 424Full-Time: 40% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 15 :1

Financial Aid


Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$35,580 includes full-time tuition ($27,840) and room and board ($7740). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition: $865 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course level, course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements
Room and board:college room only: $4470. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility
Payment plans:installment, deferred payment
Waivers:children of alumni and employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2013,2,668 applied for aid, 2,333 were judged to have need, 964 had their need fully met. 995 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1218). 402 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $1199)
In 2013,557 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:92%
Average financial aid package:$23,639
Average need-based loan:$6043
Average need-based gift aid:$17,594
Average non-need-based aid:$11,840
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$31,804
Financial aid deadline:9/1


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