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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Baldwin Wallace University President Bob Helmer has announced a framework for returning to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The outline includes an August 24 start for classes and a range of changes that are aimed at prioritizing the safety of all members of the BW community, while providing a quality campus learning and living experience. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
From Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.

The University fulfills this mission through a rigorous academic program that is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning within a challenging, supportive environment that enhances students' intellectual and spiritual growth.

Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

In 1845, more than 15 years before the Civil War, Baldwin Wallace was founded as one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. Today, you’ll find that spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that fosters your individual growth as you learn to learn, experience new ideas and prepare for the certainty of change.

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Baldwin Wallace University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,526/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,257/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Engineering at Baldwin Wallace University

Small class sizes and individual attention are inherent to the program. Coupled with comprehensive coursework & extensive lab experiences, you’ll receive preparation for employment or for postgraduate studies. Independent research projects, off-campus experiences and internships allow you to customize your studies. Supportive faculty assist you in career prep through mentoring, networking & more.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,891Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
213
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Friendly
    53%
  • Homebody
    17%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Relaxed
    8%
  • Smart
    6%
  • Charismatic
    3%
  • Snobby
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Community
    49%
  • Awwwjackets!
    20%
  • Diversity
    12%
  • Suffocating
    7%
  • Family
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Sisterhood
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $44,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

    Baldwin Wallace University Reviews

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    Love it! Beautiful campus, freshman dorm (Saylor) is super nice and clean. So far my professors have been amazing and supportive with a lot of feedback and help when needed. It's a bit hard to get super involved with a pandemic going on, but BW is trying! Can't wait to see what it's like when back to more normal! Overall, super happy with my choice for college.
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    Most of my classes are in person this fall. I have one class that meets in person one time a week and on line two times per week, however, you can sign up to attend in the extra seats on your on line days. Overall, the professors are doing a good job of on line and in person and keeping everyone on track. It's tough, but I'd rather be in person some days than only online like at other schools!
    I love this school. It provides ample opportunity for students to get involved with not only the school but the opportunity too. The staff is incredible, in my time being here I’ve only had one professor that I was not too fond of. Other than that, every professor has a strong drive and is willing to help. I am an education major and all my classes and professors really take initiative to assure that myself and others are ready for the real world of teaching. The food is not the best but we are around a lot of restaurants/carry out places that make up for it. I am so happy with this school!