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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Mary Baldwin University is a private, Christian university located in Staunton, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 720 undergraduate students. The Mary Baldwin University acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 45% of students, Mary Baldwin University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About Mary Baldwin University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
101 E Frederick St
Staunton, VA 24401
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Mary Baldwin University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,339/ 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
$24,169/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
720Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
416
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Dedicated, intelligent, and hard working female
    50%
  • Female, religious, maybe international
    23%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Dropout, Moody, Mentally unstable due to previous
    5%
  • Unfriendly, entitled
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Small
    43%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • Bad
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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By now I have been at Mary Baldwin for three years. I personally think it is a wonderful school, and just like every school, it has its downsides. The Residential College for Women is amazing and very women empowering! The schools Liberal Arts programs are amazing, and I particularly love their education program. The small class size makes it perfect for students to be able to interact with the teachers within the classroom and gain help when needed. Overall, I have had a wonderful experience at Mary Baldwin and would defiantly recommend the school to others.
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I JUST RECENTLY FINISHED MY FIRST YEAR AT MBU. ALTHOUGH I DON'T LIVE ON CAMPUS, I FOUND IT REALLY EASY TO CONNECT TO THE CAMPUS LIFE AND THE ACTIVITIES AROUND ME. I FELT REALLY COMFORTABLE IN ALL MY CLASSES AND I FORMED GREAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY ADVISORS AND PROFESSORS. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE THREE YEARS AHEAD OF ME AND EVERYTHING THEY'LL HOLD!
Mary Baldwin was originally an all female institution, which was the main reason I applied. Though there is a lack of communication between the heads of the university and students, it is still a beautiful campus. The campus is beautiful, downtown is phenomenal, and it is an overall great place to study. There is even our own personal Holiday called Apple Day, it is a blast. There's a carnival, food, and games. The small campus makes getting to know your professors even easier.