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Mary Baldwin University
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  • 4 Year
  • STAUNTON, VA

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Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade D
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

318 PROSPECT STREET
STAUNTON, VA 24401
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
From Mary Baldwin University

At Mary Baldwin University, we're all about your greatness. But growing that greatness takes more than determination. It takes knowing. Knowing yourself. Knowing different. Knowing better. Knowing your potential, and how to use that potential to achieve anything. At MBU, knowing starts with a unique mix of academics, community support, and self-discovery that shapes and sharpens your best self, launching you from the place you are to the place you’re meant to be.

We also believe a college education should raise your potential while lowering your costs. That’s why more than 95% of our students receive scholarships or financial aid that total over $16 million every year. This kind of consistent support propelled MBU to the No. 9 ranking for Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast from Washington Monthly, who's rankings are known for their focus on social mobility and helping non-wealthy students earn in-demand degrees at an affordable cost.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,741 / 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
$24,616 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
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. 38 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Health Sciences at MBU

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MBU’s health sciences major provides students with an understanding of human health as a complex cultural, biological, psychological, and social dynamic. This major prepares students for graduate work in the health sciences and employment in healthcare fields such as public health, governmental and community agencies, hospitals, the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, research, and more.

Online

Online Programs Offered
31
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
31
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    39%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,131 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
346
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Dedicated, intelligent, and hard working female
    58%
  • Female, religious, maybe international
    21%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Unfriendly, entitled
    8%
  • Dropout, Moody, Mentally unstable due to previous
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 46 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Small
    46%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Bad
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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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