- 4 Year
- STAUNTON, VA
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- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade C+
- Party Scenegrade C minus
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade D
- Campus Foodgrade C
- Student Lifegrade C minus
- Safetygrade B minus
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.
Mary Baldwin University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Business42 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities36 Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services22 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies21 Graduates
- Nursing18 Graduates
- English12 Graduates
- Criminology10 Graduates
- Marketing9 Graduates
- Arts7 Graduates
- Political Science and Government7 Graduates
Health Sciences at MBU
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.
- Mix of Online and on Campus33%
- On Campus39%
- Dedicated, intelligent, and hard working female58%
- Female, religious, maybe international21%
- Unfriendly, entitled8%
- Dropout, Moody, Mentally unstable due to previous4%
Mary Baldwin University Reviews
Unfortunately most administrative attention and grants seem to go to sports (its a D3 school) and redoing the interior of the science building, rather than to humanities and arts. This seems to be a trend at universities nationwide, and as a small private university MBU is under substantial pressure to compete.
Unique programs include the early collage Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) thst admits girls ages 12-16 into college, Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL), and a world class theater program just blocks from a professional theater company.