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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 $28,700.
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

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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,404/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,787/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,038/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,532/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,694/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
720Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Dedicated, intelligent, and hard working female
    65%
  • Female, religious, maybe international
    24%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Dropout, Moody, Mentally unstable due to previous
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Small
    44%
  • Dedicated
    28%
  • Friendly
    28%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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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Mary Baldwin University, what could I say in order to give you a picture of campus life. The students body are as diverse, as is the exceptional variety of courses offered. I believe growing up in Staunton I was in awe of the history surrounding the school.. Within the small town of Staunton, you cannot help but be in awe of such a picturesque campus, steeped in a long history of excellence. Now that it is no longer a Girls Only School, my dream has come true!
Mary Baldwin is known for being a historic campus. It's rich with history, something that makes the experience better, I believe. It recently turned over to a co-education university, which has made room for even more degree opportunities. There's a place for everyone. It's also incredibly diverse, the number one private university in VA actually. The Scholarships are huge so long as you have a high gpa and pretty good test scores. The people aren't always the best, being from the south you'd think there would be nicer people but some just don't mesh well with the southernish vibes. Almost all the staff is amazing, mainly because I worked closely with them, and other times I did met members who I'm rather glad to not encounter again.