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Baldwin Wallace University is a private institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,512, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Baldwin Wallace University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 17. Its tuition and fees are $27,840 (2013-14).
Baldwin Wallace University is a private school located in Berea, Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland. Undergraduates at Baldwin Wallace University can choose from more than 50 academic programs to earn bachelor’s degrees in arts, science, science in education, music, and music in education. Baldwin Wallace, often shortened to BW, also offers master’s degree programs in business and education. The library at BW is home to the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, which is one of only five institutions in North or South America to contain manuscripts in the original handwriting of legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Baldwin Wallace University also hosts the annual three-day Bach Festival, which brings renowned musicians and speakers to campus.
BW students can get involved by playing intramural sports, exploring the city life of Cleveland, or joining the school’s more than 100 clubs, which include about a dozen fraternities and sororities. Student athletes can play for the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. Notable alumni include Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel.
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Baldwin Wallace University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Baldwin Wallace University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||70.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Baldwin Wallace University is 15:1, and the school has 58.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Baldwin Wallace University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||50%|
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Baldwin Wallace University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,512, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus. Baldwin Wallace University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Baldwin Wallace University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Baldwin Wallace University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Baldwin Wallace University, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Baldwin Wallace University.
|Students who have cars on campus||57%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Baldwin Wallace University, 79.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,134.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$27,840 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,740 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data