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Mary Baldwin College is a private institution that was founded in 1842. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,526, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Mary Baldwin College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 36. Its tuition and fees are $28,610 (2013-14).
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MBC combines a high quality liberal arts education with professional training and close individual attention. We boast a highly diverse campus where international and students of color hold elected and appointed leadership positions and where the campus benefits from diverse cultural activities. MBC has a unique early admittance program for gifted young women (Program for the Exceptionally Gifted) and an innovative "24/7" leadership program (Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership) with extensive co-curricular as well as curricular components. In addition to the usual academic components of a liberal education, in line with our commitment to diversity, we offer Asian Studies with study abroad at our sister school in Kyoto, Japan, as well as academic programs in Arabic, African-American studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies.
|School type||private, women's college|
When applying to Mary Baldwin College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Mary Baldwin College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 54 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||54.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Mary Baldwin College is 12:1, and the school has 60.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mary Baldwin College include: Social Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Psychology; and History. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||50%|
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Mary Baldwin College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,526, with a gender distribution of 6.7 percent male students and 93.3 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Mary Baldwin College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Mary Baldwin College offers a number of student services including women's center and health service. Mary Baldwin College 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mary Baldwin College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mary Baldwin College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Mary Baldwin College, 84.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,944.
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||$28,610 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,400 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data