Baldwin Wallace University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Baldwin Wallace University is a private, independent, liberal arts & sciences university with an acceptance rate of 74%. Located in Berea, Ohio and founded in 1845, Baldwin-Wallace has always admitted students without regard to race or gender. Students at Baldwin Wallace can choose from over 90 undergraduate and graduate majors and programs in eight schools. BW has an impressive 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Baldwin Wallace University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Baldwin Wallace University had an acceptance rate of 74%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 74 students were admitted, making Baldwin Wallace's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 3,926
Percent Admitted 74%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Baldwin Wallace University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 35% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 520 640
Math 510 610
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Baldwin Wallace's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Baldwin Wallace scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 510 and 610, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 610. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher is competitive for Baldwin Wallace.

Requirements

Baldwin Wallace University is test-optional for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above. Qualified students who choose not to submit scores are required to submit a graded writing sample in lieu of test scores. Note that BW participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Baldwin Wallace does not require the essay section of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Baldwin Wallace University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 84% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 26
Math 20 27
Composite 21 27

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Baldwin Wallace's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Baldwin Wallace University received a composite ACT score between 21 and 27, while 25% scored above 27 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Baldwin Wallace is test-optional for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above. Qualified students who choose not to submit scores are required to submit a graded writing sample in lieu of test scores. Baldwin Wallace participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. BW does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Baldwin Wallace University's incoming freshmen class was 3.52, and over 53% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Baldwin Wallace University have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

Baldwin Wallace University, which accepts nearly three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool with above average grades and test scores. However, Baldwin Wallace also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and optional letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Baldwin Wallace strongly recommends interviews for interested applicants. Note that potential acting majors and music majors are required to audition; and music majors must submit a music teacher evaluation and a music essay about music-related goals. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Baldwin Wallace University's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Baldwin Wallace University Undergraduate Admissions Office.