Baldwin-Wallace College Admissions

ACT Scores, SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Baldwin-Wallace College Admissions Overview:

Baldwin-Wallace College is test-optional; students can submit scores from the ACT or SAT if they wish, but are not required to do so. Students must submit an application and high school transcripts. Optional additions include letters of recommendation, a resume of extracurricular activities, and an interview with an admissions counselor. Baldwon-Wallace uses the Common Application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Baldwin-Wallace College Description:

Baldwin-Wallace College is a private liberal arts college with ties to the Methodist Church. The college is located in Berea, Ohio, about twenty minutes southwest of Cleveland. The college is proud of its inclusive history—founded in 1845, Baldwin-Wallace has always admitted students without regard to race or gender. Undergraduates at Baldwin-Wallace can choose from over 50 majors including nine in the Conservatory of Music. The college offers some evening and weekend programs for continuing education students.

Student life is hopping with over 100 student clubs and organizations including an active fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. The college fields eleven men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports.

Because of the college's overall strengths, it made my list of the top Ohio colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,933 (3,287 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,776
  • Books: $1,582 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,748
  • Other Expenses: $3,540
  • Total Cost: $44,646

Baldwin-Wallace College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 92%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,102
    • Loans: $7,977

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

    Baldwin-Wallace and the Common Application

    Baldwin-Wallace College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

    If You Like Baldwin-Wallace, You May Also Like These Schools:

    Other highly-ranked colleges in Ohio include Kenyon College, Denison University, Oberlin College, Miami University of Ohio, and Marietta College. Be sure to note that some of these schools require SAT or ACT scores, and some have admissions more selective than Baldwin-Wallace.

    Students interested in a mid-size college (2,000-5,000 students) with similarly strong athletic programs should consider these nearby choices: Capital UniversityOhio Northern University, and John Carroll University.

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