Baldwin-Wallace University Admissions

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

Carnegie Hall at Baldin Wallace College
Carnegie Hall at Baldin Wallace College. Pwojdacz / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Baldwin-Wallace University Admissions Overview

Baldwin-Wallace University 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.

Admissions Data (2018)

  • Baldwin-Wallace University Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Baldwin-Wallace University has test-optional admissions

Baldwin-Wallace University Description

Baldwin-Wallace University is a private liberal arts university 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 university 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 university's overall strengths, it made my list of the top Ohio colleges.

Enrollment (2018)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,709 (3,104 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2018 - 19)

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,586
  • Books: $1,728 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,554
  • Other Expenses: $3,660
  • Total Cost: $47,528

Baldwin-Wallace University Financial Aid (2017 - 18)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 95%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,257
    • Loans: $7,654

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, English, Marketing, Psychology, Public Relations

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

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 University 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.