Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
3,204
total students
Tuition Cost $32,586 | $32,586
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $23,841
May 1
fall application deadline
78%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
578
sat math
590
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University (BW) is a private, Methodist-affiliated liberal arts institution founded in 1845 and located in Berea, Ohio. About 4,000 students are members of the BW community. Situated on a picturesque 125-acre campus about 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW was one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. The school is also widely recognized for its sustainable campus and commitment to environmentally responsible practices.

All undergraduate academic programs at BW emphasize career preparation and experiential learning; all students are required to engage in research, internships, study abroad, or service learning. The metropolitan business and economic center of Cleveland offers many unique and valuable opportunities for field experiences.

Highly ranked

BW consistently ranks among the top Midwestern universities by "U.S. News and World Report" and "Princeton Review." In addition, BW's programs in neuroscience and music theatre are frequently cited for academic excellence by industry professional journals.

Undergraduate programs overview

More than 80 undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, education, and music are offered at BW, distributed across five schools: School of Business; School of Education; School of Health Sciences; Conservatory of Music; and College of Arts and Humanities, which houses the School of Humanities; School of Social Sciences; School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Computing; and School of Health, Physical Education, & Sports Sciences.

Major areas of study include accounting, acting, arts management and entrepreneurship, athletic training, biology, broadcasting and mass communication, business administration, chemistry, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, computer information systems, computer network security, computer science, creative writing, criminal justice; digital media and design, economics, education, English, exercise science, film studies, finance, French, German, healthcare management, health coaching and health promotion, health and physical education, history, human resource management, marketing, mathematics, music composition, music education, music history and literature, music performance, percussion, music theater, music theory, music therapy, neuroscience, organizational leadership, philosophy, physics, political science, pre-physical therapy, pre-social work, primary healthcare advancement, psychology, public health, public history, public relations, public service leadership religion, software engineering, Spanish, studio art, sustainability, and theater.

Core curriculum

All incoming freshmen at BW must complete a required core curriculum that provides a broad spectrum of foundational knowledge essential to develop students' academic skills and personal and professional lives. Core coursework comprises studies in the following areas: Mathematics, English Composition, and First-Year Experience (FYE) breadth courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences; wellness courses in Health and Physical Education; coursework in International Studies; and coursework in Diversity Studies.

Each core course gives students the chance to develop their skills in at least two of the following areas: written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, quantitative literacy, computer/information literacy, and teamwork. Minor study in a specific academic area adds depth to balance the breadth of the liberal arts core curriculum.

Dedicated faculty

BW’s student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. Classes are small and taught by faculty professors who also serve as student group advisors, study abroad trip leaders, and experiential learning facilitators. BW faculty members are scholars, former CEOs, health practitioners, politicians, artists, psychologists, scientists, and composers.

Faculty members work closely with students in and out of the classroom, supporting and challenging them to join in research and other academic pursuits while connecting them to career networks and job opportunities. Frequently, BW professors and students co-author research papers and present at state and national conferences.

Campus life and activities

About 1,800 students live on the BW campus. A variety of housing options are available, from traditional dormitories to apartment complexes owned by the college. All first-year freshmen are required to live on campus their first and second years.

Students can participate in more than 120 recognized clubs, professional organizations, honor societies, community service, political action groups, faith-based organizations, student newspaper and broadcast stations, and 14 active fraternities and sororities. Multiple recreation and team sports activities are available, including 23 varsity athletic teams and 40 club and intramural sports. The BW Yellow Jackets are members of the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.

Throughout the year, students enjoy arts and culture events that include a lecture series with globally known authors and thought leaders and a world music series. Nearby Cleveland, just 20 minutes away, is home to world-class theatre, professional sports, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Great Lakes Science Center, and one of the largest city park systems in the country.

Financial assistance

BW offers financial assistance to students in the form of merit and need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment opportunities.


Location & Contact

275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017-2088
USA

Joyce Cendroski

Director of First Year RCMT and Admission

Phone: 440-826-2222
Fax: 440-826-3830
Email: admission@bw.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Exercise Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public/Applied History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resource Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • National Security Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music History, Literature, and Theory
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

78% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,576
    • Accepted2,791
    • Acceptance Rate78%
    • Enrolled3,204
    • Female Applicants1,956
    • Females Accepted1,538
    • Female Acceptance Rate78%
    • Male Applicants1,620
    • Males Accepted1,253
    • Male Acceptance Rate77%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $25
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some minimum 3.0 cum GPA and recently graded paper in lieu of ACT or SAT scores for Test Optional applicants
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.52
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen May 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 590 530 645
    • SAT Math 578 630 640
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 21 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,586
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,586
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$9,554
    • Room only *$5,518
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$23,841
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$24,408
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$14,615
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,678
    • Average Grant Aid:$13,832
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$19,305
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 86%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 43%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,204
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.49%
    • Black or African American9.21%
    • White or Caucasian77.84%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian1.59%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races4.76%
    • Unknown or International Student.22%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.73% representing 23 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students24% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 61%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Dance Marathon, Mid-Night Madness (MNM), Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association (OCMEA), Sport Management Club, Student Ambassadors
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other emergency text messaging

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rifle Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty474
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 3,471 students to 307 faculty


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