Tuition & Fees

$30,331

$30,331

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

7%

93%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,989
Declined + 2,871
Total Received 5,860
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Private (nonprofit)

1,423

undergraduate students

331

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. History
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5397
ACT 4374

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
49%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
66%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Mary Baldwin, founded in 1842, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 54-acre campus is located in Staunton, 100 miles northwest of Richmond. The administration building, which dates from 1842, is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,754
Established in 1842
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Staunton, VA

54-acre campus in Staunton (population: 24,350); branch campuses for adult degree program in Charlottesville, Richmond, Roanoke, and Weyers Cave. Served by train; major airport serves Roanoke (75 miles); smaller airports serve Charlottesville (40 miles) and Weyers Cave (15 miles); bus serves Verona (six miles).

Mary Baldwin College
101 East Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24402

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
12%
500-599
39%
400-499
39%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
30%
400-499
49%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
13%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
0
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
66%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,989
Declined + 2,871
Total Received 5,860

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lois Williams
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 468-2262
F: 540 887-7292
admit@mbc.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,940
Room & board $9,000
Additional fees $391
Books & supplies $900
Total $40,231
Average Financial Aid - $22,492
Total with Avg. Aid $17,739

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,492

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,236,315
State $1,365,506
Institutional $10,159,474
Other external $852,552
Total $15,613,847

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $166,082
Institutional $1,461,222
Other external $330,131
Total $1,957,435

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, USA South (Division III)
Mascot
Squirrels
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology/Sociology
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Art Studio
Arts Management
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Science
Communications
Computer Science/Mathematics
Economics
English
French
Health Care Administration
History
Independent/Individualized Major
International Relations
Marketing Communication
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Psychology/Sociology
Religion
Shakespeare
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Sociology/Psychology
Sociology/Social Work
Spanish
Teaching
Theatre
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Undergraduate

81%

1,423
students

Female
93%
1,323

Male
7%
100

Graduate

19%

331
students

Female
86%
286

Male
14%
45

undergraduateFull-time

69%

988
students

Female
97%
951

Male
3%
37

undergraduatePart-time

31%

435
students

Female
86%
372

Male
14%
63

Student Break-down

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

126

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
England
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amber Wilkins
Assistant Director of Admissions
540 887-7211
awilkins@mbc.edu

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