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Baldwin Wallace University is a private liberal arts and sciences university that offers bachelor’s, master’s, and professional music degrees.


More than 80 academic majors are available. The most popular majors include Psychology, Business, Music, Neuroscience, and Computer Science. The curriculum is built around the belief that the study of the liberal arts and related experience will equip you with portable skills no matter where your career takes you. Transformational learning prepares you to meet any personal challenge and to be a contributing member of our global community. 

Tradition and innovation
When founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University was one of the first colleges in the United States to admit students without regard to race or gender. That spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that stresses individual growth as students learn to learn, prepare for change, and adapt to new ideas and situations. Our professors have real-world experience that is international in scope. 

Beyond the numbers
Baldwin Wallace University is regularly named one the Best Midwestern Colleges by The Princeton Review. Educate to Career, Inc. has ranked Baldwin Wallace University best in Ohio on a list recognizing college value and return on investment. For more than 20 years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Baldwin Wallace University as one of the top universities in the Midwest region of the United States. 

Partnerships
Students can obtain combined undergraduate and graduate degrees such as Computer Network Security/MBA. There are dual-degree 3+2 Engineering programs with Columbia University and Case Western Reserve University. Another hallmark of a BW education is experiential learning. Students gain real-world experience through study abroad, field experience, and research opportunities that prepare them for graduate school and career success after they complete their degree.

Lifelong success
Baldwin Wallace University students succeed by having access to local leaders, mentors, and a location conducive to internships for almost every interest. As a Baldwin Wallace University graduate, you will enter the marketplace with a degree respected by employers and graduate schools. In a postgraduate alumni survey, more than 92% of respondents found rewarding jobs or entered the graduate or professional school of their choice within one year of graduation. 

 


LOCATION

Baldwin Wallace University is in BEREA, OHIO, a safe suburban community surrounded by the Cleveland Metroparks, just 20 minutes from the thriving business, arts, and music center of downtown Cleveland (population 500,000). The University is within walking distance of restaurants, banks, grocery stores, and coffee shops. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is 10 minutes from the campus.

AT A GLANCE

Type of school: Private, liberal arts, coeducational, Methodist-affiliated university

 

Size of campus: Located on 100 acres in a residential area of Berea, Ohio (population 20,000); there are 11 residences and two living/learning communities. The campus has a fitness center, library, Center for Innovation and Growth, and the Conservatory of Music.

 

Number of students: 3,391 undergraduates and 646 graduates from across the United States and 20 foreign countries; more than 80% of traditional undergraduates live on campus in residence halls and apartments. 

 

Number of faculty: More than 450 full- and part-time faculty; the student-faculty ratio is 13:1. 

 

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 80 programs of study, including pre-professional and dual-degree programs, leading to a bachelor’s degree; there are graduate programs in Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Public Health, and Business leading to a master’s degree. 

 

Geographic diversity: Our student body is comprised of students from 28 states and 20 foreign countries. This year international students are from Australia, China, Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Morocco, Egypt, South Korea, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom.

 

International student services: The Office of Student Affairs and the Office of International Student Services lead orientation and year-long workshops of interest to international students.

 

International student budget: (2017–2018)
Liberal Arts
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $
  31,668
Room and Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$    10,796
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  42,464

 

Conservatory
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$  33,308
Room and Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $
  10,796
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$   45,104

Financial aid: The John Baldwin Scholarship, a merit award of up to $15,000 USD per academic year, is renewable for four years as long as a student maintains good academic and social standing. 

 

Test score requirements: Recommended minimum for students whose native language is not English:
TOEFL iBT=79 (PB=550; CB=213)
IELTS=6.5

If your native language is English, submit either an ACT or SAT score. Conditional admission is offered to candidates whose academic performance is strong but who need to strengthen their language-proficiency skills. Students can enroll in LADO International Institute, a campus-based ESL program. 

 

Application deadlines and fees:
Liberal Arts fall priority application deadlines: November 1 and February 1
Liberal Arts spring priority application deadline: November 1

Application fee: $0 online; $25 paper 

Conservatory fall application deadline: January 15 

Audition fee: $75 (Must submit a recorded audition)

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