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


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.


Type of school: Private, coeducational, United Methodist–affiliated liberal arts 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, the Conservatory of Music, and the Thomas Family Center for Science and Innovation.

Number of students: 3,315 undergraduates and 646 graduates from across the United States and 20 foreign countries; 85% of first-year students live on campus in residence halls and apartments.

Number of faculty: More than 450 full- and part-time faculty; 12:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: More than 80 programs of study, including pre-professional and dual-degree programs, leading to a bachelor’s degree; graduate programs in Education, Speech and Language Pathology, Public Health, Physician Assistant, 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, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Morocco, Egypt, South Korea, Rwanda, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom.

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

International student budget: (2018–2019)
Liberal Arts Tuition $32,586
Living Expenses (travel not included) $11,282
Total $43,868

Conservatory Tuition $35,302
Living Expenses (travel not included) $11,282
Total $46,584

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 scores 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 who show a strong academic performance but still 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 Priority Deadline
Fall semester: November 1
Application fee: Free (online); $25 (paper)

Conservatory Deadline
Fall semester: January 10
Audition fee: $75 (must submit a recorded audition)

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

Tradition and innovation
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 and adapt to change. 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. The Economist ranks BW among the best for alumni earnings that exceed expectations. For 24 consecutive 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. 

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

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 post-graduate alumni survey, more than 90% of our respondents found rewarding jobs or entered the graduate or professional school of their choice within one year of graduation.