ASPIRE + ACHIEVE
A world-class liberal arts and sciences education...
At Baldwin Wallace, tradition and innovation take center stage. We teach you how to think, solve problems, write, and speak with confidence. With more than 80 academic programs—ranging from Accounting to Neuroscience, Education to Music Theatre—we ensure you have a rich foundation of portable skills no matter where your career takes you. Our innovative core courses provide a broad base of knowledge that will improve your global understanding and give you the tools you need to take an active role in shaping your future.
...combined with real-world, practical experience...
Both in and beyond the classroom, we believe nothing teaches like experience. So we provide varied opportunities both on and off campus. You might work with the clients of our campus speech clinic or learn from an internationally acclaimed composer in a week-long seminar. You might collaborate with your professor to study the effects of drug use on brain cells or write a business plan for an entrepreneur. You could serve an internship in a TV news department or as an aide to a national political campaign. BW’s location, only 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, provides students with big opportunities while also studying in a beautiful suburban campus environment.
...completed in four years—guaranteed!
BW values your time. If you do your part but don’t graduate in four years, we’ll do our part and pay for your fifth year’s tuition. We believe in affordable excellence. One way to dramatically cut the cost of higher education is for students to earn their degrees in four years.
The best part is you’re prepared for life after BW. Our graduates transition from internships in nearby Cleveland and across the country to careers—taking advantage of networking opportunities along the way. In a post-graduation alumni survey, 90% of our respondents found rewarding jobs or entered the graduate or professional school of their choice within one year of graduation.
You should be here
Learn more about Baldwin Wallace, including our Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, by scheduling a campus visit. Come see how BW’s unsurpassed academic tradition, location, supportive environment, and commitment to affordability will inspire lifelong success.
Average student-faculty ratio:
Cost of attendance (2017–2018):
Liberal arts tuition: $31,668
Conservatory tuition: $34,308
Room and board: $10,796
• 100% of first-year students with need receive financial assistance.
• BW offers merit and talent scholarships, as well as grants for liberal arts students who live outside of Ohio, to students from underserved populations, siblings of current BW students, and children of BW alumni.
• Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University prides itself on being one of the first schools to admit students without regard to race or gender.
• BW is located in Berea, Ohio, a beautiful suburban community of tree-lined streets, parks, and shops. It is just 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland.
• BW is consistently named one of the “Best Midwest Universities” by U.S. News & World Report.
• BW is one of a handful of liberal arts and sciences institutions with an internationally respected Conservatory of Music.
• Baldwin Wallace’s NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic teams compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in 23 varsity sports:
- Men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), and wrestling
– Women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball
Programs of Study
• Acting (BFA)
• Art (Studio)
• Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
• Athletic Training
• Broadcasting & Mass Communication
• Business Administration
• Communication Studies
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Network Security
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media & Design: Graphic Design
• Digital Media & Design: Interactive Design
• Education (Teacher)
- Adolescent/Young Adult
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
- Mild/Moderate Educational Needs
• Engineering (General)
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
• Film Studies
• Health Care Management
• Health & Physical Education
• Health Coaching & Health Promotion
• Human Resource Management
• Industrial & Organizational Psychology
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• International Business
• International Studies
• Mathematics (Applied)
• Mathematics (Pure)
• National Security
• Organizational Leadership
• Political Science
• Public Health
• Public History
• Public & Nonprofit Management
• Public Relations
• Software Engineering
• Sport Management
• Theatre: Acting & Directing
• Theatre: Dance & Movement
• Theatre: Design & Technical
• Theatre: Stage Management
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC MAJORS
• Bachelor of Music (BM)
- Music Composition
- Music History & Literature
- Music Performance: Keyboard
- Music Performance: Strings
- Music Performance: Voice
- Music Performance:
- Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
- Music Theatre
- Music Theory
- Music Therapy
• Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
- Music Education
• Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Music: Liberal Arts (Academic or Applied)
DUAL-DEGREE 3-2 PROGRAMS
Overview of 3-2 Programs
• Accounting, MBA
• Computer Information Systems, MBA
• Computer Network Security, MBA
• Computer Science, MBA
• Engineering (BA in Chemistry or Physics)
• Human Resources, MBA
• Social Work (BA in Psychology or Sociology)
• Software Engineering, MBA
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Primary Healthcare Advancement
• Social Work (BA in Psychology or Sociology)
* Pre-professional majors and pathways require a licensure to practice in the professional field that is not acquired during or at the end of a BW education. Often students in these programs must continue with post-graduate or apprenticeship work to qualify for the professional licensure.