Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

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A world-class education with a foundation in the arts and sciences...
At Baldwin Wallace University, 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—in the sciences, health, performing arts, and more—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 practical real-world 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 weeklong 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 work as an intern in a TV news department or as an aide for a national political campaign. Baldwin Wallace’s location just 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland provides students with big opportunities while 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 the time it takes to finish. 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 that you’re prepared for life after BW. Our graduates transition from internships to careers in nearby Cleveland and across the country, taking advantage of networking opportunities along the way. In a post-graduation alumni survey, 90% of BW graduates had found rewarding jobs or entered the graduate or professional school of their choice within six months 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 inspire lifelong success. 


• 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 with tree-lined streets, parks, and shops, 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 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



Average student-faculty ratio: 11:1

Cost of attendance (2019–2020):
Liberal arts tuition: $33,530
Conservatory tuition: $36,326
Fees: $0
Room and board: $11,601

Financial aid:
• 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 Ohio, students from underserved populations, siblings of current BW students, and children of BW alumni.

Programs of Study
(Majors, minors, 3-2, pre-professional, 4+1, postbaccalaureate)

• Accounting
• Acting (BFA)
• Art, Studio
• Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Business Information Systems
• Business of Health Care
• Chemistry
• Communication Studies
• Community Health Promotion
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Cybersecurity Analyst
• Digital Marketing
• Digital Media & Design
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Design
• Economics
• Education
- Adolescent/Young Adult
- Early Childhood
- Intervention Specialist:
   Educational Needs
- Middle Childhood
- Multi-Age
• Engineering   
• English
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
• Film Studies
• Finance
• Financial Economics
• French
• German
• History
- Applied
- Public
• Hospitality & Tourism Management
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• International Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
- Applied
- Pure
• Media Production 
• National Security
• Neuroscience
• Philosophy
• Physical Activity & Recreation Administration
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public & Nonprofit Management
• Public Health
• Public Relations
• Religion
• Sociology
• Software Engineering
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Sustainability
• Theatre
- Acting & Directing
- Dance & Movement
- Design & Technical
- Stage Management 

Athletic Training
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Physical Therapy  

• Dentistry
• Law
• Medicine
• Occupational Therapy
• Pharmacy
• Primary Healthcare Advancement
• Veterinary

• Chemistry leading to Engineering
• Computer Science & MBA
• Cybersecurity Analyst & MBA
• Human Resources & MBA
• Physics leading to Engineering
• Psychology leading to Social Work
• Sociology leading to Social Work
• Software Engineering & MBA 

* 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.

+ In affiliation with Case Western Reserve University


Bachelor of Arts (BA)
• Music: Liberal Arts (Academic or Applied)

Bachelor of Music (BM)
• Music Composition
• Music History & Literature
• Music Performance
- Keyboard
- Strings
- Voice
- Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
• Music Theatre
• Music Theatre Direction
• Music Theory
• Music Therapy

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
• Music Education

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