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Mary Baldwin University
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Private Not for Profit   4-Year
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1700
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Average Class Size
Overall
17
Years 1 & 2
25
Years 3 & 4
15

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA

Mary Baldwin University empowers inclusive leaders to pursue lives of purpose in a changing world. MBU fulfills its mission by providing undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse population of women and men.

It emphasizes high ethical standards and the development of critical, creative and reflecting reasoning as the foundation for fulfilling, engaged, and meaningful lives.

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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Preferred by 1 March but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You will receive a response with...see morePreferred by 1 March but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You will receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Preferred by 15 November but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You will receive a response ...see morePreferred by 15 November but we accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You will receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.
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Freshmen applicants must submit an up-to-date high school transcript (unofficial or official) to be considered for admis...see moreFreshmen applicants must submit an up-to-date high school transcript (unofficial or official) to be considered for admission.
Tests
SAT or ACT scores are not required.
Essay
An essay or personal statement is considered but not required.
Interview
An interview is not required.
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are considered as part of the admissions process (but not required).
Application Fee
There is no application fee to apply to Mary Baldwin University.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Students follow the academic policies detailed in the Academic Catalog for the year in which they first enroll at MBU.
Freshman Definition
Mary Baldwin is your first experience in college after high school graduation.
Application Types
Rolling Admissions - fall deadline (August 1); spring deadline (December 1)
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Financial Aid
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling admission. You will reecive a response within 2 weeks of applying.
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling admission. You will reecive a response within 2 weeks of applying.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Students follow the academic policies detailed in the Academic Catalog for the year in which they first enroll at MBU.
College Fit
Mary Baldwin offers full- and part-time options for degree completion in either our online program or on our Staunton ca...see moreMary Baldwin offers full- and part-time options for degree completion in either our online program or on our Staunton campus. While most on campus courses are offered during the weekday, with some evening courses, in online courses students can work independently at the time that best suits them. Our small size and personalized approach to your education mean frequent opportunities to work one on one with faculty and be mentored in preparation for your next steps after college.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Students who have earned an AA, AS, AA&S, ADN, AAS in Nursing or AAS in Human Services have fulfilled all their MBU gene...see moreStudents who have earned an AA, AS, AA&S, ADN, AAS in Nursing or AAS in Human Services have fulfilled all their MBU general education requirements.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C
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Transfer applicants must submit an up-to-date transcript (unofficial or official) to be considered for admission. An off...see moreTransfer applicants must submit an up-to-date transcript (unofficial or official) to be considered for admission. An official transcript is required in order to receive transfer credits.
Tests
Required? When unofficial or official?
Essay
An essay or personal statement is considered but not required.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are considered as part of the admissions process (but not required).
Interview
An interview is not required for undergraduate or select graduate programs. Interviews are required for most health scie...see moreAn interview is not required for undergraduate or select graduate programs. Interviews are required for most health sciences programs.
Application Fee
There is no application fee to apply to Mary Baldwin University.
Transfer Definition
You have attended another college or university and are bringing in transfer credits.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Maximum Transfer Credits
84.0
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
Mary Baldwin accepts dual enrollment, AP, IB, and CLEP exam credit. Credit may also be awarded through submission of a p...see moreMary Baldwin accepts dual enrollment, AP, IB, and CLEP exam credit. Credit may also be awarded through submission of a prior learning portfolio in consultation with faculty and advisors.
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Arts & Sciences
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Business and Professional Studies
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Education
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Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
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Visual & Performing Arts
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Pre-Professional Programs
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
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Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
Club/Sports
Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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