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Mary Baldwin University
Campus Setting
Rural
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Town
City
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Institution Type
Private not for profit   4-Year
Institution Colors
Mary Gold (255,199,0); Soft Black (104,104,105)
Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Institution Mascot
Baldwin the Fighting Squirrel
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
1500
Transfer-in
300
Average Class Size
Overall
17
Years 1 & 2
28
Years 3 & 4
16

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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Academics
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Freshman Definition
0-24 semester hours of credit
College Fit
Mary Baldwin's size allows students to gain maximum benefit from work with faculty who teach and mentor them. The averag...see moreMary Baldwin's size allows students to gain maximum benefit from work with faculty who teach and mentor them. The average class size is 17 and very few are larger than 30. Campus housing is available for transfer students, and the campus community creates a variety of social, cultural, and cocurricular activities. Students also become involved in the broader Staunton community because civic engagement is a hallmark of a Mary Baldwin education. Student-athletes can participate in 12 different men's and women's varsity sports. Approximately 20% of students take advantage of this opportunity.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Students are governed by the degree requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time they begin their studies at Mary B...see moreStudents are governed by the degree requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time they begin their studies at Mary Baldwin University. However, students have the option of declaring themselves under the jurisdiction of a subsequent catalog; students may choose the Catalog in effect at the time they select a major or at the time they file for graduation. The Catalog governing degree requirements must be within 8 (eight) years of a studentā??s graduation date. Students transferring to Mary Baldwin University from the Virginia Community College System may elect to declare any Catalog in effect within the twenty-four-month period immediately preceding the term they first enroll.
Admissions and Financial
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Application Fee
There is no application fee to apply to Mary Baldwin University.
Application Type(s)
Rolling Admissions - fall deadline (August 1); spring deadline (December 1)
Financial Aid
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Transcripts
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.
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are considered as part of the admissions process (but not required).
Interview
An interview is not required.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
No deadline. We recommend early filing.
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Freshman Financial Aid Date
No deadline. We recommend early filing.
Academics
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Transfer Definition
Undergraduate student with 24 or more credit hours from an accredited institution
College Fit
Mary Baldwin's size allows students to gain maximum benefit from work with faculty who teach and mentor them. The averag...see moreMary Baldwin's size allows students to gain maximum benefit from work with faculty who teach and mentor them. The average class size is 17 and very few are larger than 30. Campus housing is available for transfer students, and the campus community creates a variety of social, cultural, and cocurricular activities. Students also become involved in the broader Staunton community because civic engagement is a hallmark of a Mary Baldwin education. Student-athletes can participate in 12 different men's and women's varsity sports. Approximately 20% of students take advantage of this opportunity.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
AA, AA&S, AS, ADN, and AAS in Human Services fulfill all general education requirements.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
AA, AA&S, AS, ADN, and AAS in Human Services fulfill all general education requirements.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Students are governed by the degree requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time they begin their studies at Mary B...see moreStudents are governed by the degree requirements of the Catalog in effect at the time they begin their studies at Mary Baldwin University. However, students have the option of declaring themselves under the jurisdiction of a subsequent catalog; students may choose the Catalog in effect at the time they select a major or at the time they file for graduation. The Catalog governing degree requirements must be within 8 (eight) years of a studentā??s graduation date. Students transferring to Mary Baldwin University from the Virginia Community College System may elect to declare any Catalog in effect within the twenty-four-month period immediately preceding the term they first enroll.
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
We accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets ...see moreWe accept AP, IB, and CLEP results for college credit if the score earned meets college expectations. MBU Online may also evaluate Prior Learning Portfolios for students. Please see https://marybaldwin.edu/admissions/online/credit/
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C-
General Education Programs
MBU accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet General Education requirements
Admissions and Financial
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Apply Here
External Link
Application Fee
There is no application fee to apply to Mary Baldwin University.
Transfer Financial Aid
External Link
Transfer Admissions
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Transcripts
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
SAT or ACT scores are not required.
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.
Maximum Transfer Credits
84
Minimum GPA
2.0
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Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Transfer Financial Aid Date
No deadline. We recommend early filing.
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
Rolling admission. You will receive a response within two weeks of applying.
Explore Our Majors
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The links below take you to pages on the Mary Baldwin University website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Academic Programs
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Academic Programs
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Special Transfer Opportunities
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
The Vantage Point ...see moreThe Vantage Point https://go.marybaldwin.edu/student/career-services/
Disability Services
Academic Resource Center ...see moreAcademic Resource Center https://marybaldwin.edu/academic-resource-center/
Cultural Diversity Office
Office of Inclusive Excellence ...see moreOffice of Inclusive Excellence https://marybaldwin.edu/inclusive-excellence/
Student Clubs & Organizations
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Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
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Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
Recognized Student Veteran Organization
SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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SCHEV College Data Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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Visit Mary Baldwin
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MBU Online
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Course Catalog
catalog.marybaldwin.edu


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