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Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University. is a Private college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,310 full time undergraduate students, and 438 full time graduate students.
The Mary Baldwin University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 81 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Mary Baldwin University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at MBU are considered Less Selective, with ,13% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 49% were in the top quarter, and 20% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Mary Baldwin University.
50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
52 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
51 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
53 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
52 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated Mary Baldwin University
Attending Mary Baldwin University was a very positive experience. I completed a Bachelors in Science of Nursing and was very satisfied with the small class sizes, uplifting culture, responsiveness/positive interactions with my professors. My only recommendation would be to price out tuition since the university is considered private.
I hate it, the students can be rude, there is nothing in the area and no good research opportunities. some professors can also be rude and everything downtown is overpriced especially as a college student on a budget. There is nothing to do on or off campus because you're literally on a mountain top.
Mary Baldwin University is good. It's much better than people give it credit for. The campus tries very hard to be involved in every aspect of everything, which can get a bit overwhelming, but is better than the apathetic alternative. The food is good.
Mary Baldwin University is a pleasant higher educational facility in terms of professors, class sizes, and student culture. The professors are very involved with promoting student success and have a passion for the subjects they teach, this gives students a greater enthusiasm to learn. Class sizes are between fifteen and thirty students. This relatively small class size allows for comfortable student discussions during class. Student culture at Mary Baldwin is very diverse; there are students from all across the United States and also international students. This diversity allows for varying points of view to be expressed during classes and this strengthens the learning experience at this university.
However, there are a few aspects of student life that should be improved. Resident dorms are in need of preventative maintenance and renovations. The Freshman dorms do not have air conditioning; this causes problems during the beginning and the end of the school year because temperatures reach the high nineties. In the past year, two residence halls have had pipes burst; this left many students without water for laundry or showers for a few days. Overall, Mary Baldwin Univesity has dorms that are in need of remodeling and more preventative maintenance in order to improve residence life; however, student life in regards to academics is unique because of diverse students and faculty.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Mary Baldwin University is 99%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Hit the ground running! Jump into new challanges and try new things. You will make new friends and keep your old ones. There will be people you connect with, and sometimes they'll come from unexpected places. Get involved! Your niche is there, just waiting for you to find it. Hundreds of opportunities are right in front of you, so grab them! Travel abroad, it's an amazing experience. But most importantly, try and figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life, and embrace it! Take chances. And be bold. (Boldy Baldwin!).
Someone, specifically a girl, who would like to keep learning, enjoys trying new things, celebrates differences.
Diverse. We have a little bit of just about everybody. There is no judgement based on race, religion, gender, or sexuality. The students are wonderful and nice you just have to get out of your shell a little.
I would describe my school as caring, helpful, beautiful, creative, strong, intellectual, logical, fun, friendly and unique.
We are best known for our mascot Gladys the fighting squirrel.
Small class size, special program for early entrance. All women
People should not attend this school if they do not intend to work hard, are immature, not friendly, and/or lazy.
I don't have very much to complain about, but the worst thing would have to be the general education requirements. I'm not entirely sure how they match up with other schools' requirements, but it just seems as if there are a lot. I transferred to Mary Baldwin during my junior year, so it's somewhat stressful to know that I only have two years to fit in my major and minor requirements and any missing general education requirements.
I wish I had known more about the clique-ish dynamics so I started out making more of an effort to ingratiate myself with the important people. I also wish I had known for sure what my major and other interests were so I hadn't taken unnecessary and uninteresting courses.
I do not brag about Mary Baldwin. I am not happy with my experience there and I am hoping to transfer.
VWIL, Ida B. Wells. Thats about it...
Mary Baldwin girls are known for wearing ribbons and pearls. It's a stereotype that is true a lot of the time. There is also a stereotype that most of the girls are lesbians. This is not true at all. Of course there are lesbians on campus, but there are also straight females. Just because you go to a female college does not mean you are a lesbian. Also, because Mary Baldwin is a private college, many think that you have to be rich to be here. That is far from the truth. Mary Baldwin offers a huge amount of scholarships to most if not all students. So the students here are very diverse when it comes to income.
The classes are small, maybe 15 to 20 students in each class. This school has some good teachers but they also have their share of bad ones.
All lesbian, all very rich, "teacup" college, suitcase college
When I tell people I'm going to Mary Baldwin College, usually I have to include where it's located and by located I mean near what major city. (Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, etc.) The college is situated in a nice area of Staunton. Downtown is gorgeous and very vibrant. There is plenty of activities and events to get involved with that help or benefit the community. Also, you can have a lot of fun (clean, honest to goodness fun! No alcohol or drugs needed!)
The classes are generally smaller in size. The largest I've had was about 30 students and it was a general ed freshman class. The professors will either lecture or hold round table discussions. Generally, the classroom is very relaxed and an environment that promotes discussion and sometimes debates (which can be a lot of fun!)
When you step off campus, you are in the beautiful, historic downtown of Staunton. There are small, locally owned boutiques that offer a variety of shopping and food options. Historic Downtown is also home to the Blackfriar's Playhouse which is a replica of the theatre Shakespeare had his plays performed in. On any given day, there is a performance going on there.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Mary Baldwin University receive some sort of financial aid.
61% were awarded federal grants.
While 80% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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