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Recent Reviews

Jaquana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I would describe my school as caring, helpful, beautiful, creative, strong, intellectual, logical, fun, friendly and unique.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I would describe my school as caring, helpful, beautiful, creative, strong, intellectual, logical, fun, friendly and unique.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are smart, friendly, helpful, useful, independent, and creative.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I will give myself is be yourself by not letting others influence you. Stay focus on your career goals and don't stress out. If you need advice from your teachers or peers ask because the will help you. Don't wait to the last minute to do your work and turn in all assignments on time. College is not real hard all you have to do is manage your time properly so you can complete everything you need to on time. Making friends with your peers is helpful so you don't have to spend your whole college experience alone. Also joining clubs on campus is a fun experience where you can meet alot of people and maybe go to other colleges to compete and get to know other college students.

Amber
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A community that betters one's social outlook, and position, with campus friendliness and small classes, with close teacher a...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A community that betters one's social outlook, and position, with campus friendliness and small classes, with close teacher and student interaction.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and give myself advice, when I was in high school, I would say one thing: do not stress over college, it is very similar to high school. If I had known that college would be almost the same as my high school environment was, then I would not have tormented myself over what to expect when I started college. I would have been more relaxed and performed better, academically, than I did. And the most important thing is that I would have been more at ease, had more fun, and taken more life experiences with me. If I had had that advice I would have been less stressed, so I would have studied better, and I would have participated in more campus activities.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I can not think of anything that frustrates me about Mary Baldwin.

Jen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One thing I would definitely say to my high school senior self would be to not expect college life to fulfill my exact expect...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One thing I would definitely say to my high school senior self would be to not expect college life to fulfill my exact expectations. I had a certain picture in my mind of how living at college would be, but I have learned that if you enter a situation thinking that you know exactly how it will be, there will always be disappointments. Sometimes certain aspects of college life drive me crazy, but you just have to learn to let them go and appreciate all of the benefits of college life, such as the close friendships you will make and all of the opportunities which will allow you to expand yourself and your knowledge. There are certainly disappointments, but there are also aspects of college life which I did not expect and which are some of my favorite parts about being at college, including the unforgettable moments that come from living in a dorm. Overall, my main advice to myself would be to keep an open mind and to enter the college life willing to embrace and accept every part of it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

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.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I always brag about the small number of students. It's really wonderful to be able to walk around campus and continually see people that you know. A smaller campus also enables smaller class sizes which is much more beneficial for me than being in a class with over 30 students. It seems inconceivable to me that students at large universities have classes with 100 people in them. The small class size also makes professors much more accessible, and I've actually had dinner at a couple professors' houses.

Jonee'
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back I would definitely be straight about putting my priorities first, and staying focused, and being you, beca...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back I would definitely be straight about putting my priorities first, and staying focused, and being you, because it gets hard even though you want to be focused on your education, you can get caught up in the drama, fun, and being close to others. I would also remind myself of how important it is to stay up on the financial aid process, and how important it is to ckeck on your account and just get scholarships, because they are available all year round. Also to take advantage of the resources that surround you because if you don't have many people to lean on their is always someone there, and something you can use to help you and build you, to remind you and boost your confidence that you can make it, and in the end it will be worth it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The difficulty of the classes because, if your looking for a challenge and a decent education it would be good to know when coming here.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I would suggest anyone who is looking for a small school, and the opportunity to be able to have a close relationship with your professors, and someone who is looking for the option to choose how you want to work your schedule, and anyone who is interested in their bacground, and have already chosen a specific major, because their is a lot to learn, and all the programs are great.

Kelsey
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary Baldwin is engaging, challenging, diverse, fun, and has some of the best professors around.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary Baldwin is engaging, challenging, diverse, fun, and has some of the best professors around.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to be so concerned with what other people think. I would tell myself to work harder and and spend more time on homework and papers. Most importantly, though, I would tell myself to take advantage of every opporunity that comes my way.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People should not attend this school if they do not intend to work hard, are immature, not friendly, and/or lazy.

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

Girls that attend Baldwin are like a strand of pearls in that no two are exactly the same, but they're all beautiful.

Describe the students at your school.

Girls that attend Baldwin are like a strand of pearls in that no two are exactly the same, but they're all beautiful.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

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!).

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone, specifically a girl, who would like to keep learning, enjoys trying new things, celebrates differences.

Jas
Describe the students at your school.

It really depends on the class and the students in it. Some are really intuative and get involved in the discussions, others...

Describe the students at your school.

It really depends on the class and the students in it. Some are really intuative and get involved in the discussions, others mostly take notes and may chime in a bit here and there, and others are just obnoxious.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Well, Mary Baldwin College is a private school, which is what I was looking for in the first place. But what makes MBC different from many other private schools is that it is a women's college. The campus is small which makes it easier for me to focus on my studies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell my self to prepare better, to study more, and to ask questions. I believe those are some of the most essential things that a college student needs to do in order to survive college life. It's been difficult for me because I've never had to ask questions before and now that I need to, I don't really know how to ask, what I should be asking, or how to go about explaining my confusion. I didn't really study much in high school either, but here it's necessary if I want to get at least a D on the test.

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MBC educates the confident, compassionate, changemakers. From alums who went to Vietnam, to those who work with Project Hope ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MBC educates the confident, compassionate, changemakers. From alums who went to Vietnam, to those who work with Project Hope today. MBC is helping strengthen women (and men) of today.

Describe the students at your school.

MBC students are from everywhere. Of course, predominately students are from Virginia, but the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (girls as young as 12 who skip high school) and our Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, draws from across the world.

What are the academics like at your school?

MBC has a low fac/student ratio and the average class size is 16.7. Right now MBC requires 132 credits to graduate ... often a difficult task, but when you've got May Term ... definitely doable! The theatre department at MBC is wonderful. You aren't just an actress or just a tech person. You can be all! With 5 shows a season (often one or two will be directed by students -- with a student-directed one-act play festival offered every other year), there are many opportunities to stay involved.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Baldwin Program Board keeps activities jumping on campus ... but we've also got the Minority Clubs United, tons of traditions (Apple Day is the moved favored -- classes are canceled we celebrate the apple!), and plenty of sports.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

All lesbian, all very rich, "teacup" college, suitcase college

Tromila
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary Baldwin is a beautiful, open place where you not only acquire knowledge in great classes with incredible teachers but al...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary Baldwin is a beautiful, open place where you not only acquire knowledge in great classes with incredible teachers but also gain life wisdom through your new friends and comrades.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To Parents: Allow your kids some breathing space. Do not force them into a particular school or a particular major; that school or major may have been the perfect fit for you or may have been your dream, but let your child find their own perfect fit. Maybe they will have to try four different majors before they find the one that will lead them into a career that will genuinely make them happy...and that is okay because that is what college is for. However, do not allow them to waste their four precious years. Do not tolerate binge drinking, skipping class, or bad grades. Pull them home or withdraw your funding if you have to, but do not use their explorations of a new world as an excuse to tie them down unless it is actually going to harm them or lead to irresponsible behavior later in life. Maybe they need to be in a play, or take a sociology class, or leave the business department...it will be okay. They will find their niche, and you will be happier because they will be happier...even if they do not have the lucrative job you always dreamed about.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is willing to open themselves to women of many different lifestyles and backgrounds. Most people are liberal, but I had a wonderful time as a conservative. You learn to live with women from all walks of life because it is a residential campus and you learn to bond and stand by other women when the rest of world does not.

Carla
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of the most important decisions made throughout one's lifetime is the decision to go to college, and the one chosen is an...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

One of the most important decisions made throughout one's lifetime is the decision to go to college, and the one chosen is an even greater decision. The "right" collge should make a person grow into who they want to be and shape their future career path. The college experience is one that should never be forgotten but also one that provides structure. However college is more than just an experience, it is what one gets out of it that determines how great their adventure afterwards. In other words, choosing the college that your child should attend is like choosing the first career path job after college. It is a decision that sticks with one for the rest of one's life, just like any other job experience. Everyone has their different preference in location, and I too would have chosen to be some place else, but the school itself is the most important. Therefore, the "right" college may not necessarily be first choice in secondary categories such as location, price, what the dorms look like, etc. Sometimes the ideal college is one that is second choice. The point is to always have options!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Exactly how liberal the school is and that almost all of the professors are naive enough to think every one of their students are too.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Straight republicans would feel so out of place not only at this school but in the small town of Staunton, VA.

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