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Academics

Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio provides a top-notch liberal arts education with a rich and active campus life. Students speak highly specifically of the business, neuroscience, education, and English programs, but add that the teaching quality “overall across disciplines [is] amazing.” Professors are focused on “seeing students succeed.” They’re tough, but not unfairly so: “they do not handhold,” but they do make themselves “easy to meet with outside of class,” and “they aren’t there to watch you fail.” Professors also remain “dedicated to their craft,” utilizing hands-on learning for many of their courses. (Two examples are market research projects through the school’s Center for Innovation and Growth and performing in many different music ensembles—the school has an “exceptional music program.”) Matching that on-campus variety are plentiful off-campus opportunities, as BW has “great placement [in] Cleveland and other surrounding areas for job and internships.” As one pleased student sums it up, saying, “I believe that, thanks to my education at Baldwin Wallace, I am ready to join the workforce.”

Student Body

At BW, those who are “passionate and driven in their fields” come together to form an “incredibly inclusive, caring, and compassionate” community. Students are “overwhelmingly talented and—before anything else—supportive.” There’s a broad consensus that almost everyone “intermingles and is involved in numerous activities,” forming “one connected student body.” BW attracts many “commuters ranging from eighteen to forty years old,” but some admit that “racial diversity could be better.” Still, that student body represents “a wide array of personalities … and interests,” with some of the most common including athletics, Greek life, or music and dance. Regardless of where a student’s interests fall, though, “people seem to be authentic and don't try to hide who they really are.”

Campus Life

Students at BW “take their academics seriously but enjoy having fun whenever there is time.” And the list of ways they can spend that time is long: with over 100 clubs and organizations at the school, “It seems like the possibilities are endless.” Among those options, the “three big things to be involved in” are Greek life, athletics, and the music conservatory, which offers almost “constant performances.” BW is a commuter school, so outside of official campus-wide activities, the residential party scene is “typically pretty tame … with only a couple [of] house parties every weekend.” However, because BW is nestled into a suburb of Cleveland, students aren’t restricted to what the campus has to offer. For instance, “there is lots of great food within walking distance,” or to put it another way, the school has “a small-town feel … with big city benefits.”

Overview

Applicants
3,576
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 645
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
474
with Terminal Degree
188

241
Women
233
Men
46
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • Public/Applied History.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Natural Resource Economics.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
  • Economics, General.
  • National Security Policy Studies.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Dance, General.
  • Directing and Theatrical Production.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Reverend James M. Lawson
American Civil Rights Movement Leader

Bud Collins
Late ESPN Sports Commentator and Boston Globe Columnist

Jill Paice
Broadway star-American In Paris, Matilda, 39 Steps, Curtains,Woman In White

Peter Neffenger
Former U.S. TSA Chief, retired Vice Commandant, US Coast Guard

Jennifer Rowley
Soprano, Metropolitan Opera

William Kelso
Archaeologist, discoverer of Jamestown Site

Harrison Dillard
Only male athlete toever win Olympicgoldmedals inboththesprints&highhurdles

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
67%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 4

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,838

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,876

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,699

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
76%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,426

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,700

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,586
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,728

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,536
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,554
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,204
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

1.59%
Asian
9.21%
African-American
5.49%
Hispanic
77.84%
Caucasian

55% female
45% male
24% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
61%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services for Students

Director
Alsace Toure

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Please see DSS Documentation Guidelines & ASD Verification form on DSS website - www.bw.edu/resources/disability-services

Documentation Required for ADHD

Please see DSS Documentation Guidelines & ASD Verification form on DSS website - www.bw.edu/resources/disability-services

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
123
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
6

13% join a fraternity
20% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

37% participate in intramural sports
19% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Yellow Jackets)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Lambda is a confidential support group for GLBT students. Allies is a group who supports and educates about GLBT issues. http://homepages.bw.edu/~allies

Minority Support Groups: BW's Offices of Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services and Diversity Affairs are all available to assist minority and underrepresented students. BW also has a Black Cultural Center and multiple cultural and diversity related student organizations.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: John Carroll University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Kent State University

Sustainability

81/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple plus others

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michele Sepesy
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017

Phone
1-877-BW-APPLY

Email
visit@bw.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
CyberCafe
Strosacker College Union
The S.A.C. (Student Activities Center)
Conservatory/Theatre performances
Recreation Center
The Lou Higgins Recreation Center features a Fitness Center, Weight Room, Dance Studio, multipurpose basketball, volleyball, badminton courts and racquetball courts, swimming pool, indoor batting cage and second-floor computer lab. The Student Activities Center provides a club-like atmosphere for entertainment programming on campus. It features a pulsating sound and dance light system, a 10' x 12' video screen, neon lights and snack bar. Comedians, live bands, disc jockeys, multi-media capabilities and special snack foods attracting students to all-campus events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cleveland Metroparks
Cafe Ah Roma
Mike's Bar and Grille
Chipotle
Playhouse Square
Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio (population 19,000). Our tree-lined campus is surrounded by a safe, residential neighborhood of picturesque homes. But hop on the freeway and you're only 20 minutes from the nation's "All-American City" where you can take advantage of tons of cultural, recreation, and entertainment opportunities. Cleveland is home to outstanding museums and galleries, professional sporting events, world-class hopping, exciting nightlife, and an extensive park system. As a BW student, here are just a few things you can do in Cleveland (http://www.cleveland.oh.us/clevelandmain.shtml - Cheer the Tribe, Cavs or Browns - View the Great Masters at the Cleveland Museum of Art - Hear the world's greatest orchestra at Severance Hall - Ride the Magnum at Cedar Point - Sail Lake Erie - Catch a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - Party at the Flats - Rock at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Explore the Rainforest at the Cleveland Zoo - Walk, bike, or jog through the Metroparks - Shop the Avenue at Tower City Center - Investigate the Great Lakes Science Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri; Sat am by appt.
9:00 am-4:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am-1:00pm
1-877-BW-APPLY

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year round - 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 2:15 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@bw.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted seniors only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Berea is serviced by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) with direct transportation on the Rapid Transit to downtown Cleveland and the east side of Cleveland. Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport is 1.5 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the South (via I-77 or I-71) I-77 north to Route 18 Medina Take Rt. 18 west to I-71 north Exit I-71 north at Bagley Road Left on Eastland Road Right into Bonds parking lot From the East (via I-90) I-90 west to I-271 south. Take exit 27 to 480 west to I-71 south Exit I-71 south at Bagley Rd, Right onto East Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Rd. Right into Bonds parking lot From the East (via I-80 or I-76) I-80 or I-76 West to I-80 West (Ohio Turnpike) Exit I-80 at I-71/US-42. Keep left at the fork in the ramp Merge onto I-71 north Exit I-71 at Bagley Rd. Turn left onto East Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Road. Right into Bonds parking lot From the West (via I-80) I-77 to I-80 east (Ohio Turnpike) Take I-80 west one exit to I-71 north at Strongsville Approx. 2 miles to exit I-71 north at Bagley Rd. Left onto E. Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Rd. Right into Bonds parking lot

Local Accommodations
Within 2 miles: Hampton Inn Comfort Inn Courtyard by Marriott Cross Country Inn


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