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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 16 people found this review useful. 1 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for more then a degree and more then just a party every night should go to Baldwin-Wallace.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a really good school despite the fact that it's over priced. If you just want to study your field then this probably isn't the best place for you because they make us take a core. Just save up and make sure that all your financial things are out of the way before you go to any college.

    Bang for the buck

    For the teaching and the living standards here, the price is way to high. Paying more then $33,000 a year should give you better dorms and facilities. Most of them are really nice but some resident halls just need a lot of work. The school gave me some financial aid, but in the end i am already almost $10,000 in debt.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is very nice. The atmosphere of the school is all around very pleasant. I do like being here and for me it's close enough to home and far enough away to learn how to be on my own.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of really great teachers here, but there are also the overqualified ones who seem like they don't know what they're talking about because they think it's simple and everyone should get it. Out of the 5 classes that i do have right now, i think that most of my learning is being done in 3 of those.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who want to learn and like more individual attention when a problem occurs. Students who attend Baldwin Wallace need to be self motivated and outgoing.

    Tips for prospective students

    As soon as you get your foot through the door find an organization that interests you and become involved. Stay busy and take advantage of every opportunity. Your experience here is what you make of it.

    Bang for the buck

    The financial aid situation went fairly well for me. Taking advantage of every opportunity available requires alot of research and questions. It helps to have a back up plan thats cheaper too.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus has turned into a second home for myself as well as alot of other students. Whether studying or just relaxing and watching a movie with some friends, we all have a great time.

    Am learning a lot

    There is no way to beat the class sizes here at Baldwin Wallace. The small size allows me to learn alot and have all my questions answered immediately.

  • 02/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - Hard workers - Students who could be hard workers but are looking for that motivations or inspiration - Open-minded students - Students who like to have fun - Students looking to become leaders - Musicians - Writers - Scientists - Psychologists, especially those looking at Neuroscience - Biologists and Chemists - Artists - People who like music they think no one else likes - People who like intelligent thought - People whose happiness doesn't rely on whether or not the football team wins most or any of their games. XD

    Tips for prospective students

    To get the best value out of your time here, I'd highly recommend joining the Honors Program, if you qualify. It may change in the future, but right now there's a lot of funding that goes into it, and students in the Honors Program get perks like getting to choose their classes before everyone else (which is a very big deal), and being reimbursed up to $35 for any culturally related activities, such as seeing a play or visiting a museum. They also fund trips for honors students to go places. Last semester, they went white water rafting and visited Fallingwater in PA, then went to see the Niagara Falls, and in a few weeks they'll be visiting Boston. All paid for (except personal expenses like food and such). And while being competitive and having fairly high standards (you must maintain a 3.5 average), those standards aren't too unreasonable, and so getting into the program is very attainable. Plus, the people tend to be really cool. You have your really studious people (who are still pretty cool), and you also have really chill, laid-back people who will turn out to be fun to hang out with, and not as nerdy as you'd expected. At least, not nerdier than you are. :) Unless you happen to be particularly good at math (to the point where you don't actually need to be taught), are willing to reteach yourself everything the teacher tried to teach you, and/or want to be a math major, I'd suggest taking your required math courses elsewhere. Get involved. If there's anyone in college who is particularly unhappy with their experience, they tend to be people who didn't bother getting involved in any activities or organizations. Seriously. There will be many organizations trying to get you to go to their events, and somewhere in there, there's at least a handful that you'll enjoy. I wouldn't have known most of the people I'm friends with if I hadn't been in the organizations I joined. It'll do wonders, trust me. Check out Greek life. Especially if you're a guy (I don't know much about Sorority recruitment). There's really no reason not to, unless you're already biased against it. Fraternity recruitment consists of two weeks of free food and playing video games. The guys will try to talk to you, and if you keep an open mind, you'll find a bunch of them that you find to be pretty cool, even if you're still not convinced to join. Still, there's no pressure, and if you leave those two weeks with a stomach full of (I repeat, FREE) food, it was still time well spent. You'll probably see many of those guys again though, as the people who join Greek life are often the same people who aspire to be leaders, and end up as the president of one (or a few) of several other organizations on campus, and at the very least are a member of a few more. Study abroad. If you have the chance to go to another country, I don't care where, go. It'll change your life.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not the cheapest out there, but for the personal atmosphere and quality education, I think it does pretty well. The school is also pretty good about giving out scholarships to incoming students, so it's very unlikely you'll have to pay the full tuition price in your time here. Your meal plan is handled through your Jacket Express card, which usually carries about $2000, which you load it with at the beginning of the year from your tuition. You can use that on food, vending machines, the bookstore, or wherever. The nice thing is that if you don't use all of the money by the end of the semester, you get the rest back or it goes towards your next semester's tuition, which the school likes to advertise since you don't get that at a lot of other schools. I got $600 back last semester, but it all depends on how much you spend throughout the year. Furthermore, admission to the football games is free, as is access to the Recreational Facilities and many other activities on campus. You also get three sessions with a personal trainer per semester, and there are things such as free kick boxing classes and water aerobics that you can take. The food is overpriced in my opinion, and not the best quality, but I feel like that describes that food at most colleges. Again, you don't have a set meal plan where you pay x money in your tuition for y meals each week, so you can spend as little or as much as you want for food.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus has a nice comfortable feel to it. It's not the most lively, and not very sluggish either. It's relatively small compared to many out there, and nestled in a relatively small town, but it has a nice homey feel to it. There are many types of people here, and many activities and organizations to get involved in. It's not too hard to find your niche, in my opinion, especially if you get involved with activities on campus, which is very easy to do. The campus is full of musicians and artists, as well as business and sports management majors, and of course scientists and philosophers. There are also several fraternities and sororities on campus, and Greek life constitutes about 20% of the student body, if I'm not mistaken, which is nice because if you want to go Greek, it's there for you and very much active, and if you don't then no one's going to push it on you. Furthermore, the Greeks here aren't your stereotypical frat bros (plus hazing is strictly forbidden), but oftentimes fill most of the leadership positions on campus. There are many upstanding Greeks who have leadership positions as RAs around campus, as well as leading other organizations for the whole student populace. If you don't want to go Greek, there are still clubs like the Art Club and Psychology Club where you can find people who share common interests. All in all, there will always be people out there that you can connect with, if you look for them. Also, the Metroparks run nearby, so if you want to go for a jog, bike ride, or just a nice walk, they're there, and run for miles and miles, making it easy to stay active outdoors. Speaking of staying active, the Recreation Center is pretty nice, and if you want to stay in shape, you'll definitely have all the resources and equipment for it. One con about the school though is that, since it's a fairly small school in a fairly small town, there's not much to do on the weekends if you don't have a car. I'd say most of the students here live nearby or elsewhere in Ohio, and many of them like to go home or elsewhere over the weekends, leaving the campus largely deserted. Once in a while there is an event held over the weekend, but most of the time, if you happen to be friends with a lot of Ohio natives, you may find yourself alone for the weekend with nothing to do. The nearby food places and businesses don't do a spectacular job of catering to college students in the area, so most of them won't be open very late on a Saturday night (not that there are a ton of them to begin with), unless you want some overpriced pizza. There are parties once in a while so if you're part of that crowd then you might have more to do, but otherwise, the weekends can be quite slow.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a neuroscience & psychology double-major and the reputation of the neuroscience program here is the reason I came in the first place. The classes are challenging and you have the opportunity to learn a lot if you apply yourself. You can really tell when a teacher knows their stuff, as well as when a teacher is very passionate about what they do. A lot of professors in the science department are doing their own research, so they need students to help in the labs. The experience you can get from working with a professor on their research is very valuable, both while you're a student and in the future. The head of our neuroscience department is also very highly regarded, and works very closely with students. You don't always get that at many other schools, especially the bigger ones, where they may still have really great researchers teaching and mentoring, but who mainly focus on grad students. I know freshman who have come in already working in the neuroscience labs their first semester. Our music conservatory is very highly regarded, and while I'm not in it myself, I know many, many people in the conservatory and they all seem to be highly skilled indeed, from my perspective. They feel that the program pushes them and drives them to do their best, and they always seem to be enjoying themselves. I also know some education majors, and from what I've seen, the program is quite rigorous. If you want to be a teacher, they'll definitely make you work for it, but many of the education majors and minors I know also get to have a lot of field experience in schools throughout the area. On the other hand, the math program is quite horrible. I'm not too far up in the program since it isn't much required for my major, but in my experience and that of people I know, the Precalculus and Calculus courses at least are not very well-taught. Some teachers just need to retire. You probably know what I mean. I've heard it said that some consider that math program to just be different in the way that it requires students to take learning into their own hands, but if you're an Art major taking Precalc to fulfill your Math requirement for the Core, you're not exactly going to have the time or the motivation to take your learning into your own hands, especially if you're not particularly math-inclined, and if you're spending tens of thousands of dollars for a teacher to actually teach you and not just expect you to teach yourself.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BW is great for everyone. There is such a melting pot of students here. I can assure that anyone will feel comfortable at BW.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY for scholarships! Since BW is costly I highly suggested applying for everything you get your hands on. And make sure to come to an overnight visit. That is what sold me in my decision making last year.

    Bang for the buck

    I love BW but I wish I could love the price a little more. While it is costly, I do believe it was worth it for me. I could've gone to a cheaper public school but I don't believe I would have done as well in classes with so many people in them.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here at Baldwin-Wallace. There is always something to do. As well as so many activities that you can join...if and if they aren't right for you...create your own!

    Am learning a lot

    So far all of the teachers that I have had are wonderful! You are treated like a person here, not a number...which is one main reason i accepted to BW. Overall there are great teachers here who really care about your learning experience

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who: is social; loves to learn and be challenged; likes the small town feel while still having easy access to the city (Cleveland is only fifteen minutes away from Berea); is interested in a liberal arts education; wants to get the full bang for their buck; enjoys sports or clubs or even both; is looking for a great place to start their adult lives and work towards their desired career - even if he or she doesn't know what career that is yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Call or e-mail the school for information on your intended major; everyone there is more than happy to take the time to talk with you personally. Also, make sure to plan your visit during an active time of year, so you can see the campus in action. The wonderful admissions officers have numerous events planned throughout the year, so call (they are more than happy to talk) and see what campus events might be planned. Most importantly: Apply early!!! The earlier you apply, the more money B-W can give you! If you are applying for musical theatre: First: From my own personal experience, B-W had the best audition process - the faculty and students were all very kind and eager to give advice; they provided a free lunch; the showcased their seniors; the actual audition was very organized and time-effective - not to mention the dance portion of the audition was very fun for all levels of dancers. Second: opt to audition in November. This is their only early notice audition and I found out on December 5th that I was admitted. For the other auditions you typically have to wait til March to find out if you made the cut. Finally: realize that they only accept about 15 students a year into the MT program with over 500 applicants auditioning, so it is very competitive. Please know not to take it personally if you do not get accepted.

    Bang for the buck

    At face value, B-W seems pretty darn steep. The classrooms and dorms are very comfortable, but not luxurious as you might expect from a $36,000 a year ($37,000 for conservatory students) college. The reason I give its bang for the buck a five-star rating is because of their generosity. Being a private school B-W is able to award a LOT more money than a state school. My accumulative GPA for high school was a 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale), yet I got a $7,500 4-year renewable scholarship; not only that, but they gave me $10,500 in 4-year renewable grants. That totals out to a whooping $18,000 renewable each year!

    Will enjoy being here

    Admittedly, when I first visited the campus during the summer, I didn't like it. Sure, it was nice to look at, but it felt pretty dead. The second time I visited I fell in love. My second visit was during the school year, and the students and faculty gave such a spark to the college, that I knew I HAD to attend.

    Will learn a lot

    B-W's conservatory is ranked in the top of the nation, and especially in Musical Theatre - my intended major. Their MT program is rigorous, but still holds enough bend to personalize the experience for each individual student.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 6 people found this inaccurate. 6 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ones that like to be ignored or to be just another number after the dollar sign

    Tips for prospective students

    get ready to wait, and wait, and wait. I asked for info on them and didn't get it until 2 months later. the only thing you get on time (or in a resonable amount of time) is the come jion us for a BBQ whereas schools like JBu are very prompt and when you call, BW does NOT know you by name. it's name? and state? oh, here you are Crystal, OK..... THEN you can talk. with other colleges (like JBU) it's Crystal!! how are you? How is life in PA? they don;t know you at this college. I found this very frustrating. the reason behind going to a small college is that intimacy that i feel BW lacks.

    Bang for the buck

    actually, you get a pretty good education for all the more it is worth.

    Will enjoy being here

    not sure.

    Will learn a lot

    I am sure that like every college, this school has it's ups and downs. However, not all the reviews i have read of it are positive ( a good number aren't). They do have a very good educational program with a lot of other positive reviews. Just be careful when relying only on student reviews.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types! We are very diverse here and embrace it! If there's one place where everyone fits in, it's B-W!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! You never know how you fell about the campus until you do. Talk with current students! Find your tour guide on Facebook, Twitter, Cappex, and other sites. They are more than willing to talk and share their advice with you. Keep an open mind! Just because you heard it gets cold in the winter in Ohio doesn't mean some cute boots and jacket won't keep you from class.

    Bang for the buck

    B-W offers every student some sort of financial aid. The sticker price fronts a large amount but after financial aid and scholarships are applied, the price is just the same as other state schools or even less. For out-of-state students, the B-W Grant is a higher amount so that the out-pf-state price is nearly the same as in in state student. Academically, the professors are professionals in their fields, not just teachers. They actually know what they are talking about. It is amazing that all of them know so much and are so dedicated to teaching students the subject matter from the text and experiences.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so friendly. That is one of the things that drew me here. Officers, faculty and staff truly care about the students. Just the other day I saw a faculty member sit down at lunch with a student who was eating alone just to meet them and go out of their way to make their day. As for the students, everyone is here for a different reason and all of us embrace it! It is amazing how quickly the smiles spread throughout campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I actually look forward to going to class. The saying You learn something new everyday is definitely true for B-W. However I can say I am learning more than just one new thing each day. What you learn in each class is somehow applicable to your life, even in the smallest sense and I have no doubt this material will benefit me in life.

  • 11/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A smaller school but big enough to where there is a sense of personal privacy. Close to the city without being too close and plenty places within the town of Berea. Great for students who want to get involved and broaden their horizons, and an overall wonderful environment for those who may fear being labeled as different. Diversity is embraced, and you will be too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open and willing. Going to a great school is just a small part of the college experience. It is what you make it, and Baldwin-Wallace hands you the keys to a great time and a bright future.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive in general. While Baldwin-Wallace is no exception, I do find the you get what you pay for line to be a fitting tag line for the college.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the main reasons for picking the college was the community. Located in a small town setting it feels homey. The people are very welcoming and with the size it's just right to where someone can get to know many people, network efficiently, and find ways to have fun that fit their specific personalities. There are a variety of clubs/organizations and creating your own is an easy process.

    Am learning a lot

    As with many educational settings what one learns depends a lot on how open they are to it, how invested they are, the course content, and of course the professor. I've found that if the staff are very willing to answer questions, encourage discussion, and overall want students to succeed. The school offers everything I wanted in my education, it's just a matter of the student being willing to take it on.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel fairly safe on this campus. I kinda wish we had bars on our first floor dorm room as our open window faces the street right at hip level.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any music or theatre major and for students that would like the safety of a small town with the excitement of a big city nearby.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive but for the quality of the top ranked Musical Theatre program it is worth it. Look for scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    It's not a big town, Berea, but there is always something to do if you make friends. If you are not a performer I would get involved in an organization or two to keep busy.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but could be more healthful. I have to make careful choices to maintain a healthy weight.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay. Not large and most do not have air conditioning. I have enough space though and again, everyone is friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Musical Theatre major in the Conservatory of Music and the teachers are excellent! It almost feels like a large extended family and you can tell they want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved if you are not a concervatory student. Make friends and have fun!

    In three sentences

    I love it here. The campus is beautiful. Everyone is super friendly, especially in my major. It is also close to Cleveland for entertainment such the zoo, plays, dancing, professional sports etc.

  • 01/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    I've had a great experience thus far at B-W. The professors have been very open and I have had a truly enjoyable experience in all of the classes I have taken so far.

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody will find a place to fit in here. This school is very unique and unlike a university or a typical college town. You will find a home here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go out of your way to meet new people, because there are so many great people here!

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive even for a college, however, they do give out a lot of scholarships to deserving students and the professors are on your side to try to get you financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here! I can ask for nothing more from this school!

    Am learning a lot

    An amazing music education program, however some other academic areas lack.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Although it may be annoying at times, Campus Security is always circling the area and keeping everything in line. Also, because the campus is so close to the Berea Police Department it is not uncommon to see the Berea Police riding around campus. Aside from Campus Security, throughout campus there are Blue Light Stations which are stations equip with a phone and emergency button. When the button is pressed Campus Security will respond immediately to your location and take you where ever you need to go. I appreciate the immense amount of safety here at BW

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Greek life and I think that everyone should be apart of it. Not only is Greek life a great way to network, get internships, and job opportunities, but it is a way to get involved on campus and have the time of your life. Being in a sisterhood is the best thing that's ever happened to me and I know I'm not alone. I am proud to be Greek and I believe everyone should be able to feel that feeling.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though we are a small campus, you can find just about any club you could think of and if it doesn't exist Student Activities encourages students to create clubs as they desire. Our newest club: Lacrosse.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Musical Theater students; our conservatory program is one of the top ten in the nation. Great for athletes, although we are a D3 school out school takes a lot of pride in out sports. Baldwin-Wallace also has one of the top childhood educational program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year in April BW has an event called April Reign. In short the event involves physical activities such as Tug of war, boat races, human pyramid, and obstacle courses in which Greeks and non Greeks compete against each other. There is always a concert (this year we had Jeremih) and a cookout.

    What to do for fun

    I'm currently a member of Greek life so there are always fun things to do. Aside from sorority and fraternity gatherings it's fun to go downtown with a few friends and spend the day.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food in our dinning hall is pretty good. I mean it's college you're not going to have 5 star chefs come in and cook for you. College is definitely not a place to a picky eater.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is probably the best part about college. The people on your floor become your best friends. It's comforting to know that when you come in from class there will always be someone there to share a laugh a with.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of course depends on your major, but no matter what class you are taking you are constantly being challenged to push your thinking to the next level.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to prospective students would be for them to get as involved on campus as they possibly can. Involvement looks good on a resume, allows you to get to know people campus easily, and highly enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin-Wallace College is great place to be. The institution is warm and welcoming; it feels like every student and faculty member are apart of your family. Aside from the humble atmosphere, BW offers many community service, internship, and job opportunities to help its student be the best they can be.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 58

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Berea, OH is a small residential town, and BW is right in the middle of it. So, I, or anyone I know, has never felt unsafe walking around at any time of day (we have a nursing home in the middle of Berea, for crying out loud!). It is very safe, and all of the students trust each other to not steal something if it is in a cubby at the rec center while you're working out or if you leave it on the table to go bus your dishes. There is also a campus blue light system, where you can call for an escort to walk you somewhere if you do feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Having been a part of it after my first semester, I loved it and encourage it. My first semester when I was not involved, you hardly knew it was there beyond the t-shirts with Greek letters or signs advertising events. But after I got involved, there was lots to do and discovered a whole new population. Another thing I love about BW Greek life is that it is so different from the traditional Greek life you see; no hazing, crazy parties, alcohol, etc. Yes, students drink, but there is no crazy beer pong, drinking games, or anything like that, so you don't have to get involved (having said that, all of the fraternities still know how to have a good time!). It is a wonderful experience, and I encourage you to try it, but if you're not into it, you're not bombarded with Greeks and you'll never have to know about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs to get involved in, and there could even be too much. We have a club for just about anything, so be sure to look for them. However, events that are (rarely) put on by clubs are hardly attended by other students.

    Great for these types of students

    BW is great for the average small-town student. The school has lots of types of students, such as athletes, political people, artsy people, what have you. There is no hustle and bustle, just the average routine, so if you're low-key, laid-back, go-with-the-flow or routine type of person, then this school is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BW is known to have a couple of haunted places...one of these being Lang Hall, a residence hall that has a smaller dining hall in it (one of the only two, with the other being the Union). It is said that it used to be an all girls dormitory, but after Emma Lang died (the owner of the building), they let boys live there as well, so Emma angrily haunts the dorm. There is also a myth that the Conservatory dorm is haunted, since it used to be an old Civil War hospital (or mental institution, or part of the Underground Railroad, or something...no one really knows).

    Bang for the buck

    Since BW is a private school, it offers larger scholarships to accompany its higher tuition. Don't let the higher number scare you; it includes everything you need. The thing that I have not found anywhere else is the Jacket Express Card. Part of your tuition goes on that card (about $2000), and it acts as a debit card. You can use it in the bookstore, the dining hall (no use-it-or-lose-it meal plans!!), a couple pizza places in the surrounding town, and for laundry. So, essentially, your tuition includes those extra expenses that you don't think about, like laundry and books. Also, any money you don't use gets back to you in a check; no questions asked.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are not very popular at BW, since we are a D-3 school. However, since we live in a smaller town, the campus puts on a lot of events for the students, ice cream socials or, on every Thursday, an MNM event (Midnight Madness) that includes a fun event, like Deal or No Deal, a carnival, etc. However, a lot of the events are kind of the same old thing, so students resort to partying on the weekends (But if you're not into that kind of thing, it's easy to stay out of it!!)

    Food and Dining

    A lot of people complained about the food on campus. Then again, like anything else, you get tired of it after a while. The dining hall has good food, but not a lot of options. It's all the same: pasta, pasta, cheeseburger, and the one different thing they offer for the day, like another type of pasta, another type of sandwich, or something else. As mentioned earlier, it has a bit of a high school feel since Mondays are devoted to stir fry, Tuesdays mac n cheese, etc.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are nice, with mostly doubles, a kitchen, communal bathroom, etc. They are pretty standard and the usual small size. One thing, however, that I enjoyed about BW's housing was the specialty housing. There is the sophomore-living experience, where you are helped with internships and preparation for possible careers, STEM housing, where only science majors live, and another dorm where you must take a class in that building to live there. It's nice to have those different options.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, just like at (mostly) any college, it is as hard as you make it. Yes, there are classes that are simple and hardly require thought, but as you pass the introductory level classes and get into 300 or 400 level classes, they can be very difficult. Don't let the beginning classes deceive you! It WILL get tough!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just like any college, if you put yourself out there, you will reap the benefits that BW can offer. However, if you don't, it can feel a little bit like high school; it's small, so you can fall into a routine of going to classes and only seeing the same people. Yes, there are opportunities to have fun and try something different, but not as many as there would be at a larger school.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace University is a great school if you're looking for something small. Regardless of its population of about 3,000 students, there is something for everyone and every side of you here.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Determined, curious, independent, intelligent, eccentric, bookworms, musicians, and teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit campus. That will help you make your final decision. Stay overnight, sit in on a class, and talk to professors and students in person, on Facebook, or through email. Get to know the school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit pricey, and I still have some money to cover even after the financial aid. But I believe in the end it will be well worth the debt I accrue over at least four years.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is gorgeous, they have a decent amount of activities to get involved in, the programs seem well-developed. I think I'm going ot love it there.

    Will learn a lot

    I was able to meet and with several professors and current students, and they all seemed knowledgeable and experienced in whatever field they were in.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Gotta give it a year and you will learn to love it

    Bang for the buck

    Kinda expensive

    Did enjoy being here

    Loved the campus it was a slight walk to some classes but very pretty and small, small enough to get to know just about every one but big enough to meet new people

    Did learn a lot

    Learned a great amount the profs where always willing to help out and stay after class, if anything needed to be repeated to me.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for Art students, Education students and students interested in business.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, the school is expensive because it is a private college but they will help you find money. With the money Baldwin-Wallace gave me to attend, the actual cost per year was less than another open enrollment school I was attending, though it still is quite a bit of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have attended three different colleges and out of all of them I like Baldwin-Wallace the best. I practically came to them sobbing because another school I was at was so horrible. It has a great environment to learn and live in and everyone I have met here has been so nice. The teachers really care about helping you and the class sizes are small.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that as a current early education student that I am getting a lot more experience than I would at other schools. The education teachers here make sure you get a lot of field experience but I feel that the field experience should start sooner for students to make an accurate decision about the career field.

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    B-W is a good choice for students looking at smaller schools with a home-like feel. If you want a professor who actually knows your name, this may be the right place. Music, theatre, and education majors are especially encouraged to apply due to B-W's renowned programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask. There are so many people who will be happy to assist you. Be sure to take advantage of all the college has to offer. After all, you are paying a lot for tuition. Try to save money on your Jacket Express card. If you don't spend all of it on books, food, laundry, etc., you will get money back at the end of the semester. That could be helpful for the following semester's tuition.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private liberal arts school, B-W isn't quite cheap. They do give a decent amount of grants and scholarships. However, it's usually a good idea to look for outside scholarships. You will be getting a great education, but tuition rises each year.

    Am enjoying being here

    This college has a lot to offer for all students. I lived on campus my first year and now commute, so I've experienced two different situations. No matter if you live on campus or at home, there is always something going on. There are plenty of clubs and activities to be involved in. You just need to decide what interests you, and seek it out. The campus atmosphere is great, and people are friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    Baldwin-Wallace really excels in offering quality education. The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful, and the small class sizes allow for more individualized instruction. Most courses I've taken are challenging yet doable. The professors will definitely keep you working, but it's worth it in the end with all you learn.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who have comfort in themselves and always look at the positive side not the bad side. Who always never say never. Shot for what the want to be in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up on their selves and others. Always keep their head held high and never let it go down. Don't never say you can't do it cause you can if you just believe in yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    To be successful in my field of study and to create a great bond not just with my fellow teachers, but with my peers and myself.

    Will enjoy being here

    I want to succeed in being a registered nurse. I want to communicate with my teachers and I want to face the challenges up ahead, and the courses I have to take in order to achieve my goal in life.

    Will learn a lot

    I am a very successful person. I never give up on myself and others. I would never fall, but always get right back up. I try my best and strive for the best.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the weekends are always boring, but there's always a party or two going on just outside the campus.

    Food and Dining

    again, like any other college the food is bad. however, dominos and other local stores accept your meal card so that you don't have to eat in the cafeteria every day. and, every tuesday, the school brings in a gourmet chef that make awesome food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are bad, much like any other college. most of the ra's are really cool and everyone is really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    starting off, a lot of the classes seem simple, but quickly increase in difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're looking for a small, private liberal arts school in a suburban area, this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    a great small school in berea, ohio. has an awesome neuroscience department and conservatory.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there isn't too much to do on campus, but strongsville and cleveland are both only about 10 to 15 minutes away, which both have a variety of fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    there could be a larger selection of different foods, but it is all right for a smaller college campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are tough, and you are expected to carry your fair share of work and studying, but as long as you attend class, the teachers will help you out a lot, and teach very well.

    In three sentences

    baldwin-wallace is an excellent college with great courses, the teachers are good. the classes are small and allow for better learning, in my view. overall a great place to go to college, especially if big universities aren't your thing.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Business, since I believe this this school specializes in Business and Liberal Arts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I can think of.

    What to do for fun

    Off campus and within walking distance, there is not much. There is a game shop near the town square, a bar (if you are old enough), and the fair grounds, which holds several events throughout the year.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to live in a dormitory, choose one near most of your classes or in between all of your classes. Also, make friends with the people on your floor/in your dorm.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin-Wallace College is a nice school with a good atmosphere. There is a multitude of clubs, including religious and ethnic clubs. The professors are friendly and are more than willing to help students.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are always there, plus with it being a small town, not much happens

    Greek Life

    It's not what you think. It's not Animal House. If you think you'll like Greek life you'll probably be disappointed, and if you think you won't like it, you'll probably join...

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of unique clubs, like Harry Potter club

    Great for these types of students

    People that want to go to college for fun and learning, but not a bunch of binge drinking...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    April Rein, get a tour and ask about it, it's kinda like the olympics

    Bang for the buck

    It seems expensive, but it's a great school.

    What to do for fun

    I find there is always something to keep me occupied

    Food and Dining

    People complain more about the food than they really should...plus there is a giant eagle close and quite a few places that take you school card (Jacket express) for payment

    Dorm Life

    Easy to make friends, and the rooms aren't too bad

    Academic Rigor

    Just hard enough to learn from, but not so hard you want to drop out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't freak out about the price...

    In three sentences

    A small school with a lot to offer. They care about the student teacher relationships

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a very safe school. It has a security team, and you can also call for an escort if you feel unsafe walking.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of stores close by that I like. I also attended a lot of free dinners and free ice cream events. There is also a theater which often has free music acts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are tons of activities and clubs you can be a part of. Also meet as many people as you can.

    In three sentences

    There is a lot of help here ranging from faculty, to tutors to study groups. This school wants you to succeed! It's a great place to learn!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel the campus is very safe. There are phones around campus you may call and be picked up if you do not feel safe to walk back to your dorm. There are also security driving, as far as I know, twenty-four hours a day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new Boesel Musical Arts Center is a beautiful building which is attached to older buildings with great history.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are in the conservatory, the price is well worth the faculty and atmosphere that is created. I can not speak for the rest of the institution.

    What to do for fun

    GO TO CLEVELAND. It is only about a twenty minute drive and there are many things to do there. Also, the South Park Mall is only two exits south on 71. Best thing to do is explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Buzzy's Deli is a sub place and is always a good option.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a very old dorm with all music students and I love the atmosphere. The only problem is that the dorm makes noise because of old heating.

    Academic Rigor

    I was never an A student in high school but I have become very close. The schedules are hard so time management is key to success. They push you to be the best but you must want to be the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of home work. The faculty is there to help you, so ask them for help when you need it. Make friends that are like you and learn from them.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace has a caring faculty that wants you to succeed. Baldwin Wallace, also called BW, has a beautiful and safe campus which also is in a great location near Cleveland. The classes for a music student are very challenging but will push you to become the best musician you can be.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy the teachers and being known, but the price is a little high.

    What to do for fun

    There are bars close by as well as the metro parks for walking, running and biking and it's pretty close to Cleveland which has a lot of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok and the prices are a little too much. Pretty average tasting food and not very healthy.

    Dorm Life

    It's kind of expensive and you have to deal with many rules that sometimes do not make sense. It can also be a distracting place to study.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not the most intense, but it is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up money now and get good grades. Maybe even take some college courses at a community college and then transfer in.

    In three sentences

    It's a smaller college so not only is it easy to meet fellow students, but the teachers know you there as well as the staff. It's very personal and makes a student feel welcome.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being that BW is in a small suburb in Cleveland, Ohio, the surrounding city is very safe. As a young lady, even I feel completely safe walking from north campus to south campus after dark. It is best to walk with someone, but the campus is so small that it is safe. There are call stations to call for on-campus security to provide a walking escort to anywhere on campus, and they can even be called to walk you from building to building. Overall, a very safe, comfortable campus.

    Greek Life

    Though there are only 5 men's and 5 women's chapters, Greek life is great at BW! We do not haze. Chapters will be kicked off if they haze. It is illegal, and it is immoral. There is the opportunity for leadership within each Greek organization. There are opportunities to do service work and Philanthropy. Sisterhood and brotherhood is unmatched in quality. And we have tons of fun at formal dances, mixers, and other great social events!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 student-run clubs and organizations on campus. These range from College Republicans, to gay/straight alliance group, Allies. From Campus Crusade for Christ to an open forum, inter-religious discussion group. There are so many opportunities for one to be involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Progressive students feel very at home here, but very conservative students also find their niche. Intellectuals seeking challenges seem to be the forefront of the academic realm, while there are others who also excel. Greek life here, though limited in number of nationally recognized chapters, is very safe, but enjoyable nonetheless.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In April, there is a competition between teams, primarily Greek chapters, Independents, and sports' teams, but all are welcome to participate. It is called April Reign. The main event is Tug (or tug-of-war). There are events such as an obstacle course, human pyramid building, boat, and aforementioned tug. This is one of the highlights of spring semester.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that BW offers so many opportunities that it outweighs the high tuition. At least BW doesn't cost as much as Wooster ;)

    What to do for fun

    There are free concerts almost every weekend at the conservatory. There are events put on by Campus Entertainment Productions (CEP) about 3 times per semester, which include everything from a Singing Bee to movie nights. And all of these activities are free for students. We have D3 sports, but football games are fun, nevertheless.

    Food and Dining

    There are three places on campus to get a meal: two cafeterias and one general store. The food is mediocre at best, but your debit account works at two pizza places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are mostly not air conditioned, but since BW is in Ohio, it doesn't get too hot during the times that school is in session. I was placed on a primarily Greek floor in a dorm; it was the chapter that I later in the year joined. Don't stress about living on a Greek floor, even if you plan to remain independent. There is no pressure to join a sorority or fraternity, and it really isn't any hindrance to concentration, i.e., louder than any other floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of academics really depends on one's major. My majors are Religion and Public Relations. I have found that both majors are relatively easy, and professors are willing to work alongside students to be sure they succeed. Other than majors' classes, the core classes are a little difficult. LAS-200 is very difficult, especially the Honors sections.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved immediately. Don't wait until your second semester (or even later)! You will find that you make so many more friends and find so many more opportunities if you just put yourself out there in a good way at the beginning of the year. Also, look into Greek life. It is not at all what you see on T.V. or even read about in tragic news stories. We do not haze. We do not force consumption of large amounts of alcohol, and don't encourage it, either. Sisters and brothers look out for each other, and it is a bond like no other.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace University is a great place to find yourself. With so many classes offered as well as clubs and organizations, there are many ways to discover who you are. There is always something going on during the year, and with downtown Berea just a few minutes' walk away, always something to eat!

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the US

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot! Make sure you look at each of them. Find the ones that interest you and even the ones that don't. Look at everything before you rule something out.

    Bang for the buck

    While it is not the most expensive private school, it is expensive school but well worth it after seeing all it has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    Cleveland is just a few minutes North on I-71. There is always something happening on campus such as sports, concert, plays or hanging with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion, the food is better here than all of the other campuses I visited. The desserts are really good.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on in the dorm. In my dorm, I have access to the computer lab.

    Academic Rigor

    The conservatory is ranked as one of the best in the country. Being undecided, I have access to everything they have to offer from a math major to a music major to pre-medical fields to business. The class sizes have a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. Being a small college, the teachers go out of their way to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit more than once. Go to a campus event. If you are interested in sports, go to a game. If you are interested in music, contact the director and go to the conservatory.

    In three sentences

    This campus feels like home; the students and faculty are very warm and accepting and did not treat me like I was different. Being a minority student, there are more extra curricular opportunities for me at Baldwin Wallace that I wouldn't have at the other colleges I looked at. As a student athlete here, I can still participate multiple activities such as: music, student radio and fraternities including the minority fraternities at Cleveland State.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. The town of Berea, OH is in the top ten safest cities in the country.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are to many clubs and activities to count.

    What to do for fun

    For fun students go to Midnight Madness every Thursday night. Students also go to school sponsored dances. They also join a club, association, or a fraternity/sorority.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion the food is pretty good for college cafeteria food. The food is a little bit over priced.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms aren't too big, but it can workout if you collaborate with your roommate. I suggest bringing a floor rug or carpet to lay down if you're staying in Constitution East. I also suggest you bring a good fan or an air conditioner for your dorm room if you're not living in a building that has air conditioning.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work isn't that hard as long as you use all the resources that are provided to you. The student body is very helpful, so if you need help on something just ask someone and they should be able to help you or direct you to someone else who can.

    In three sentences

    It hard to put words to how great Baldwin-Wallace College is. I would rate it 85 out of 100. It is my perfect fit school.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bw is kind of in the middle of nowhere but if you really look and are willing to drive a little bit, you can always find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely not the best part of BW. The options are fairly limited and the schedule is generally repeated on a weekly basis. You can live on it, but I wouldn't say it's all that good.

    Dorm Life

    As a sophomore, I have lived in two of the nicest dorms on campus and I have really enjoyed it. Not all dorms are quite as nice but I haven't heard any major complaints. All of the dorms are easily accessible and the room draw process means that if you are unhappy in one place, you can easily move for the next year.

    Academic Rigor

    As a music student, this was one of the few schools that actually took academics into account in the acceptance process. I really appreciated this and I still know that academics are valued here. The class sizes are small and the professors know you by name. The school pays for tutoring so if you are in need of a tutor, it's free and if you are capable of tutoring you can get paid.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think of the atmosphere you want in college! Bw is a very small school and if you're into big football games and giant parties, it may not be the place for you. Visit, visit, visit! This is the best way to know if a school is right for you!

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace is a great school,with small classes, individual attention and the most genuinely nice people around. The conservatory provides an enriching atmosphere while still providing the level of excellence that it needs to maintain it's high reputation. I truly am proud to represent BW and while it might not be the place for everyone, I would most definitely suggest a visit.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security is all around campus. There are small posts all around campus that have a button to push that will signal a blue light if you ever need security.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is an awesome way to make new friends and memories that last a lifetime. The fraternities and sororities like to have fun, but they also love to give back to the community as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations to join here. The clubs and organizations have things planned all the time and it is a great way to meet people.

    Great for these types of students

    Baldwin Wallace is great for students who want a smaller school. The campus is not too large and everyone here is extremely friendly. The atmosphere here is just awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    Baldwin Wallace is worth the money. It is a great school that has many choices for majors that will make you ready to go out into the real world and find a great career.

    What to do for fun

    There are football games every weekend and the mall is 5 minutes away. There are restaurants and things in downtown Berea and clubs and organizations have things around campus too.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places around campus to eat. There is the student union where the cafeteria is, Buzzy's, the Cyber Cafe, and many other places around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is part of THE college experience. The dorms here are a decent size and you become friends with the other people on your floor. Living in a dorm is a chance to begin to learn how to live on your own and if you have the opportunity to do it, do it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors push you to be your best you. They are very helpful with homework, tests, and projects if you go to talk to them. Befriend your professors in college because it really helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baldwin Wallace has much to offer from clubs, majors, organizations. There is something here for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin-Wallace is an excellent school. It has a friendly atmosphere, wonderful and helpful professors, and many choices to pick for a major. It is a smaller college, so students who want a smaller college, this is a great place for them.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am a night student and I feel safe on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I hear the food stinks in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    There is always a project, presentation, or lengthy paper involved with every class and critical thinking is at the top of the list. Think outside the box!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute for deadlines. That includes your classes as well as financial aid and scholarship application deadlines.

    In three sentences

    I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Baldwin Wallace University. I am more than pleased with the level of education that I am receiving and am so glad that I chose to attend this school. I would recommend this institution to anyone who was looking for a decent, well-adjusted education.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In a small city and it's own small community I have never felt unsafe walking around any time, even late at night. There are also Emergency boxes around campus so if something were to happen there is a close button to push for a quick response.

    Greek Life

    I am not personally invovled in Greek Life but I have many friends who are and most of them love the experience and are glad they got involved in it.

    Great for these types of students

    Looking for one on one relationships with professors, many things to get involved in, small community where you can know a lot of people.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the initial price tag may seem high the financial aid is great and if you're looking for a small community where you can grow great relationships there's a good chance it'll be a good fit for you.

    What to do for fun

    If you get involved on campus there is always something going on and should be more than enough to keep you busy and having fun.

    Food and Dining

    From a picky eater, I have to rate the dining halls pretty high. There is usually a decent variety of options so if you don't know what you're in the mood for you can decide when you get there. Another nice feature is the pizza places that will not only deliver to your residence hall, but will also let you pay with your meal card. If you're in the middle of studying or just hanging out with friends and don't feel like heading out to the dining halls you can always order in. The only complaint I have heard is that there are not many vegetarian or vegan options readily available.

    Dorm Life

    The spaces are comfortable and there is always some sort of activity or program you can get involved in with others in your residence hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Your academic load is completely under your own control, what you put into the classes is what you'll get out. If you want to do well and are willing to work hard there are more than enough resources to ensure that you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved with different things! Some of my best experiences since I've been at school have come when I said 'yes' to trying something new and different.

    In three sentences

    A small community where I can be close to a large variety of people. A school where I am free and able to explore many interests. A personalized education where I am able to have a great relationship with professors.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Multiple places to call Campus Security and many services provided including walking escorts if you feel the need to use one.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very involved on campus and has an entire residence hall with a lot of students involved in Greek Life, and allowing others to join in on activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that you will not be able to do all of them at once. We also have a Harry Potter Appreciation Club, and have a Yule Ball!!! There are always a lot of things to do, be it going to a concert, a dance, or just hanging out with friends!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small school with a liberal arts education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During April Reign, Greek Life groups have rowing competitions and other events for everyone to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school, but it is really expensive!!! However if you work with Financial Aid they can help you a lot!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Cleveland is 20 minutes away with many awesome things to visit, including the AMAZING Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, and more! Within walking distance, Coe Lake, one of the Cleveland MetroParks, Kidforce (comic book shop), Rosander's (Ice Cream and candy shop), plus many other food and shopping options! The Conservatory always has shows and programs every week also!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options, including chef's (ex. sushi) and multiple stations, Buzzy's (sub shop/grocery store), and off-campus pizza from Domino's. The Cyber Cafe and LB's are great coffee shop options as well! We use a 'Jacket Express' account and if you have money left at the end of the semester, you can use leftover funds to pay for tuition next semester!

    Dorm Life

    Some residence halls are great, but others are a little warm. Make sure to bring a fan (or 2). All residence halls also have awesome programs, such as Santa coming for pictures and contests throughout the year!

    Academic Rigor

    As a Music Ed major, I have a lot of classes to take and things to do, but most professors will help if you ask for it. Definitely will make you work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard. All professors expect your best and are willing to talk about what you need to in order to help. Don't be afraid to ask, otherwise you may run into trouble though.

    In three sentences

    4.5/5 stars! Awesome community, small school, but great education!

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The town of Berea is pretty small-if you have a car, go into Cleveland!

    Food and Dining

    I'm vegan, so I have to cook a lot of my own food.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a single in Kohler Hall and it is perfect!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you stay caught up with your homework, you shouldn't have a hard time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up during finals week, and study!

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace has a lovely campus! It is currently in construction, but it should be done very soon. The Conservatory of Music is beautiful.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a strong part of this college.

    Great for these types of students

    Love community feel division III sports, desire study abroad opportunities, friendly students and faculty, and a fairly small campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kohler Hall was a psych ward for the insane, and it is now a dorm.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining facilities, and both have a good variety of food. However it can get pricey, especially if you love to eat. You pay for what you choose.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorm buildings are old, and there are a couple under construction this year. Not all buildings are equal, but there are many options to request.

    Academic Rigor

    They keep you busy if your degree requires it, but you can get away with not too much work. But do your work, and you won't have any problems

    In three sentences

    This University is a very friendly place set on a beautiful campus. It's surrounded by local businesses in downtown Berea, and shopping centers are just a walk away. The community is wonderful to be a part of and you'll be very happy when you attend here.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A couple years ago we had a man with no relation to anyone at BW on campus consistently appearing outside dorm room windows and was even IN the dorm once. After many complaints not much was done to add security to the area or promote awareness to other students--everything was learned from word-of-mouth and rumors. A group of students stood up to the administration and got a petition signed insisting that these issues need to be taken seriously and that there should be a campus-wide alert system informing students when situations like these arise. Students wanted to feel safe and be knowledgable about what happened on their campus. Since then there has been a definite improvement. No one has been kept out of the dark and I certainly feel safer knowing the administration is taking these things seriously.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers some great programs (Midnight Madness, Night Out on The Town) that do some pretty great things for cheap (Kalahari, Indians games, Dave N' Busters, etc.) and some organizations will do events as a fundraiser for their group or for charity--there's always something going on at BW. And if that's not really your thing Berea has a couple nice spots uptown and the City of Cleveland is a 20 min. drive away--you have to try to be bored around here.

    Food and Dining

    Both the Lang and Union dining halls have great day-to-day specials (stir fry, pasta, Naan personal pizza, gourmet sandwiches, even sushi some weeks!) but sometimes their everyday choices can come up short. Buzzy's is a great place for something different and every now and then they'll have a guest chef come in which is always fun. It's not bad, but can get stagnant sometimes, but there are plenty of places close by to go out if you need a change.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can depend a lot on the people you live with and your RA. Some RAs are great and really connect with everyone on the floor, while others are just nice to have there in case of emergencies--and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I've never met an RA that is difficult to work with or get along with. Roommates can be tricky, especially your first year when you don't get to pick. Remember you're both under stress and sharing a space can be difficult, so cut each other some slack, and ALWAYS communicate. As for amenities: it's a dorm. Don't expect porcelain showers and water with flecks of gold in it and dorm rooms with thick, fuzzy carpet and a huge closet. None of the dorms I've been in have been gross or tiny or unbearable, but you are sharing spaces with A LOT of people--some spaces that you'd consider to be private are NOT anymore. I shared a room with my sister all my life and wasn't any less comfortable because I was in a dorm room and not my bedroom at home. Some can be a nice size, others are smaller, but they're never uncomfortable. I never had a bad experience living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are intended for non-majors that give a great overview and basic understanding of the subject while still a little deeper to keep it interesting. And then there are higher level courses that can get very specific and in depth, and almost every department will have Seminars every semester that focus on a specific topic within your area of interest. Some courses can be very difficult while others feel like middle school all over again, and that can depend on the level and department. But if you pay attention and keep up with your work you'll learn a lot without killing yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to faculty before deciding to go, make sure they're someone you want to be spending the next four years learning from--what they teach you and what you experience with them will ultimately affect your career. Also talk with other students in the department you're interested in. They can give you their honest opinion on how they've grown from being at BW. But make sure you talk to MULTIPLE students--not everyone will have the same experience and you don't want to be convinced by that one guy who just so happens to think everything is wonderful all the time.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace has great faculty and staff who want to see you succeed. Sometimes it can get clique-y and other groups or departments are clearly favored by the administration over others. But if you stay involved with many different groups on campus you can avoid becoming secluded from your fellow students.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Such an amazing campus! The staff is wonderful and really connected with me on a personal level!

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I loved the campus and the students were so friendly!

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Due to the location of the school, we do not have a high rate of crime, so Security hasn't had the chance to mess up, haha.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks on campus are absolutely wonderful. The Zetas and Phi Mus are the sweetest girls around, and the other sororities are just swell. And the fraternities are full of fun guys, and the Phi Taus are gorgeous (it needed to be said). We do not have the stereotypical frats, or frat parties where everyone gets sloshed and does stupid things, and causes a bad reputation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our clubs and activities are very fun. We have everything that you could imagine. Allies (the Gay-Straight Alliance), Theatre Arts and Performance, Sign Language choirs, Humans vs. Zombies, and everything else! The only thing we don't have is a Quidditch Team (hint hint).

    Great for these types of students

    If you have every felt like you are alone, you are more than welcome at BW. We have the kindest campus on Earth. We accept anyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic standing, and any other category you could think of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would say that the most unusual tradition we have is either HvZ, or MNM. HvZ is Humans vs. Zombies, and it's a biannual game that students like to play on campus. It's essentially a week long game of tag where there are two sides, Humans and Zombies, and you attack each other with Nerf guns on the way to class. It's a lot of fun! And MNM is Midnight Madness, a weekly party that was created in order to help students avoid other parties where there will be drinking and other illicit behaviour. It's pretty fun, depending on who they get to DJ it.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think that BW is worth the money, at least for my department. We have one of the best theatre departments in the country, and this is proven to me every day. I adore it.

    What to do for fun

    I hang out and mess around with friends in order to have fun, but I realize that not everyone is as easy to entertain as I am. Luckily, the campus is located 15 minutes from Cleveland, and you have the whole city at your disposal. Check out the clubs, or theatres, and you're bound to find a good time!

    Food and Dining

    The food at BW is definitely above average. The meals can get a little repetitive, seeing as how we have the same meal rotation every week, but the quality is wonderful in comparison to the meals at other schools I was looking at. We have three dining halls on campus, and each of them serve something a little different, so you'll find where you like to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms are above average, although not perfect. Most of the dorms are absolutely beautiful, although some lack air conditioning. The only dorm on campus that is not wonderful is the Amelia Harding House, and that's because it is located four blocks west of the nearest building on campus, and can be very inconvenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very fun and challenging. I am a theatre major, so I spend most of my time in the theatre and in theatre related classes, and it is the best time I have ever had. I have never had so much fun learning than I do at Baldwin-Wallace.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to come to our campus with a very open mind. We have a huge amount of diversity, and you'll find it very hard to expand your circle of friends if you aren't willing to expand your mind as well.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely adore this school. Nowhere in my entire life have I ever felt more at home than I do at Baldwin-Wallace University. It is the absolute perfect school.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security has been able to help me with the many times I've left my car lights on and had my battery die. They have been available every time I've called and came in a timely fashion when I needed them.

    Greek Life

    not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm a computer science major and I'm the secretary of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). We do alot of different things including hosting LAN Parties, get experience with new technologies, and host a programming contest for high school students around Ohio.

    Great for these types of students

    The kid force collectible comic book shop is good for any geeky student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's fun to go to kid force collectibles on front street to look at comics and games. The comic book shop is pretty much on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience at BW has definitely been worth the money, however it has become more difficult for me to afford it especially with the tuition increase.

    What to do for fun

    Go to maya! Go to ACM LAN parties!

    Food and Dining

    The food was good, however I have certain allergies that make it more difficult to find food around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted this year

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I've had, for the most part, have been great and have worked hard at getting the students involved in the curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    -find ways to be involved that interests you -take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves because they will when you get more involved

    In three sentences

    My experience at Baldwin-Wallace so far has been extremely constructive and I've found many ways to be involved in the community. I've been able to relate to alot of other students in the community with the same discipline. I feel that I've become more of a well rounded person with increased critical thinking skills.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus was very safe. Most of the sidewalks were lit for students walking back from classes late at night and Campus Security was often seen driving around. Baldwin Wallace was a fantastic university. The only reason I chose not to stay was because it was too far from home.

    Greek Life

    I did not participate in Greek Life, but a lot of my friends did and they loved it! They had fun going through recruitment and waiting eagerly to find out who their �Big� was.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baldwin Wallace had many clubs and students had the opportunity to create their own clubs. However, some of the clubs I signed up for never began and others were difficult to get into.

    Great for these types of students

    BW is great for students who want a small environment where you get to know all your super nice classmates and fantastic teachers. It is also for the student who wants to be able to have individual time with their professors and have professors who actually care to get to know them because of the small class sizes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Holiday Gala is a party that happens every other year before winter break. It gives students a chance to calm down before finals and participate in fun activities. At the Gala there are carriage rides, present wrapping for Santa Stocking for less privileged kids, card-making for soldiers, ornament decorating, and dancing.

    Bang for the buck

    As part of the Honors Program, I was placed into a group of three students with a sophomore intern. We then were able to take �excursions� into Cleveland and write about our experiences. The Honors Program paid for the trips into Cleveland, allowing the students experiences they may not have had otherwise. The school also did well with never charging students unnecessary fees.

    What to do for fun

    The college was right next to parks which were great for walking, running, and hanging out with friends. Events were also held there, such as a breast cancer fundraising 5K that I had the opportunity to participate in. Students also had the ability to take buses to Cleveland to go to the zoo, aquarium, Little Italy, or see the Symphony. The Cleveland Symphony Orchestra had great deals for students and my friends and I were able to buy tickets for five to ten dollars when we went.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan was excellent. Instead of only getting an allowance of �seven meals a week� or �fourteen meals a week,� students had more freedom to use their money as they wished. At the beginning of every semester, students would get $2000 put on their card that they could use in the bookstore or at the dining halls. When a student paid for a meal, it would subtract the appropriate amount. For example: if a student just wanted to buy an apple that would be the only thing charged rather than the entire meal. Furthermore, if money was left over on the card, the student was reimbursed.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were great! As part of the Honors Program, I was placed in a dorm that used to be a house. As a result, everyone in the dorm grew to know each other really well. The RA always had events planned and was super nice to. Better yet, during my time on campus, the other dorms were undergoing renovations and improvements for the fall of 2013 and none of my friends ever complained about their dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Baldiwn Wallace were enlightening. All the professors cared about what they taught and were always there for the students. Like all classes, some classes were more difficult than others, but all the teachers just wanted to help their students and be there for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest thing is to be yourself, have faith, and don't be afraid to enter college undecided! You don't have to have your entire life planned out when you are just a teenager fresh out of high school.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace was an excellent school. During the first week, my friends and would walk around campus and say to each other, �I can�t believe how nice everyone is here!� Not once did we meet a student or teacher who didn�t say hi or offer to help us; be it finding a class, classwork, or adjusting to college life.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are multiple safety stations on campus to call the safety and security officers. Also the safety and security office is right by the dormitories to keep the students safe.

    Bang for the buck

    The students receive a well rounded education. The liberal arts curriculum allows the students to take classes in the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history, education, business, foreign language, musical arts, and the language arts. The educational opportunities are endless as well as enjoyable.

    What to do for fun

    The campus always has after school activities for the students. There are volleyball nets, tennis courts, and basketball courts for the students to play in. Also the theatre puts on Broadway quality productions that are free for the students. The campus has two cafe's that the students can get desserts and coffee. Berea's Coe Lake is just up the street so you can hike the trail or go fishing in the lake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check the ratings of a professor and the class before you take it. Stay friendly and positive. Do not lose focus on your goals.

    In three sentences

    The campus is safe and well kept. Also the staff is friendly and helpful. While the classes are challenging, they provide a well rounded education for all of the students.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Calling Safety & Security guarantees help within a very short amount of time, and they are very helpful.

    Greek Life

    With five fraternities and five sororities on campus, any prospective student has the pick of the type of organization they would like to be involved in. Also, with a zero-tolerance policy for hazing, any student that fears this part of recruitment can rest easily.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available at BW; Greek Life is a very good resource, as well as clubs within all the different academic departments. The Conservatory of Music has many opportunities available with concerts, musicals, plays and such as well. There are also many community service opportunities available at BW.

    Great for these types of students

    Baldwin Wallace is a very liberal arts based college, so students interested in theatre, dance, and fine arts have a wonderfully well-known Conservatory to apply to. Baldwin Wallace also has the #1 undergraduate Neuroscience program in the US, and all the sciences are very focused upon.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    April Reign is a very big part of the spring semester every year. Students can create a team to compete in four events: Tug, Boat, Obstacle, and Pyramid. There is also a concert on the second day of April Reign each year, and this encourages friendly competition and bonding between students, along with an atmosphere of fun shortly before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a newly initiated policy at BW which states that if a student does not finish their degree in four years, the college will pay for whatever amount of education left that is necessary for the student to finish their degree. Graduate in Four Years: Guaranteed.

    What to do for fun

    On the North Quad on nice days there are always students playing beach volleyball in the sand pit, students playing a pickup game of soccer or football, and students studying and lounging on the quad.

    Food and Dining

    At the Union Dining Hall, there are various stations where the dining staff prepare the food as you are getting it; therefore the food is ALWAYS fresh. Every Wednesday there are sushi chefs that make sushi with fresh ingredients; this is my personal favorite day of the week because the sushi is always delicious.

    Dorm Life

    For freshman dorms, they are still very nice. The rooms are bigger than expected, and some dorms have air conditioning, though not all. The RA's are very nice and understanding, and unless you act out you will not get in trouble. There are many opportunities to get to know the people in your dorm, which is the best opportunity to make friends your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors push you to do your best, but they are always available to help you when you need it. The professors are very understanding and will always go back in class to discuss a topic if you are confused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baldwin Wallace is the perfect university for students looking for an academic program that will challenge them, but has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. For a private university of its caliber, it is a very reasonable price.

    In three sentences

    Despite the fact that it is a lesser-known university, Baldwin Wallace is full of helpful staff, friendly students, and wonderful resources. Around the beautiful campus you'll find high-achieving Greek Life, athletics, community service opportunities, and many people to help you along your way as you transition into college life. Baldwin Wallace is also a well-priced private university, which allows students to focus more on academics than the struggles of financial aid.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of places in Berea you can go during the day. There are a few movie theatres, a couple restaurants, a really nice mall just a couple miles away. Also, Cleveland is just a 20 minute drive away. There are plenty of fun places on campus as well such as Midnight Madness and some activities that take place inside the dorm buildings.

    Food and Dining

    BW is not the best place for its food. However, it has its moments where there is something good to eat. There is also the Cyber Cafe, which has some good coffee and smoothie drinks. There is a Giant Eagle and a few other food places in walking distance in case you get sick of the food in the Union, though.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in what is considered one of the nicest dorms on campus. However, not all of the dorms live up to the same standards, especially the ones given to freshmen. Many of them are not of the best quality, but they are still in good enough shape to live in comfortably.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student in the Conservatory, I am given a large amount of expectations which include many credit hours and work outside of the classroom. Outside of the Con, however, I was still expected to give a good amount of effort in the classroom and was given a fair amount of work. All the work is managable, though. The professors are also understanding, which helped with my academic performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every opportunity you can. You may not have a chance to take up some awesome experiences. Be sure to work hard. Do not expect everything to be easy. It will be some work, but if you just put a some time in whatever you do, you will get great results.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace is a great institution with wonderful, caring faculty. For the most part, the campus is full of friendly people. Also, the campus is nice and small - perfect for people who do not want to live in a big city.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on, and they provide emails on a regular basis to outline what events are coming up.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, although priced a little high. To be honest though, most food is getting to be priced a little high.

    Dorm Life

    I really can't rate this aspect of BW, although I do know that their dorms are nice and quite close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of hard work is involved and the classes all present their challenges. However, the teachers are supportive and fair, and there are always methods available on campus (and off) to help further your understanding should you be struggling in a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is expensive, so always keep an open mind about where to find money in order to pay for it. The experience and reputation of the school is well worth it!

    In three sentences

    The faculty at this school are friendly, out going people who are truly driven to see their students succeed. The campus is beautiful and kept clean. There is 'free' access to the recreational facility to fall students who are currently enrolled in classes.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. Campus Safety and Security is always out and about, there are many call boxes if you do happen to feel unsafe and need a ride back to your dorm, and very little happens that would make one feel unsafe.

    What to do for fun

    Well, right now Humans Vs. Zombies is happening on campus. You can also be part of the marching band, Greek Life, any number of religious groups, and many other clubs like the Harry Potter Appreciation club. You can go explore the Coe lake area, visit the Metro parks, go to the library, go to any of the many events that are going on, see a play, watch a band concert, and many other fun things.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus. The Union is the main dining area located on South campus and has a lot more options, and also contains Buzzys subs. If you live on North campus though, like me, you'll probably find it easier to go to Lang. Although it's small, Lang does have a lot of really great food and really nice staff. Wherever you decide to eat, you won't be disappointed.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually better than I expected it to be. My dorm is generally lively, but not too distracting. My neighbors are all pretty nice, and my RAs are both really cool. The rooms themselves aren't too bad. It's rather homey and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    There have been a few moments when I've questioned my ability to handle the coursework, but in general, classes are challenging but never impossible. The professors are always more than willing to help, and the work they give is often interesting. It's definitely a step up from high school work, but nothing that any college student shouldn't be able to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    BW is small, and not much of a party school, so if that's what you're looking for, BW probably isn't for you. That's not to say nothing fun happens here- on the contrary there are many events and groups to get involved in. If you're looking for small classes, caring and engaging professors, or just a beautiful campus in general, BW is most definitely what you're looking for. I can't say I've had a bad experience here yet. Residence life is also very engaging. The RAs always have events going on and are super nice and helpful. BW is just a great community to become a part of.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin-Wallace is a small, beautiful campus set in the cozy town of Berea. I have yet to meet a student I don't like, and all of the professors are equally warm and kind. The classes are small and entertaining and I can guarantee any student will feel completely at home here.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is never any danger around our area. We are really located in a safe environment.

    What to do for fun

    Just make a lot of friends that are fun and outgoing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free tutoring sessions and contact your professors whenever you need help; that is what they are there for, to assist you. Have a room full of food because you will get tired of eating from our cafeteria.

    In three sentences

    BW is a challenging college yet there are many available options to help you with your studies including free tutoring, a free writing lab, helpful professors and advisers, etc. The campus life however is very boring, there is never anything fun to do around here. The food is very repetitive and there should be different options available and better tasting foods; also the food is more expensive than it should be.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I walk alone at night and never really worry about anything. Security is always driving around campus.

    Greek Life

    Pretty present Greek life on campus. They do a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs and activities held here.

    Great for these types of students

    People who have cars to get away from this boring campus. Also great if you're a music major or an athlete.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is surrounded by houses.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is pretty expensive, yet the experience is not worth the money at all.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible. Absolutely terrible.

    Dorm Life

    You meet some interesting people. Some of the dorms are pretty crappy. Some are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are wonderful. You will get a great education here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seriously, if you are just passively considering this school, DON'T COME HERE. Unless you're 100% certain this is the school for you, it will be a mistake if you attend this school.

    In three sentences

    This campus is very boring. This school is expensive. The college student experience barely exists here.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels incredibly safe. There are blue emergency boxes all around campus, there are little to no reports of any violent crime in Berea, and campus safety provides escorts for anyone in need.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is perfect for students who are creative, who need the room to be able to change their mind, love to explore and love research opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    The price may be a little steep but for a private college it is worth the money. The education is incomparable. As a person who has taken previous college classes from another college, the level of expectation they hold for you at Baldwin Wallace is very high.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Berea has many shops that are within walking distance of campus. There are restaurants, unique stores, and fast food that will often accept the Jacket Express card as a form of paymentin lieu of a cash payment. That is in addition to the hundreds of campus games, activities, cafes, and events. Zombies versus humans, Midnight Madness, Harry Potter Club, CAB $2 all you can eat pizza on Thursday are just to name a few things on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food tastes very delicious and there are always unique dishes to try such as gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Although I commute to Baldwin Wallace, there is a commuter lounge. It is a bit small but even for commuters there many activities and commodities available.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult but there are many options for help. The learning center has scheduled tutoring and drop in tutoring. Teachers are almost always willing to.make appointments for help as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to apply for as many scholarships as possible and for the first semester freshman year to not take too challenging of course work. Try to find a nice ballance between activities, friends, school work, and family.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace offers a personal approach that shows they care. The classes can be challanging but the teachers often have an open door policy nd are willing to help you reach your goals.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. It is in Berea Ohio....

    Greek Life

    BIG part of campus life. There are 5 fraternities and 5 sororities and most events and activities are either run or sponsored by their members.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a partier, BW is not for you.

    Food and Dining

    I am a commuter so I cant write that much about this either.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I cant speak for how great the dorms are. It really depends on where you live. Constitution and Heritage are the inferior dorms. Carmel is the one most prefer.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in a lot of harder classes because of my major, but it isn't too hard. It will require a lot of work and effort but it isn't unbearable.

    In three sentences

    Small community with great professors and lots of opportunities. There are a lot of commuters. There are lots of ways to get involved!

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Food and dining in the Berea area is not bad. There are a lot of places to go on Bagley and Front street.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea. I probably will never stay in a dorm. But I know they have remodeled and the new ones are classy.

    Academic Rigor

    It's academic challenges are just right. Not too easy, but at the same time not insurmountable.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy the look, feel, and layout of the campus. I think it's gonna be a great place to be even though I won't live there. It's music program is phenomenal!

  • 03/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The education at this school is high quality, so naturally the price is quite high. However, this school is really good about giving financial aid out.

    What to do for fun

    Since Cleveland is so close, it seems like you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    I had some pizza when I visited and it was fantastic. And the choices all smelled and looked sooo good. It was a hard decision to pick what I wanted to eat. This is a college where the freshman 15 would be real easy to get.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seemed to be really nice, even the freshman dorms weren't too shabby which most college have crappy freshman dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I can tell, the school seems to have some real involved professors that push you to be your best academically. Because this isn't just high school anymore, this is your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend visiting campus if you are thinking about this school. Visiting campus can give you a feel for the school that the internet cannot.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace is such a home-y school. I absolutely fell in love with the campus and the people as soon as I set foot here. Everyone is super helpful and really nice.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is in a quiet suburban area and is completely safe. Safety and security are always on call and respond whenever needed. However, you can walk across campus in the middle of the night by yourself and feel completely safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are not many clubs to choose from, and the clubs don't do many fun things anyway.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are not all about partying. Also great school for research opportunities!

    Food and Dining

    Lang hall has the best food, though the union has more choices. The only problem is not too many healthy choices besides a salad bar. Most food tastes good but is fried and greasy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty quiet, which is very nice. They are relatively clean with super nice staff members who clean it really thoroughly every day. There are many interactive activities and easy ways to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    BW is pretty intense if you did not attend a rigorous high school. Many students come in with a 4.0 from high school and end up failing their first semester because they underestimate the amount of work necessary to succeed.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BW is one of the safest campus communities. From anywhere on campus, you can call campus security at any time of the day or night and they will send someone to walk you to wherever you're going.

    Greek Life

    Approximately 1/3 of the students here are involved in Greek life, so it's highly recommended early on that people just go through recruitment, even if they don't think they will like it-- it's surprising how many people say they would never rush, but end up finding their home with whatever fraternity/sorority they choose.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities to keep you busy for whatever you're interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy people, musical people, and anyone interested in medicine or health fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    April Reign is the Greek Fest of campus, where for a whole weekend all the fraternities and sororities on campus have a sort of field day and everyone in the school goes out and cheers them on. It's a great way to meet people and enjoy the college experience on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Most colleges are extremely over-priced, but I would like to see the $36,000 that most people pay go toward something other than one-ply toilet paper. Some of the older dorms do not have air conditioning. But other than that, the education you receive at BW will be unmatched anywhere else. The courses may be hard, but your teachers will work with you in a way that professors at large universities simply can't.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around down-town Berea, which is beautiful in the summer. Wallace lake is nice, but Coe lake is the best place to spend a sunny day studying or just hanging out on the docks with friends. There are usually activities going on at the union and there are always clubs and meetings to go to on campus. Churches around campus have free dinners for students every Sunday. There is a Chipotle, Panera, Jimmy Johns, Zoup, and Penn Station about a mile or two down Bagley Rd. as well as the local hang-out restaurant/bar called Maya (order the nachos, the cheese sauce is unreal). Greek life consumes about 1/3 of the student population, so they always have activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes I find bugs in my food-- usually a hit or miss at the Union. Buzzy's is always good, and Lang has fewer options but their food tastes better than anywhere else on campus.

    Dorm Life

    RA's are usually very laid back, people are typically quiet in the halls, and the newer dorms are beautiful. I recommend suite-style!

    Academic Rigor

    Most courses are extremely demanding and hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    DON'T SPEND YOUR JACKET MONEY IN THE BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER! Conserve it so you can eat in the last couple weeks, especially during finals. Stay on the ball with your classes-- don't get behind early, or you will have a hard time catching up by the end. Talk to your teachers frequently; the closer your relationships with them are, the better your grades will be, and the more in-touch you will feel with the school. They will also be more inclined to bump you if you need the extra few percentage points, and will help you out if you need any clarification on a subject.

    In three sentences

    Very artsy and a great place for kids to express their views in an open and accepting environment. A small campus where you always see a familiar face. Mostly everyone is extremely friendly, and you never have to go far for a helping hand with anything.

  • 05/07/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have lots of clubs on campus, Greek life, and midnight madness every Thursday!

    Food and Dining

    The Union dining hall has a lot of great choices and the cyber caf�© is awesome!!

    Dorm Life

    Freshman have awesome looking suite style rooms! Plus the R.A's seem really friendly and kind!

    Academic Rigor

    The opportunity to have tutors for any class for free is going to be extremely helpful. Plus the four year guarantee is an amazing idea!

    In three sentences

    A great and very comfortable atmosphere. A top education. Plenty of great friends to make and activities to do!

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had a problem with safety. The city of Berea is quiet besides traffic on the main road with few problems. They have a great campus security team that is truly watching out for everyones safety at all times, and if you don't feel safe, they are a call away and will help.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of greek life and I love it. We do a lot of fun events especially for our philanthropy. Greek life has really helped me expand my involvement greatly on campus by getting more involved with projects and events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally a club for everything. It is not very hard to get involved and you will meet so many people by just joining.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is kind of expensive, but I feel that the end result will really help build my future.

    What to do for fun

    Just get involved! Join a club, a sport, greek life, or just go to one of the many events. Reaching out makes the campus so much more fun and you get to meet a lot of people. There are also two malls not too far away that are large so grab a friend and car and venture out. There is a lot to discover in the area if nothing is going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food options available each day, but once you get toward the end of the year, you notice that there are certain routines of food that get really old. They have lots of health options though with fruit and vegetables and the salad bar. Overall, the food was good for college food.

    Dorm Life

    My first year, I lived in the first year area, and the most important thing I did was leave my door open when I was in my room. I met most of the people on my floor because they would come in and introduce themselves. The dorms without air conditioners can get pretty hot, but overall, it was bearable. I liked the community of dorm life, which made it worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes on just about anything regarding most majors. Depending on the teacher, the classes can range in difficulty so it is good to ask other students what they think of the teacher. Participation during class is key since they are smaller classes more teachers expect everyone to become engaged in conversation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved as soon as you can is a must. You will be able to meet people faster and integrate into life on campus easier.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace has a very friendly campus with plenty of advisors who are willing to help with the journey through college. Overall, I have enjoyed my first year there, and I am going to definitely finish my four years there. It is a great small college and very easy to manage since the class sizes are small and engage everyone.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I would like to see more options

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The gym is good and there is sand volleyball and different other games. There are a lot of fun activities as long as you know the right person.

    Food and Dining

    Lang dinning hall needs some major work, I would advice to eat at the Union Dinning hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are old except for Carmel, Saylor And 22 Beech residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is good especially if you are into theathre and music.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have Baldwin Wallace as an option and other colleges are asking for more money go to Baldwin Wallace University, the tuition is a little better.

    In three sentences

    Baldwin Wallace University is a good school because of its staff, they are all amazing, they make you feel like your home. The campus is quite small and you see the same faces quite a lot. Only problem is its Financial Aid and Diversity.