Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate
3,926
Students Applied
87%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
137
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
12
84%
Submitting ACT
35%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1175
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
610
Reading
25th
520
75th
640
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
16
Top 25%
48
Top 50%
82

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-292-7759
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
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.
Courtney from Cleveland Heights, OH
Go out of your way to meet new people, because there are so many great people here!
Rina from Dublin, OH
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.
Shane from Brunswick, OH
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.
Colin from Upper Sandusky, OH
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...
The Scientist
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.
Katie from Munroe Falls, OH
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.
Jenna from Canton, OH
To be a successful student, utilize time management effectively to avoid missing any assignments and to provide yourself opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. There is a wonderful computer lab available 24 x 7 so if you are an out-of-state student, you do not have to pack extra weight with a computer and printer. Stay in contact with your advisor so you stay on track for graduation.
Basem Fort Washington, MD