Mary Baldwin University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Staunton, VA

$31,110

Avg tuition

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About Mary Baldwin University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Presbyterian Church (USA)  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Mary Baldwin University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Staunton, Virginia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,110, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 87%. The university offers 37 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 42%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $31,110.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

87% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

63% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

42% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 940-1120

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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2k

Students enrolled

58%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

55%

Black

19%

Unknown

13%

Hispanic

6%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

80%

Socio-economic diversity

58% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

39

Total Online Enrollment

1,226

Student Location Breakout

58% 42%

Percent of Programs Online

12% On-campus

88% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 97% online

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 80% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

58%

State Grant Aid

63%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

58%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,957
State Grant Aid $2,966
Institution Grant Aid $19,873
Pell Grant Aid $4,252

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.