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Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%

Baldwin Wallace Admissions

Baldwin Wallace University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 77% of applicants get into Baldwin Wallace University each year. Out of 4,229 applications received in 2023, 3,258 students were offered admission.

Consult with Baldwin Wallace University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Baldwin Wallace University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Baldwin Wallace University's admissions stats.

Baldwin Wallace University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1173
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 48%
Waitlist No

Baldwin Wallace University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Baldwin Wallace University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Baldwin Wallace University?

Baldwin Wallace University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Baldwin Wallace University Admissions

Is Baldwin Wallace University Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Baldwin Wallace. Baldwin Wallace evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Baldwin Wallace accepted 77% of all applicants, approximately 3,258 from the 4,229 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Baldwin Wallace, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Baldwin Wallace University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Baldwin Wallace University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Baldwin Wallace University

What does Baldwin Wallace University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Baldwin Wallace University for more information on admission factors.

Baldwin Wallace University Application Requirements

To apply to Baldwin Wallace University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Baldwin Wallace University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements BW is now fully test optional, regardless of a student's cumulative high school GPA. Test scores are typically required for assessing the preparation of homeschooled students for BW. Test scores do not have any bearing on a student's eligibility for merit scholarships at BW.
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Baldwin Wallace University?

Students admitted to Baldwin Wallace University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Baldwin Wallace University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 47.43% submitted a class rank. At Baldwin Wallace University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 88% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Baldwin Wallace University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 34.42%
3.75 and 3.99 18.85%
3.50 and 3.74 18.54%
3.25 and 3.49 14.33%
3.00 and 3.24 8.41%
2.50 and 2.9 5.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0.16%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Baldwin Wallace University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Baldwin Wallace University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Baldwin Wallace University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Baldwin Wallace University?

To be competitive with other Baldwin Wallace University applicants, you should strive to score between 1070 and 1288 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Baldwin Wallace University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1288 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Baldwin Wallace University student is 1173.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Baldwin Wallace University students scored 647.5 or higher and 75% of students scored 522.5 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Baldwin Wallace University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 522.5 or higher.

To be most competitive at Baldwin Wallace University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Baldwin Wallace University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Baldwin Wallace University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Baldwin Wallace University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Baldwin Wallace University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Baldwin Wallace University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Baldwin Wallace University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Baldwin Wallace University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Baldwin Wallace University.

Does Baldwin Wallace University accept transfer credits?

✅ Baldwin Wallace University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Baldwin Wallace University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Baldwin Wallace University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Baldwin Wallace University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Baldwin Wallace University?

❌ No, Baldwin Wallace University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Baldwin Wallace University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Baldwin Wallace University is 77%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Baldwin Wallace University?

❌ Baldwin Wallace University does not offer early decision.

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Baldwin Wallace Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Baldwin Wallace? Baldwin Wallace is a somewhat selective institution. The Baldwin Wallace acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Baldwin Wallace Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baldwin Wallace is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baldwin Wallace is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Baldwin Wallace SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1288


Math SAT Range

520 - 648


Reading SAT Range

523 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1288 and Above


1070 to 1288


1070 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Baldwin Wallace students is 1173. Applicants with SAT scores of 1288 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Baldwin Wallace, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1288 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Baldwin Wallace.

Baldwin Wallace GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Baldwin Wallace, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.75. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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