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Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%
Acceptance Rate95%

About Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University Overview

Mary Baldwin University is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Staunton, Virginia. Mary Baldwin University was founded in 1842 and currently enrolls around 1,654 students a year, which includes 1,137 undergrad students. Mary Baldwin University offers housing for up to 750 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 45% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Mary Baldwin University

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Mary Baldwin University does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Mary Baldwin University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Mary Baldwin University on the Student Life page.

2022 Mary Baldwin University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 95%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 70%
Tuition $30,690
Percent of Need Met 91%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,973

Is Mary Baldwin University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Mary Baldwin University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Mary Baldwin University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Mary Baldwin University. Around 95% of applicants get into Mary Baldwin University each year. Out of 1,397 applications received in 2022, 1,323 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Mary Baldwin University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 65% of students who start at Mary Baldwin University return the next year. Mary Baldwin Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 45 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Mary Baldwin University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Mary Baldwin University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Mary Baldwin University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Mary Baldwin University's endowment was $35.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Mary Baldwin University spends about $8,703 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Mary Baldwin University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Mary Baldwin University meets 91% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Mary Baldwin University full-time are awarded $30,973 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $37,097 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Mary Baldwin University.

Based on this information, is Mary Baldwin University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Mary Baldwin University a good school for you?

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Where is Mary Baldwin University?

Mary Baldwin University is located in the small town setting of Staunton, Virginia.

If you are interested in seeing Mary Baldwin University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81/64 to Staunton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Shenandoah Valley Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Mary Baldwin University and Staunton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

201 East Frederick Street Staunton, VA 24401-3610

Campus Setting: Small Town

Mary Baldwin University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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

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

Mary Baldwin University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mary Baldwin University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Mary Baldwin University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Mary Baldwin University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 620

Mary Baldwin University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Mary Baldwin University is like? There are approximately 1,654 students enrolled at Mary Baldwin University, including 1,137 undergraduate students and 517 graduate students. 63% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from VA and 23% percent of students are from other states.


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