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Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate95%

Mary Baldwin University Admissions

Mary Baldwin University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 95% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,397 students applied to Mary Baldwin University and 1,323 were admitted.

Reach out to Mary Baldwin University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Mary Baldwin University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Mary Baldwin University's admissions stats.

Mary Baldwin University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 70%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 38%
Waitlist No

Mary Baldwin University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Mary Baldwin University.

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

Applying Early to Mary Baldwin University?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Mary Baldwin University Admissions

Is Mary Baldwin University Hard To Get Into?

Mary Baldwin University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Mary Baldwin University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Mary Baldwin University accepted 95% of students, about 1,323 from the 1,397 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Mary Baldwin University, 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 Mary Baldwin University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Mary Baldwin University

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

What Does Mary Baldwin 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 in the admissions process. 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at Mary Baldwin University

Wondering what factors are considered by Mary Baldwin University 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
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Mary Baldwin University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Mary Baldwin University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Mary Baldwin University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 77% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

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 Mary Baldwin 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

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

In 2021, 70% of Mary Baldwin University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 38% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mary Baldwin University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mary Baldwin University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Mary Baldwin University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mary Baldwin University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mary Baldwin University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

More Information on Transferring to Mary Baldwin University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Mary Baldwin University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mary Baldwin University?

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

Does Mary Baldwin University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit

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

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

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

✅ Mary Baldwin University is not test optional.

What is Mary Baldwin University's acceptance rate?

✅ Mary Baldwin University has an acceptance rate of 95%.

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

❌ Mary Baldwin University does not offer early decision.

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Mary Baldwin University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Mary Baldwin University? Mary Baldwin University is a somewhat selective institution. The Mary Baldwin University acceptance rate is 95%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


Mary Baldwin University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 620

Mary Baldwin University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mary Baldwin University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. 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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