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Colleges / Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

Baldwin Wallace Admissions

Reach out to Baldwin Wallace University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Baldwin Wallace Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Baldwin Wallace 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23.95%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
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 –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Baldwin Wallace?

Baldwin Wallace does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Baldwin Wallace University Admissions

Transferring to Baldwin Wallace University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Baldwin Wallace

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Baldwin Wallace?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating 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 areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Baldwin Wallace

Curious about the factors that are considered by Baldwin Wallace 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
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Baldwin Wallace Application Requirements

To apply to Baldwin Wallace, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Baldwin Wallace'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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Baldwin Wallace?

Students admitted to Baldwin Wallace have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Baldwin Wallace considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 45.75% submitted a class rank. At Baldwin Wallace 23.95% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 54.19% were in the top 25% and 83.53% 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 ––
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 Baldwin Wallace 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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Baldwin Wallace 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, 23% of Baldwin Wallace's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Baldwin Wallace?

To be competitive with other Baldwin Wallace applicants, you should strive to earn between 1050 and 1235 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Baldwin Wallace 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1235 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Baldwin Wallace students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Baldwin Wallace students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Baldwin Wallace?

To be most competitive at Baldwin Wallace, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Baldwin Wallace'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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Baldwin Wallace students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Baldwin Wallace University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Baldwin Wallace Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Baldwin Wallace?

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

Does Baldwin Wallace accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Baldwin Wallace accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Baldwin Wallace?

❌ No, Baldwin Wallace is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Baldwin Wallace's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Baldwin Wallace is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Baldwin Wallace?

❌ Baldwin Wallace 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 79%. This means that the institution accepts 79 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

1050 - 1235


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

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 3.7. 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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