Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 92-acre campus is located in Berea, 14 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Campus architecture includes ivy-covered sandstone buildings as well as colonial-style structures.

Website: www.bw.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,204
Undergraduate
Students
(54.7%) 1,752 Women
(45.3%) 1,452 Men
608
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 3,576 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
578 average
630-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590 average
530-645 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,528
Tuition and Fees
$32,586
Room and Board
$9,554
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$28,852
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,426
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
223
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Berea Population
18,980
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjacket
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 1 2
Social Studies 2 3
History 1  
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
275 Eastland Road
City, State, Zip
Berea, OH 44017-2088
Phone
(440) 826-2222
Fax
(440) 826-3830
E-mail
admission@bw.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Minimum 3.0 cum GPA and recently graded paper in lieu of ACT or SAT scores for Test Optional applicants recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 3,576 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 1,956 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,620 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
741 (27%) of 2,791 admitted students enrolled
Women
397 (26%) of 1,538 admitted students enrolled
Men
344 (27%) of 1,253 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.52
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
578 average
630-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
8%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590 average
530-645 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
2%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,528
Tuition and Fees
$32,586
Room and Board
$9,554
Books and Supplies
$1,728
Other Expenses
$3,660
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline August 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 4
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003014
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
652 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
577 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
577 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
187 (32.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$28,852
Need-Based Gift
Received by 577 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,838
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 508 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,744
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 187 (32.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
103 (15.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,894

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,586 (87.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,345 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,345 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
867 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$26,990
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,345 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,876
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,087 (89.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,872
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 867 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
540 (18.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,504

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,426
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
36.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2,663
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
211
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
1,474
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,330
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • National Security Policy Studies
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, social work, accounting, computer information systems, computer science, or human resources/business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
223
Part-Time Faculty
251
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
34%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 51% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
571,305
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts Management, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing Research
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Berea Population
18,980
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
153 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
61% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
39%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency text messaging

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Yellowjacket
School Colors
Brown and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dance marathon, mid-night madness (mnm), ohio collegiate music educators association (ocmea), sport management club, student ambassadors
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,204
Women
1,752 (54.7%)
Men
1,452 (45.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,979
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
9.3% Black/African-American
5.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.4% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.7% from 23 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
608

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Engineering 0.2%
Law 2.6%
Arts and Sciences 6.2%
Medicine 5.2%
Education 2.4%
Other 7.8%

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