Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin University

Student Population: 1,666
Undergraduate Population: 1,312
Student to Faculty Ratioa: 12
Total Annual Costc: $42,131
In-State Tuitionc: $30,331
Out-of-State Tuitionc: $30,331
Percent on Financial Aidd: 100%
Average Grant Aid Received (FT/First-Time): $17,761
Percent Admittede: 97%
SAT Composite Rangef: 860-1140
ACT Composite Rangef: 19-25

Mary Baldwin University is a small, liberal arts university located in Staunton, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley. Formerly known as Mary Baldwin College, the school rebranded as a university in August 2016 in recognition of its burgeoning graduate programs. Originally founded in 1842 as “Augusta Female Seminary,” Mary Baldwin University has long been a pioneer in educating women. A women-only residential college still remains for undergraduates, but men can enroll in graduate programs at MBU in addition to a coeducational three-year undergraduate program. In addition to its main campus in Staunton, Mary Baldwin University also has 16 satellite campuses throughout Virginia. The most popular areas of study for Mary Baldwin University students are the social sciences, psychology and history. One of the more unique traditions at the university is Apple Day, where classes are canceled, plenty of apple dishes are served at the Dining Hall and a carnival takes over campus.