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Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Baldwin Wallace University Requirements for Admission

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What are Baldwin Wallace University’s admission requirements? While there are a lot of pieces that go into a college application, you should focus on only a few critical things:

  • GPA requirements
  • Testing requirements, including SAT and ACT requirements
  • Application requirements

In this guide we’ll cover what you need to get into Baldwin Wallace University and build a strong application.

School location: Berea, OH

Admissions Rate: 74.2%

If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate. This tells you how competitive the school is and how serious their requirements are.

The acceptance rate at Baldwin Wallace University is 74.2%. For every 100 applicants, 74 are admitted.

This means the school is lightly selective. The school will have their expected requirements for GPA and SAT/ACT scores. If you meet their requirements, you’re almost certain to get an offer of admission. But if you don’t meet Baldwin Wallace University’s requirements, you’ll be one of the unlucky few people who gets rejected.
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Baldwin Wallace University GPA Requirements

Many schools specify a minimum GPA requirement, but this is often just the bare minimum to submit an application without immediately getting rejected.

The GPA requirement that really matters is the GPA you need for a real chance of getting in. For this, we look at the school’s average GPA for its current students.

Average GPA: 3.52

The average GPA at Baldwin Wallace University is 3.52.

(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.52, Baldwin Wallace University requires you to be around average in your high school class. You’ll need a mix of A’s and B’s, and very few C’s. If you have a lower GPA, you can compensate with harder courses like AP or IB classes. This will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.

If you’re currently a junior or senior, your GPA is hard to change in time for college applications. If your GPA is at or below the school average of 3.52, you’ll need a higher SAT or ACT score to compensate. This will help you compete effectively against other applicants who have higher GPAs than you.

SAT and ACT Requirements

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Each school has different requirements for standardized testing. Most schools require the SAT or ACT, and many also require SAT subject tests.

Baldwin Wallace University has indicated that the SAT or ACT is required for some applicants. This can mean a few things:

  • The SAT or ACT is optional, but recommended by the school to improve your application chances.
  • You might be able to get admitted with through your GPA or class ranking alone.
  • Only specific departments at the school require the SAT or ACT.

If you’re applying to this and other schools, it’s safest to take the SAT or ACT. This will maximize your chance of getting into the best school possible, especially since most other students will be submitting their scores.

Baldwin Wallace University SAT Requirements

Many schools say they have no SAT score cutoff, but the truth is that there is a hidden SAT requirement. This is based on the school’s average score.

Average SAT: 1139

The average SAT score composite at Baldwin Wallace University is a 1139 on the 1600 SAT scale.

This score makes Baldwin Wallace University Competitive for SAT test scores.

Baldwin Wallace University SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1030, and the 75th percentile New SAT score is 1250. In other words, a 1030 on the New SAT places you below average, while a 1250 will move you up to above average.

Here’s the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math560510610
Reading + Writing579520640
Composite113910301250

SAT Score Choice Policy

The Score Choice policy at your school is an important part of your testing strategy.

Baldwin Wallace University ACT Requirements

Just like for the SAT, Baldwin Wallace University likely doesn’t have a hard ACT cutoff, but if you score too low, your application will get tossed in the trash.

Average ACT: 24

The average ACT score at Baldwin Wallace University is 24. This score makes Baldwin Wallace University Moderately Competitive for ACT scores.

The 25th percentile ACT score is 21, and the 75th percentile ACT score is 27.

Even though Baldwin Wallace University likely says they have no minimum ACT requirement, if you apply with a 21 or below, you’ll have a harder time getting in, unless you have something else impressive in your application.

ACT Score Sending Policy

If you’re taking the ACT as opposed to the SAT, you have a huge advantage in how you send scores, and this dramatically affects your testing strategy.

Here it is: when you send ACT scores to colleges, you have absolute control over which tests you send. You could take 10 tests, and only send your highest one. This is unlike the SAT, where many schools require you to send all your tests ever taken.

This means that you have more chances than you think to improve your ACT score. To try to aim for the school’s ACT requirement of 21 and above, you should try to take the ACT as many times as you can. When you have the final score that you’re happy with, you can then send only that score to all your schools.

ACT Superscore Policy

By and large, most colleges do not superscore the ACT. (Superscore means that the school takes your best section scores from all the test dates you submit, and then combines them into the best possible composite score). Thus, most schools will just take your highest ACT score from a single sitting.

We weren’t able to find the school’s exact ACT policy, which most likely means that it does not Superscore. Regardless, you can choose your single best ACT score to send in to Baldwin Wallace University, so you should prep until you reach our recommended target ACT score of 21.

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SAT/ACT Writing Section Requirements

Both the SAT and ACT have an optional essay section.

Baldwin Wallace University considers the SAT Essay/ACT Writing section optional and may not include it as part of their admissions consideration. You don’t need to worry too much about Writing for this school, but other schools you’re applying to may require it.

SAT Subject Test Requirements

Schools vary in their SAT subject test requirements. Typically, selective schools tend to require them, while most schools in the country do not.

We did not find information that Baldwin Wallace University requires SAT subject tests, and so most likely it does not. At least 6 months before applying, you should still doublecheck just to make sure, so you have enough time to take the test.

Final Admissions Verdict

Because this school is lightly selective, you have a great shot at getting in, as long as you don’t fall well below average. Aim for a 1030 SAT or a 21 ACT or higher, and you’ll almost certainly get an offer of admission. As long as you meet the rest of the application requirements below, you’ll be a shoo-in.

But if you score below our recommended target score, you may be one of the very few unlucky people to get rejected.
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What are your chances of admission at Baldwin Wallace University?Chances of admission with these scores:73.24%

Here’s our custom admissions calculator. Plug in your numbers to see what your chances of getting in are. 

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Note: Your admission decision relies not only on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, but also on your coursework difficulty, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and personal statements. This tool provides only a simplistic estimate of your chances of admission. Instead of treating this tool as a crystal ball, we recommend you consider the big picture of what your chance means:

  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in

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Application Requirements

Every school requires an application with the bare essentials – high school transcript and GPA, application form, and other core information. Many schools, as explained above, also require SAT and ACT scores, as well as letters of recommendation, application essays, and interviews. We’ll cover the exact requirements of Baldwin Wallace University here.

Application Requirements Overview

  • Common ApplicationAccepted
  • Universal ApplicationNot accepted
  • Electronic ApplicationAvailable
  • Essay or Personal StatementRequired for all freshmen
  • Letters of Recommendation1
  • InterviewNot required
  • Application Fee$25: may be reduced if applying online. Check with Admissions Office
  • Fee Waiver Available?Available
  • Other NotesMinimum 3.0 cum GPA and recently graded paper in lieu of ACT or SAT scores for Test Optional applicants recommended for some freshmen

Testing Requirements

  • SAT or ACTRequired for some
  • SAT Essay or ACT WritingOptional
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • Scores Due in OfficeAugust 1

Coursework Requirements

  • SubjectRequired Years
  • English4
  • Math4
  • Science3
  • Foreign Language1
  • Social Studies2
  • History1
  • Electives

Deadlines and Early Admissions

  •  
    • Offered?DeadlineNotification
  • Regular Admission
    • YesRollingRolling
  • Early Action
    • No
  • Early Decision
    • No

Admissions Office Information

Other Schools For You

If you’re interested in Baldwin Wallace University, you’ll probably be interested in these schools as well. We’ve divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to Baldwin Wallace University.

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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than Baldwin Wallace University. If you improve your SAT score, you’ll be competitive for these schools.

School NameLocationSAT AvgACT Avg
University of California, DavisDavis, CA128028
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TX125028
Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PA123827
University of ArizonaTucson, AZ123525
Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJ123126
University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL118427
Colorado State UniversityFort Collins, CO118026
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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you’re competitive for Baldwin Wallace University, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School NameLocationSAT AvgACT Avg
Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, TX115525
California State University Long BeachLong Beach, CA114523
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA114523
Pace UniversityNew York, NY114025
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort Myers, FL113523
Washington State UniversityPullman, WA112523
University of Texas at San AntonioSan Antonio, TX112522
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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you’re currently competitive for Baldwin Wallace University, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If Baldwin Wallace University is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School NameLocationSAT AvgACT Avg
Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, VA109822
Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TX109523
Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA109024
University of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboro, NC108123
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA106924
University of Texas at El PasoEl Paso, TX104020
California State University NorthridgeNorthridge, CA103019

Baldwin Wallace University

275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017 | (440) 826-2900

#10 in Regional Universities Midwest

2020 QUICK STATS

Tuition and Fees$33,530 (2019-20)Room and Board$10,110 (2019-20)Total Enrollment3,741Application Deadlinerolling

Overview of Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is a private institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,136, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Baldwin Wallace University’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities Midwest, #10. Its tuition and fees are $33,530.

Baldwin Wallace University is a private school located in Berea, Ohio, about 15 miles southwest of Cleveland. Undergraduates at Baldwin Wallace University can choose from more than 50 academic programs to earn bachelor’s degrees in arts, science, science in education, music, and music in education. Baldwin Wallace, often shortened to BW, also offers master’s degree programs in business and education. The library at BW is home to the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, which is one of only five institutions in North or South America to contain manuscripts in the original handwriting of legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Baldwin Wallace University also hosts the annual three-day Bach Festival, which brings renowned musicians and speakers to campus.READ MORE 

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General Information

School Type

Private, Coed

Year Founded

1845

Religious Affiliation

None

Academic Calendar

Semester

Setting

Suburban

2018 Endowment

$174.8 million

School WebsiteWebsite

BEREA, OH

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Baldwin Wallace University’s 2020 Rankings

Baldwin Wallace University is ranked #10 in Regional Universities Midwest. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Baldwin Wallace University Alumni Starting Salaries

Below are the median starting salaries by major for alumni of Baldwin Wallace University.

Median starting salary of alumni

$45,600

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Baldwin Wallace College Admissions

Baldwin Wallace University admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 74%. Half the applicants admitted to Baldwin Wallace College have an SAT score between 1030 and 1250 or an ACT score of 21 and 27. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is rolling and the application fee at Baldwin Wallace University is $25.

Selectivity

Selective

Fall 2018 acceptance rate

74%

Application deadline

rolling

SAT/ACT scores must be received by

Aug. 1

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Students Also Applied To

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Academic Life at Baldwin Wallace College

The student-faculty ratio at Baldwin Wallace University is 11:1, and the school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Baldwin Wallace University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Visual and Performing Arts; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81 percent.

Class SizesClasses with fewer than 20 students64.8%20-4934.6%50 or more0.6%


Student-faculty ratio

11:1

4-year graduation rate

46%

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Student Life at Baldwin Wallace College

Baldwin Wallace University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,136, with a gender distribution of 46 percent male students and 54 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Baldwin Wallace University is part of the NCAA III.

Student Gender DistributionMale46%Female54%


Total enrollment

3,741

Collegiate athletic association

NCAA III

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Baldwin Wallace University Tuition & Financial Aid

At Baldwin Wallace University, 76 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $22,405.

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Financial Aid Statistics

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75%

50%

25%

0%

100%

75%

50%

25%

0%

Applied for need-based aid

Need was fully met

Received need-based financial aid

Received need-based self-help aid

Average percent of need met


Tuition and fees

$33,530

(2019-20)

Room and board

$10,110

(2019-20)

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Campus Safety

Campus safety data were reported by the institution to the U.S. Department of Education and have not been independently verified. The numbers for criminal offenses reflect reports of alleged offenses to campus security and/or law enforcement authorities, not necessarily prosecutions or convictions. Experts advise prospective students and their families to do their own research to evaluate the safety of a campus as well as the surrounding area.

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Campus Services at Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring. Baldwin Wallace University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Baldwin Wallace University, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Baldwin Wallace University.

Students who have cars on campus

62%

Health insurance offered

No

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