Climb the mountain. Publish the research paper. Throw a dart at the map and hop a plane. Climb the mountain, again (we have a lot of mountains). Be the starting guard. Break the record. Break all the records. Land the dream job. Mary Baldwin University students are ready for it all. With 175+ years of excellence, this is small, co-ed private education done right. Our secret?
WE PUT YOU FIRST, ALWAYS. Your hopes, your ambitions. All your curious questions? We help you figure out the right questions and develop a solution. One that makes the world a better place, and you a better you.
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Zero in on your potential. Zoom out
It begins when you first arrive on campus. At MBU, you get immediate access
on your future. There are no limits to
to experiences usually reserved for upperclassmen and graduate students.
what you can achieve. At MBU, you can
First-years of all majors get internships in their field of study. Health majors
go from hands up in the classroom to
get paired with graduate student mentors in our world-class Murphy Deming
hands on in the world.
College of Health Sciences. Artists take the stage in front of the curtain, behind the lens, or in the gallery. Future teachers have a 90-hour practicum in a local classroom. Emerging business leaders build a marketing plan for Staunton businesses. Leadership training, out of the gate. You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in your career and your community.
COMPLETE A SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT
“A year ago I had just begun my foray into theatre as a senior in high school, so I never could have imagined that I’d get such an opportunity as this.” — KEITH TAYLOR / STUDENT DIRECTOR AND ACTOR / PERFORMED SHAKESPEARE IN ABU DHABI AS A FRESHMAN
FEEL LIKE FAMILY
You’re setting out on
When we say we’re family at MBU, we mean it. As a student, you gain valuable support
a journey. Knowledge
and resources from day one. And over the course of your four years at MBU? That support
is waiting for you. New
means you have the right tools to succeed in college, in the workplace, and beyond. Here’s
friends are gathering. It will be a thrilling time in your life. When you start down your path to success, know that your
what it looks like: •
and academic tutoring are all in one location at the heart of campus. •
BOLD 101: In a class designed just for new students, you gain a better understanding of your strengths and work collaboratively on a series of hands-on projects.
#MBUfamily will be there to support and guide you.
Center for Student Success: Career-planning expertise, help mastering numbers,
Director of the First-Year Experience: Our dedicated staff member in student engagement makes sure you have the best introduction to college life.
On-campus health center and nutritionist: MBU helps promote the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students throughout their college experience.
Whatever else you may need, just ask. We’re here for you. STUDENT:FACULTY RATIO
“All the skills I learned at MBU as a leader, I am incorporating today in my personal and professional life.” — DAMBA KOROMA / POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR / WORKS AT A NONPROFIT FIGHTING HOMELESSNESS
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Top 10: Idyllic and Historic Main Streets across the USA
The bright minds of MBU love the good things in
life. Food, friends, times, vibes — we revel in them.
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America’s Best Main Streets FODORS & HUFFINGTON POST
And our sense of energy doesn’t just stay within our borders, even though we have a Starbucks on campus and plenty of hills to tackle during morning jogs. Plus cozy library nooks where you can put your feet up with a book and a study pal. Footsteps
L I F E AT M B U GET INVOLVED • 50+ student clubs and organizations • Club sports • Honor societies, academic and pre-professional groups • Leadership, internship, and volunteer opportunities
from artsy downtown Staunton ... 2.5 hours to Washington, D.C. ... a plane ticket away from one
of our many MBU abroad or community service
• Free weekly events (with food!) planned by fellow students
trips, Mary Baldwin University is your home base to
• Guest speakers
• Art exhibits and theater productions • MBU Athletics
“Staunton was a big influence on why I said yes to MBU. It has the best gelato shop, and Gypsy Hill Park makes for a great run route.”
• Squirrel Jam, MBU’s signature concert
— GEDDY BARTOSCH / BUSINESS MARKETING AND
• Annual Women’s Leadership Symposium hosted by the College for Women
PERFORMING ARTS DOUBLE MAJOR / AVID HIKER
GET INVESTED • MBU traditions like Apple Day (apple gleaning + brunch + carnival) • Cultural celebrations including Black History Month, Latinx Heritage Month, and Kwanzaa • Introduce your family to the #MBUfamily during Family Weekend
Hiking NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 46 MILES
Snow sports Water History
energy, set out on the adventure,
VALLEY TURNPIKE MUSEUM 27 MILES
start the next big thing, change the world. You make it up, and then you make it count.
MBU’S HISTORIC CAMPUS 0 MILES BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE 0.5 MILES WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY 0.5 MILES FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM 3 MILES
25% STUDY ABROAD in places like Costa Rica, Iceland, Spain, and India.
GOSHEN PASS 31 MILES
SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK 16 MILES
HIGHLAND 43 MILES
MASSANUTTEN 35 MILES CARTER MOUNTAIN 41 MILES
A place where you can harness the
LURAY CAVERNS 58 MILES
MONTICELLO 40 MILES
doers, the movers and the shakers.
WINTERGREEN 31 MILES
MBU is for the makers and the
GREY GABLES FARM 6 MILES
SHEN A ND OA H VA LLE Y, V IRGINI A
GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST
MAKE IT TO THE TOP
A D V E N T U R E AWA I T S
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY 16 MILES APPALACHIAN TRAIL 16 MILES CYRUS MCCORMICK’S FARM 21 MILES WADE’S MILL 24 MILES SHERANDO LAKE 25 MILES CRABTREE FALLS 32 MILES
MAURY RIVER 35 MILES NATIONAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL MUSEUM 37 MILES
NATURAL BRIDGE 48 MILES
EXCEED YOUR GOALS WE SEE YOU. AND YOUR POTENTIAL. THE SIDELINES AREN'T FOR YOU. BRING ON THE FULL-COURT PRESS,
MBU Athletics is on the move. And so are you. Help build new and renewing programs
alongside passionate coaches. Personal
Basketball Tennis Cross Country Track and Field Soccer Volleyball Softball
support means you can step confidently into your future, on the field and off.
“Competing helps me figure out who I am as a person. My teammates, my coach, and my professors all rally around my needs and support me unconditionally.” — ALICE WARDY / SOCIAL WORK MAJOR / RECORD-BREAKING TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE
TAKE THE PK, PLAY FIRST-STRING. HERE, YOU CAN.
MEN’S SPORTS Be part of building a legacy 175+ years in the making. Join MBU Men’s Athletics during our first-ever year of DIII varsity competition. Cross Country Tennis
Soccer Track and Field
CLUB IN 2019-20, VARSITY PLAY STARTS IN 2020-21 SEASON:
A MESSAGE FROM DR. PAMELA R. FOX PRESIDENT
HERE AT MARY BALDWIN UNIVERSITY, WE PUT OUR STUDENTS FIRST. They are the center of our universe, the melody to our song, the engine that propels us forward. Every day, I am inspired by Baldwin men and women and thrilled to be a part of this dynamic community.
A Best Regional University In the South
With our long history of welcoming a diverse and vibrant student population, MBU prides itself on making authentic connections — we want to hear about your goals, dreams, and passion projects. Each student brings a vital perspective to the table. We are personal, not transactional.
Where faculty expertise comes with an open door. Yes, office hours are important, but so are lab hours, service hours, conversation hours, and finest hours. Our professors are there for you during them all.
Where you're prepared for career success right out of the gate. At MBU, scholarship goes to work. Research with faculty, internships in your field, presenting at conferences, accessing a robust network — students plug in to opportunity immediately.
A Best Value School
Where it is beautiful. We are lucky to be surrounded by charming Staunton — with a top 10 idyllic and historic main street, as ranked by USA Today — and the naturally stunning Shenandoah Valley. I invite you to join our remarkable group of forward-thinking men and women at Mary Baldwin University. Apply at marybaldwin.edu/apply.
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America’s Top Colleges Yellow Ribbon Program ADDITIONAL TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
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Phi Beta Kappa CHAPTER EST. 1971
F I N D YO U R S E L F H E R E
FIND LIKE MINDS IN ARTS / BUSINESS / EDUCATION
CLASS OF 2022
4 empowering 39 PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN Ida B. Wells Community
STATES COUNTRIES represented on campus
Mary Baldwin College for Women Program for the Exceptionally Gifted Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership STAUNTON, VA
We see you as a whole person, not the sum of your GPA and standardized test scores. We look for well-rounded students who take a rigorous schedule of classes. We also want to see that you’ve participated in extracurricular activities or worked throughout high school. We look forward to considering you for
THE TYPICAL MBU STUDENT • Mostly As and Bs on your transcript • 50% of students have an SAT score between 945 and 1160 or ACT between 20 and 26 • Extracurricular activities or work experiences
admission and financial aid! Apply today at
• Desire to work one-on-one with your professors
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• Ready for leadership development
At Mary Baldwin University, an affordable private university education is within your reach. Our generous scholarship and financial aid package rewards your hard work and recognizes your potential. With merit scholarships of up to $22,000, need-based grants, student employment opportunities, and federal student loans, you can focus on your studies, not your bills. Get started today by applying to MBU. We’ll walk you through the rest.
$16 million+ >95% AWA R D E D E V E R Y Y E A R MERIT AWARDS
of up to
$22,000 PLUS NEED-BASED AID
RECEIVE AID or SCHOLARSHIPS
VIRGINIA TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT for VIRGINIA RESIDENTS
0% TUITION INCREASE SINCE 2017 STUDY ABROAD AND CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS MORE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM GENEROUS MBU DONORS
RO L L IN G A D MI S S I O NS / D ECI S I O NS A ND MER I T AWA R D
Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 540-887-7367, Student Activities Center 311, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. *Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. (November 2017) version 6/2019
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GET A NEW PERSPECTIVE MAJORS AND MINORS M=MAJOR, m=MINOR
African American Studies (m) Anthropology (m) Applied Behavior Analysis (m) Art History (m) Art – Studio (M,m) Arts Management (M) Asian Studies (m) Autism Studies & Applied Behavior Analysis (M) Biochemistry (M) Biology (M,m) Business (M,m) Business Economics (M) Chemistry (M,m) Clinical Laboratory Science (M) Communication (m) Creative Writing (m) Criminal Justice (M,m) Economics (M,m) Education (m) English (M,m) Exercise Science (M) Exercise Leadership (m) Film (m) Francophone Studies (m) Global Poverty and Development (m) Health Sciences (M) Healthcare Administration (M,m) History (M,m) History – Public (m) Human Resource Management (m) International Affairs (M) Leadership Studies (m) Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies (M) Management (m)
Marketing (m) Marketing and Communication (M) Mathematics – Applied (M) Mathematics / Math Education Emphasis (M,m) Music (m) Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (m) Performing Arts (M) Philosophy (m) Physics (M,m) Political Science (M,m) Project Management (m) Psychology (M,m) Public Health (m) Religious Leadership and Ministry (m) Religious Studies (m) Sexuality and Gender Studies (m) Social Work (M – BSW) Sociology (M,m) Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures (m) Teacher Licensure Program (multiple majors and subject areas) Theatre (m) U.S. Poverty Analysis (m) Women’s Studies (m)
ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINES Aerospace Studies Civic Engagement Dance Interdisciplinary Studies Japanese Military Science Naval Science Physical and Health Education
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL PREPARATION Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Podiatry Pre-Speech Pathology Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Chart your course of study here: marybaldwin.edu/academics
FOUR-YEAR MASTER’S Business (BA/MBA) Education (BA/MAT)
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FIVE-YEAR MASTER’S Applied Behavior Analysis (BA/MS) Applied Mathematics/Engineering (BS/MS with UVa) Business (BA/MBA) Education (BA/MAT, BA/MEd, and BA/MS) Shakespeare and Performance (BA/MLitt)
GRADUATE PROGRAMS Applied Behavior Analysis Business Education (PK–12 and Higher Ed) Healthcare Administration Nursing Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Shakespeare and Performance
“Undecided” is our number 1 major for new students! It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to study. Seriously, we’ll help you out.
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