Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA
Christian college

Questions and Answers

Gabriella L.
3 days ago
How do ROTC applicants know if they've bee accepted or not?
Dawn P.
5 months ago
How does Mary Baldwin University make sure that the campus is safe for everyone?
Mary Baldwin University
Great question! We have our campus safety officers available 24/7, 7 days a week to help any way needed for students and faculty.
Dawn P.
5 months ago
Can Mary Baldwin University provide an extensive yet somewhat personal education?
Mary Baldwin University
Yes. Mary Baldwin University is a small student-centered university located in Staunton, VA. We want our students to have a personalized education which is why we have 1000 undergraduate students. Also, our student: faculty ratio is 11:1. With this in mind, students will have the opportunity to take advantage of an on-hand learning experience where their professors and student peers with know them by name.
Fallon S.
5 months ago
Where did the mascot for the Fighting Squirrels come from?
Mary Baldwin University
Among the very first students of Mary Baldwin University, then Augusta Female Seminary, was Mary Julia Baldwin. She was a pioneer and leader of her time that led the school through a very tumultuous era in American history, the Civil War. Mary Julia Baldwin's family crest, the fighting squirrel, is represented around the University and is proudly MBU's mascot, as it is a symbol and reminder of Mary Baldwin's legacy.
Fallon S.
6 months ago
Does Mary Baldwin University have a job fair where employers can recruit students on campus?
Mary Baldwin University
As we are a smaller University, we offer our students internship and research opportunities as early as their freshman year. For students who want to get a head start on their career, this is a great avenue to take. We have a designated faculty member who pairs you with the community that also aligns with your desired career path to get you the opportunity you are looking for.
Fallon S.
6 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to Mary Baldwin University freshmen?
Mary Baldwin University
The housing cost is built into the overall tuition costs and housing is prioritized by seniority (seniors, juniors, sophmore, and freshman). Our total tuition runs $40,000 however we offer in-house GPA based merit scholarships between last year ranging between $16,000- $22,000.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Least Selective (100% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

62% White
18% Black
6% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director80k
Practice Administrator75k
Healthcare Administrator74k
Procurement Specialist58k
Proposal Manager56k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist49k
Social Worker35k
Based on 763 student responses
40.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
72.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
5%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$31,110 / year
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