Mary Baldwin College - Bachelor's Degree

Mary Baldwin College (MBC) with locations throughout Virginia, is a private liberal arts school offering undergraduate degrees in more than 50 majors and minors; two undergraduate pathways; three graduate programs; pre-professional programs in law, medicine, ministry, ROTC (Air Force, Navy, Army); and undergraduate and post baccalaureate teacher licensure programs.

  • Average Tution USD 42,631
  • Acceptance Rate 51%
  • Students 1,754
  • International Students 0.4%
  • Total Cost USD 42,631
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 11:1

School Description

Mary Baldwin College (MBC) founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842 by Rufus W. Bailey, is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the US affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. MBC was established in an era when the education of women was an unconventional notion, but belief in the capacity of women to learn, lead, and make a difference in the world prevailed.

Among MBC’s first batch of 57 women, was Mary Julia Baldwin. In 1863, Ms Baldwin went on to become the principal of the seminary and took on the challenge of leading the seminary through a turbulent era; she saw the institution through the Civil War.

In honor of Miss Baldwin, Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895; and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923. In May 2015, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of the institution to Mary Baldwin University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. The will be official as of August 31, 2016.

Bachelor Programs

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Business

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Human Resources

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    International Business

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    International Economics

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study and analysis of international commercial behavior and trade policy. Includes instruction in international trade theory, tariffs and quotas, commercial policy, trade factor flows, international finance and investment, currency regulation and trade exchange rates and markets, international trade negotiation, and international payments and accounting policy.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Leadership

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Management

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Marketing

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Education

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Science Education

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to teach specific social science subjects and programs at various educational levels.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Aerospace Engineering

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Art History

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Media Production

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Performing Arts

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Photography

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Music

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Music Education

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Criminal Justice

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Mathematics

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Medical Technology

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Pre-Medicine

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or podiatric medicine.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Biomedical Science

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Forensic Psychology

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Health Administration

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Health Science

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Nursing

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Occupational Therapy

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Physics

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Public Health

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    American Studies

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Anthropology

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    English Literature

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Communication

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Cultural Studies

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Economics

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    History

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    International Relations

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Philosophy

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Political Science

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Psychology

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Social Work

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Sociology

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Spanish

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    French

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of France, other Francophone countries inside and outside Europe, and the French colonial experience and the associated French minorities around the world.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    English

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Mary Baldwin College
    318 Prospect St, Staunton, VA 24401, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 39,331 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

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  • SchoolApply Ranking 723
  • Forbes (USA) 568

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Average SAT Score 1450

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    Established in 1842

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    Mary Baldwin College has more than 20 one-of-a-kind annual traditions, such as Apple Day – on this day classes are cancelled, a plethora of apple dishes are served at the Dining Hall and activities include a carnival, apple gleaning, and paint the town.

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          • 2010-2014, BA

            Great Expierence

            I loved going to MBC online, I especially loved access to the curriculums early to choose the class format best for me. They also have some of the best professors and counselors.

          • 2006-2009, BA

            I have never had such devotion

            Adult Ed Prg's: I have attended over 4 colleges throughout my educational career of 12yrs. I have never saw such devotion from faculty and staff not only towards my education but to my overall development and personal success. Thank you for not only teaching the fundamentals but caring enough to extend a hand when someone is having a rough time. This was the best move I ever made. Hats off to the Roanoke VA campus, and especially Jackie Stanley, I may not be the education instructor my degree promised but I have used many of my skills in the business world as a leader and a team instructor. Thank you!! <3

          • 2004-2008, BA

            Unique & Rewarding Experience

            When I tell people I went to an all girls school, they cringe. However, my time at Mary Baldwin was more beneficial than I ever could've realized while still attending. I grew into who I was and while partaking in the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership, I developed my own personal leadership style. This came in handy when I commissioned into the U.S. Air Force but trains any and all women to be comfortable with who they are. Class sizes were small and I felt like the staff cared about me as an individual and were tentative to my needs for graduation. Plus, Staunton is a beautiful little town!