Location
Staunton, VA
Undergrads
1,034
Tuition
$28,020
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 367 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Junior

Weather: You have four seasons here which is nice because you will get a variety. Be warned you will get a winter. It gets cold and it snows however it is beautiful and fun to play in. The summers are warm and mild. It is nice to be able to have a variety of weather.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The women who attend this college are all very different. We all have very different beliefs, backgrounds, and social status however everyone is open. Everyone listens and everyone is accepting.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They are very strict about the honor code. You must not steal or cheat. Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated and this school is perfect for you.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There are many talented and athletic young women at MBC. You will need to remember because this is not a co-ed school the sports are not as big but the women are still supported.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love the English program. I wish they offered more classes and had more class times available. I wish they would expand their English program. The faculty is always helpful and will go out of their way to help you succeed.

College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship and nor will I. There are not too many internships available for an English major at MBC.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I am not aware of any off campus housing at all. If there in fact is off campus housing I had no idea.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are very helpful and are always willing to discuss things and recommend things to help you along the way. I only wish there was a doctorate level English program at MBC.

College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is not really prevalent at all on our campus.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are small local bars but other than that there is not much of a party scene in this area. This is the perfect place to come if you are serious about school and want no distractions.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have an honor policy and no one does anything to violate this. When people do they are thrown out instantly. Because of this we have no clime or safety issues on campus.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I would say it is average. You have people that use drugs but it is not an overwhelming amount. You never feel like you have to use drugs to fit in with the crowd.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a plethora of unique and posh little places to eat with in walking distance. They are diverse. You can eat anything from homemade pizza made with only local ingrediants to yummy pasta with only veggies.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To get financial aid you must complete FAFSA on time. Turn in all financial aid paper work the college sends you during summer. As well call and talk to the student's financial aid and students account office, and they will be more than happy to assist you in any questions you may have over the financial aid process.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Staunton is a local farm-to-table hot spot. Good restaurants downtown, but no student discounts. Driving distance has all the usual chains.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek activity is very low-key. There aren't many chapters on campus.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's a very quiet and safe campus. Many students are international and from fairly religious backgrounds. No real party scene that I'm aware of.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I've heard of other students having problems, but I never have. It's been great for me.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's a women's college. There have been one or two parties broken up by cops, but it's generally quiet and very much a safe space for women.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The team name is the Mary Baldwin Fighting Squirrels, and it always comes up in lists of strange sports names, which has created a deep love for the name. I don't care about sports at all, but I'm proud to be a Fighting Squirrel!

4 College Senior

Weather: Virginia is pretty temperate, with four well-defined seasons. Winters are generally mild, but it will snow a few times. Summers are generally okay, but getting hotter. Spring and fall are absolutely gorgeous, especially fall in the mountains. "Leaf-peeping" is popular for tourists in the fall.

3 College Senior

Computers: There are labs in the library that are pretty much empty all day. I've never, ever had a problem getting an open computer. Library hours, though, aren't great, especially on weekends and during break, so you might not be able to get in. Printing and copying are free up to 1,000 copies, and I'm a grad student and have never run up to that limit, so I doubt an undergraduate ever will. You should have your own computer unless you want to be dependent on library hours. The network works all over campus.

4 College Senior

Majors: I love my program because it's small, intimate, friendly, and you have great contact with professors (who genuinely care about you and your success). The downside is that it doesn't have a lot of money for scholarships and when you clash with someone, the program is too small to hide the tension. If you're coming from a really large college, you'll be shocked at the way some things are handled (e.g., seemingly over-complicated), but the things that matter generally work and everyone is willing to listen to feedback.

3 College Senior

Majors: It's a growing program, so the admissions bar is not set very high--they want everyone they can get. On the other hand, only people who love Shakespeare and theatre apply, so the quality of the students is nonetheless very high. Everyone is passionate about why they're here. Tips for admission: write beautifully and love theatre.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There is no campus-based transportation, but that's because it's a very small campus, all within a 2-3 block radius. You won't have to walk far. There is a city-wide trolley. It only runs every 20 minutes or so, but it goes right past the campus on two sides and it's completely free.

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