Mary Baldwin College

496 reviews
  1. Staunton, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
Mary Baldwin College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
318 Prospect Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Website

Mary Baldwin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,728/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,743/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,134/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,937/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,186/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,575/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
988Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Dedicated, intelligent, and hard working female
    85%
  • Female, religious, maybe international
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Small
    40%
  • Dedicated
    33%
  • Friendly
    27%

After Mary Baldwin College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

496 reviews
  • Excellent
    74
  • Very Good
    148
  • Average
    181
  • Poor
    51
  • Terrible
    42
The food will ruin your stomach, they close at 6:30 p.m., and have no late-night alternative. The dining facilities on campus haven't passed health and safety in a few years and they have been guilty for cross-contamination of the food. Also, cockroaches, flies, and rats are found crawling into the dining facilities at night and early in the morning. The town closes early (around 8 p.m.). The closest places to eat are approximately 1-3 miles away so you need a car. The places in town are too expensive for college students.

The dorms are falling apart, they're covered in mold, are infested with cockroaches, there is no air conditioning in the summer months and you can't open your windows because the screens have holes. The dorms also have no bathroom ventilation system and there is inconsistent house-keeping.

The school cleans up for visitors but does not clean up for the students. When there are events on campus, the students must relocate their vehicles as parking is taken away from students and given to visitors. Freshman parking is dangerously far away. Parking for Faculty is also poor as they often must park on Staunton streets and move every two hours.

There is also a huge disconnect between the board of trustees and the campus body. For example, throughout the years faculty and staff have mysteriously disappeared with no words nor explanation.

There is a serious problem with security as there are only two in-shape security officers currently employed. The rest of the officers are over the age of 50, smoke, and have health problems.

Tuition is too high for what you get, it is not of good quality for the money spent.
  • College Senior
  • May 19 2015
I am currently a residents adviser for our strictly freshmen dorm, as an upperclass woman and a person who has lived on campus for almost two years and I have seen the inside and room quality of our dorm buildings, I do believe that an upgrade is needed. All the buildings are old and the climate within the each is very hard to control. The social atmosphere is just fine and honestly is left to the residents and the housing process seems to work just fine. I do enjoy living on campus, and I have no desire to move off campus while attending school. I do, however, believe that the cost is just a little much for the conditions that we live in.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
There are a few "fancy" tourist restaurants in downtown. They normally cost around $15 for dinner, which is crazy for a college student. There's a Gelato shop, but it honestly gets boring as it is where everyone goes. There are some decent coffee shops, but the coffee is expensive. There is a burger king within walking distance, but it is a completely uphill walk. There are some chain restaurants around, such as Chili's, Red Lobster, McDonald's, Sweet Frog, and Starbucks. The issue is that none of them are within reasonable walking distance, like 20-30 minutes. There is a really good Mexican restaurant, though its about 10 minutes away from campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 7 2015