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Study at Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin College, also known as MBC, is a women's college. It was founded in 1842 by Rufus William Bailey. It was initially known as the Augusta Female Seminary. The name of the institute was changed to Mary Baldwin Junior College in 1916. It became a four-year college and finally came to be known as the Mary Baldwin College in 1923. The campus is located in Staunton, Virginia. Mary Baldwin College offers certificates, bachelor's, and master's degrees in subjects including business, marketing, teaching, and leadership studies, among others.

Mary Baldwin College's athletics teams are nicknamed the Squirrels. The students take part in sports including tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer. The college also has several student-run organizations such as the American Chemical Society, Black Student Alliance, Circle K, and Campus Crusade.

Profile of Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin is located in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Staunton, VA. The school is officially a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Mary Baldwin is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

One of the good things about Mary Baldwin is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at the school often study art studies, drama and performing arts, therapy and Counselling, medical administration, and liberal arts.

Mary Baldwin Selectivity

The admissions department at Mary Baldwin does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 470 to 580 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 550 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Mary Baldwin offers classes to 1, 685 students (1, 349 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Mary Baldwin serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Mary Baldwin does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in USA South Atlantic Conference competitions.

Mary Baldwin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts87sociology, history, political science, Asian studies, English, interdisciplinary studies, international relations, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counselling43psychology
Education and Teaching38elementary school teaching
Business and Management38business management, business, MIS, managerial economics
Drama and Performing Arts35stagecraft, drama, theatre design
Art Studies21art studies, arts management
Science14biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Media14communication and journalism, communication studies
Medical administration13health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering5information science, computer and info science
Family and Social Work4social work
Mathematics3mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Mary Baldwin

Mary Baldwin College

New and Frederick St

Staunton, VA 24401

General Phone: (540) 887-7000


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