Baldwin Wallace University

Basic Information

Address: 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017
Phone Number: 440-826-2312
Chair: Ray Shively, Ph.D.
Dean: James McCargar, Ph.D.

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Additional Information

Classroom Size: 20-25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 11/1
Housing Availability:

On-Campus housing available

Type of Housing: Residence Halls, some apartments
Baldwin Wallace University affirms a commitment to diversity in a variety of forms, believing that diversity is more than an all-inclusive list of demographics. Baldwin Wallace's rich history is distinctively tied to inclusion and we are dedicated to building upon that legacy by celebrating our heritage, acknowledging our challenges, and promoting a community structure that reflects the diversity of our multicultural and intercultural world. We aim to achieve diversity in all that we do in an effort to further strengthen the community of Baldwin Wallace University.

At Baldwin Wallace University, we define diversity as the ability to think critically while acknowledging and respecting different beliefs, practices and norms. Diversity is a process of opening minds and hearts to different opinions. Diversity fosters learning outcomes that are enhanced by life, classroom and professional experiences, and the appreciation of cultural and social beliefs. In addition, diversity at BW encourages each individual to explore and embrace individual uniqueness as we uphold our community standards, celebrate strategic change and honor traditions.

The Diversity, Integration and Inclusion Committee at Baldwin Wallace University has taken the necessary steps to define diversity in a manner that is consistent with the community's desire to monitor and facilitate diversity initiatives and ways of thinking. The definition does not infringe on the Federal Government's guidelines related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Anti-Discrimination Law. Further, the definition does not usurp the Non-Discrimination Policy enforced at Baldwin Wallace University.


Tuition and fees - $33,530

Admission Requirements:

The Baldwin Wallace community is made up of students with varied interests and diverse socioeconomic, geographic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The admission committee carefully examines the academic achievement and aptitude of every candidate for admission to Baldwin Wallace University. The goal of the admission committee is to admit students who can best benefit from and contribute to the academic program and life of the University.

While no minimum grade point average or standardized test score is specified, students must provide evidence of their preparation and fit for future success at Baldwin Wallace University consistent with code of conduct statements for the University, program or profession. All aspects of a student's application are considered and used as the primary means for informing an admission decision.

Parking Space/Availability:

Baldwin Wallace University has numerous parking lots on campus. There is ample parking, but having a parking permit does not guarantee availability of a parking space in the immediate vicinity of your residency, class, office or workplace. The responsibility for finding a permissible parking space lies with the vehicle operator, and inability to find a permitted space will not be accepted as justification for violating any of the enforced parking regulations.

All students are eligible to receive a BW parking permit. Those who operate vehicles on campus are required to register their vehicles with Campus Access Services. Student parking assignments are based on class rank and student residency.

Commuter: $35 per semester; $70 per academic year
Resident: $65 per semester; $130 per academic year

Degrees Offered:

Baldwin Wallace University is a liberal arts-based college offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs.

Mission Statement:

Baldwin Wallace University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.

The University fulfills this mission through a rigorous academic program that is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning within a challenging, supportive environment that enhances students' intellectual and spiritual growth.

Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A welcoming, supportive community...It's in BW's DNA

In 1845, more than 15 years before the Civil War, Baldwin Wallace was founded as one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. Today, you'll find that spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that fosters your individual growth as you learn to learn, experience new ideas and prepare for the certainty of change.

City or suburb?...You get the best of both worlds

You don't have to choose between suburb and city. Our location, in an historic, residential community with miles of recreational parkland, is just 20 minutes from the thriving business and cultural center of Cleveland. It's the perfect environment to facilitate liberal arts learning and practical career preparation, providing easy access to internships and field experiences for almost every interest. In addition to our main campus, BW at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights offers evening and Saturday classes for bachelor's and master's degrees in business, professional development and executive education.

Small classes, big opportunities...The right size for your success

As a BW student, you'll be empowered to take initiative and take advantage of many opportunities to succeed. You'll find small class sizes with supportive teaching-faculty who act as mentors, and you'll enjoy access to regional business and thought leaders. In addition, you can choose from a vast array of hands-on experiential learning options from undergraduate research and creative projects, to exciting service-learning and study abroad options, to field experiences, internships and leadership training.

Liberal arts and sciences, plus professional skills, prepare for career agility

After more than a century and a half, BW is still characterized by leadership and innovation in education. Through a foundation of arts and sciences, students learn how to think critically and communicate effectively. BW's majors build on that crucial foundation, with many leading-edge programs that develop tangible professional skills and career options that match your academic passion. Distinctive opportunities to add entrepreneurship and innovation skills, and experiential learning to your educational resume give you an additional edge as you move from BW into your career.

Famous Graduates:

Some notable Alumni include former OSU Football coach Jim Tressel and his father Lee Tressel, former NFL player and first Atlanta Falcons head coach Norb Hecker, Astronaut Robert F. Overmyer, TV commentator and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Bud Collins, civil rights leader James Lawson, and Olympian Harrison Dillard. BW has had many alumni become representatives for the state of Ohio. As well, BW has a large network of alumni who have gone into Broadway due to its strong performing arts program including Ciara Renée. Aswell, as the director of the Movie Creed 2, Steven Caple Jr.

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