BW Recognized with Top US News Rankings For the 21st Straight Year

September 15, 2014

Baldwin Wallace University has claimed a prominent place in the 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, as the University has for more than two decades.

The 2015 survey places BW among the top regional universities in the Midwest, ranking number 14 out of more than 100 schools named to the "best" list.

"The U.S. News endorsement is a tribute to the hard work of BW’s faculty, staff and students,” said BW President Robert Helmer. "Members of our community wake up each day focused on reaching for intentional excellence in and out of the classroom."

"Best Value" List Recognizes Affordable Quality

BW's commitment to managing costs and maintaining an affordable net price again landed the University among the best values in higher education as well. In the category of "Great Schools, Great Prices," BW placed 11th for exceptional value among top tier Midwest universities.

"The U.S. News best value designation is an important affirmation of BW’s ongoing efforts to meet the needs of cost-conscious students and their families with robust merit and need-based financial aid packages and programs like our Four-Year Graduation Guarantee," said Helmer.

Engaging a Broad Student Community to Achieve Highest Potential

BW also was highlighted in a third U.S. News category, "A+ Schools for B Students." The list recognizes top institutions that "truly seek a broad, engaged student body" and is introduced by U.S. News list this way, "So you’re a scholar trapped in the GPA of a B student, and your heart is set on a top college. There’s hope."

BW takes a holistic approach to evaluating the college-readiness of each applicant and one of the hallmarks of the University is an involved, teaching faculty.

"BW's small class sizes and faculty mentoring contribute to campus-wide support network that gives each student in our diverse community the best possible opportunity to achieve his or her highest potential," Helmer said. "Our mission supports a broad range of students as they work toward academic success.”