BW wins US News recognition for 2017

BW is among the Best in the Midwest, Best Value schools, and lauded for an "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching."

US News Ranks Baldwin Wallace one of America's Best Colleges, Tops for Teaching

September 24, 2016

US News Best Colleges in the Midwest badgeFor the 23rd straight year, Baldwin Wallace University is among U.S. News & World Report's best colleges in the nation. In the 2017 "America's Best Colleges" survey, BW also joins a small group of schools singled out for an "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching" and was chosen as a "Best Value" and "Best for Veterans."

Best in the Midwest, Best Undergraduate Teaching 

The newly released U.S. News report places BW among the leading regional universities, ranking number 15 out of more than 100 schools named to the 2017 Midwest’s Best Universities list. BW has enjoyed a top 15 ranking for more than two decades.

BW is best for undergraduate teachingJust seven schools on the Midwest's best list were also recognized for “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” a plaudit determined by a survey of college presidents, provosts, and admissions deans at peer institutions.

“BW’s academic community is led by professors who make teaching students their central mission and that commitment shows in student learning and success in and out of the classroom,” said BW President Robert C. Helmer. “We’re grateful to have the exceptional efforts of our faculty earn the respect and recognition of other educators.”

Best Value

U.S. News also calculated "Best Value" schools within each category for a "Great Schools, Great Prices" list, and recognized BW for affordable excellence. "The calculation used here takes into account a school's academic quality, as indicated by its 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2015-2016 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid," the magazine explains. "The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal."

The U.S. News "Best Value" badge comes on the heels of a "Best Bang for Buck" ranking from Washington Monthly magazine. Washington Monthly analyzes data on net price and earnings outcomes to determine which schools charge students “a reasonable price for a quality education that will advance them in their careers.”

Best for Veterans

US FlagBW’s commitment to the educational goals of military veterans and active-duty service members also landed the University on the U.S. News list of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” The ranking recognizes, among other factors, BW’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

BW’s strong Military and Veteran Support Team provides help navigating the process of admission, financial aid, academic advising, career services and certification of enrollment. Listed as a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs since 2008, BW also offers credit for military training and a student-veteran organization for peer support.