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BW begins exciting new year

photo of BW Marching Band at kickoff celebration in August 2021Hailed as the largest first-year class since 2015, the impressive group of 720 students is bringing diverse skills, talents and scholarly accomplishments to the Baldwin Wallace community.

The new YJ4L began their BW experience on Aug. 18 for Week of Welcome. Capping off five days of festivities and programs was an all-campus celebration that united students, faculty and staff for a two-hour extravaganza that brought to life BW pride and spirit.

Impressive Class of Scholars, Athletes, Artists

From the classrooms to the athletic fields and facilities to the stages for performing arts, the Class of 2025 is accomplished and ready to make its mark at BW. They come from 31 states and have remarkable academic achievements as well as leadership, service and co-curricular involvement.

Among notable statistics, 22% represent students of color and 86 students are members of the BW Honors Program. One-quarter of the individuals are first-generation students and one-third are student-athletes.

Their academic areas of interest include social sciences and humanities (19%), business (19%), science and technology (16%), performing arts (13%), health (13%), interdisciplinary (13%) and education (7%).

BW also welcomed 95 transfer students to campus.

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