First Year Student Admission

First-Year Students

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Real-world preparation, faculty who know students by name, opportunities for meaningful belonging, a winning athletics tradition, a four-year graduation guarantee, a dynamic campus community in an incredible location, and a commitment to affordable excellence – Baldwin Wallace University will provide a college experience that will ensure you graduate with the knowledge, leadership capabilities, problem-solving skills and confidence to pursue unlimited possibilities.

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Why are more and more students choosing BW?

YJ4L pride shines through quotes from the class of 2020.

BW Class of 2020 Profile. Photo of BW students outside
class of 2020 profile. Photo of Strosacker Hall.
34 percent of students are first generation
98 percent of first-year students are awarded financial aid. Academic merit scholarship range is $12,000-$16,000 and renewable for 4 years.
Academic interests: math and sciences is 21 percent, health and physical education is 16 percent, business is 14 percent, humanities is 13 percent, social sciences is 13 percent, music is 10 percent,
Photo of students moving in to residence hall
28 states represented. 26 percent of students are from out of state. Top states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Michigan.
Gender of BW students: 51 percent female and 49 percent male
725 first-year students, 663 liberal arts students, 62 Conservatory of Music students.
120 student clubs and organizations
Photo of students at week of welcome event
23 percent of BW students are students of color. Caucasian is 74 percent, African-American is 12 percent, Multi-racial is 5 percent, Hispanic/Latino is 5 percent, Asian is 1 percent.