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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?

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class of 2026 profile
27% of students are the first in their family to go to college
ALL students receive financial aid; academic merit scholarship range for students enrolling in fall 2023 is $15,000 to $21,000, renewable for four years
Academic interests: business - 23%, science and technology - 18%, performing arts - 17%, social sciences and humanities - 16%, health - 12%, interdisciplinary - 9%, education - 5%
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34 states represented. 1 in 4 students are from out of state. Top states are Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and Texas.
gender of BW students: 46 percent male and 54 percent female
650 first-year students, 570 liberal arts students, 80 Conservatory of Music students.
More than 120 student clubs and organizations
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21 percent of BW students are students of color. Hispanic/Latino is 6%, African-American is 6%, Multiracial is 6%, Asian is 2%.