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Baldwin-Wallace College

Ohio, United States
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 10%
Institution type Private

About Baldwin-Wallace College

Baldwin-Wallace College (BW) was founded in 1845 with a gift from John Baldwin of “a five-acre campus, 30 village lots and 50 acres of land,” Baldwin Wallace was among the first few colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to gender or race. In fact, the institution’s first graduate was female, her name was Maria Poe. Since its founding, Baldwin Wallace University has continuously pursued the goals of its pioneering founders, offering a superior, personalized education that acts as a great leveling tool, fosters personal and professional excellence and prepares students as contributing, compassionate citizens.

Baldwin Wallace University has approximately 4,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on a 125-acre campus in Berea, Corporate College East and online. While BW continues to innovate on every level, students are supported by enduring values of inclusion, support, engagement and excellence.The result is a distinctive student-centered experience that supports each individual in achieving his or her full potential in meaningful careers, extrodinary life and big dreams. 

Campus information

BW's picturesque, welcoming campus is a blend of history and innovation, of new thinking and classic principles. Here, you’ll walk the halls of majestic stone buildings that recall the University’s and city's historic founding, as well as ultramodern facilities that meet the needs of 21st century students. Almost 60 buildings are clustered on 100 lush acres.

Students enjoy a compact, walkable campus with some 1,900 undergraduates choosing to live in our safe, residential community. Bagley Road actx as a dividing line between north and south campus. On the North Quad, you can study or toss a frisbee with friends under towering native hardwood trees that have been here for generations. On south campus, stroll the wide pedestrian walkway of Grand Street to see and be seen. Just steps away from south campus, you'll find Berea's charming business district, with shops and restaurants, as well as gorgeous Coe Lake Park. 

The University's campus-wide commitment to sustainability includes a wind turbine, two solar arrays, innovative recycling efforts, a sustainable living-learning community and five geothermal fields — including the first for a college residence hall — that heat and cool campus buildings. Two buildings are LEED Certified, and BW maintains a commitment to high performance, green building design in all future building projects.

The campus Sustainability Committee, consists of students, faculty and administrators, coordinates and encourages environmentally responsible practices that help create a more sustainable campus footprint including: composting food service waste; more efficient consumption of electricity, paper and water; the use of "green" cleaning products; and support for eco-friendly practices like bicycling. 


With approximately 1,900 students living on campus, residence life is an important part of the BW experience. The Office of Residence Life is responsible for providing an atmosphere that allows for a place to study and encourage social relationships. Living on campus is about expanding your college experience—making connections, getting involved and interacting with others.

All full-time students are required to live on campus their first and second year entering Baldwin Wallace University. Residency exemptions are made for commuting students who are living with their family or have qualifying circumstances. Apartment and house options are available to second-year students and higher.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Sports Science 1


Reviews 2

"The best thing about this school is its professors. They are easily some of the most educated individuals I have ever come across, especially in the History and Political Science departments. The overall classes in turn are great and very easily manageable. The local area and overall safety of t...
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"It was about average. The cost of school is very high. They offer a lot of great activities to be involved. The academics at the school are very rigorous. They have some talented athletes that attend this school. They won many national championships along the way in the past 20 years."
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