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Baldwin Wallace University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Hitaishi Bhatia Hitaishi Bhatia
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Located in Berea, Ohio Baldwin Wallace is a private, Christian liberal arts college that enrolls around 3500 students and is presently one of the highly regarded names in the US Education System. The institute enrolled 3532 students in Fall 2019 with 2912 undergraduates and 620 graduate students comprising 51% female students. About 34% of students were first-generation learners and nearly 28% were from outside Ohio including over 20 countries

The university offers around 80 undergraduate programs and also an accelerated bachelor's degree in nursing. On the graduate programs side, it has limited areas of Business, Education, and health sciences in which the programs are provided. It is in fact also the first institution in Ohio to offer an undergraduate program in Sustainability.

The institute has an acceptance rate of around 74% and an 82% retention rate. The graduate percentage is approximately 64% and all graduating students are able to get jobs within 6 months of their passing out. Some of the salient points to be taken a note of when applying for admissions at Baldwin Wallace University are as compiled below. 

  • It has rolling admission policy and thus accepts admission applications throughout the year
  • The University charges no application fees from its aspirants which allows a fair chance at quality education for all. 
  • Admission to the institute is very comprehensive and takes a thorough review of application along with all the documents
  • It has a test-optional policy for undergraduate applicants. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and above can choose not to submit the ACT/SAT scores.
  • The university requires valid TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT scores for international admission.
  • With around USD 45,140 annual fees the college is providing affordable education in the USA.
  • The university offers merit scholarships based on the admission application.


Admission requirements for international studentsBW online application
Online Common Application
Print application
Application Fee (Non-refundable)Not charged
Acceptance rate74%
Mode of PaymentCredit/Debit card or Check
Student-Faculty Ratio11:1
Average GMAT score500
Academic CalendarSemester based
Intake SessionsFall
Financial AidVarious loans, Grants, and Scholarships available

Admission Deadlines

The university provides an array of diverse courses and accepts applications for admissions into them on a rolling basis till the availability of seats permits. The university informs students about the outcome within 3-4 weeks but the official admission notifications are given in early October only.

FallEarly Action 1 deadline: May 1
Early Action 2 deadline: August 1
Priority Decision deadline: November 1

International Student Admissions

How to apply?

Application portal: The students can make online applications either through the common application or BW application. They also have an option to make a print application which needs to be sent to Office Of Admission, Baldwin Wallace University, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017-2088 or at

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Completed online/print application
  • Submit official (translated) copies of all Academic records starting from High school and above through the institution. A copy of the transcript may be uploaded online or sent via email, fax, or post. The graduate students require evaluation of their academic record by the credential evaluation organizations like WES or ECE.
  •  SAT: 580 on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, ACT: 24 out of 36 on English/Writing, GMAT minimum 500 for MBA, and English language proficiency scores.
  • Applicants scoring a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above may get exemption from GMAT/GRE scores for which approval from university is required.
  • Submit a financial statement with original supporting documents from a reputed financial institution confirming that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover tuition, boarding, lodging, transportation, books and supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses to cover the period of study at the university. The Bank statement or the letter from the Employer or the sponsor needs to be uploaded with the application or sent by email.
  • Two Academic Recommendation letters
  • Passport ID pages Copy
  • The college also accepts international transfer students.

Issuance of I20 or IAP 66 may take 6 to 8 weeks time. Applicants need to keep this in time and must start the application process keeping in mind the start date of the session they are applying for.

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants have to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the internationally recognized standardized examinations in English. Applicants are also requested to check the course-wise specific requirements of different departments before seeking admission.

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Name of the testMinimum Required Scores
SAT on Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590
ACT on English/Writing out of 3623

Visa Process for International Students

Applicants must submit a complete application with all the documents after which they will receive Form I-20 or IAP66 from the School. The documents to receive I-20/IAP66 are :

  • Application form, Resume, Essay, and recommendation letters.
  • Copies ID pages of passport
  • Official copy of the academic Transcripts of all qualifications achieved prior to seeking admission
  • Proof of financial support (Bank statement/ Sponsor letter)
  • After receiving I-20, the applicant should apply for a student visa to study in the USA (F-1 visa) at the Embassy by fulfilling the Embassy requirements.
  • For obtaining a US visa, In-person interviews and Biometrics are compulsory, which should be scheduled and attended by the applicant at the nearest Embassy office.

Baldwin Wallace University Graduate Admissions

The university offers graduate courses in Business, Education, and Health Services. Some of the courses offered are Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in Management, Master of Arts in Education, among others. 

Applicants seeking admissions to its popular business programs for fulfilling their dream of studying in the USA can refer to the following table for further information.

RequirementsMaster of Business AdministrationMaster of AccountancyMasters in Management
ApplicationCommon or BW or Print applicationCommon or BW or Print applicationCommon or BW or Print application
Admission deadlineRollingRollingApril 06
Credential EvaluationRequiredRequiredRequired
Minimum GPA score3.0 or higher3.0 or higher3.0 or higher
CBT 213
iBT 79
PBT 550
CBT 213
iBT 79
PBT 550
CBT 213
iBT 79
RecommendationsTwo professional references requiredTwo professional references requiredTwo professional references required
Statement of PurposeRequiredRequiredRequired
Personal Essay and InterviewNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
Financial FormRequiredRequiredRequired
Decision time3-4 weeks3-4 weeks3-4 weeks

The university informs the students within 3-4 weeks about the outcome though the official notifications are sent together in early October. All the applicants aspiring to pursue music courses require an audition for admission. 

Graduate admissions require credential evaluation which requires around 8 to 10 weeks time, which should be incorporated in the timeline for submitting the application. After submitting the online application of admission, the applicant will receive the login details which should be used to upload the required documents/information and also to track the application.

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