Baldwin Wallace University (B-W)

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Baldwin Wallace University can be found in Berea, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Baldwin Wallace University has an enrollment of nearly 3,600 students.

Most of the students getting into B-W earned an SAT score in the range of 1040 - 1253, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the B-W average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. 73% of all applicants are admitted to Baldwin Wallace University, from which 23% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall B-W Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Baldwin Wallace University was reported as 72.7% in Fall 2020 with over 3,920 applications submitted to B-W. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • B-W ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • B-W Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Baldwin Wallace University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into B-W, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Baldwin Wallace University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.7%
  • 2017-2018: 78.0%
  • 2018-2019: 74.2%
  • 2019-2020: 72.7%
  • Projected B-W Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 67.4%

How Does B-W Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for B-W is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cleveland Institute of Music36.6%
Cleveland Institute of Art69.6%
John Carroll University86.3%
Notre Dame College97.5%
Oberlin College36.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to B-W (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 633
Math520 - 620
Total Score1040 - 1253
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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