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Academics

Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio provides a top-notch liberal arts education with a rich and active campus life. Students speak highly specifically of the business, neuroscience, education, and English programs, but add that the teaching quality “overall across disciplines [is] amazing.” Professors are focused on “seeing students succeed.” They’re tough, but not unfairly so: “they do not handhold,” but they do make themselves “easy to meet with outside of class,” and “they aren’t there to watch you fail.” Professors also remain “dedicated to their craft,” utilizing hands-on learning for many of their courses. (Two examples are market research projects through the school’s Center for Innovation and Growth and performing in many different music ensembles—the school has an “exceptional music program.”) Matching that on-campus variety are plentiful off-campus opportunities, as BW has “great placement [in] Cleveland and other surrounding areas for job and internships.” As one pleased student sums it up, saying, “I believe that, thanks to my education at Baldwin Wallace, I am ready to join the workforce.”

Student Body

At BW, those who are “passionate and driven in their fields” come together to form an “incredibly inclusive, caring, and compassionate” community. Students are “overwhelmingly talented and—before anything else—supportive.” There’s a broad consensus that almost everyone “intermingles and is involved in numerous activities,” forming “one connected student body.” BW attracts many “commuters ranging from eighteen to forty years old,” but some admit that “racial diversity could be better.” Still, that student body represents “a wide array of personalities … and interests,” with some of the most common including athletics, Greek life, or music and dance. Regardless of where a student’s interests fall, though, “people seem to be authentic and don't try to hide who they really are.”

Campus Life

Students at BW “take their academics seriously but enjoy having fun whenever there is time.” And the list of ways they can spend that time is long: with over 100 clubs and organizations at the school, “It seems like the possibilities are endless.” Among those options, the “three big things to be involved in” are Greek life, athletics, and the music conservatory, which offers almost “constant performances.” BW is a commuter school, so outside of official campus-wide activities, the residential party scene is “typically pretty tame … with only a couple [of] house parties every weekend.” However, because BW is nestled into a suburb of Cleveland, students aren’t restricted to what the campus has to offer. For instance, “there is lots of great food within walking distance,” or to put it another way, the school has “a small-town feel … with big city benefits.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michele Sepesy
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
275 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017

Phone
(440) 826-2222

Email
visit@bw.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hive Cafe
Strosacker College Union
The S.A.C. (Student Activities Center)
Conservatory/Theatre performances
Recreation Center
The Lou Higgins Recreation Center features a Fitness Center, Weight Room, Dance Studio, multipurpose basketball, volleyball, badminton courts and racquetball courts, swimming pool, indoor batting cage and second-floor computer lab. The Student Activities Center provides a club-like atmosphere for entertainment programming on campus. It features a pulsating sound and dance light system, a 10' x 12' video screen, neon lights and snack bar. Comedians, live bands, disc jockeys, multi-media capabilities and special snack foods attracting students to all-campus events.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cleveland Metroparks
Cafe Ah Roma
Mike's Bar and Grille
Chipotle
Playhouse Square
Baldwin Wallace University is located in Berea, Ohio (population 19,000). Our tree-lined campus is surrounded by a safe, residential neighborhood of picturesque homes. But hop on the freeway and you're only 20 minutes from the nation's "All-American City" where you can take advantage of tons of cultural, recreation, and entertainment opportunities. Cleveland is home to outstanding museums and galleries, professional sporting events, world-class hopping, exciting nightlife, and an extensive park system. As a BW student, here are just a few things you can do in Cleveland (http://www.cleveland.oh.us/clevelandmain.shtml - Cheer the Tribe, Cavs or Browns - View the Great Masters at the Cleveland Museum of Art - Hear the world's greatest orchestra at Severance Hall - Ride the Magnum at Cedar Point - Sail Lake Erie - Catch a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - Party at the Flats - Rock at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Explore the Rainforest at the Cleveland Zoo - Walk, bike, or jog through the Metroparks - Shop the Avenue at Tower City Center - Investigate the Great Lakes Science Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Fri; Sat am by appt.
9:00 am-4:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am-1:00pm
(440) 826-2222

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm (1:00 not available T TH)
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year round - 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm (12:15 not available T TH)

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@bw.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Accepted seniors only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Berea is serviced by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) with direct transportation on the Rapid Transit to downtown Cleveland and the east side of Cleveland. Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport is 1.5 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the South (via I-77 or I-71) I-77 north to Route 18 Medina Take Rt. 18 west to I-71 north Exit I-71 north at Bagley Road Left on Eastland Road Right into Bonds parking lot From the East (via I-90) I-90 west to I-271 south. Take exit 27 to 480 west to I-71 south Exit I-71 south at Bagley Rd, Right onto East Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Rd. Right into Bonds parking lot From the East (via I-80 or I-76) I-80 or I-76 West to I-80 West (Ohio Turnpike) Exit I-80 at I-71/US-42. Keep left at the fork in the ramp Merge onto I-71 north Exit I-71 at Bagley Rd. Turn left onto East Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Road. Right into Bonds parking lot From the West (via I-80) I-77 to I-80 east (Ohio Turnpike) Take I-80 west one exit to I-71 north at Strongsville Approx. 2 miles to exit I-71 north at Bagley Rd. Left onto E. Bagley Rd. Left onto Eastland Rd. Right into Bonds parking lot

Local Accommodations
Within 2 miles: Hampton Inn Comfort Inn Courtyard by Marriott Cross Country Inn

Admissions

Applicants: 3,922
Acceptance Rate: 73%
Average HS GPA: 3.58






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