seepossibility-2016Apply Now

Learn More

Mary Baldwin College for Women

Leadership

ADVANTAGE

cfw-key-2016

Mary Baldwin College for Women

Leadership
Advantage

cfw-key-2016

— Leighann Kimble ’12

The Leadership Advantage is our promise to you. By the time you graduate, you’ll be resilient, confident in your strengths, and prepared to be the architect of your life. You will connect ideas with action through:

• exceptional academics guided by faculty who are committed to your success
• varied opportunities to connect what you are learning with real-world applications, in and out of the classroom
• personal and professional development, so you can translate your education into career success

— Nhi Nguyen ’15

The Leadership Advantage is also your four-year educational path (we’re confident that it won’t take the five or even six that it takes at many public universities). As part of the complete First-Year Experience, our Leadership Gateways help you explore the various facets of college in your first year; then connect on a deeper level with an investment in community servicestudy abroad, and collaborative research in your second year. Your final two years are all about preparing for life after Mary Baldwin, including internships in the field and your signature Capstone project.


Preparing Women to Lead

available within the College for Women

  • believe the investment they made in college was worth it 90%
  • felt well-prepared for their first job 81%

women’s college graduates

vs

public university graduates

  • believe the investment they made in college was worth it 81%
  • felt well-prepared for their first job 65%

believe the investment they made in college was worth it

felt well-prepared for their first job

women’s college graduates

vs

public university graduates

believe the investment they made in college was worth it

felt well-prepared for their first job

Average cost of a Mary Baldwin education after financial aid

Average cost of a public college or university in Virginia

  • Mary Baldwin University alumni who are employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation 95%

student to faculty ratio

Mary Baldwin University

vs

public university

student to faculty ratio


Exclusive Living-Learning Opportunities @ MBU

cfw-icon1

The Women’s College Advantage

You won’t find many places with the heart of a women’s college surrounded by a coed university. What does that mean for you? You’ll benefit from the strong sisterhood and personal guidance fostered in a close-knit environment and a streamlined pathway to coed master’s and doctoral programs, faculty who are experts in their fields, and specialized tracks for gifted students and leadership development.

cfw-icon2

Learn to Lead

What is leadership? It’s living in a bigger picture, listening, serving others, making things happen — being a force for change in any community you embrace as home. Every learning experience at Mary Baldwin is crafted to encourage the potential for leadership. It’s a real-life laboratory for testing your skills and building your confidence.

cfw-icon3

Professors Focused on You

At Mary Baldwin University, professors know much more about you than your name. Your experience is enriched by the one-on-one connection you develop with your teachers. As true mentors, they come to know your strengths and see your potential, and they inspire you to achieve more than you thought possible.

cfw-icon4

Skills Employers Want

When managers and employers are asked to identify what traits they look for in potential employees, they almost perfectly describe Mary Baldwin graduates. They want people who are creative, who can deal with complexity, who can think for themselves, and who can work with other people. Here’s more detail about how MBU delivers:

  • Strong written and oral communicators
  • Writing emphasis courses within all majors
  • Opportunities to present original research at regional, national , and international conferences
  • Thoughtful leaders
  • 85 years of an active Student Government Association
  • Hundreds of opportunities to coordinate service projects, lead student organizations, and mentor fellow students
  • Problem solvers and critical thinkers
  • A liberal arts education that emphasizes learning how to think and gather information, rather than what to think
  • Professors who encourage class participation, creative approaches, and “learning by doing” across disciplines
  • Effective collaborators with respect for diverse opinions
  • Study groups and team-based research
  • Diverse student body and visiting scholars
  • International cafes, Fulbright scholars, artists-in-residence programs, and international college exchange programs

cfw-icon5

Making Private Education Affordable

MBU’s generous scholarship and financial aid package rewards your hard work and recognizes your ability to succeed as a college student. You get all the advantages of a personalized, private university education at a cost that is competitive with the price of attending a public four-year college or university. As a bonus, our three-week experiential May Term is included in your tuition, in addition to two full academic semesters.


See possibility.

Mary Baldwin women and men live in a bigger picture. They listen, serve others, and are a force for change in communities around the country and the globe. Meet a few of the leaders who are proud to call Mary Baldwin their alma mater.

See possibility.

Mary Baldwin women and men live in a bigger picture. They listen, serve others, and are a force for change in communities around the country and the globe. Meet a few of the leaders who are proud to call Mary Baldwin their alma mater.

X