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Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University has a proud legacy of innovating to best serve our students as the world changes. 

MBU is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. We serve a vibrant student population on our main campus in historic Staunton, Virginia. A cutting-edge health sciences campus in Augusta County, programs for online study, and regional advising centers throughout Virginia are also part of the university.

With 175 years of excellence, MBU offers unique opportunities for our students to become leaders in the classroom, community, workplace, and in their own lives. In 1977 Mary Baldwin was the first college in Virginia to create a program for women and men to earn their degrees later in life. With the opening of our college of health sciences in 2014, we established one of the first dozen doctoral programs of occupational therapy in the nation. In 2017 we expanded on our long tradition of student-centered excellence to welcome our first residential men to campus. MBU also offers special residential programs open only to women, including the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

We’re seeking forward-thinking women and men to join us at Mary Baldwin University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Together, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni create a community dedicated to bringing out the best in small, private education.  



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Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that only women are admitted to Mary Baldwin College for Women) nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 1500, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24402, 540-887-7367.