In 1845, more than 15 years before the Civil War, Baldwin Wallace was founded as one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. Today, you’ll find that spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education.
After more than a century and a half, BW is still characterized by leadership and innovation in education. The liberal arts, which teach you how to think critically and communicate effectively, remain at the center of your academic program.
Research is an exciting part of the BW experience. In addition to being dedicated teachers, our professors are passionate scholars and researchers who are more than willing to involve you in their latest project or activity.
The BW Career Network by Handshake is a web-based platform with 24/7 access to targeted employment opportunities, career mentors and relevant resources based on career interests. The BW Career Network is powered by Handshake, a powerful e-recruiting network that includes over 180,000 employers. Through Handshake, students indicate their career interests and preferences and the system personalizes relevant content to each student's account. This helps students easily find internships and jobs, upcoming events, career-related resources and more.
BW offers a range of specialized services aimed at meeting the varied needs of our community. You'll find friendly faces and personalized support in each of the following offices:
All full-time students are required to live on campus their first and second year entering Baldwin Wallace University. Residency exemptions are made for commuting students who are living with their family or have other qualifying circumstances. Apartment and house options are available to second-year students and higher.
Getting to know your way around the BW libraries will be one of the most important things you'll do at BW. Regardless of your area of interest, you'll spend many hours of your time using the extensive resources of our three libraries. Our databases, interlibrary loan program and extensive collection of periodicals will make it easy to find material for your next big research paper or project.
With approximately 1,900 students living on campus, residence life is an important part of the BW experience. The Office of Residence Life is responsible for providing an atmosphere that allows for a place to study and a place to develop social relationships. Residence life also encourages personal growth and development while learning how to live in a community that supports the University as an academic institution. Living on campus is about expanding your college experience—making connections, getting involved and interacting with others.
Sports are everywhere at BW. From varsity champions to intramural competitors, most BW students participate in some kind of sports or fitness activity. That's because you will find an activity and level of competition to suit almost any student.
Baldwin Wallace University offers over 100 clubs and organizations for students. Clubs and organizations are divided into councils and are overseen by the BW Office of Student Activities.
Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association.