MBC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Mary Baldwin College
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into MBC and can I get accepted? The school has a 100% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,365 out of 6,371 applicants were admitted making Mary Baldwin College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Mary Baldwin College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 6% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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MBC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT82%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mary Baldwin College?
Mary Baldwin College typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1130 and Above||Good||>99%|
|1040 to 1130||Avg +||99%-99%|
|950 to 1040||Avg -||99%-99%|
|860 to 950||Reach||99%-99%|
|Less than 860||Low||<99%|
MBC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT34%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MBC?
Admission data indicates that MBC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mary Baldwin College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>99%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||99%-99%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||99%-99%|
|15 to 18||Reach||99%-99%|
|Less than 15||Low||<99%|
Avg. High School GPA3.3
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Mary Baldwin College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mary Baldwin College was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MBC accepts 100% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||19%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||23%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
80% of Mary Baldwin College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||16%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||6%||7%||6%|
What are the requirements for admission to Mary Baldwin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232672 IPEDS survey data for Mary Baldwin College.
Frequently Asked Questions
82% of students submit their SAT scores to MBC. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
100% of those who apply are granted admission to MBC. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.