|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at MBC is 87%. It ranks #36 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Mary Baldwin College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,261 out of 7,188 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent (SAT 940/1120 ACT 18/24). Mary Baldwin College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 6% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Mary Baldwin College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 82% of students submitted SAT scores and 34% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mary Baldwin College?
Mary Baldwin College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. MBC ranks #29 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg +||87%-92%|
|940 to 1030||Avg -||80%-87%|
|850 to 940||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 850||Low||<70%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|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|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>92%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||87%-92%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||80%-87%|
|15 to 18||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 15||Low||<70%|
What GPA do you need to get into Mary Baldwin College?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into MBC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mary Baldwin College was 3.57 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as MBC accepts 87% of all applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
55% of Mary Baldwin College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||55%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||5%||8%||6%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Mary Baldwin College is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Mary Baldwin College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
82% of students submit their SAT scores to MBC. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% 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 940 and 1120. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.