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Staunton, Virginia

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Your chances of getting into Mary Baldwin College

MBC GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.57

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Mary Baldwin College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into MBC are to have around a 3.57 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at MBC is 3.57 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #19 in Virginia for highest average GPA.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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MBC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

940-1120

Applicants Submitting SAT 

82%
SAT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 460
Composite 25th Percentile 940
SAT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 580
Math 75th Percentile 540
Composite 75th Percentile 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Mary Baldwin College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at MBC is 1030 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 940-1120. Students who get into Mary Baldwin College score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers..  MBC ranks #34 in the state of Virginia for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1030 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. MBC regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 940, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 850, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1030 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1030, you have around a 0% chance of being admitted. A 1120 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 0% chance of getting in.

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1120 and Above Good >0%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 0%-0%
940 to 1030 Avg - 0%-0%
850 to 940 Reach 0%-0%
Less than 850 Low <0%
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MBC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

34%
ACT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 18
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into MBC?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to MBC is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #32 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mary Baldwin College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into MBC for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 0% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 0% with a 24 ACT score.

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >0%
21 to 24 Avg + 0%-0%
18 to 21 Avg - 0%-0%
15 to 18 Reach 0%-0%
Less than 15 Low <0%
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High School Class Rank

55% of Mary Baldwin College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 18% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mary Baldwin College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mary Baldwin College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mary Baldwin College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mary Baldwin College Application Requirements
Test Scores
High School GPA
High School Class Rank
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Demonstration of Competencies

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mary Baldwin College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232672 IPEDS survey data for Mary Baldwin College.

Last updated February 24, 2024

FAQs

Does Mary Baldwin College prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to MBC. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mary Baldwin College?

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.

What SAT score is required for Mary Baldwin College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. The average SAT score is 1030. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mary Baldwin College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.