Chances of getting into Mary Baldwin College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.7%
Admission Difficulty for Mary Baldwin College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into MBC and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,323 out of 1,397 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Mary Baldwin College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 8% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1150

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >97%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 95%-97%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 92%-95%
910 to 1030 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 910 Low <87%
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MBC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
38%
ACT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 22

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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mary Baldwin College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >97%
22 to 26 Avg + 95%-97%
19 to 22 Avg - 92%-95%
16 to 19 Reach 88%-92%
Less than 16 Low <88%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 #26 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 95% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Mary Baldwin College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
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

High School Class Rank

80% of Mary Baldwin College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mary Baldwin College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Mary Baldwin College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,315 82 1,397
Accepted 1,244 79 1,323
Acceptance Rate 95% 96% 95%
Enrolled 105 4 109
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 5% 8%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mary Baldwin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mary Baldwin College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mary Baldwin College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.