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Staunton, Virginia

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Chances of getting into Mary Baldwin College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Admission Difficulty for Mary Baldwin College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into MBC and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

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

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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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
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Mary Baldwin College
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mary Baldwin College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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MBC GPA

Estimated 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?

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

55% of Mary Baldwin College freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 18%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mary Baldwin College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,742 1,446 7,188
Accepted 5,092 1,169 6,261
Acceptance Rate 89% 81% 87%
Enrolled 268 90 358
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 5% 8% 6%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 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
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

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.

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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Mary Baldwin College?

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.

What ACT score is required for Mary Baldwin College?

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.