Faculty know more than your name. They get to know your strengths and your dreams, and see potential you may not yet recognize in yourself. On the main campus, students benefit from the low student/faculty ratio (12:1) and small class size (average: 17). In the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, students get the same level of individual guidance through a variety of course delivery systems designed for working adults.
The opportunity to conduct original research as an undergraduate is a standard course component at Mary Baldwin, and students in the arts learn the art of skillful creative expression. Many students co-author papers with faculty members or present their work at national or international conferences.
Global perspectives are built into the curriculum, preparing you to be a contributing citizen of the world. International artists-in-residence teach courses and lead activities. Study abroad opportunities range from May Term in Ireland studying philosophy, to a teacher education practicum in Australia, to ornithology in Costa Rica. Mary Baldwin also has exchange programs with colleges in Japan, Korea, and India.
Mary Baldwin ensures that you learn to blend theory and practice through hands-on work in the laboratory, in the field, in clinical settings, and in business and community organizations. Changemaker internships pay you to work at something that matters, like environmental sustainability or helping the disadvantaged, and gain experience that will help you in your career.
Mary Baldwin’s academic and service partners, local and international, offer students extraordinary opportunities. They include the world-renowned American Shakespeare Center and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, both located within a block of campus. The International Beliefs and Values Institute makes its home on our campus, and international partners include the Clinton Global Initiative University and Women for Women International.