2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

About Baldwin Wallace University

About Baldwin Wallace University

Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace was among the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. That spirit of inclusiveness and innovation continues today. The academic program, rooted in the liberal arts & sciences, yet balanced by abundant opportunities for career exploration and application, is designed to prepare students to make a living…and a life worth living. Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational University located in Berea, Ohio, a suburb southwest of Cleveland. Today, the University serves approximately 3000 full-time undergraduates, 300 students in evening and weekend programs, and over 600 graduate students.

The University maintains more than 80 academic programs from the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Health Sciences, Conservatory of Music, and the Carmel Boyer School of Business.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Baldwin Wallace University does not discriminate because of race, creed, age, disabilities, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of its policies or programs.

Statement of Mission of Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is an academic community committed to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning.

The University fulfills this mission through a rigorous academic program that is characterized by excellence in teaching and learning within a challenging, supportive environment that enhances students’ intellectual and spiritual growth.

Baldwin Wallace assists students in their preparation to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society and encourages their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.

Division III Athletic Philosophy Statement

Athletic Department Vision

To provide our student athletes with exceptional opportunities to learn and grow through intercollegiate athletics as part of their learning experience and to strive to achieve excellence in individual and team athletic performance at the conference, regional, and national level.

Athletic Department Mission Statement

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to the vision and mission of Baldwin Wallace University in which a student’s athletic activities are conducted as an integral part of the total educational experience. Intercollegiate athletics provide a unique learning environment for developing and teaching teamwork, patience, persistence, service to others, respect for authority, ethics, leadership, commitment, and a strong work ethic.

Guiding Principles:

  • Expect and support student athlete academic success
  • Value cultural diversity and gender equity
  • Conduct and represent all programs and Baldwin Wallace University with sportsmanship, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Follow all rules and regulations established by the University, OAC, and NCAA
  • Since the student athlete participation is conducted as an integral part of the total educational experience, the purpose of the intercollegiate athletic program is therefore no different than that of any academic program; to achieve the highest possible standard of excellence.

To achieve this end, Baldwin Wallace University

  1. places special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators and greater emphasis on the internal constituency (students, alumni, institutional personnel) than on the general public and its entertainment needs;
  2. awards no athletically related financial aid to any student;
  3. assures that athletics participants are treated no differently than any other member of the student body;
  4. assures that athletics programs support the institution’s educational mission by financing, staffing, and controlling the programs through the same general procedures as other departments of the institution;
  5. provides equitable athletics opportunities for males and females and gives equal emphasis to men and women’s sports.


Baldwin Wallace University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The address and website for this accrediting body is 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411; www.hlcommission.org

Additional accreditation information can be found at: https://www.bw.edu/academics/accreditations/.