Mary Baldwin College

  • VA


318 Prospect Street
United States

About Us

Boldly Baldwin

For nearly 170 years, Mary Baldwin College has enriched women’s lives through the transforming power of personalized, liberal education. Mary Baldwin has demonstrated, since its founding in 1842, the courage and the will to innovate as the world changes around it, and the wisdom to stay true to its mission as a college devoted to empowering women at all stages of life.

MBC’s Residential College for Women serves about 830 students on the college’s historic campus in downtown Staunton, Virginia. A top-ranked master’s level university with seven regional centers, MBC also offers the co-educational Adult Degree Program and two graduate programs, one in education (Master of Arts in Teaching) and one in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance (Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts) offered in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center.

The enduring strengths of a Mary Baldwin education add up to excellence for every student, every day. These strengths are demonstrated daily through the college’s rigorous academic programs, its inviting co-curriculum, the engagement of its dedicated faculty one-on-one with students, the inclusive and welcoming community, and the commitment to civic engagement and global citizenship. Like the college itself, its graduates are confident, compassionate change-makers.