Mary Baldwin is a distinctive small university located in the beautiful Staunton, Virginia, close to Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.  Beginning in Fall 2017, at Mary Baldwin University men and women can experience our fast track-career programs through its residential University College by participating in any one of these signature living and learning communities:

  • Murphy Deming Scholars in the Health Professions:  Students can earn their degree in health sciences, biology, chemistry, or psychology in three years and enter graduate school early with a professional portfolio of internships, clinical shadowing, and research.
  • Education Leaders:  Students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in four years and enter the workforce licensed in one or more high demand areas, prepared to lead in the classroom and beyond.
  • Shakespeare and Performance: Immersive cultural experiences leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 4 or 5 years (Master of Letters in Shakespeare; Master of Arts in Teaching; Micro-MBA).  Students will learn from experienced, talented, and professional faculty as well as esteemed guest artists.

Within the residential College for Women, there are even more unique learning opportunities for students:

  • Women Entrepreneurs:  A pioneering new living learning community leading to a certificate in entrepreneurship and an MBA in four years.
  • Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership:  The nation’s only cadet corps for women, VWIL is a premiere leadership program that supports the self-discipline needed to succeed in military and civilian life.
  • Program for the Exceptionally Gifted:  Skip all or part of high school through this immersive, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree.

Experience the Leadership Advantage.  This signature set of experiences will prepare you well for your future.  You will connect ideas with action through:

  • Exceptional academics guided by faculty who are committed to student success; 56 majors and minors
  • Opportunities for experiential learning, in and out of the classroom; 570 leadership positions
  • Personal and professional development, so students can translate their education into career success

Please visit the university’s website here for more information on these exciting programs and new initiatives.