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There’s a place in the world only you can occupy. A purpose you alone can fulfill. Finding both is all about one word: Knowing.

Knowing who you are, and what you can accomplish. Knowing your limits, and how to push past them. And most of all, knowing a university like no other that emphasizes amazing diversity, profound discovery, and lifelong success.

We’re Mary Baldwin University, and our nearly 180-year history has been spent transforming the potential hidden inside people like you into greatness. Nestled in Virginia’s iconic Shenandoah Valley, our mission is simple: to make the world a better place, one student at a time.

We want to get to know you — but first, you should get to know us. So take a look around. Dive in. Make yourself comfortable. From the constant support of faculty and staff to a true family of students, the only thing we’re missing is you.

What’s your MBU superpower?

Take our fun quiz and find out which of our 5 colleges might be your perfect fit.

Our Academics Launch You Higher

From health sciences to performing arts to everything in between, our academics will challenge you while offering the skills you need for career success.


Safely visit our beautiful campus in Staunton, or take a tour right from your living room. The choice is yours

We Make College Affordable

At Mary Baldwin, we believe a college education should raise your potential while lowering your costs. That’s why more than 95% of our students receive scholarships or financial aid that total over $16 million every year, including a $3,520 Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant for Virginia residents. To learn more about all the financial help that’s available for you, please visit Mary Baldwin’s scholarships and financial aid webpage.

MBU FAFSA code: 003723