Points of Pride

A Mary Baldwin College education is designed to empower students to take their places in the world as confident, compassionate changemakers. The college's historic location in Staunton and Augusta County, Virginia, is a strength and point of pride for Mary Baldwin College.


Founded as Augusta Female Seminary in 1842 by Rufus W. Bailey, Mary Baldwin College is the oldest institution of higher education for women in the nation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Among its first students, totaling 57 young women (paying as much as $60 per semester to attend), was Mary Julia Baldwin.

Location & Contact

Mary Baldwin College

P.O. Box 1500,

Staunton, VA 24402

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Historic Preservation
  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education/Early Childhood and Elementary
  • Education/Middle and High School
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Health Care Management
  • History
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights/Social Justice
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religious Studies
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Theater
  • Women's/Gender Studies