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We want you at BW!

Students from Florida come to us for a variety of reasons.  Whether it is our nationally ranked football team, track and field, music theatre or the liberal arts majors and minors, we have a diverse student body seeking their degrees and continuing their passion.  One thing you can be sure of, they ALL love walking out into the first snowfall of the season. Your next steps are outlined below!


Current Students from Florida at BW:

Tre Leonard, Robinson HS Issac Reed III, Lehigh Senior HS
Malcolm Hubert, Robinson HS Danny Acuna, Gulf Coast HS
Matt Dennis, Nature Coast HS Alex Chica, Belen Jesuit
Issac Baker, Newsome HS Michael Slack, Pine Castle Christian
Brandon Dropic, Seminole Senior HS Nelson Candelario, Island Coast HS
Dillon Floyd, Carrollwood Day School Jay Greer, Out of Door Christian Aca
Stephanie Kumler, Jupitor Christian  
Jose Brizuela, Hialeah-Miami, HS Javon Burks, Golden Gate HS

1.  Apply to BW

You can use our online application for admission or the common application to complete the admission process.

US News and World Report -- Best Value in the Midwest

2.  Complete your FAFSA

Log-on to the FAFSA website and begin the FAFSA or submit your results to BW (BW's Federal School Code 003014)

3.  Visit Campus

Schedule a visit through the Office of Admission or contact a coach.

What you didn't know about Cleveland

  • CareerBuilder.com ranked Cleveland as the #2 place in the country as “The Best Cities for New Grads."
  • Cleveland has the second fastest growth rate for technology in the country
  • U.S. News and World Report ranks the Cleveland Clinic as one of the best hospitals in the country (they are also our team doctors and athletic trainers).  Cleveland is becoming a medical hub for medical research, sales and facilities.
  • Several major corporations, law firms, accounting firms, sports teams, hospitals and research centers call Cleveland their home.  Just check out the list below!
  • Second largest theatre district in the country (second to Broadway)
  • Major League city as the home to the Browns, Indians and Cavs as well as IMG, minor league baseball, hockey and other companies with a sports and entertainment focus

Packard Athletic Center Facts

25,000 square foot facility opening July 2013 which features the following:

  • Weight facility
  • 175 hardwood stall lockers
  • 175 seat team meeting room
  • 15 flat screen TVs
  • WiFi for laptops and tablets
  • 3,500 square foot weight
  • Athletic training center
  • Player’s Lounge
  • Coaches’ Offices
  • Equipment room and Laundry facility

Yellow Jacket Football Facts

  • One of the most successful NCAA Division III schools in the entire country
  • Finnie Stadium and Tressel Field is one of the finest facilities for D3 football in the country (The Field Turf is the same as Ohio State and the Mondo FTX track is the same surface used in the Beijing Olympics in 2008).
  • In its 114-year football history, we 178 All-America and Academic All-America selections
  • 23 student-athletes earned Academic All-American status, the most of any current OAC school.
  • The Yellow Jackets have compiled an all-time record of 546-319-30 and the 546 wins are the most of any current OAC member school.

Fast Facts about Baldwin Wallace University

  • Ranked by US News and World Report as one of the Best Values in the Midwest
  • 5 minutes from the Cleveland International Airport making your commute home extremely easy
  • 100 acres of tree lined streets and a residential neighborhood
  • 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland, Ohio
  • $4,000 Residency Grant for each student enrolling from Florida
  • $25 million renovation of the science center (opened in 2010)
  • Hundreds of internships with Fortune 500 companies, major league sports teams, world class medical facilities and national law firms
  • 85% of the freshman live on campus each year
  • All of the big four accounting firms recruit on campus to fill internship and full-time positions

Companies headquartered in Cleveland

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Jones Day (one of the largest law firms in the country)
  • Cleveland Browns (our spring practice field for the Yellow Jacket Football team)
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Key Corp
  • Eaton
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • University Hospitals
  • American Greetings
  • The Lubrizol Corp
  • Westfield Insurance

Contact Information

Keith Grabowski
Offensive Coordinator
(440) 856-9038

Ross R. Grippi  II
Associate Director of Admission
(440) 826-2435