MBU is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. They serve a vibrant student population on their main campus in historic Staunton, Virginia. A cutting-edge health sciences campus in Augusta County, programs for online study, and regional advising centers throughout Virginia are also part of the university.
MBU offers unique opportunities for their students to become leaders in the classroom, community, workplace, and in their own lives. In 1977 Mary Baldwin was the first college in Virginia to create a program for women and men to earn their degrees later in life. With the opening of their college of health sciences in 2014, they established one of the first dozen doctoral programs of occupational therapy in the nation. In 2017 they expanded on their long tradition of student-centered excellence to welcome their first residential men to campus. MBU also offers special residential programs open only to women, including the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership.