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Tuition & Fees

$42,546

$42,546

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,033
Declined + 18,103
Total Received 32,136
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Private (nonprofit)

14,189

undergraduate students

2,598

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
3%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
43%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
58%
18-23
11%
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Fun Facts

  • Baylor University has a licensed zoo on campus in order to keep their two mascots: North American black bears named Joy and Lady.
  • An over 60-year-old tradition, Baylor University students celebrate "Dr Pepper Hour," with free soda every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. It started as "Coke Hour," but the school switched beverages when locally made Dr Pepper became the school's official soft drink in 1997.
  • The Baylor University is the oldest university in the state of Texas still operating.

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School Facts

Baylor, founded in 1845, is a church-affiliated university. Undergraduate programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Hankamer School of Business, the Honors College, the Schools of Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Music, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in a residential area of Waco.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 16,787
Established in 1845
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEHSA (Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Waco, TX

1,000-acre, suburban campus in Waco (population: 129,030), 90 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth and 105 miles from Austin; nursing branch campus in Dallas. Served by air and bus; train serves McGregor (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Baylor University
1 Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 15% of male students
 
17 sororities 28% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
42%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
38%
500-599
43%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
700-800
15%
600-699
49%
500-599
33%
400-499
3%
700-800
10%
600-699
35%
500-599
43%
400-499
11%
300-399
1%
30-36
38%
24-29
46%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
30-36
20%
24-29
61%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
58%
18-23
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Uknown
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,033
Declined + 18,103
Total Received 32,136

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jessica King Gereghty
Director of Admissions
P: 800 229-5678
F: 254 710-3436
admissions@baylor.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,546
Room $6,400
Board $5,354
Books & supplies $1,442
Total $55,742
Average Financial Aid - $27,366
Total with Avg. Aid $28,376

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,366

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,367,455
State $9,954,132
Institutional $125,651,208
Other external $4,367,389
Total $152,340,184

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $72,433,605
Other external $1,634,924
Total $74,068,529

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Bears
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Neonatal Nursing
Advanced Nursing Leadership
Air Science/Environment
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Music
Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Aviation Sciences
Biblical/Related Languages
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Studies
Business Administration
Business Administration/Health Care Administration
Business Administration/Information Systems
Business Administration/Information Systems Management
Business Administration/International Management
Business for Secondary Education
Business/Broadcasting
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Choral Music
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Church Recreation
Classics
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Psychology
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Specialist
Communication Studies
Community Health
Composition
Computer Science
Computer Science Education
Conducting
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Teaching
Design/Theatre Arts
Directing
Distribution Management
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English/Language Arts/Reading
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Biology
Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Science
Exercise Physiology
Exercise/Nutrition/Preventative Health
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Film/Digital Media
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate
Financial Services/Planning
French
French/Business
General Studies
Geology
Geophysics
German
German/Business
Great Texts
Greek
Health Care Administration
Health Science Studies
Health/Human Performance/Recreation
Higher Education/Student Affairs
History
History Education
Human Resources Management
Information Systems
Instrumental Music
Interior Design
International Business
International Economics
International Journalism
International Relations
International Studies
Journalism
Language/Linguistics
Latin
Latin American Studies
Law
Life Sciences Education
Limnology
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Business
Medical Humanities
Ministry
Museum Studies
Music
Music Education
Music History/Literature
Music Theory
Neuroscience
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Operations Management
Pedagogy
Performance
Performance/Theatre Arts
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Science Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano Accompanying
Piano Pedagogy/Performance
Political Science
Professional Selling
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy/Administration
Real Estate
Recreation
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
Russian
Russian/Business
School Psychology
Science Education
Slavic/Eastern European Studies
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Business
Spanish Education
Special Education
Speech Communications
Sports/Sponsorship/Sales
Statistical Science
Statistics
Studio Art
Supply Chain Management
Taxation
Theatre Arts
Theatre Studies
Theological Studies
Theology
Theory
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Undergraduate

85%

14,189
students

Female
58%
8,225

Male
42%
5,964

Graduate

15%

2,598
students

Female
46%
1,189

Male
54%
1,409

undergraduateFull-time

98%

13,946
students

Female
59%
8,120

Male
41%
5,826

undergraduatePart-time

2%

243
students

Female
44%
105

Male
56%
138

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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