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International Profile

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Be a part of the family
At Baylor we want to invite you to be a part of the family. As a private, mid-sized university with a focus on research, Baylor is small enough to feel like a family but large enough to offer the benefits of a large university. Here, you will combine lessons learned in the classroom with real-world experience. You will also be a part of a renowned teaching university with an ambitious and successful research agenda.


Be ready for your future
A Baylor education is an investment in your future. A Baylor degree gives you an edge in the job market. Employers eagerly recruit our graduates for their abilities, work ethic, personal integrity, and strong sense of social responsibility. Students in accounting, social work, nursing, education, and engineering consistently earn a 94%–100% pass rate for licensing exams. Baylor consistently ranks in the top 100 national doctoral-granting universities in “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report.

Baylor is located in Waco, Texas, within easy driving distance of most of the state’s major cities. With Waco regional airport close by, you can easily connect to flights out of Dallas and Houston.

Our student-faculty ratio is 15:1 and the average class size is 27, so you will get the attention you deserve. More than 90% of our classes are taught by faculty members. The Baylor Bears compete at the highest level in the Big 12 Conference. We also have 26 club sports and 20 intramural sports.

We have more than 290 clubs and organizations that you can choose to participate in.

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Baylor University’s campus is located in Waco, Texas, and is notable for its strong academics and caring community. With Waco Regional Airport close by, you’ll easily connect to international flights out of Dallas and Houston. Our proximity to these economically thriving cities also creates access to internship and employment options through our alumni and career services networks.


Type of university: Baylor is a private university and the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. We have a national reputation as a top-tier liberal arts institution, and U.S.News & World Report ranks us among the best universities nationwide. Our community is grounded in faith, and our campus is home to students from diverse backgrounds, including 80 different countries.

Size of Campus: 1,000-acre campus in Waco, Texas, with an area population of 234,000

Number of students: 16,263 (13,859 undergraduate; 2,184 graduate/professional) in fall 2014

Number of faculty: 936 full-time faculty members, with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Choose from more than 140 majors, like our business entrepreneur program, which was recently ranked #3 in the nation by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Other popular majors include accounting, engineering, and our pre-health programs.

Geographic diversity: Baylor students come from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

International student services: All students are supported outside the classroom by the staff at the Paul L. Foster Success Center, which offers academic advising as well as free tutoring and mentoring services. International students receive additional guidance through the Center for Global Engagement, where they can find answers to questions and discover opportunities like the Welcome Family program, which pairs local families with international students to build understanding and friendship.

International student budget: (2014–2015)
Expenses other than travel are similar to those of domestic students. International students must also be prepared to cover health insurance.

Tuition    $36,360
Required Fees    $4,038
Room    $6,760
Board    $4,380
Total     $51,538

Financial aid: International students are eligible for an array of scholarships, including the Regents’ Gold Scholarship, which covers full tuition.

Test score requirements: The median score range for accepted students is 1140–1320 on the SAT or 24–29 on the ACT; TOEFL: 540 paper-based, 270 computer-based, 76 Internet-based; IELTS: 6.0

Application deadlines and fees:
Early Action: November 1
Single Choice Early Action: November 1
Regular Admission: February 1

We strongly encourage international freshmen to apply by November 1.