Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University

Waco, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$49,246

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,061
Declined 10,619
Total Received 33,680
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Private

14,614

undergraduate students

5,018

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 19,632
Established in 1845
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

Social Networks

1,000-acre, suburban campus in Waco (population: 136,436), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Baylor University
1320 South 7th Street
Waco, TX
76798

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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 pm. It started as "Coke Hour," but the school switched beverages when locally made Dr Pepper became the school's official soft drink in 1997.
  • Baylor University is the oldest university in the state of Texas still operating.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
44%
Top 1/4
76%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Uknown
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 23,061
Declined 10,619
Total Received 33,680

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

90%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,605

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,544
Room $7,200
Board $6,074
Additional fees $4,702
Books & supplies $1,284
Total $63,804
Average Financial Aid - $24,605
Total with Avg. Aid $39,199
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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 229-5678
financial_aid@baylor.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, boat race, crew, dodgeball, fencing golf, flag football, gymnastics, homerun derby, kickball, racquetball, rock climbing, sailing, soccer, softball, spikeball, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, track, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), wakeboarding, walleyball, water skiing

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Applied Statistics, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Bioinformatics.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Science.
Conducting.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Divinity/Ministry.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Fashion Merchandising.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Finance, General.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Geophysics and Seismology.
German Language and Literature.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Nutrition.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Studies.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Latin Language and Literature.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical/Health Humanities.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Neuroscience.
Nursing Administration.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Real Estate.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Slavic Studies.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Statistics, General.
Taxation.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Accounting

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

19,632

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

14,614
students

Female
59%
8,676

Male
41%
5,938

26%

5,018
students

Female
58%
2,923

Male
42%
2,095

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

14,199
students

Female
60%
8,468

Male
40%
5,731

3%

415
students

Female
50%
208

Male
50%
207

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented China
Mexico
Nigeria
South Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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