Baylor University

Waco, TX

Baylor University

Waco, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$49,246

not including housing and food

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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

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $7,200
Food $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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 229-5678
financial_aid@baylor.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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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