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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
59%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
700-800
28%
600-699
49%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
49%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,676
Declined 18,906
Total Received 34,582
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Private

14,108

undergraduate students

3,925

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 18,033
Established in 1845
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

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: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Waco Regional

Baylor University
1320 South 7th Street
Waco, TX
76798

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Diadeloso (Student Day of Fun)
  • Homecoming
  • All-University Sing

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
59%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
700-800
28%
600-699
49%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
30-36
45%
24-29
49%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,676
Declined 18,906
Total Received 34,582

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

academic GPA

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 75
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,217

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,544
Room & board $13,274
Additional fees $4,702
Books & supplies $1,284
Other fees $1,974
Total $65,778
Average Financial Aid - $5,217
Total with Avg. Aid $60,561
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Computer Teacher Education
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Technology
Insurance
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion
Reading Teacher Education
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
Science Technologies/Technicians, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Slavic Studies
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

18,033

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

14,108
students

Female
60%
8,397

Male
40%
5,711

22%

3,925
students

Female
58%
2,261

Male
42%
1,664

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

13,906
students

Female
60%
8,299

Male
40%
5,607

2%

202
students

Female
49%
98

Male
51%
104

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 63%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
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

353

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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