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  • 07/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 out of 64 people found this review useful. 1 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    National Merit Scholars, of course, due to the full ride scholarship. But also anyone who loves to learn, and who wants to be in a place with nice people who will lend a helping hand. Baylor is also most definitely a Christian school, but the atmosphere isn't completely smothering. It all depends on finding your niche. Once I found my friends and discovered the right classes, I have truly found my home at Baylor (at least for the next three years!).

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantages of the opportunities that Baylor offers its new students, and make sure to visit the campus. Baylor is a beautiful campus. I would also recommend looking at some of the options for housing beyond the normal freshman digs. Engaged Learning Groups, honors dorms, and Brooks College all offer great accommodations. Personally, my freshman year, I lived in Brooks College, a new dorm with a dining hall that looks just like the great hall from Harry Potter. Trust me, the private bathrooms, brand-new building, and more make it worth the extra application essay! Lastly, I want to let you know a few insider secrets about Baylor. 1. When registering for classes, don't even bother with ratemyprofessors.com, go to bubooks.com. There, there are many, many more ratings and books for sale from students. It's a much better tool. 2. Don't leave a visit to Baylor without checking out the coffee house on the corner of campus called Common Grounds and the cute-as-can-be craft store next door called Harts 'n Crafts. They are my favorite places! 3. You might want to know though are that there are required religion courses, required chapel, visiting hours for opposite genders in all on-campus housing, and no greek houses allowed. Despite these downsides though, I still love Baylor!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor has some of the best scholarships available. It was even voted one of the best value colleges in the nation by Fiske as well as other ranking lists. Personally, through a combination of merit, financial aid, and outside scholarships, I am paying for less than the cost of my room and board. If you want to find out what your merit aid will be, check out the scholarship calculator at www.baylor.edu -- Also, be aware that for qualifying students, Baylor will add more to that through Financial Aid and scholarships from alumni donors. I've even had the opportunity to have semesterly luncheons and dinners with my donors! The only downside is that the only way to get an official full ride to Baylor is through being a National Merit Scholar. But, if you are one and you can keep a 3.5 GPA, then I would say Baylor is definitely a good bargain!

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor people are some of the nicest I have ever met. I visited several other private collages in Texas and nowhere else did I find as many helpful people as I did at Baylor. Students walk up and offer help if you look lost. One day when I tripped and fell in the Quad, I looked up expecting someone to laugh like they would have at my high school. Instead, I saw a girl extending her hand to help me up. It's just another world at Baylor. There are also plenty of options for fun on campus such as festivals and concerts. Despite the atmosphere of a small private school (no matter where you are you seem to run into people you know), there are plenty of opportunities that make it rival even the largest of schools. And for a college town, Waco offers a good array of things to do from the Dr. Pepper Museum, to Waco Lake, Cameron Park Zoo, and the old Suspension bridge where Baylor students toss tortillas onto the rock pillars (it's more fun than it sounds!).

    Am learning a lot

    Perhaps my favorite thing about Baylor is the opportunity I have had as an honor student to have the interdisciplinary major called University Scholars. If you have high enough SAT's and enough AP classes and a good application essay, you can be excused from most undergrad required classes such as required English and Science classes. This means even as a Freshman you can begin your major classes. It also makes it easier to spend a semester doing an internship or to have multiple concentrations instead of a single major. That's not to mention that Baylor has small classes with involved teachers. I can honestly say that every teacher I have had so far has known my name and seems to genuinely care that we learn the information. The classes here are definitely challenging, but with helpful teachers, I have certainly learned a lot.

  • 05/29/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    32 out of 34 people found this review useful. 2 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Good if you are Religious, Small-Town-ish , or just looking for a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for 08-09 was about $32k, and it's much higher for 09-10.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful! Waco is small, so if you like small, you might want to check it out. But it also happens to be extremely close to 4 major cities in Texas: Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.

  • 07/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 out of 26 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 3 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that like a rigorous academic community. Baylor University may be one of the easier private schools to get into, but don't let that fool you. If you are accepted Congratulations!!, but be prepared for a good amount of work ahead of you, including life decisions. I know I don't want to make them either, but life decisions come in the package of going to college so be prepared to make some. Also Baylor University is good for students that want to be well rounded. All students are required to take Religion classes, but the Professors never really try to push any one Religion on you. The required Religion and Chapel classes are not supposed to become a burden for the Freshman, but more of an experience to become a more well-rounded individual that will leave Baylor University with much more than they came with. So in all, Baylor University is a place for students you love to work hard, have fun, and make life long friendships that will definitely last outside of the walls of the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at all of your options for funding. Tuition is high at Baylor University, but the University is willing to do a lot to help you get the financial aid you need. The teachers and/or administration are very good at helping you (the student) out. Also don't be afraid to ask questions when you go to campus to take a tour, and please do take a tour. Baylor offers many tours around campus, including 3 Premieres a year which included many exciting things for Prospective Students. Also I would say you should also keep a little extra cash on hand besides the tuition. Sometimes you might need to go off campus for a coffee or food.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor University is very respective of its students and tries to hear them out most of the time. There still are a good amount of students at Baylor for a private University, but you will see that there is much individual attention especially from the Professors.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you jump into the activities, especially during the welcome week for Freshman and Transfers at the beginning of the year, it won't be hard to start making long lasting friendships and fast.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors will challenge you to think outside of the box, and sometimes out of your comfort zone. This is a must when the goal of the University is to make a student a well-rounded individual.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 4 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I'm gonna keep this one short. This university is great for: Christians, future tennis pros, future basketball players, pre-med, pre-law, business majors, and religion majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well first off, I would find a college that is suitable in environment and studying facilities, otherwise you'll be tempted to go party all the time. In addition, I would suggest searching for and joining a club or organization when you first arrive so as to make some new friends and help adapt to your new surroundings. Another advice is to ask people around to see which professors are better than others so that you get the most out of your education, as well as your grades. And finally, for those college first timers, I suggest watching and managing how you spend your time each day. Your gonna want to sidetrack several times and burn away your hours to, lets say, study for an exam? Just watch what you do and prep for anything to come.

    Bang for the buck

    Ugh... As for the price to attend Baylor, its a little on the pricey side. :( Costing a whooping average of about $40,000 to attend for the first year, its a college most people would rather avoid. Being a private college and one of the top 100 undergraduate universities in the country [U.S. News], the cost could some what be understood. Although it is expensive, if you have a strong SAT and ACT score, you should get some monetary help from the college itself. Additionally, if you applied for the FAFSA (early as possible = more cash!), the impact of the price should lessen greatly.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although Waco is not one of those big cities where you can find anything and everything, Baylor is a place where the ideals of being a family is strongly encouraged. The clubs and organization here are both plentiful and diverse, and is a great way to kind of sink in to the high school to college life transition. In addition, the college grounds here are plentiful in greenery and always kept clean, giving you the close to nature kind of feel as you walk around campus. All in all, I am satisfied in choosing Baylor as my first choice.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are really nice and will take the time to actually help you each step of the way, in both learning and planning for the future. In addition, the facilities on campus have many great places to study, as well as up to date equipment to aid in securing a beneficial environment for your studying needs.

  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 31 people found this review useful. 7 people found it offensive. 4 people found this inaccurate. 5 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    White Ultra-conservative Upper-middle-class Christian Those who love/are into mission trips.

    Tips for prospective students

    Supposedly Baylor was ranked highly on some Best Value in Private Colleges list. If you're poor ($30,000 and less) chances are you'll only pay about $4,000+- a semester after Financial Aid gives you a bunch of money. If your parents earn about $60,000, then you only pay about 12,000+- a semester. It really depends on how much your parents make. Personally, I think that if you don't qualify for Financial Aid, Baylor is just TOO expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Unless you totally fit into the status quo: White, upper-middle-class, ultraconservative, Christian, then you will have a little trouble finding your niche at first. People at Baylor tend to be VERY fake and many times, awkward. If you're here with friends from high school you'll probably want to stick with them. It's hard to have conversations with some these people because they're so closed-minded and often don't like to hear ideas contradictory to theirs.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are extremely interested in whatever they're teaching and are often willing to go out of their way to help you. They are very knowledgeable as well.

  • 09/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 6 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who go to college for an education, not a party. Those who are Christian, or who can tolerate Christians. Baylor doesn't feel Baptist specifically, but there are many enthusiastic Christians. The reasons I chose to come here were size, I can fully avoid party scene if I choose, and I want to learn more about religion. Oh yes, and excellent biology program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the SAT. I feel that is what they largely base scholarships on. Also, start studying your Bible. My freshman (required) Christian Scriptures class was tough! Baylor accepts quite a lot of AP credits, so check their list (posted online) and pass those APs! you save valuable time and textbook money.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is one of the least expensive private universities. Yes, state schools are generally cheaper, but Baylor gives huge merit scholarships. If you can even get into UT, Baylor probably will give you a competitive scholarship. Both schools cost about the same for me with my scholarship. There is so much included in tuition. programs galore

    Am enjoying being here

    As I walk around campus, I often find myself thinking, I love college! I live in a wonderful dorm with suite style baths and the view out my window is the beloved Pat Neff tower which tolls the hour and randomly plays songs on the bells (including baylor's alma mater). The campus has beautiful red-brick buildings and all is well-maintained. I like the food in the residential dining halls; there are many options of meal plans for every student. My professors have all been good. Our football team is on the rise, and I love cheering them on as a member of the 260-member marching band. Like large school, there are countless opportunities, clubs, student organizations, sports, etc. Like a small school, you walk around campus and see people that you know. I absolutely love it here.

    Am learning a lot

    It depends on what courses you take. If you took AP language don't bother with a 2320 level class. I learned all of that in 10th grade. Baylor has these Great Texts courses where you read ancient literature and delve into the deep meanings and themes and reflect on human nature. In High School The Odyssey put me to sleep but my professor's discussions about all the material were fascinating. I also learned much in my Honors calculus based physics class. Honors courses are small and personal.

  • 09/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 7 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who are dedicated to their school work. Your professors don't want students who are going to slack off during class. You will have plenty of free time, but just know that when it is time to study, it is time to study. There is also no alcohol allowed on campus fyi so... yeah.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a girl select Collins as your dorm of choice, if you are a boy select Penland. I promise that you will thank me later! If you are really into growing spiritually select Brooks College as your first choice.

    Bang for the buck

    Though the tuition for Baylor University is a tad bit outrageous, the education that you receive for it is more than worth it. With Baylor's high standards for it's professors (almost all of mine thus far have their doctorate) and the added addition of dining halls with really delicious food and clean dorm rooms...plus the pride that goes with being a part of That Good Ole Baylor Line, if you have the means (or the scholarship) I highly suggest attending.

    Am enjoying being here

    Waco is a rather shady town, and you can't go out at night alone. Even though it is a bit unnerving to have to worry about safety all of the time there are still a lot of fun things to do. There are terrific sororities and fraternities that you can join to meet new people as well as student foundation and Chamber. There is always an opportunity to meet new people at Baylor. Soon you will find yourself with tons of new friends!

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor will keep you busy. You will be learning from the best and the brightest. These professors are not like your High School teachers. They will push you to think critically (even though the subject that you are learning about may not be in your field of study) and address classrooms with passion. As a student, I always feel engaged and challenged.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 8 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded Curious about religion (it opens your eyes but doesn't shove it down your throat) but really....ANY KIND OF STUDENT! I know so many types of people that attend here. They have something for everyone here! It's not a typical private school, I promise you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit! That's how I made my decision RIGHT AWAY! Keep your options open and if it feels right then you should BE HERE. There's no reason why you SHOULDNT come to Baylor!! :]

    Bang for the buck

    Though the price seems overwhelming at first, once you enter and decide to go to Baylor they throw you scholarships to keep you in! As long as you put forth the effort Baylor rewards you for your hard work! And they are EXTRMEELY helpful in the financial aid area if you are struggling. For about a week I for sure thought I would drop out because of money but when I voiced my opinion to the Financial Aid office they helped me right away with payment plans!

    Am enjoying being here

    Ever since I was in LINE CAMP (which you should totallllllly be a part of), I've enjoyed every single minute of Baylor. Yes, classes can be difficult but what classes aren't? You get amazing classes and if you do your part to be apart of the university it gives back! I've never been to a more welcoming and amazing place! I couldn't see myself ANYWHERE ELSE. It truly has been the best experience to be apart of Baylor University.

    Am learning a lot

    Every single teacher cares about their students. Each professor wants you to truly care about the subject they're teaching you. It's really inspiring to see how passionate a professor is in the classroom. It makes you pay so much more attention than a teacher who doesn't care.

  • 07/18/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 9 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Nice, Curious, Out-Going, Christian ( or Not!) , motivated to succeed, Any one who wants to explore their options and figure out their future with the help of awesome teachers/ friends/ and 2 lovable Bears!

    Tips for prospective students

    PREPARE for your SAT/ACT and take them as many times as you can until your scores are rockin because Baylor bases Non-need scholarships on your Academic Achievement. GPA/ class rank is important but my admissions counselor informed me that Baylor is understanding that high schools are crazy competitive and that some schools don't rank. Extra- Curricular seem to be very enthused at Baylor and while grades are Priority it is very important to be a well-rounded individual. P.S. - over 85% of Baylor students are on financial aid and over 80% of them are White. Its also a Baptist School. But Guess What? No One Cares! Its a very accepting environment and everyone their is super nice so don't let the minority factor scare you!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Baylor is pricey..but it's a PRIVATE university and that's just the way the cookie crumbles. Baylor cares about each student though and Financial Aid advisers are their to help figure out a solution. There is also FAFSA! After visiting campus and interviewing some of the leaders and students at Baylor I believe the education and experience one would gain is worth the money!

    Will enjoy being here

    The small town of Waco is a little scary for people like me who are used to big-city life (Houston is the 4th largest City in the USA) however, Austin and Dallas are close enough and its only 3 and half hours to get home. The only other thing that kind of worries me is the no alcohol and strict dorm policies....don't get em wrong, I'm a good kid! But lets face it, we all want a LITTLE bit of the college experience. When it's all said and done, these are NOT reasons to not chose Baylor. Sic'em Bears!

    Will learn a lot

    We toured different classrooms when I visited and it was really great to see that the majority of them are small (more time to ask for help and get to know your teacher!). I also spoke with several different department leaders and it truly touched my heart that they were so passionate about everything Baylor has to offer. It was kind of like you feel them wanting to teach you - and not just academically, but life lessons too.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 10 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Majority of Baylor students are conservative Christians or pretend to be. Fit the mold and you will LOVE it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Once you see how beautiful it is, you'll want to stay.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is very expensive, and apparently it is only going to get worse. Yes, it is worth the money, but it can still be a heavy burden to bear.

    Am enjoying being here

    Waco is a small town, but there is still plenty to do!

    Am learning a lot

    Great professors- they honestly care and want to get to know you as well as help you plan for the future. Great opportunities- wonderful study abroad program, professors help find helpful internships, and great education.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 11 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is best for students interested in mission work, business or the medical field. Also, if you plan on going to Baylor you must be willing to work and not expect an easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first step is to get into Baylor is to do the requirements (excellent course selection, grades, rank, SAT/or ACT, and extracurricular activities and community service) and apply as early as August. Apply to other schools as well because you can negotiate prices. Apply for FAFSA as early as possible along with extra scholarships. The summer before school starts learn what type of learner are you (auditory, visual, kinetic or a combination). Make sure you are able to take good notes because not all teachers allow laptops in class. Lastly, visit Baylor for yourself so you know where your classes will be and the location of help centers. Once accepted visit bubooks.com to give you an idea the teaching style of the teacher and student’s opinions on that teacher. I have found it is better to judge the teacher by how they teach instead of the teacher’s ranking. Ask yourself, does he or she use power points or just lectures? Does he or she give pop quizzes or only exams? Will he or she require a heavy load of homework or independent studying? By having the teachers you prefer in mind map out the times for the classes. As a freshman your counselor will help you fit the classes you want but they do not consider the best teachers. TRY to pick one of the sessions for advisement during the summer, classes get filled fast!!! You can use bubooks to also buy and sell textbooks, do not bother buying books from the bookstore. You can log onto your bearweb account, sign in, click on student service & financial aid, next click registration and lastly on purchase your books to see what books you need for the upcoming semester. Lastly, on the first day of school exchange numbers with your peers.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a Private University so it is costly. Tuition is about $32,000 per year and does rise about 10% every year. If you are concern with the tuition the school offers lots of scholarships. The main two scholarships you will receive will be your renewable scholarships based that are based on academics and financial needs. As an incoming freshman make sure to make good grades, SAT score, rank and have extracurricular activities. If you are strong on most of these areas you will have a good 4 year scholarship that you will be able to renew if you can maintain a certain GPA at Baylor. The other scholarship is based on financial need which also requires you to keep a certain lower GPA. Besides these renewable scholarships, Baylor offers departmental scholarships, work study, internship opportunities and other financial scholarships. With the problems of the economy your parents may have a change in financial matters and Baylor can help with this. You can apply for a special circumstances form and receive extra help. Basically Baylor is costly, but if you are willing to do the work there is money available.

    Am enjoying being here

    No university is perfect but I really do enjoy Baylor. The only two downsides to Baylor are that the school is not as diverse as I would like it to be and the location of the university. At Baylor Caucasians really are the majority. I grew up used to seeing an even portion of different races, so coming to Baylor was different. For the first time in my life I understood that I was a minority which was not a bad thing. From this experience I got to learn about the different cultures at Baylor that I did not know about and I got to teach others about my culture and my experiences. Another adjustment I had to make was the city of Waco itself. I was used to the city life so adapting to a smaller town was a leap. The positive side to this is that I started walking more and gained better health. On the other hand, there are more positive aspects to Baylor than negative. As mentioned I enjoy the education here, but what I enjoy the most is the extracurricular activities I am involved in. Two of my favorites are Taekwondo and the college group for Church Under the Bridge. By joining Taekwondo I got to learn about Korean culture, got in shape and learned lessons on how to be a better person. However, the best part of college has been church. I have never been part of church that embraced the poor, educated, homeless, and different ethnicities as much as Church Under the Bridge. I have never witness so many miracles happen in my entire life.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor’s education program was one of the main reasons I choose this school. I love the learning atmosphere because the teachers interact with the students. I enjoy having small classrooms where the teacher knows me by name. Having a smaller classroom size of 20-50 students compared to 300 plus students just makes it easier to ask more questions. If the teacher is not enough there are free tutors on campus and SI instructors that are very helpful. I am always one of the slower students so having these opportunities are essential. Besides education religion is really another foundation of Baylor. I at first thought that the Baptist part of Baylor was just a label but that was not the case. Baylor encourages an education in the basis and practices of Christianity. Baylor sponsors several organizations involving mission trips and allows guest speakers that create awareness on issues that an average student like myself can make a difference in. However, I learned so much more outside the classroom. I enriched my education by getting involved in club organizations and projects. I have learned how to be a better person by becoming more patient, gaining better organization and leadership skills, practicing service and learning about more different cultures. The most important lesson I learned at Baylor was, why wait to make a difference?

  • 10/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 12 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who excelled in AP tests in high school and were leaders in some clubs. Ranked high in their class. Participated in science fair and made it to at least regionals. Varsity athletes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take AP's in high school. make at least above a 3.7 and above average SAT score and you can gamble as I did to get in honestly. To be a sure candidate and receive a nice scholarship you should be a student that makes A's and B's in AP classes. If you want to be a Bio major be sure to hit the ground running and take bio before chem!

    Bang for the buck

    A bit pricy. I was a varsity athlete in high school and honestly put athletics above grades. As a result got into Baylor by the skin of my teeth. By my senior year if I don't take out multiple loans I won't make it through. I've considered transferring to a state school because the price is hitting home hard. Yes, there are many scholarships but they all go to people who are prime scholarship candidates who often have multiple scholarships....

    Am enjoying being here

    The student life is involved. There is alot of school spirit. Some days it seems like the whole campus is gold and green! Many students attend sporting events, athletics are really supported here. Intramurals are really popular too. For the size of school it is Baylor still has every club imaginable. However it has a predominately conservative student body, you have to be okay with that. The campus is open minded though, you just have to find the right people for you as with any place.

    Am learning a lot

    I have met some of the most passionate people at Baylor University. The quality of the staff here is outstanding. It is one thing to sit through a history lecture year after year, but another to listen to a Baylor history lecture. Most of the professors are very sharp and excellent teachers. They often have great senses of humor! SI sessions prove excellent help opportunities. If there is a will to learn and make great grades, there is a way at Baylor. In high school I was a C student. At Baylor I am quickly becoming a straight A student.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 13 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christians, students who will willing to work hard for their success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for early decision if you can.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion Baylor is overpriced.Not only do you pay tuition, but many events include extra money. For example although there is a gym we can use for free, there is an additional fee to take classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone at Baylor is great and friendly. Most students are Christian so it helps me relate to home even more.The campus is beautiful especially on sunny days.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Baylor are amazing! Although the classes can be tough, you get a alot out of each class. Stay focused on keeping that GPA high and pay attention in class.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 14 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Religious, motivated, those who like small city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your professors' words seriously and don't fall behind in class.

    Bang for the buck

    A bit expensive but it's worth it if you're serious about your education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful. There's a gym, a swimming pool, rock climbing, ping-pong, and racquetball for free if you're bored.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors know their materials and teach it well. They will be glad to help you if you just ask.

  • 12/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 15 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -christians -people that expect a good future and career -academically studious -sociable

    Tips for prospective students

    -HAVE A CAR -be sociable! -be aware of the Christian mindset here ^^as for the Christian atmosphere, it's not imposing or stifling at all..of course there are individuals who come in with ignorance but it's to be expected from a Christian school. You just learn to ignore and adapt. -check out the Honors Program (it's great)

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely see where your tuition goes here at Baylor. The campus is beautiful and always maintained and there are always numerous events funded by the University. You definitely get what you paid for in terms of academics as well. This of course only maintains to people who take the most out of their classes. If you slack, then that's another issue.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly..if you know the right people of course. At first, most people are nice, and it's definitely easy to find a social niche within the campus. It seems like everyone is the same, but if you take the time to see, you'll definitely be able to fit in with a group. There are numerous campus events constantly happening so you'll definitely enjoy your time here if you make the effort to be active in campus life. Waco, however, leaves much to be desired. If you work to build a social life, the mundaneness of Waco shouldn't be a problem since parties are always going on and Austin and Dallas are nearby.

    Am learning a lot

    The academic quality here at Baylor is superb. The classes are interesting and the professors work to stimulate your thinking; of course, like all colleges there are professors and classes here that are less-than-worthy of even considering taking, but it comes down to the effort you put into choosing your classes and professors. Go to the BUBOOKS.COM website to see the professor ratings..I did that, and I enjoyed every single class I have taken. Excellent academics and resources to help in the schoolwork process.

  • 08/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Conservative-minded, Christian students. It is also an excellent university for students who are aiming for medical school, seeing as it is well-known for its pre-med program and med school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not - I repeat, do not - purchase textbooks (or anything, for that matter) from the bookstore located on campus. The incredibly inflated prices will rob you for all you're worth. Purchase school supplies off-campus, and buy your schoolbooks at places like amazon. It may not be as convenient, but it will prevent you from wasting your money at a ridiculously high-priced university-affiliated store.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is infamous for its ridiculously high tuition, though often times it provides generous scholarships to the academically upstanding or those in need of financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and on the smaller side, so physically it is a great place to attend college. However, I sometimes feel the Christian affiliation is crippling and claustrophobic. The university attracts a certain demographic - the conservative Christian type. The student who differs from the majority's faith and conservative values may find it incredibly difficult to mesh comfortably with the rest of the student body as a result.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Baylor are highly qualified and stimulate interesting discussions with their students. At times the curriculum can require many hours of outside work, but by the end of the semester you'll emerge from the experience with a rather complete understanding of the subjects encountered. I believe the only downside to the curriculum is that sometimes it seems as though some information is left out if it does not comply with the university's religious affiliation. I have not come across this too often, however.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Girls and guys who are interested in Greek Life, Christians who are looking for a school that combines faith inside and outside the classroom and students looking for a high academic standard from their university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest to improve your SAT/ACT scores. They give out scholarships based on your high school GPA and your test scores. This is the only time they will offer you a non-need based scholarship so work hard to improve your scores.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay for classes by the semester and not based on how many hours you are taking. No matter if you take 12 hours or 18 hours you pay the same price, so try not to take to little of hours each semester. You are required to live on campus your first year and required to purchase a meal plan. You definitely pay a lot for not so great dorm rooms and not so great food. You quickly become cramped in your room and tired of the cafeteria food, but will adjust and get settled in. I hated the dorms at first but have come to enjoy living with my friends and having the convenience of living on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is well maintained with new flowers every 6-8 weeks. People are very friendly, almost everyone will hold the door open for you. There is a general happiness you can sense with the students and a friendliness that is refreshing to see.

    Am learning a lot

    I came from a competitive high school where a rigorous academic curriculum was followed. I have found Baylor to live up to my expectations as an excellent academic institution. They teach well in the classroom and give you homework that applies directly to your course. They have a high academic standard and the professors work with you.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 274

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who like the comfort of a small close-knit university. You know how on movies, there are always college kids outside playing football and Frisbee? That's the kind of school Baylor is. Everyone is friendly and wants to best for each other. That's a great thing about Baylor.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for prospective students is to visit the campus first and be sure that this is the school for you. The moment I stepped on campus I knew this was where I wanted to be. Also, I just completed my first semester at Baylor, and I can say that my GPA wasn't where I wanted it to be. I encourage all students to get involved in as many activities and attend as many events as your hearts desire to be connected with the campus, but at the same time know how to have a balance between work and fun. High grades will NOT come easy, so I advise spacing out studying, because simply studying before tests and finals will not always get you the grades you want.

    Bang for the buck

    For the most part, students get what they pay for. Baylor provides a GREAT education and professors do everything they can to ensure that. School activity costs such as football and basketball games are included in the tuition so you never have to buy a ticket. The dorms are overall nice. One thing to note is that some dorms have community bathrooms and no carpet, and the provided utilities may not be up to par. Otherwise, students do get their bang for the buck!

    Am enjoying being here

    Although outsiders may believe that Baylor is boring because it is a private Baptist university, there are so many things to keep students busy and involved. The people are very nice. From the moment that you become part of the Baylor family, you feel completely at home. Line Camp and Welcome Week help freshmen feel connected to the university, teach traditions, and get them used to college life. Throughout the campus you will find notifications about different events written in chalk on the sidewalks and streets, as well as posters and fliers. Students are also informed about campus events through e-mails and Chapel. There will never be a moment when you don't feel included on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The great thing about being at Baylor is that EVERYONE cares! The teachers genuinely care about what the students are learning and do all they can to make sure than we are understanding the material. Some classes are big lectures, but there are also many small classes that allow students to be engaged. Even in the lectures professors encourage students to ask questions. Grades are online and many teachers also have Powerpoints online to review. Many of the professors also have very flexible office hours so you are able to see them when you need help. There are tutoring sessions called Supplemental Instruction (SI) taught by other students who have already taken the class that REALLY help students understand the material.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 274

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for Christians. If you love jogging as I do the Bear Trail is about 2.25 miles and encompasses nearly the entire campus. For the adventurous students, if you enjoy getting involved with the community, especially a community in need such as Waco, then Baylor is great place to do it. It is definitely a place for the open minded. If you're open minded then the chapel and religion classes shouldn't bother you. Some people found it irritating but it's as I said, if you're open minded then you might even find yourself looking forward to chapel and religion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak to upperclassmen about professors and know your professor's office hours. Also, don't study in your room. Go to the library or be creative like me and go to the fourth floor of the science building to study during the night hours! It's so tranquil then. I highly recommend finding a study-buddy or establishing a study group to help keep your drive for success stronger. Also, don't short-hand yourself, join a club or two. Last but not least, get to know your Hall directors and Community Leaders! They're there to ensure you are comfortable and happy

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive but if you're leaving high school with a strong gpa, high SAT and/or ACT scores, and a decent background of extracurricular activities or service, then expect them to invest in you a good sum of money. Baylor's financial aid is awfully generous. For example, Baylor offered my friend so much that it ended up cheaper than some of the big public schools in Texas! He was a wiz though and good academics are key to maximizing the money you get from any institution.

    Did enjoy being here

    I had such a wonderful time at Baylor... I don't know where to begin. One of my most enjoyable moments was during welcome week. All the guys from each residence hall walked around campus to each female-dorm and we serenaded the girls as they sat outside. If you're a brave stud you can steal the scene by stepping forward so all the ladies can catch a long glimpse of you! The rec center is great and if you're an avid basketball player then you'll love the competition. Get involved! Baylor is a small university but there are many organizations. You're bound to find something befitting to you. I was in a couple of Christian organizations, College Out-Reach and Evangelism (C.O.R.E) and Impact, and regularly attended Boxing fitness classes which is a branch of the Bearobics Program. On campus, expect concerts, interesting guest speakers, or events held by the organizations of Baylor itself. Waco, the town where Baylor is located, is a small town so some people would agree the entertainment off campus is scarce. I only went to the movies and, on one occasion, the Dr. Pepper museum. As for the other few places to go I can't say. The Christian atmosphere is highly dense at Baylor and I needed that in my life. I cherish the spiritual growth I got from Baylor the most and although I only went there my freshman year it changed my life for the better. Oh, and the campus is beautiful.

    Did learn a lot

    Baylor is great at maintaining small classes which in turn, if you properly take advantage and meet with your professors, can benefit your academics and learning experience. The professors are knowledgeable, sometimes funny, and are very sincere about what they're teaching. On several occasions I even met my professors outside of their office hours; They all really care.

  • 01/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who want to receive an education and surround themselves around others with good Christian values. That is not to say only Christian values; there is multiplicity of views and beliefs with a friendly atmosphere to encompass all of them. Come with a plan for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor has a rolling application deadline. Submit your application in as soon as possible. You don’t want to be clueless at the end of May as to where you are going in two months. You also have a better chance of getting the dorm of your choice. Baylor emphasizes SAT scores. Take the SAT early, if need be take it twice place yourself in the best position possible. Plan for orientation: How many days will you stay? Where will you stay? What questions do you have? What opportunities interest you? You will register classes at orientation also, be sure to pick an early orientation to better your chances of a great schedule. The first to register have the first pick at times. Make sure to become acquainted with Robinson Tower where help with financial aid, records, transcripts, etc can be found. Use facebook to find your roommate(s) and coordinate living together for the year to come.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a great school with a great a name and great connections. Baylor offers many great scholarship opportunities. Tuition is expensive; however by taking the right steps students are able to reduce that price through government aid and scholarships significantly. Prospective students are able to calculate their merit scholarship amount on the Baylor website. In addition after filling out FASFA the record will be sent to Baylor and from there a need-based scholarship will be determined. The combination of merit and need-based scholarships makes Baylor a great bang for your buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    My first experience in dorm life at Baylor was of many random people helping me move my stuff into the room. I was given the advice by my community leader (the equivalent to a residential assistant) to leave my door open while I was in my room. I met many people this way making for a friendly home atmosphere. The campus itself is beautiful. The commute to class on a perfect day is wonderful you see people and friends you know every step of the way.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Baylor have a genuine concern for the advancement of your education. Even with a large student population most classrooms are structured fairly small. Freshman year I attended classes with twenty people or less and a couple big general studies courses with eighty people or more. Opportunities for success are everywhere, the Sid Richardson Success Center provides tutoring and counseling, The Writing Lab offers help from graduate students, and most classes offer supplemental instruction. Most professors are either trying to receive or have doctorates in the fields they teach. What they have to teach is their passion therefore at times challenging but you will learn useful material from individuals who are renowned in their field. Baylor is not just an academic experience. The experiences you get from branching out to Waco and extracurricular activities will benefit your future greatly. There are endless opportunities to do well and learn.

  • 10/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 274

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    Great for these types of students

    Being religious helps, there are many opportunities at Baylor that involve religious activities. You are surrounded by many eager churches and volunteer organizations that would love to have you. If you enjoy serving the community, there are many different activities where information is very simple to acquire here at Baylor. People are friendly, energetic, athletic and social. If you enjoy all those characteristics Baylor would be an enjoyable place for you as well. If you are a student that is involved and enjoys being a part of a positive community, Baylor would also be for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the FAFSA, the most difficult thing about Baylor would be the high tuition. If you get most of your financial aid you'll be good to go. Good grades are also important, I don't believe getting into Baylor is difficult, but having good grades helps get more scholarships. Also, because of Baylor's many opportunities for leisure, you need to be able to manage your time and money. There are many opportunities to go out on the weekends and enjoy yourself, but sometimes you can get over involved and lose track of your studies. The semester was pretty easy, but it sneaks up on you the second semester and you've got an unmanageable workload after you've been used to enjoying yourself too much.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, especially since they rose the tuition, however you get many scholarships entering also with the FAFSA you can have pretty much half of your tuition payed for. I'm not sure if going to another college would be worth a cheaper price, Baylor's professors are kind and eager to help their students, which I value, you don't have to deal with TA's, which is very nice. If you come in with a high gpa and SAT scores, Baylor should give you many scholarships. Along with other scholarships, you could have pretty much all of Baylor payed for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor has many different activities and lots of opportunities for students to get involved. There are many organizations such as sororities, fraternities, ROTC, clubs, volunteer activities, groups within different majors and societies. The atmosphere is very friendly where everyone is very eager and happy to meet new people. The campus is beautiful, granted Waco is very small and there's not much to do in the city, Baylor has lots of activities, on campus dining, bowling and a large work out facility. There are also many places on campus to study if you don't wish to be swept away by all the liveliness.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor University has proved to have an excellent learning environment, as well as wonderful professors that are willing to speak with you and help you whenever you need. There are many free tutoring opportunities in case you are struggling and need extra help. I am a Computer and Electrical Engineering major and am more than happy with the small class size and the extra help that is provided for instance I have been very happy with my professors, they explained information well and I understood everything, but when I didn't I was able to get extra help in tutoring or visit the professor during their office hours and get extra help. The small classes and eager professors make learning at Baylor enjoyable.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 274

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who are extremely friendly and are people persons. If you love to volunteer Baylor has countless opportunities. If you have an aspiration for ministry and religious affairs then Baylor, being the largest Baptist school in the world, is the BEST place to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    When registering for classes and making your schedule, try as hard as possible to keep your classes as close as possible to each other so you wont have to be running across campus to your next class because your next class starts 5 minutes after your first class. Also, order your books online and have them shipped to your house or your school address because at the line at the beginning of the semester for books is treacherous. You will be waiting for hours.

    Bang for the buck

    Everyone knows Baylor reputation for being extremely costly. What everyone does not know is that you get so so so much more than what you pay for. Baylor academically ranks high among the top universities in the world. When you graduate from here you will be set for life. Baylor offers a vast amount of resources with a computer in almost every building room and a library that caters to your academic needs. Baylor also offers a tremendous amount of financial aid if your looking for it, which we all are.

    Am enjoying being here

    I can remember my first day on campus during moving in day. Like any other first year student I didn't know anyone and I was nervous. Thankfully, Baylor has a warming, hospitable environment that helped get used to college very quickly! Everyone here is so friendly it's annoying! Apart from the friendly environment, Baylor has a student center with a vast amount of food places to choose from. On top of all that, Baylor has a Bowling Alley on campus! There's also a 24 hour Subway on campus! I love this place.

    Am learning a lot

    When I finished my last final and finished up my first semester at Baylor, my head was jammed with information and knowledge that I would have never believed it could contain. Baylor's student teacher ratio honestly contributed to my learning and I got to know every one of my professors. (except for my Biology teacher because he was extremely rude but I still got an A in his class.) Baylor is a school with people that really want you to succeed and will do whatever it takes to help if you are struggling. They understand how important a GPA is to a college student. When I found myself struggling in Pre-Calculus for example, my professor was there for me to give me extra practice after class and during his office hours. If anyone is serious about learning THIS IS THE COLLEGE FOR YOU!!!

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that aren't looking for a crazy night life, love small class sizes, and don't mind seeing the same people quite a few times a day will love this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your SAT scores, they are very important when it comes to financial aid. Also, once accepted, make sure you fill out FAFSA quickly because you're going to need all the financial assistance you can get.

    Bang for the buck

    The education isn't shabby, but at 40k+, it starts looking that way. The only reason I gave it four stars is because many students receive a good amount of financial aid if they stay on top of things, and opportunities for more scholarships are available through each semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    Waco is horrible, but that is not Baylor's fault. Campus is nice, and there are many dining options other than the cafeterias. I for one am not the party type and am usually comfortable attending small gatherings with friends. Yet, if you do find that an exciting city is something you're looking for/need...don't go to Baylor. Also, a lot of reviews talk about the awkwardness if you are a minority. As a black female...I haven't really experienced it. Maybe I am oblivious to life, but most of the people seem almost unrealistically happy. However, like anywhere else you will run into the occasional idiot.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor's small class sizes are really helpful as a new student especially during a difficult semester. It is not difficult to build a productive/informative relationship with each professor. Every single one of my classes had been geared towards making sure each student understands and fully grasps the material. The professors are not out to get you, and many of them offer extra credit/ability to drop test scores.

  • 06/11/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 9 people found this review useful. 24 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The ones who are very committed to their classes in high school as well as in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very exited and enthusiastic!

  • 07/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 25 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a Christian community. Students who like to learn. Students who love a smaller university. Students who love tradition. All Texas students. All students who are interested in greek life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Get all financial problems settled before the school year begins. Make friends early. Don't procrastinate. Don't miss out on Baylor traditions.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for a many scholarships as possible! Also, work on your study skills.

    Bang for the buck

    At Baylor you definitely get all of the bang for your buck. There are Dr. Pepper hours,the cafeteria food is very good, the building and the buildings and facilities are very well kept. This is all paid for with our tuition. Although every student knows it is a private University and that such a price accompany a private university, I am sure we all believe it would be a lot nicer if that buck was not so high.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have been having a great time at Baylor University! You feel welcome on campus from the minute you arrive. There are enough organizations and clubs for every type of person to get involved in. Along with the organizations the staff and most of the students are very welcoming people that have your best interest at heart as long as you're willing to put in the work that is required to get you there, which create a very positive atmosphere for any student to be in.

    Am learning a lot

    I just finished my first semester at Baylor University. In that short time period from August to December I learned a lot more than I expected to. I expected my semester to be a breeze and fast paced review of everything I learned in high school and with the possibility of learning a few new things. It turns out that I actually learned everything I had learned in High school with an entirely new understanding and then some. Study skills being one of them. I truly appreciate all of the things I have learned at Baylor, and expect to learn a lot more during my time here.

  • 01/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All Kinds! Baylor is so diverse anyone is bound to find their niche!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus! You'll fall in love with the amazing atmosphere Baylor has to offer. Get involved! There are so many things to do on campus from intramural sports to Student Foundation, and even a break-dancing club, you are bound to find an activity to fall in love with! Don't Be Shy! Everyone is genuinely nice. Make friends by planning study-groups, trips to Basketball games, and visits to Common Grounds (great coffee!)

    Bang for the buck

    Because of my good grades in high school and decent test scores, i was able to get a decent sized scholarship package. However, because it is a private school, Baylor is pretty expensive. I have taken out some loans and have had to pay money out-of-pocket. But when added up, the price I pay isn't nearly as much as most private university students pay. Baylor is a steal!

    Am enjoying being here

    I was very sheltered at home, being away from my home town while studying has definitely given me a greater feeling of independence. Even though I do many things independently I have felt a great sense of community since I first stepped foot on campus. People here are genuinely kind and eager to help you if ever needed. Baylor is home.

    Am learning a lot

    In high school, I was the one of the smartest students in my class. Schoolwork always came easily to me and an A in all my classes was never doubted. After my first semester at Baylor, I realize just how challenging school should have been. I learn more in one week of classes then I ever did in High school. Although this may sound discerning, I feel it is an amazing opportunity for students to rise to the occasion and really participate in their own education. Most of the classes have less than 50 students, so courses and professors are more open and available to give students individual attention. I love it!

  • 11/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    National Merit Scholars can receive a full ride scholarship if they choose to attend Baylor. If you are looking to study Pre-Health Baylor is the place for you. Also the Business school is very strong and has many opportunities. Furthermore, if you want to grow your faith or are interested in learning about the Christian tradition Baylor will offer you many opportunities to find God. Baylor is the largest Baptist university in the world. Therefore, Chapel, Religion, and other courses are required--so just be aware when applying.

    Tips for prospective students

    The application is very simple and requires little work, fill it out. Also, work hard at practicing the SAT and ACT as Baylor weights these tests heavily in admission and financial aid. In high school, work hard at maintaining a high GPA and focus on a few, select extracurricular events.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Baylor is quite costly, it consistently ranks as a best value for all colleges in the United States. Also the opportunities for financial aid is tremendous and help defray the cost. The quality of education is truly the most important thing when trying to find a college to attend and Baylor absolutely has quality.

    Am enjoying being here

    Despite the fact I am over 2,000 miles away from home, this feels like home now. The Baylor community is extremely welcoming and helps you to feel right at home. There are countless opportunities going on around campus every week--the tough part is selecting the one or two to attend. The Community Leaders in the community living help you adjust as you transition from high school to college.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor University cultivates learning and excellence at a whole new level. The classes are challenging, but the professors are extremely helpful and everyone wants you to succeed. The Paul L. Foster Success Center offers free tutoring in the subjects students historically struggle with and provide assistance to help them succeed.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Baylor is served by both Waco PD and a special Baylor PD. I always feel really safe on campus, and there's an option to call a Safety and Security Officer to escort you if you're ever iffy about your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different organizations, from Greek Life to Business groups to religious small groups to club sports! Definitely something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL TYPES!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bear Pit makes Baylor a Class C Zoo, and Pat Neff Hall's solid gold dome is lit up green when Baylor wins a sporting event!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor may be expensive, but it is so worth it. The faculty is so outgoing and helpful, and basically everyone is super friendly and willing to go out of their way.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Dr. Pepper Museum, Cameron Park Zoo, the suspension bridge, Baylor Athletic events, or day trip to Dallas, Austin, College Station, or Houston!

    Food and Dining

    I mean, dorm food is dorm food, but there were always good things to eat! Sometimes trying to find fruit and vegetables is difficult, but there is always a huge selection to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    I actually loved living in the residence halls! My CL and Hall Directors were awesome, and I made so many friends in my Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is known for its outstanding academics, and it lives up to its name. It can be really tough, but it is definitely doable because the professors really care about how you do. Time management is the key.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that prospective students go visit the campus. I actually had my heart set on another university, but one visit to Baylor completely changed that. Definitely attend the Spring/Fall/Winter premieres, and if you apply and accept, go to Line Camp and Welcome Week!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is AWESOME. The administration and faculty are always willing to help, and they connect with students on such a personal and individual level. The gorgeous campus, friendly, Christian atmosphere, and stellar academics have truly made Baylor my home.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Baylor is on patrol 24/7 and we also have emergency buttons throughout campus. If those are pressed PD is there within 10secs.

    Greek Life

    Students are very serious about Greek Life here. It's a big deal!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities no one should feel left out.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At every home game the Baylor Line, which is the current freshman, get to storm the football field and welcome the players out. The Baylor Line also gets to sit behind the opposing team and try to distract them.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny! Seriously

    What to do for fun

    Tons to do for fun. Baylor has a bowling alley and game room in the basement of the sub. They also have a marina where you can rent canoes to go down the Brazos. You can also go hiking at Cameron park, but don't go at night. There is also a new water park and Lake Waco is always a cool spot.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for dorm food. The best spot is Memorial so check it out!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms could be renovated. Baylor is currently building a brand new dorm called East Village.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is no cake walk. You have to study hard to get the grades you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!!! Visit campus, it's really nice.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an excellent school! I love it and you really get everything and more for what you pay.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have yellow poles with blue lights on them and as soon as you feel uncomfortable you press the button and Baylor police is there within 5 seconds to escort you home or help you with whatever you need.

    Greek Life

    I am active in greek life and I highly recommend participating. Baylor greek life is different then other schools because we don't have housing, we have a building with different rooms. We also have rush in the spring giving the girls that are interested the chance to get to know all eight groups before deciding who they would like to be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who work hard for their grades and are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The freshman run the field before every home game to show their school spirit. It is neat for all the alumni to see their traditions being carried on and passed down.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a well known school and I feel like I am getting a high quality education for what I am paying.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some type of campus activity going on!

    Food and Dining

    The dorm food is okay, it can get boring after a while, but Baylor has several restaurants on campus, like Which Which, that is alway good!

    Dorm Life

    I loved dorm life! I made many new friends and it was an enjoyable experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is hard. You have to want your grades, they are not handed to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for Baylor, make sure that you complete everything, fill anything and everything out as far as scholarships and turn everything in on time!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a welcoming, Baptist affiliated school that I recommend anyone searching for a Christian based atmosphere check out. The professors are awesome and alway willing to work with you and help you whenever you need it.

  • 01/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 274

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Religious, intellectual, willing to learn, friendly. Student who aren't into the party scene or the stereotypical college scene would be completely at ease here. (Although people who are into those scenes would be able to find their niche as well.)

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to take religion class and chapel in order to graduate from Baylor. Make sure you are okay with that before you enroll, because it can be a pain when you do not want to major in Religion at all. Baylor is a Baptist school. If you are not religious and aren't comfortable with Christianity, then you should deeply consider whether or not you should come here. However, there are many, many non-religious, non-Christian students that come here, myself included, and Baylor does not push Christianity upon you or Baptist religion for that matter. Unless you are considerably opposed to Christianity, you should have no problem fitting in whether or not you are Christian or Baptist.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but everyone I know has scholarships to help out. We do get plenty of freebies. We have an on-campus gym, computers and laptops to borrow, home-game tickets, Internet, and so many other events that go on during the year. It is very worth the money to come to Baylor.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is so friendly here. Upperclassmen and staff and faculty are so helpful and make you feel at home. For incoming freshman students and transfer students, the entire week before class is dedicated to them. It is a perfect time to feel at home at Baylor and get to meet people and learn about the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the teachers I have are willing and able to help you out if you're struggling in the class. I hear horror stories from my friends at other colleges and they don't get the same help from the teachers at their school than here at Baylor. Not only is this a great place to learn academically, it is a great place to learn about yourself and learn about the world.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is great for hard working students. This university is for students who are studious and have great work ethic. Also, this is for the student who enjoys meeting new people from different places and cultures and backgrounds. Baylor is great for students who want to grow and discover themselves in a positive and safe environment. Baylor University is for students that want to have new and exciting experiences but don't mind some hard work

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor is a good university if you are interested. First tip; apply for every scholarship possible, every little bit helps. Next, apply for everything as early as possible, whether it is get into the college or housing or line camp, it fills up fast. When you get here, find a good group of friends that you can hang out with and study together, it will make the year bearable. Also, whatever you do, don't get behind on your reading. Your assigned reading is extremely important, and it is hard to catch up. Finally, have fun. You are in college, go have fun with your friends, go to events and activities, and join some clubs. Now I don't mean go crazy and party all the time, just enjoy yourself in a safe and legal manner.

    Bang for the buck

    As everybody knows, Baylor is a pretty pricey university. The tuition alone is about $40,000 per year and then you have to buy several textbooks, but let's not get discouraged. With the tuition you are paying for the upkeep of the campus, so it always looks fabulous. And Baylor provides several free events and activities throughout the year. Also, Baylor gives out pretty good scholarships and our new president is trying to raise more money for scholarships. Baylor is also known for its music and medical school and its entrepreneurship program. At Baylor University you get some bang for the buck, but not as much as you want.

    Am enjoying being here

    Arriving at Baylor I was taken away by the beautiful campus. The buildings are all strategically designed and placed and the grounds are kept in immaculate condition. I enjoy walking around and marveling at the picturesque campus. Baylor has such a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone here is so incredibly nice and friendly, that it creates a loving environment. There so many activities and clubs and organizations on campus that it is hard not to find something to do. Overall my time so far at Baylor has been amazing and I can only hope that it will continue to be an enjoyable experience.

    Am learning a lot

    Coming to Baylor University I was terrified of harsh professors and mountains of homework, fortunately I was just overreacting. So far all of my professors have been pretty cool and nice. They are all down to earth and understand that life does happen. The homework load has been fair, there have been days when I have nothing to do and others when I am up late at night trying to figure out the difference between the imperfect and the preterit tense. The work has been challenging, but in a good way, where I am learning not only the material but also great work ethic and skills for a successful future.

  • 01/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, studious, friendly, outgoing, caring, ambitious

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sell Baylor short for being a private school or a Baptist university. The cost is well worth it, and if you are not of Baptist or a religious background, you will still love it at Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, Baylor University will of course be more expensive than an in-state public school. However, the cost of being a private school is certainly worth it. The bill itself won't be cheap, but the experience at Baylor, and the resources it provides, make it a great financial investment for your future. On the surface, Baylor has a great reputation, and many individuals have graduated from this university and gone on to become CEOs, doctors, and have other successful careers. But being at Baylor, I have been able to see what resources are available to students. Baylor has programs and opportunities which students can use to their advantage; some are available to all students, others depend on your major. As a Business Major, I have found what is available to me, be it a internship opportunity or scholarship. Baylor also has a success center where anyone can come in and meet with the staff, who will help them get on the path for success and connect them with vital opportunities. Most importantly, however, is the networking opportunities that Baylor provides. It seems that at every turn there is someone new to meet at Baylor, whether it is a professor, speaker at an event, or one of the deans. Each person you talk to is a great resource for networking, and you will be surprised by who will be the person that will be able to provide you a job opportunity or inform you of a scholarship they think could benefit you.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor is a great place. While the city of Waco is nothing spectacular, the campus and people more than make up for it. I feel so welcome and safe at Baylor. I am an out of state student, which did not make me feel out of place. There is a great mix of Texans and out of state students that make it easy to meet and connect with people. The students and faculty are some of the nicest I've ever come across. The student population is diverse, with a wide range of interests, but no one will judge you for what activities and interests you do or don't have. Even though it is a Baptist university, but there is no pressure to be a part of any one particular religion. People at Baylor are very open-minded and friendly, I found it very easy to make friends. In addition to the people, Baylor provides many fun events and social activities for students, which makes it easy to have a good time! Whether you participate in a fraternity or sorority, or are an athlete, or more of a bookworm, you're bound to find something fun to do on campus or in Waco. While students at Baylor are very dedicated to their school work, I have had a blast. With the amazing friends and teachers and events at Baylor, it's hard not to enjoy yourself while also pursuing your own academic goals.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot during my time at Baylor University. I was pleasantly surprised by how intriguing and thought-provoking each class and professor has been at Baylor. It's certainly no walk in the park, but when you apply yourself you will discover how great the academic resources and staff are here at Baylor.

  • 05/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is a school for ambitious, goal-oriented students, who strive for excellence. If you are a hard worker or someone who values and takes great pride in their education, then Baylor should be one of your top choices. You are able to pursue your degree, as well as dreams in a comfortable and laid back environment. You will no doubt have a strong educational foundation after graduating. You will come as students and leave as future leaders with a close emphasis on ethical behavior.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is honestly what you make of it. If you want to have a great time and look back on many wonderful memories, then I would advise you to join a group or an organization in order to get more involved, kinda like high school. There are many organizations to choose from. If a sorority or fraternity isn’t your thing, then you could choose a specific club, pertaining to your Major or even a hobby. Not only will you keep yourself busy, but you will gain many beneficial connections. You will learn that networking is the key to being successful in the future. Be sure to find balance in college. Its okay to have a good time with your friends on the weekends, but remember that school should be your number one priority. Many will unfortunately learn that the hard way.

    Bang for the buck

    Its not a secret that Baylor is on the expensive side. This may hinder the decisions of many prospective students that may be interested. With that being said, I believe that Baylor is worth every penny. You will have a great foundation at this university that will help you become successful in the long run. Once again, its all about the networking and Baylor will give you many incredible connections. You will be given many opportunities to meet successful leaders in organized meetings and events that are created with the sole purpose of benefiting the students. Education is at its finest at Baylor University. Perhaps that could even be why some people refer to Baylor University as the Harvard of the South.

    Am enjoying being here

    A few minutes after arriving at Baylor University for my campus visit, I was sold. Spring had just sprung and the campus was blooming with flowers. It was a stunning sight. I felt comfortable and instantly let my guard down. Its quite obvious that the Baylor bubble is a caring Christian community, which I think is wonderful. You really get the sense of family around here because everyone cares about each other. I have met some of my best friends here and I know they will stick around in my future. There may not be so many hip places in Waco, but you’ll definitely find things to do. Downtown Waco is getting better after a recent expansion. There are many great restaurants to choose from and the nice thing about Waco is that since its pretty small, everything is close together. (great way to save gas!) Also, Cameron Park isn’t too far from campus. Its a great place for a walk, especially after stressful finals.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor University has been such a blessing to me in terms of gaining knowledge and growing not only mentally and emotionally, but spiritually as well. I am a Business major and have been submerged into a whole new world. I feel that I have learned a lot already and I am only halfway through my journey. Baylor has an excellent Business program, which I would highly recommend. The connections are incredible and you are given all the tools you need for success in the future. The wonderful faculty will know you by your NAME. You are not just a number like in many public universities. The classroom settings are more intimate, which gives a feeling of comfort to many students. I am never afraid to go to any of my professors' office to ask questions or to even have a little chit chat session. They really care about you and will go out of their way to make sure that you understand the material. Because of these great relationships, I have been able to expand my knowledge substantially.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am learning a lot

    I am going into my 3rd year at Baylor University. So far I love the school. I came from a title 1 high school so many thought that I would not be prepared for or succeed at Baylor University, however, I currently have a 3.67 GPA as a Biology Major and I am doing just fine. I participate in all intramural sports with friends. Participating in intramurals is a good way to stay in shape, hang out with friends, and play sports in college (if you weren’t able to make it on the D1 team). I had some religious background before coming to this school, but after having been here for a while I have grown closer to Him. Baylor Students are required to (although I see it as a privilege) take a chapel class and various religious courses. Besides being so expensive, I recommend this school to all students who want to grow closer to God while getting the best possible education out there. A Baylor degree looks great on ANY resume. To avoid removing this school off of your list because of financial reasons, start applying for scholarships NOW. Keep applying throughout your college career as well. To have a successful career at Baylor, I recommend studying first and playing later. Many students have a hard time balancing their social life while maintaining good grades. However, I have found that if you take care of your studies first, the social aspect of college will come.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Entering freshman

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip for incoming freshman would be time management. College can be intimidating when you first get there and you go over the expectations and due dates on the syllabus. It may look like a lot but it is do-able. Also, don't ever be afraid to talk to your professors. You will find they are always eager to help you understand. Lastly, study study study! But still make time for fun. I hope you love Baylor as much as I do!

    Bang for the buck

    It's no secret that Baylor is a bit on the pricey side when it comes to tuition. However, they will work with you and are very helpful with scholarships. Don't let the cost keep you from coming here. It's a wonderful university and worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor offers a ton of free events that are great ways to meet new people. There's always something going on around campus and it is really easy to get involved.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are pretty much what you would expect a college class to be. They demand your focus and can be hard but if you stay committed, you might find you actually like your classes. I have learned a lot while at Baylor both in and out of the classroom.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a great place for academically oriented, motivated individuals who are willing to work hard to achieve their goals and ambitions. It is also a great place to experience Christian centered education. I did not consider myself a strict Christian before Baylor but I feel I have grown a lot as a person since my freshman year as a result of integrating with the community and church. There are tons of opportunities to build up your resume and there is no shortage of volunteer opportunities. I chose Baylor primarily for the great premedical program they have which will undoubtedly propel you to medical school if you earn the grades. Also, Baylor College of Medicine is one of the highest ranked medical schools in the nation. So premed fellows, work hard from day one become involved in organizations, shadow, volunteer, do research and build up that resume. Its a slow but steady and fun process with a big payoff at the end. I personally feel that Baylor is one of the best places that allows you to properly balance your social and academic life without it negatively impacting you. If you long for a sense of community and are far away from home Baylor is the place for you. Trust me, I'm an international student and I feel I could stay at Baylor for the whole four years without ever missing my family too badly..

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind when choosing your college and evaluate the pros and cons. Every school will have its drawbacks but what matters is how much benefit you feel you can reap from it and the quality of the education you obtain. So take a few campus tours before making your decision and do a lot of online research including reading reviews such as this. If you have a above average academic record in highs school you are likely to get accepted to Baylor and offered a decent scholarship as well. Word of caution, Baylor is no place for slackers and expects high academic standards from its students. Do not let this fact discourage you from applying. There are an abundance of resources(free tutoring and academic mentoring for example) that students can utilize to improve their grades and they really do work. Explore your options and decide on where to live and what programs to enroll in. I am a student of the Baylor honors program which is a great program which means I have a few course requirements I have to meet and a few honors classes I have to take which are similar to the regular classes but often with a more in-depth study of material and extra homework. I like the challenge it offers and it stimulates me to learn more. There are engaged learning groups that offer an opportunity to live with students from other nationalities and backgrounds which is a refreshing change to the conventional roommate living experience. You get the opportunity to learn about different languages and cultures which is a very rewarding experience. Baylor consists of a majority of Baptist Christian students, yet there is still quite a bit of diversity on campus. There are international students representing over 70 countries! Be aware that alcohol and drug abuse are serious issues on campus. They are almost unheard of but if you do it and are caught the consequences can be very severe. Also be prepared to take the required religion classes and chapel. These are not too bad. Chapel provide a nice respite in the middle of the day and religion classes are not too bad and you learn a lot from them.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is very pricey and can be extremely hard to afford. However, Baylor offers a lot of financial aid and merit based awards which ensure that no deserving student is denied an opportunity at a Baylor education. There are also tons of free services and events. Baylor also rewards you for your performance with athletic scholarships, departmental scholarships and other forms of aid. If you are a motivated, high achieving student you have nothing to worry about for you will be taken care of. I do feel however that there could be more financial aid for average students in the form of more need based scholarships. However, the new president has begun a scholarship initiative which plans to raise a lot more money for scholarships and I am sure that will change in the near future. I learned the value of an education after I came to Baylor and became a lot more responsible with my money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am an international student from Asia and my initial doubts of whether I would fit in at Baylor were dispelled as soon as I arrived. The community was very welcoming and hospitable, and were genuinely interested in getting to know you. I too became more sociable and friendly as a result of this and I am always eager to meet and welcome new students. The campus is beautiful with great weather all year round. The city of Waco is small enough to keep you occupied but not large enough to where you find yourself going out on every school night. Besides, there are plenty of on campus events and activities to participate in. There is a broad selection of clubs, organizations, and sports to fit anyone's interests. The Greek Life at Baylor is quite vibrant and active with many events hosted each week. You meet a lot of new people from attending these events and becoming involved, and pretty soon you will see a lot of familiar faces on your way to class. There are a number of sporting events that fans can attend and usually the whole school rallies at the home games to support the players and show our school spirit. Baylor sports teams are among the top teams of the nation. Our women's basketball team is ranked number one while the men's basketball team is ranked sixth. Also, the 2011 winner of the Heisman trophy is Baylor's very own Robert Griffin III ! In spite of all of this, the atmosphere at Baylor is also very study friendly and academically oriented so there is no fear of being absorbed and completely distracted by the social aspect of college. Tip: Go visit the marina and take a kayak out to the lake.(The most relaxing thing ever)

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor offers a myriad of different courses encompassing humanities and sciences with an array of sub disciplines and plenty of research opportunities to become involved in. With the exception of a few general classes, most classes are small with less than 30 students. You get to know your classmates very well so it is never awkward or difficult to borrow notes or form study groups. Baylor classes facilitate student faculty interaction and group discussion, meaning you learn much more than you would ordinarily. I remember taking a seminar class in environmental health and I learned so much about the subject because the class was very interactive. Most classes have participation grades based on your involvement which are an incentive for students to become more interactive. The academics are rigorous and challenging but nothing that hard work cannot accomplish. There are interdisciplinary programs such as BIC(Baylor interdisciplinary core), and University Scholars that allow you to explore multiple disciplines if you are keen on gaining an overall knowledge of many subjects. Great value for money.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Could learn the same thing at a cheaper school, but have great teachers!

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has campus police that drive around 24/7. You can hit an emergency button on the call towers posted around campus and police will be there in 3 minutes or less. You can always see one tower when you're standing at another. After 11pm there is a golf cart shuttle service you can call to take you around campus for safety. Baylor is extremely safe and I've never felt endangered on campus.

    Greek Life

    Baylor has a rich Greek life! We have large national organizations, and also small Christian ones.

    Clubs and Activities

    On your first week at Baylor, there is a fair for every sort of club imaginable! Visit it and get all the info (and free food) you want!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dr. Pepper Hour is every Tuesday from 3-4PM ... you can get a free Dr. Pepper float! The Sic 'Em. Self-Explanatory. Baylor has so very many traditions! If you take a tour(or look it up on a search engine), you can ask your guide. They'll automatically come up with five I'm sure. It's the oldest school west of the Mississippi, so we have a lot of traditions attached to our heritage.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is pricey, but you get a lot out of it. They bring speakers that are internationally recognized in the world of academia, and you rub shoulders with the best and most brilliant in your field. Baylor will take care of you, and you will encounter a diverse community that prizes morality and hard work.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! Go ride the water slide at the SLC, go to church and find a college group, try the crazy local restaurants, go to the rodeo, go to the movies (5$ for students), visit our bowling alley, go to Common Grounds and see a band live and get an amazing cup of coffee, go to basketball/football games, go kayaking, whatever you enjoy!

    Food and Dining

    At Baylor, you have tons of options! You can visit any of the five dining halls with your meal plan. Collins is famous for its Mexican food and pancakes at breakfast. Memorial is famous for its grilled cheese, and Brooks has a classier environment. Penland is less favored, but is good when you're on the run. East Village is currently under construction. At Baylor, you always have an array of options even if you're a gluten-free eater or a vegan!

    Dorm Life

    Unless you're living in Brooks' Flats or North Village (which are pretty darn swanky), you'll have the joy of loud neighbors and community bathrooms. The CL's (Community Leaders) are on every hall in the dorms. Your CL is there to help you, and be your friend. If you ever encounter a problem, she/he will get it taken care of!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor doesn't play with slouches. If you like to put your homework off till the night before, you're in for it. We're known for having the best of the best, and competition is high.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring an ethernet cable, and never procrastinate! Always get plugged into a few things that you can become deeply involved in. You don't need tons of stuff your first year (you'll live in a dorm), but it can really pour in Waco from time to time, so bring an umbrella!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a wonderful University! It is exceptional because it stands strongly on two central tenets of a good education: Faith and Academics. Baylor wants its students to become leaders and to live rich, morally fulfilling lives. Baylor is welcoming and very much home from the moment you step on campus.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Waco isn't really that much fun. They have activities to do one campus. In the SLC there is a pool with water slide, rock climbing wall and basketball. There is a marina across from campus where you can go kayaking for FREE.!!!! You can go out to eat, the mall is okay. If you like to dance there are clubs. Depending on the crowd you hang with there will always be something fun for you to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good. Penland has Wing Wednesday every Wednesday and they are pretty good. Memorial has chocolate chip cookies to die for. (freshman 15) There are food is good too. Collins has these things called the Flying Saucer. Its like a taco freebie. Any place on campus that is not a dining hall like Chili's Too, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, Subway, or the places in the BSB take BearBucks and/or Dining Dollars. They are all really good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me was okay. It all depends on who your roommate is and where you are living. I lived in North Russell and loved it. Its bigger than South Russell and Collins (which is on the other side of campus when it comes to walking to classes.) Brooks College is pretty nice (if you go to Line Camp you live in there for a week) but the only catch is you have a 2 year contact and you need to earn a certain amount of points. Dorm life if what you make it: if you a sociable person you would love it, but if not you just gonna have to suck it up. Freshman and Transfer students have to live on campus unless they stay in Waco.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on who you have in a certain subject. Most of the professors are grad students. You have some that take their time to teacher you and others who rush over everything and expect you to know it when test time comes. Like I said it all depends on who you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you learn where all of your classes are before the first day. Even thought you have 15 minutes to get to class, its good to learn because after the second day they will expect you to know where you are going. Moving day make sure you pack things in totes and suitcases so when you move out it is easy on you and your parents. When it comes to your roommates, make sure you two set some rules just to respect each others space.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere of Baylor is very relaxing. The people on campus are really friendly. It is easy to make friends on a campus this size.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will never have to worry about your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 200 clubs and 1000 activities

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated and Hardworking!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Line Camp...

    Bang for the buck

    Worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There is just so much top do. Find what is right for you!

    Food and Dining

    Great Variety! Avoid Penland!

    Dorm Life

    Life is the dorms is indescribable!

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors Program is great! The BIC is a great way to learn! U. Scholars is not a must!

    Tips for prospective students

    Trust the system!

    In three sentences

    Great Feeling and Compassion! Rigorous Programs! Compassionate Student Life

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety here is pretty well, with emergency phones being not too far from any location. Also there's usually a few campus police roaming about, and at night you may see a security officer out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has a wide variety of clubs/activities to attend. To our many intramural teams (basketball, football, soccer, softball, etc), to other cool things like Tae-Kwon-Do, jiu jitsu club, chess club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students wanting to be Engineering students, great for those wanting to find a great morally rounded campus, and great for those who love a great sports team.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions (atleast for me) is that we have a freshman building of the Bonfire, which is pretty cool at the beginning of the year. Also at the end of the year we have Dia! (Dia-Del-Oso), which is pretty much a giant field day on campus, with everything. But in between those 2 events there many more scattered around, blending with the holiday that it's closest too.

    Bang for the buck

    It costs a lot to go here, no doubt about that but the education that you can learn is really priceless.

    What to do for fun

    This is a tough one if your a city person, since Waco is kind of in the middle of nowhere. Parties is a common thing, or chilling with friends at all of our different academic events (football, basketball-female champions). Also going to the movies on Friday and Saturday nights is a common thing and fun thing as well, especially since it only costs only $5!

    Food and Dining

    The main hall that everyone goes to is Penland to eat, which has a good variety of foods ranging from Pasta to ice cream. But don't expect Grade A material (more like Highschool cafeteria). There's also 2 more that have better food, but weird opening/closing times so it's not always accessible. Baylor does have a Chilis on campus that i hear is great, but sadly i haven't made it to there yet, so i'm grading just on Penland and the other 2 dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty great atmosphere in the residence halls, where everyone generally gets along well. Though there's a curfew, so females can't be in the males residence halls (and vice-versa), which may be a downer for some.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been in the Engineering school later transferring to the Business School. I can honestly say that the Business school is quite relaxed compared to the Engineering School, but still rigorous to earn high grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your looking for a great education, this is a great school to get fully rounded. But be prepared for the academic challenges that come with Engineering and even some Business degrees/

    In three sentences

    Okay it's hard to wrap the whole Baylor experience in 3 sentences, but it's a school that has the triple threat; Social, Education and Religion. The social atmosphere is great when starting, and everyone's (in my opinion) is open. The education as well is great (but can be challenging), and the religious spirit is alive as well, open to all and not just Christians.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus it is extremely safe. There are also several safety pole with a blue light and an emergency button to call the police all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you don't find a club that fits your interest it is encouraged that you make one! although with over 300 clubs and organizations it would be hard to believe.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of trees to go hammocking or slack lining. There is the Student life center which houses a rock wall pool indoor track and a weight room. There is a marina which is absolutely amazing! all of which is free to Baylor Students!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food here was great and I always had options because there are 4 dining halls on campus. There was only a very rare occasion where I did not feel satisfied at any dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience at my Dorm. Great roommate! The floor i lived in grew pretty close because of the awesome Community Leader.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, that means you are getting what you paid for. Go to office hours if you need help or to simply get to know the professor. STUDY GROUPS ARE GREAT! You will enjoy hanging with friends while you study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to make an effective schedule, classes and freetime. Be open to different opinions they will help you grow as a person. Go for more than just the grade your professors will love you for it.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. The professors are willing to help outside of class if you make the effort to go to them. People are so amazing here, so nice and helpful. (actually one of the reasons I picked Baylor instead of elsewhere.)

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. Encircling the campus, there are many emergency poles to call the cops, fire department or ambulance at any time you need. Campus Police respond in under two minutes. We also have a security service that you can call at night for a ride back to your dorm if you don't feel safe. Dorms have three levels of security. You have to use your card to get into the front door of your dorm, then into your hall and finally into your room where you have a four digit code as well. No one outside of your dorm has access to those doorways unless accompanied.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has an incredible tradition for freshman. At every game, the freshman wear their line jersey's and form a tunnel for the football team to run out onto the field through. Then we follow them out on the field and get special seats in the very front on the fifty yard line!

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls along with several cafes and restaurants so lots of choices! Each dining hall has several lines within it for more options. There is a Starbucks, Chili's, Chik-fil-a, Panda Express and more right on campus so finding good food is not an issue!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome at Baylor! Everyone is extremely friendly and you will make long lasting friendships right away. Dorms are nicer than most campuses I have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor has a rigorous academic program that will challenge your intellectual and time-managing abilities. The grade you get will directly effect the effort you put into studying the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because tuition is higher, apply for as many scholarships as possible. There are also Living Learning Centers to apply for a better living experience. Get plugged into a good church (there are plenty of options around campus) and attend the free tutor sessions available for all of your classes.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University has the ultimate blend of education with faith. The professors each have office hours for one on one interaction with their student. Overall, it is a gorgeous campus with lots of friendly students and professors willing to help you with anything you need.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is a really safe campus. We have our own police department specifically for Baylor. They are patrolling all through the day and night.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Soroities and Fraternities to join on campus. All of them are involved with campus life.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students. No bias here!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is worth every penny! It's a little expensive but you won't regret spending your money on such an amazing school.

    What to do for fun

    So many extra curricular activities, and clubs to join on campus. The Waco area also has a lot of stuff to do off campus!

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are actually pretty good. Pretty much survived Freshman year off my meal plan, and I don't regret it.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing dorms here on campus. Always stuff to do and ways to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Must keep up with the classes! Read and pay attention. It may seem like a lot of work now but it will be for the better in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor is a great University and you meet tons of new people and have a lot of fun. As well as getting a great education from amazing professors and staff.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school for college. It's a very lively and beautiful campus. Great academics, as well as sports programs, and full of great oppurtunities.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe overall when I'm on campus. The people who say that campus is not safe are the ones who are not making good decisions by putting themselves in dangerous situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is very easy for one to get involved at Baylor, you just have to organization shop around until you find one that fits your best interests!

    Bang for the buck

    No matter how much my friends and I complain about the rising costs, we all know that the quality of a Baylor education is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are festivals all the time on campus and athletic events are always fun to go to with friends!

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of food and dining fortunately at Baylor. The addition of Panda Express was a wise choice!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are decent and it is an essential experience to a Baylor Bear, however, it is really disappointing that we still had to pay for laundry.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, Baylor is known to be quite a challenge but that can be handled with ease by developing good study habits and organizational skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are prepared to do a lot of walking, campus is huge! Also make sure to pack rain boots, the campus floods when it rains hard.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a friendly atmosphere that pulls you in. The curriculum makes you feel more prepared to achieve an even higher education. One more thing, make sure that you bleed green and gold before you come here!

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Both Baylor police and Waco police patrol the area, with emergency response buttons about every 200 feet. Well lighted campus, response times from the buttons is about 30 seconds.

    Greek Life

    Ton's of frats and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's too many clubs, you won't be able to participate in them all. But that's a good thing.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone who wants to pursue a degree from a great college with high standards, christian values, and friendly faces.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing is one that has to be mentioned.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, it really is. However, a ton of money is offered and Baylor is ranked 15 in top bang for buck schools.

    What to do for fun

    Ton's of socials are held and different gatherings, most of the time with free food. You'll meet a ton of people and in general just have a great time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent, definitely more than I expected from a college cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, what can I say? They're definitely fun, and it's actually much quieter than you would expect. Each dorm has study rooms and a commons area, as well as a 'quiet time' starting after about 11.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely challenging, but the professors are incredibly helpful and if you study you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply early. It will help with admittance. There were 50,000 people that applied last year and only 4000 were accepted, including transfers. GO TO LINE CAMP!!!!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is absolutely amazing. It is everything that anyone could ask for, be it a friendly environment, knowledgeable teachers, or just a beautiful campus. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. While Waco itself isn't that great after dark, the Baylor PD are very serious about keeping Baylor a safe place.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but it is a private college. The campus is beautiful, and it is kept very neat and tidy. I'm sure the money goes toward making everything on campus run as smoothly as it does as well as contributing to fun activities available on campus throughout the school year.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities on campus to get involved in. Just about anything you can think of to do. Baylor even has a quidditch team, so if you're a Harry Potter fan, you are sure to make some friends through that.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options when it comes to food on campus. Whether it be in the dorms or at the various other locations on campus, you are sure to find something you like to eat. The prices may be kind of high, but the dorm rooms are buffet style, all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I think Baylor probably has pretty average dorm life compared to other schools. They are clean for the most part, but there are certainly disadvantages to things such as community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is academically challenging, but it is not impossible. The professors are very helpful and are willing to work with students to make sure that they don't fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting to attend Baylor, get your application in early, and take advantage of the optional application items. Make yourself stand out by going above and beyond and showing what you can bring to the Baylor community.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a beautiful environment to pursue studies. It is academically challenging with helpful professors who care about their students. Also, there are real bears here.

  • 12/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I consider myself socially and fiscally conservative, but in my dorm I've made great friends from diverse backgrounds. In fact, most of my friends have totally different views than I do, but four of us plan to live together in apartment style housing next year. Students who are serious about academics and prefer a strong sense of community will appreciate Baylor. Although Waco is a small town, Dallas and Austin are only an hour and half away and both offer plenty of entertainment.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend Baylor and will take the PSAT, designate Baylor as your first choice. If you are a Finalist, you'll earn a full tuition scholarship. If you aren't a National Merit Finalist, take the SAT or ACT as many times as possible before you enter Baylor for the first time and you can earn up to $117,280 for an SAT score of 1500+. As I said before, they will combine your highest score from each attempt to determine your composite score. Only reading and math (not writing) scores are counted towards the 1500. Apply early for the best housing choices. Consider an Engaged Learning Group or one of the other opportunities to meet students and engage one on one with professors. I participated in an ELG and really benefited from the relationships formed and contact with my professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive and I don't qualify for need based aid. However, the school has has generous merit based aid. My SAT scores were acceptable but not outstanding. Because Baylor accepts your highest score from each SAT attempt, I was able to take the SAT three times. By combining my scores, 670 Reading and 560 Math, I qualified for the Provost Gold Scholarship of $32K. With regard to the school and academics, the classrooms and labs are well maintained; the grounds are beautiful; free tutoring is available and easy to obtain if you seek it; the professors, even in freshman and sophomore classes, possess Ph.D.'s; the cafeterias are nicely kept; the food is healthy and better than average. I lived in an older dorm but it was still better than many of the dorms I stayed in at major universities during summer camps. A housekeeper cleans the bathrooms and hall everyday.

    Am enjoying being here

    I expected an adjustment period during my first semester away from home. Because of the pressure I placed on myself to maintain a 4.0, I think I missed out on some of the more enjoyable activities on campus. Now that I've completed a semester and have a better idea of what it takes to maintain my grades, I'm going to try to participate in more extracurricular activities including Baylor's deferred rush and possibly sorority life.

    Am learning a lot

    Just completed my first semester at Baylor. I had completed 41 hours of dual credit courses at my local community college (I was homeschooled so I had the opportunity to take more classes than most dual credit students). Consequently, I took Chemistry, Statistics, Nutrition, and the required Chapel and Religion courses during my first semester. The courses were challenging (much more so than dual credit); however, with the support of my professors, I was able to maintain my 4.0. All but one of my professors were readily accessible by email and/or personally during their office hours. Two of my professors were Teaching Assistants (Chem Lab and Statistics). All of my other professors possessed Ph.D.'s.

  • 10/07/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, eager to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    College is definitely a lot harder than high school!! That was a big misconception I had my first semester! I rather go out partying than study, therefore I did not have a high enough GPA to rush a sorority (Baylor rushes in the Spring) because I thought I could study a little and still ace the tests. Put yourself out there, please do not hide out in your dorm room! There are so many different groups to join at Baylor, you are sure to find SOMETHING you would enjoy!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Baylor is a little pricey, but it is worth it! Whenever I tell people I went to Baylor, they are very impressed! I highly recommend it to any high school junior or senior I meet, if they are interested in college.

    Did enjoy being here

    I absolutely loved going to Baylor! I met some of my best friends in college and have very fond memories of all of our adventures! Living in a small town (being that I am from Houston, Waco is considered pretty small!), you have to get creative! Find as many things to do as possible! It might sound cheesy, but you can visit the Dr Pepper Museum, Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Ranger Museum; you can even drive about 30 minutes and visit The Branch Davidian!

    Did learn a lot

    Baylor is an amazing university! The professors are very nice and understanding and want to get to know their students. The biggest class I attended had maybe 100 people, and that was for a general science class that everyone had to take. The closer you get to taking classes for your major/minor specifically, the more you will get to know your professors and the more they will mentor you. Do not be afraid to talk to your professors!!

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self-motivated - the classes are challenging. Any faith - or lack there of. The atmosphere is one of love and acceptance; don't let the Baptist thing hold you back. Volunteers - Waco is one of the poorest cities in the country. There are many service opportunities there while getting a fabulous education. Music students - one of the best music programs in the state, especially for opera/classical. African studies students - they have a fabulous Swahili professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved week one. Take advantage of Baylor's MANY opportunities to get to know your teachers, your campus, and your classmates. There are a lot of students spread out over a large (and beautiful) campus. If you don't put yourself out there in the beginning, finding your place can be even more difficult.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is certainly expensive, and tuition is rising. I had to leave because I could no longer afford it, but I wish with all my heart that I could still attend. If you can make the financial commitment, it is worth the investment. The staff, the academia, and the atmosphere are unparalleled in Texas.

    Did enjoy being here

    I fully appreciated the Christian atmosphere. It was not subtle, but it was certainly respectful. Even in the religion department I found professors were professional rather than preachy. The teachers, staff, and administrators are all very helpful, and come from a place of love. A sense of family is very much fostered on this campus, all you have to do is let yourself be a part of it. However, don't plan on getting sick in Waco. I unfortunately spent my whole year in and out of the medical office. They are not very helpful, and are also very expensive.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors at Baylor are outstanding! They knew what they were talking about, and made sure that you knew what they were talking about too. Some of my professors went out of the way to make sure students understood and ENJOYED the material. My classes were challenging, but interesting, which made my educational journey that much better.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    baylor is great for students who are looking for purpose in life and students who are willing to work hard both in and out of the classroom. although the university is predominantly white, there are a number of minorities studying at the university, and race should not be an issue due to the fact that there are no racist people in the university. at least, i have not met any. baylor is also great for students who are looking for a friendly and close-knit community environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    do really well in school and on your sats and acts. your class ranking and test score will affect how much money you get on your scholarship. the better you do the better the scholarship. there are also other scholarships that depend on other factors, such as need, race, and major. connect to a church. it is a great way to meet new people who will help you with college and life in general. read your reading assignments! i cannot stress that enough.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is high, but the university does offer scholarships. the classes are top-notch, and the student life is wonderful. i have to admit baylor is a little overpriced, but the quality of life here is great.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly, and the university has a heavy emphasis on community and service. The traditions are fun to participate in. The dormitories have student leaders you can go to for help or if you just want to talk about something. The local churches have college ministries to participate in. Drugs and alcohol are kept at bay as much as possible. Visitation hours between male and female dormitories are stringent, but otherwise dorms are comfortable and enjoyable to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    baylor has an interdisciplinary program and an honors program, both of which i am in. the interdisciplinary classes involve reading, lectures, and class discussions, all of which provide insight and ideas and require deep thought. during high school, i often heard past graduates talk about how their ap classes were harder than their current class. well, this is not the case with baylor. the classes here challenge students like nothing i have ever taken in my high school.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want to grow as a person, not just academically, then this is the place for you. If you want to meet wonderful professors and faculty that challenge and enrich your education, if you want the opportunity to be involved with any number of organizations that fit YOU, and if you want find a college that feels like home, then Baylor is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Take the SAT as much as you can because Baylor takes the best out of all your scores when deciding on scholarships. Visit campus if possible, because pictures and virtual online tours just don't do it justice. Also, go to Line Camp if possible. It's a great way to make friends and meet many of your fellow students before jumping in to college your freshman year.

    Bang for the buck

    Due to Baylor being a private school, tuition is higher than state universities. However, Baylor offers numerous scholarships based on merit and need that take a huge load off of the financial burden! When all was said and done, I didn't pay much more here than I would have at a state university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor campus is home. You feel immediately welcomed by the friendly people and the relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is beautiful and the people in charge take great care in keeping the campus clean. Waco may be a relatively small town, but there is plenty to do for all types of people. Baylor also goes out of their way to make sure students are involved and entertained. Organizations put on many concerts, dances, and events, not to mention Baylor's facilities that serve to keep us busy! Our on-campus bowling alley and Student Life Center complete with rock-climbing wall and indoor pool are just a few examples.

    Am learning a lot

    To be completely honest, the classes can be extremely challenging. Most professors expect a certain degree of performance on the work they assign, but if you make up your mind to do well then you will. Though it's much more difficult than high school, don't be discouraged, for the curriculum is also very stimulating, fascinating, and thought-provoking!

  • 11/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you choose to keep your morals and values, definitely apply. You will become a stronger individual after going here simply because of the drive and ambition needed to succeed in the elevated education classes. Anyone that has a desire, want or passion for their life can find it and fulfill it here. Dream big and appreciate the knowledge you will learn here. A degree from Baylor is prestigious and looked upon positively, so if you would like a good degree reputation then it should be incentive enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before you enroll. Get a feel for the wonderful spirit of Baylor before you commit. When signing up for classes, remember that the required religion and chapel classes are best to get out of the way in you beginning years. Keep track of how many meals you eat in a day because the meals add up over the week and you don't want to be out of your meal plan on Wednesday! Enjoy everyday with a smile because it is a true privilege to belong to such an amazing university.

    Bang for the buck

    For such a steep price, you really are getting everything you paid for. The writing center, success center and tutoring is all free, well included in tuition. Food really isn't bad at all, besides Penland cafeteria that has the least amount of healthy options. Beautiful campus to visit the mascots in their habitat, country swings hanging from historic trees to study on, large libraries to spend all nighters in...the list can go on.

    Am enjoying being here

    The christian atmosphere is simply amazing. I enjoy every second of school because I know that the campus is so joyful. You will never come across a frown or a sad day because all students love it here. I love the beautiful campus and adorable bear pit. Common Grounds and Hearts n Crafts are fantastic. The professors, students and staff all enjoy work everyday and it shows through the smiles on their face.

    Am learning a lot

    I have never learned as much as I have in just the past 14 weeks. I am a first semester freshman here at Baylor University, and I have loved every second. My focus in classes is on fashion, due to my fashion merchandising major, and I would have never imagined how much is required with the major. I learn something new everyday, not only in each class, but with new people I meet.

  • 11/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is well known for its science department and for being a great pre-medical school. Other than the sciences though, Baylor also offers most generic degree plans making it an extremely versatile school for a large variety of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for future students is to pick a college that offers the degree plan that they desire. Each student should look for a college that can successfully serve as an intermediate between where they currently stand and where they would like to be when they graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful, both on the inside and on the outside. Some buildings are new and impressive such as the Baylor Science Building, and others are riddled with the history of the past, such as Old Main. Combined with the high quality of teachers and classmates, Baylor is worth its weight in gold.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor has provided the perfect atmosphere for making friends. The campus is spacious, and yet intimate in its setting. I see a lot of the same people each semester in my classes, which has made each change in semester and classes easy and enjoyable. It is also nice to be able to keep my same study groups with good friends every semester.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love the challenges that Baylor offers for each student. I came to Baylor University with the intent to learn as much as possible before I take the MCAT my junior year. Not only do I feel prepared for the MCAT, but I also feel like I am ready for the challenges ahead in medical school.

  • 12/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important to put learning and your studies first. That is why you are at Baylor University. But don't underestimate the importance of extracurricular activities. There is a great and diverse group of people at Baylor. I recommend joining as many organizations and groups as you can and still keep up your grades. You will meet many great people and have lots of fun experiences outside of the classroom at BU.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is great value for the money you pay if you apply yourself. If you set a goal to graduate in four years and work hard to make that a reality. There are many sources of financial aid available to Baylor students in the financial aid office which should assist in many for costs of attendance.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor is a great place to live, learn, and grow. The residence halls are more than accommodating and the food is diverse and tasty. The classes at efficient and interesting. Also there are many organization to join that will help you grow and develop as a person and spiritually.

    Am learning a lot

    The academic environment at Baylor is very conducive to learning. Except for intro classes most classes will have great student to instructor ratios. There are many resources at the disposal of Baylor students to learn not only about the material of the class but about the instructors that teach the classes. Also one of the great things about Baylor is that many of the instructors genuinely care about the students learning as much as possible in their class.

  • 02/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who love community. There is a sense of community at Baylor that makes you feel right at home. It really is a home away from home because of the students and staff that invest in Baylor and the great things the university is trying to accomplish.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus! Any prospective student will really get a feel for Baylor when you are on campus. You will be able to see how the current students interact with one another and the types of activities that go on on a regular basis.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Baylor may seem a bit pricey to some, it really is worth it. Not only are you getting and outstanding education and a degree that will get you to the top, the years you will spend at Baylor will be some of the greatest of your life. The campus and community alone will allow you to have a wonderful college experience, and one that is not similar to many others.

    Am enjoying being here

    The community of Baylor University is outstanding. There is a feeling of unity among Baylor's campus that I am positive not all universities experience. The size of Baylor alone makes it a wonderful place to meet new people and build lasting relationships with them. Baylor is full of tradition and pride that has made my time here so far unforgettable.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor Academics are a great way to challenge yourself. The professors are genuinely interested in investing you and helping you learn, which makes you more motivated to do your best work. Baylor is full of people who have the same academic goals as you and it is easy to encourage others to stay motivated throughout your years at Baylor.

  • 05/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth your money.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is fun!

    Will learn a lot

    This is a prestigious private school.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Academic students who want a smaller campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and research scholarships! Make sure to do even the optional essay

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but they have a lot of scholarships open!

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful Campus!

    Will learn a lot

    Has great programs for every study program.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Quite expensive but with outside help and with Baylor scholarships you can make it work!

    Will enjoy being here

    I cant wait for Waco to be my home away from home! It will be a life changing experience.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Who want the excellence of both a great Christian school and a school with high academic standards. Baylor isn't your typical Christian University because it has a very diverse student body-many of whom are not Christians-but also because it isn't a 4 year long church camp. If this is something you are looking for, definitely look into Baylor more!! Sic 'em!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! It is so worth it to have your application early so that you hear back as soon as you can from admissions. Take ACT and SAT multiple times to get your best scores because Baylor's scholarships are based on the Super Scores of your tests. Visit campus: Baylor students love trying to convince prospective students to come here, and we want to make you feel as at home here as we do!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but compared to other private universities, it's a lot cheaper. Also, if you have the patience to look for them and apply for them, Baylor has tons of scholarships. I'm paying for less than half of tuition this year because of scholarships that I received mostly from Baylor. Baylor has a high academic standards, and expects its students to meet them.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love all the people I have met at Baylor. Over the last 4 months, Baylor has become home, and Baylor nation has become my family! I grew up cheering for the Bears, so I may be a little brainwashed, but I still love it here. There is never a dull moment around campus and more activites than you know what to do with. Waco may seem like a boring city, but because of that, you get close with a lot more people on campus, plus you get creative for things to do, including road trips to Dallas and Austin on the weekends!

    Am learning a lot

    I have never worked so hard in my whole life, but I have learned so much at Baylor this semester. I loved all of my professors, and I'm greatly enjoying the Baylor Interdiciplinary Core (BIC) program that is part of the Honors College.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Because it is a Baptist school, those with a religious background will probably feel more at home, but I know many people who aren't and still love Baylor! Their engineering program is up-and-coming and small enough that you can really get to know your professors! Sic 'em Bears!

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Apply early! 2) Visit campus. 3) Take AP or dual-credit classes. They allow you to bypass some of the larger lecture classes. 4) Research extracurricular activities. From swing dancing to Bible studies to honor societies to Greek life, there's something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is rather expensive unless you're on scholarship. National Merit Scholars gets the best deal- full tuition if you maintain a 3.5 GPA.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Baylor thus far! I have made so many friends in my residence hall, classes, Welcome Week group and through other extracurricular activities.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are challenging, but that can depend on your major. I'm majoring in engineering and that requires alot of math and science.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is perfect for student looking for a degree from a prestigious school that offers many other opportunities besides an education. Baylor is strong in its faith and good for students who are strong in their faith as well. If you're not a Baptist, Baylor is also very accepting of other religions and is never quick to judge anyone. Baylor is an all around good school that is potentially right for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into Baylor with an open mind. Any opportunity you are faced with, you must know that it won't always be everything you expected. My first semester at Baylor was miserable because I was unsure of what I wanted to do, and it was the first time I was responsible for myself and my actions. Baylor has its rules, but that comes along with any University. You are going to come across students and teachers with different ideas and opinions from yourself, but you have to learn to cope with what comes your way. Teachers are willing to help, there are organizations all over campus to get involved in, and there are always going to be other students that will offer a helping hand if you need it. Attend Line Camp, and attend Welcome Week. You just have to find your place in the line and you will love Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor University is a private, Baptist institution. Tuition is very high and sometimes seems near impossible to pay for. Baylor provides students with scholarship opportunities based on their high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. I have had to get a lot of extra help, including other scholarships and student loans. It has been tough, but I am managing because of the value of the education I will be receiving upon graduation.

    Am enjoying being here

    It has been a privilege to attend Baylor University. I have met people from all over the country that have shown me there is more to life than a small town. There are students of many ethnic backgrounds and we have all come together at Baylor University with a common purpose; Teaching students to succeed academically for their future in a Christian way. I have experienced the world at Baylor University, and I wouldn't change any of the experiences I have had.

    Am learning a lot

    I love that I have had the to opportunity to come into a school where I am learning in not only an academic way, but I am also learning about myself. I have taken classes that have tested my abilities and shown me how to work hard and become responsible for my studies.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students! Especially those grounded in a Christian faith.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on lots of visits! You meet new people every time and the experience is different with each visit.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a pretty expensive school, but its totally worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful! Everything is so well kept and everyone I meet is so nice!

    Will learn a lot

    Baylor's staff is so nice and are always ready and willing to answer questions. I hope to learn as much here as I think I will!

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Use bubooks.com to pick teachers, you do have to take religion and chapel as required classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Good scholarships to apply for

    Am enjoying being here

    It has a really nice campus, small classes, campus isn't too big

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Keep grades first. Itâ??s easy to fall behind in classes because professors are usually teaching many students in a class, and have to keep to the lesson plan. By procrastinating, youâ??ll fall behind quick, and it will be hard to catch up. Have fun though. Studying is very important, but meet up with your friends every once in a while, and have dinner together. Friendships made in college tend to last a long time.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor is a great school with really friendly people/professors. They have many school-wide clubs and organizations that will fit your interests and help you find people that are fascinated by the same things as you. The professors are usually good with help and really love to know their students and help them succeed in their classes. They always provide office hours for you to come in with any questions and their main goal is to help you get that degree. All in all, it’s a great school!

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Studious, religious, and fun! You don't have to be all three,! Baylor has great opportunities if you want to seriously pursue your major, continue on your religious journey, and have a great time!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and get involved early! There are so many great student organizations that you should shop around before you join a couple. Don't be afraid of going to information nights alone, you will meet new people and you will probably find at least one person you already know! Also, DON'T SKIP CHAPEL! If you miss more than about 11 times you have to retake it, which is no fun!

    Bang for the buck

    The Paul Foster success center is a free tutoring center on campus. All beginner level classes have at least one tutor and you can see them once before a test or once a week, however often you need them. The gym and beautiful campus also add a lot of value to your time at Baylor.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Christian atmosphere, friendliness, and teacher involvement make Baylor very enjoyable. With a religious oriented school, it is easier to discuss many different faiths with others. The student body is incredibly friendly and helpful when you get lost during your first week of class, (don't worry! it happens to everyone at first!). I believe that the teachers at Baylor are very approachable during office hours and are always glad to explain anything giving you trouble.

    Am learning a lot

    The science classes are certainly challenging, but the information you learn is applicable to everyday life. While required chapel and religion classes seem difficult, the classes are fairly easy and very informative to those of all faiths.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, Persevering, Not just book smart, Family-Oriented, Open to new things, Christians

    Tips for prospective students

    Do lots of scholarships outside of Baylor, score high on the SAT/ACT, go visit the campus [it sealed the deal for me], be on top of your financial aid and get involved on the Facebook pages and be amped!

    Bang for the buck

    If you score high on the SAT/ ACT you will receive a good amount of money, but do not expect to get a full ride from Baylor unless you are a National Merit Scholar or an athlete.

    Will enjoy being here

    People are like a family, at some campuses you feel left out or like you are visiting. When you go to Baylor's campus, you feel as if you are already a student and everyone is so eager to help and to make sure you are having a good time.

    Will learn a lot

    Baylor is known for Pre-Med but their second largest program is the Psychology and Neuroscience Program and just from researching the professors and speaking to them, I know I will be well equipped when I leave Baylor.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    - Small-town - Business majors - Pre-med majors - Those looking to get a solid education, regardless of faith

    Tips for prospective students

    For one thing, if you love to read, join BIC. If you meet with Dr. Nogalski, let her know you read my review here on Cappex! :) If you decide to attend BU, mark down the date for Christmas on 5th. It's essentially a campus-wide party to celebrate Christmas and it's tons of fun! :D

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private university, what do you expect? However, BU is big on financial aid. Do well on your SAT and ACT and you may get the Provost Gold scholarship, which amounts to $8k per SEMESTER. That is huge!

    Am enjoying being here

    Faith is a very big thing here at Baylor. As a non-Christian who is open to all religions, it takes some adjusting. The people are nice, and you can expect lots of help-open doors and plenty of thank yous. That's a great bonus to the small town feel Waco has.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a student in a Baylor Interdisciplinary Program (BIC). It's a program under the Honors College. Unless you're also in Honors, you don't have to take it for Honors. This means that as long as your GPA is in good standing with the University, you're alright! The BIC program is not your general education. Forget english, history, math and science. You'll be taking Rhetoric, World Cultures, Social World and Natural World. This program is VERY reading intensive, but you will learn. And that's what we're here to do!

  • 10/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a great school for getting people out of their shells. There are tons of events planned fall semester to help students meet and make friends, and students are encouraged to meet with their professors out of the classroom--either during office hours, in the dining halls on campus, or at major-specific meet-and-greets. Steppin' Out is a great program that encourages students to help out the Waco community, and Diadeloso (a campus-wide holiday) is a great way to blow off steam right before finals!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though pretty much everything on campus is within walking distance, a bike is a must-have. There are bike racks all over campus, and it is much easier than having to find parking on campus, not to mention the money it saves on gas!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor was extremely generous in providing scholarships (both need and merit based) for me both years I've been here. My freshman year I had to pay for room and books, but this year I was given a grant that actually paid all my expenses. Cost of living is pretty low in Waco, and a little money can go a long way. I can definitely say that the reason I can continue attending Baylor is because of the financial aid they provided.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living off campus is great this year, because even though living in the dorms was a great experience, I LOVE having a room (and a bathroom!) to myself. The BUS system goes right by my apartment and the grocery store nearby, and goes all over campus. Pretty much everywhere is within walking distance, and campus patrols keep things safe after dark.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Baylor really care about their subjects and their students. All of my professors, past or present, recognize me and stop to ask how I'm doing. Even the large lecture classes are interesting and fun. I love my labs, as they give me the chance to learn the science outside Baylor in a real-world setting, and we are encouraged to participate in studies that are a lot of fun.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There is so much to do!

    Will enjoy being here

    I visited Baylor during Homecoming weekend, and it was a blast! Everyone was very friendly, and there were numerous activities to participate in.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a Baptist university established on Baptist values. Baylor would be an amazing fit for people with a Christian background. There is a mandatory chapel that you must go to twice a week for a year and if you are not into all that stuff you are going to hate it. Also, Baylor is a school full of people person's. If you do not like people, or if you do not like small talk and people asking you how your day is and stuff like that, then Baylor is not the school for you. Ultimately, Baylor is an amazing school for the dedicated and open-hearted student.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the biggest tips I was given before I entered college was to start off strong. Your cumulative GPA during your freshman year is like brand new clay and can be easily affected by a bad semester. If you get a 3.9 the first semester then get a 2.5 the next semester, your GPA will be around a 3.3. After a couple of semesters, your cumulative GPA won't change that much due to a bad semester because it has the support of the past GPA's and it's a lot more sturdy. Also, it is important to stay healthy and incorporate important food habits. If you are trying to beat the Freshman 15 than you cannot be a sedentary student. One of the things I've learned is that even a little exercise is better than nothing. Everyone can take out thirty minutes to workout and the benefits are amazing. Finally, DO NOT DRINK THE WATER! The city of Waco has poor quality water. There were several instances where Baylor sent us an email warning us about some boiler problem and that we should abstain from drinking the water. I made that mistake my first night at Baylor and had THE WORST stomach ache. Pepto bismol was not even working. It was serious. Do not drink the water.

    Bang for the buck

    We all know that Baylor is a private university. As with all private institutions, since they are privately funded, the tuition is higher than public institutions. Fortunately, the value of a Baylor education and all the benefits that come with a Baylor is so worth the price! Also, Baylor offers tons of financial aid and scholarships. In fact, for the sixth year in a row, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 has named Baylor a “best buy, one of just 43 colleges and universities in the country to be so honored.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Baylor. The first thing you recognize as soon as you get here is how warm and welcoming the people are. EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY! The people are so friendly that it gets annoying after awhile but it makes it that much easier to make friends. Also, there's always some type of event happening at Baylor whether it's a food fight event at the university park or the famous Day of the Bear Parade, Baylor is going to give you the time of your life! Behind all the excitement, there is always time to study. There are going to be some dead weekends where there is nothing to do but study and those types of weekends are needed. All in all, if your looking for a school that will bombard you with good times but at the same time keep you and your studies in check, Baylor is the school for you.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much in my three semesters at Baylor than everything I learned in my four years of high school. In all honesty, Baylor's curriculum is not easy, but if you are a hard worker and have high aspirations, success is attainable. I am a health science studies major with a pre-medicine concentration, and I must say that the professors that I have taken have to be the most competent professors in the nation. Choose wisely though when you choose your classes because the professors you choose can have a huge effect of your grades.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for people who are looking to grow in their christian faith. Also great for people wanting a challenge in their academic life.

    Am enjoying being here

    Baylor is great there is always something to do and even though it is in a small town there is plenty to do.

    Am learning a lot

    At Baylor all of the professors are very helpful and genuinley care about the students.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is great for any student that wants to really learn their future profession well. Don't people say that you get what you pay for? Any student willing to invest in their education will reap great assets in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every person has their own likes, and although Baylor is a Christian institution, all students will feel welcomed. Every one is concerned for the academic well-being of everyone else. I've lost count of the number of times doors have been held open for me.

    Bang for the buck

    At the price of Baylor, it certainly is what its worth. The teachers are very concerned for their students and will go to great lengths to see their success.

    Am enjoying being here

    I could not have a picked a better school to instruct me in singing. My instructor truly knows what he is doing and knows how to mold his students so they can be incredibly unique musicians.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor University is a very challenging academic institution for all music majors. It helps weed out the wannabes from the true music-makers.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    See answer above.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor University is the perfect match for me! If you want a place that you can learn a ton, have a blast, and grow your faith then it just might be a perfect match for you too.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is definitely worth the expensive tuition, but it is expensive...

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love Baylor! It is a place that you can be yourself and your faith can run free. Baylor is open to any type of student and they love to encourage faith in the one and only God.

    Am learning a lot

    Baylor University is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. The professors, equipment, and students are top line here.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor Police have partnered with Waco PD to try and make campus the safest part of Waco. There have been a few robberies and assaults around the campus area this year but none on campus. Only two people involved in those incidents were actual Baylor students.

    Greek Life

    There are no Greek houses, so if that's something you must have Baylor isn't for you. There is a Pan-Hellenic building with offices for the 8 Pan-Hellenic sororities here (Tri Delt, Zeta, AChiO, ADPi, ChiO, Theta, Kappa, and Pi Phi.) Seven of the Divine Nine National Pan-Hellenic Sororities (AKA, Deltas, Zetas) and Fraternities (Alphas, Sigmas, Omegas, Kappas) are present at Baylor. All 12 of the Inter-Fraternal Council is here. There are three local Baylor organizations (KXA- women, KOT - men, and Phi Chi - men), and four Independent organizations (Phi Lamb, DKD, BYX, and BKG). Greek life is an excellent way to get plugged into Baylor, but not a must. You can definitely still meet people if you are not affiliated with a Greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get plugged into all that is Baylor University. The long list of clubs is crazy and definitely worth looking into.

    Great for these types of students

    National Merit Scholars (full ride- duh!), anyone who can handle rigorous academic schedules, determined students, Christians, Religion majors, Pre-Law students, Pre-Med students, and Business Majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1.)Christmas on 5th Street. - who doesn't want a picture with Santa? Who doesn't want to ride on a horse drawn carriage? 2.) Homecoming - biggest college parade and we have a Ferris wheel and a bonfire 3.)

    Bang for the buck

    While, yes, Baylor is EXTREMELY expensive, there are so many opportunities happening here that happen NO WHERE else. Being a Baylor Bear is truly a once in a lifetime experience no matter the price.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is pretty small, and pretty dead for the most part. But Baylor is always sponsoring this or hosting that. You can definitely find something to do and be a part of.

    Food and Dining

    Tuesdays and Thursdays you would be crazy to not go to Brooks Dining Hall and get a Brooks Burger. They are amazing!! I think its mostly because of the bread they use, which they only use on Tuesdays and Thursdays as of now. Collins' Flying Saucers are talked about and everyone enjoys those (there is always a line for them, no matter when you go). Memorial has some nice stir fry and lots of other options, they like to say they house the real food on campus. Penland (aka Penisland or P-nasties) is the only dining hall open on weekends, late at night ( 9-1 am monday thru thursdays), and holidays. The alternate names should give you an insight to how the food is, but I will give props to their grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and some of them don't allow you to move the furniture around. There are many living options for freshman girls and boys and a few co-ed options ( Kokernot, Brooks College). With the co-ed options, you have to be in an extra program.

    Academic Rigor

    When you are going to a prestigious and well - respected school, odds are the classes are going to be tough. If you are willing to put in the work and attend class you should do well. Baylor is filled with wonderful teachers who really do want to help you (and of course the few that are not so wonderful) all you have to do is ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.) Apply for scholarships like crazy! Considering Baylor tuition is $50,000 per academic school year and probably going to get more expensive than that, scholarships are a MUST! 2.) Tour the campus. Baylor is absolutely beautiful, definitely something to see. Plus the tour guides are always nice and helpful and Baylor hosts special tour weekends as well. 3) Go to Line Camp! This is where you will meet new friends, get a real feel for if you are ready to be a Baylor Bear, get insight to Baylor history and more. 4.) Apply for scholarships! I know I already said this, but it is definitely worth mentioning twice. 5) If you have time stop by Common Grounds coffee shop or Harts-n-crafts on 8th street. They are definitely off campus staples

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a place to grow spiritually, intellectually, personally, and emotionally. Baylor is a place to cultivate your mind and open your heart to a world of new experiences. Baylor is home.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports games are always fun to attend. Campus golf (golf with a golf club and tennis ball) is fun to play around campus at night. Common Grounds is right off campus and has concerts pretty often.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls on campus, as well as several restaurants in the Student Union Building and the science building. The food is by no means gourmet, but it is pretty good...most days. I personally prefer to stay away from Penland dining hall. Memorial has a pretty large selection from home cooking-style meals to stir-fry. Brooks has great burgers and Collins has amazing flying saucers (a large tortilla stuffed with your choice of meat, cheese, beans, rice, and other stuff and folded up and put on a grill-like thing).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay. I've seen better and I've seen worse. You only have to live on campus one year; however I will be living here for three. So I guess that proves it is not horrible. Living in the dorms can be fun and entertaining. It is also convenient to live so close to your classes, especially when you are running late. Parking is a nightmare for the students who live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a student in the Honors College and taking upper-level classes, so my classes are a little more rigorous than the normal freshmen classes. But do not let that fool you. Study and go to class or you will be surprised at your grades at the end of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the people in the admissions office. They can help you with the questions you have. Visit the campus and make sure it is the right place for you; sometimes something just clicks and you know this is where you are supposed to be. Apply when the applications open, but make sure you have everything you need.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a wonderful place to call home. There are great professors who truly want their students to learn and excel and a diverse student body. Baylor is a great community to live and study in.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is safety booths all over campus and security numbers you can call to pick you up at night

    Greek Life

    There is a sorority or fraternity for everyone

    Clubs and Activities

    The have so many clubs and just about any activity you can think of

    Great for these types of students

    students that are interested in gaining knowledge

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    chapel

    Bang for the buck

    Your get a great education and have fun while building relationship with people

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, mall, zoo, Dr. pepper museum

    Food and Dining

    There is so many places to eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    They have a great living and learning community.

    Academic Rigor

    You can handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday and do the work.

    In three sentences

    I love Baylor University! It is a great place to stregthen your faith. The people here really do care.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I can't wait to go to Baylor! the sports are amazing the campus is beautiful and the students are so nice! Sic em Bears!

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    constant campus patrol and safety precautions everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    basically can join any club and clubs can be created with ease. wonderful opportunity at baylor for all types of clubs and activities

    Bang for the buck

    baylor seems quite expensive but will also give merit based scholarships for any student who works hard.

    What to do for fun

    greek life, community service, dr.pepper museum, cameron park zoo and a multitude of extracurricular activities .

    Food and Dining

    food on campus is quite good and suits all tastes. there is good variety and food off campus is diverse and delectable.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are comfortable and any issues with roommates are dealt with almost immediately. if you want to go out there is a place for that and if you prefer to study then a quiet environment is also accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor really depends on the student. if you are looking to be challenged baylor is a very rigorous college.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early. if you have any questions, be sure to call to confirm because baylor will tell you what still needs to be done and what you have to do to complete their requirements.

    In three sentences

    a supportive, interactive and wonderful place to go to school.baylor offers a challenging curriculum, professors who are excited to offer their assistance and a student body that is very involved in campus life as well as the waco community. baylor is an amazing place that really helps a student succeed.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    if you are walking around campus you will not go 5-10 minutes without seeing baylor police drive by.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    dr. pepper hour!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    honestly there is so much i cannot list it all but main thing to do is join organizations,stay involved and updated with student activities office.

    Food and Dining

    the food(its color,taste, smell,texture) is amazing, unique,full of options and varieties. there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    i've never stayed in the dorms at baylor.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of your studies because it's based on the continuous amount of time you prepare for classes. create an early, effective study habit at the beginning of the year while you can.

    In three sentences

    baylor is full of opportunities. this university provides you with people , chances, connections and thousands of resources to help you become the person you want to be in life. not to mention the best place of all to get a great education!

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    you can barely go 5 minutes without seeing a cop somewhere. baylor has its own private police line for anything that happens on campus and they are really good at sending out alert for anything you need to be aware of like a robbery or tornado warning.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many different types of clubs and activities that anyone could find a club for at least one of their likes. most are relatively inexpensive and you definitely see where your money for the club is being used.

    Bang for the buck

    it is a really expensive school, but it is private and does have lots of extras that most schools don't seem to have. baylor has computers and private rooms you can borrow in order to study and do school work. the dorms are nice and kept up. the classrooms have lots of room and top notch technology. the campus is beautiful and kept up, and now there's talk of new buildings and a new stadium to be built.

    What to do for fun

    everyone is different on what they see as fun, but baylor has tons of activities going on all the time. there is usually a play being performed by the theater department, or a choir concert. my favorite activity is heading to the slc (student life center) and rock climbing for several hours.

    Food and Dining

    some people love the cafeteria food, i found it hit and miss. i generally just ate in my dorm room, but it is nice to go to one of the four cafeterias around campus. sometimes it was really good but other times nothing seems done well.

    Dorm Life

    i had an excellent roommate and from what i've heard from friends, its seems rare that anyone has roommate issues. baylor also keeps the dorm restrooms and showers really clean. everyday you will see the janitors in the dorms cleaning and vacuuming.

    Academic Rigor

    it could be worse, but for the most part, especially in classes for your major, you will spend a lot of time in the library studying. there are some really easy blow off classes, but most of the classes you really do have to spend 2-3 hours for every hour in class studying if you want the a or b.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to join at least one club or activity. you will never believe how many people you will meet and how helpful it could come in the future. baylor also has tons of clubs so there is sure to be some type of club that everyone is interested in.

    In three sentences

    its a beautiful campus that has tons of spots to sit outside and study. the people are always friendly with professors that try to help you in any way possible. everyone is willing to talk to strangers and making friends has never been easier.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    even with the waco robberies, i feel very safe on-campus. i ride a bike, so that helps at night, but the police are always around and the golf-cart is available to give people rides at night.

    Greek Life

    i am not in a sorority, but my friends involved with greek life, love it! i, personally, appreciate that there is spring rush because it is much easier to get to know people and then rush rather than being thrown into it first thing and having to pledge while getting adjusted during first semester. it provides an automatic supportive community for people who want to stay busy and do a variety of fun things!

    Clubs and Activities

    there is an abundance of activities here! there's truly an organization for everybody! my problem is that i want to join so many, i don't have time for all of them!

    Great for these types of students

    if you are hard working, looking for community, have a desire to learn, have fun, and grow with god, then baylor is perfect for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i love the tradition of sing! i am involved in sing alliance, and i believe it's always good to have some healthy competition, especially when it's something other than sports. i really enjoy seeing all the hard work and time people put into preparing these acts and it is really visible onstage.

    Bang for the buck

    oh, baylor is expensive! however, when you consider everything it offers, it is completely worth the cost! the most inconvenient price at baylor is the textbooks, but as long as you buy them on amazon, all is well!

    What to do for fun

    baylor is so busy! there is always an event somewhere going on! if there isn't, then you must be off campus. honestly, it is so easy to get involved! plus, there's a bowling alley in the sub, and the movie theater near campus is only $5 if there's absolutely nothing else to do. but, i dare somebody to be bored at baylor! i think it's impossible.

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls have really good food and there is a good variety, so it's difficult to get sick of the food on-campus. the only thing i would suggest is to build another dining hall on the opposite side of campus near the bsb, hooper-schaefer, and north village. penland is a little far away to come from those places, but all in all, the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    i love my dorm! i live in memorial residence hall and i enjoy it a lot! the only thing that isn't the greatest is my personal roommate situation. however, the size is great! it may seem small, but there's a lot you can do with the space and i love that i have my own bathroom and only need to share it with three other girls!

    Academic Rigor

    there are so many levels of academic rigor throughout baylor. i don't believe that there are any so-called blow-off classes, because all are intellectually stimulating in some way, but there are classes that dive into deeper, more difficult topics and discussions and contain a heavier workload. i love that baylor really establishes what the class in about from the get-go, but then as the semester goes on, the discussions become more applicable to everyday life and more intense as far as philosophy and opinions stand.

    Tips for prospective students

    i believe that you should choose the right school for you. choose a major that you will enjoy, not one that your parents or teachers chose for you. baylor can help you learn who you are and what you absolutely love to do and that is priceless. baylor provides a community of students who enjoy academic challenges, but love to have fun and want to further their relationships with god. so, if that describes what you wish to experience in college, baylor is a good fit for you!

    In three sentences

    baylor university is full of baylor pride, spirit, and christian devotion. baylor explores the academic and spiritual potential of each student and provides a place of fun and security for this growth. baylor is place through which people of all ages are proud to say sic 'em bears for the rest of their lives!

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    baylor pd is around campus 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    intramruals and club sports are awesome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    welcome week, diadeloso

    Dorm Life

    great enviorment

    Tips for prospective students

    don't fall behind, stay ahead of the game and on top of your courses.

    In three sentences

    baylor is an awesome university, which has a mixture of academics and fun activites around campus that makes you feel like you're a part of something. it is a great enviorment.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    a good proportion of the people here are involved in greek life. baylor doesn't have houses, but they do tend to group up in apartments together.

    Bang for the buck

    i don't think i need to tell anyone that baylor is pricey, but overall they do help you to succeed and have tons of support for what you are going to do with your life after college.

    What to do for fun

    waco is not a very happening city, so it is tough to find fun things in the city. some might see this as a pitfall, but i find that it helps by not creating distractions from my studies.

    Food and Dining

    food here is great! my friends from other colleges are always complaining about their food, but here there are so many options, you can always find something you will enjoy!

    Dorm Life

    if you want to live in a residential hall, you don't have much choice, but most people choose to live in nearby affiliated apartment complexes that are really nice. i'm living on campus right now, and the cls (community leaders) are great and really make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    baylor is pretty challenging, but it really depends on the teacher. language classes here are known for their high standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    baylor has tons of clubs, so make sure you get plugged in! college is about trying new things, so don't be afraid to explore your options. if something sounds interesting, go for it!

    In three sentences

    baylor is a great school! there are a variety of excellent programs for every type of student. it's very easy to get involved in things that interest you!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    some robberies

    Great for these types of students

    churchy kids

    Bang for the buck

    i think some of our money is being wasted on pointless stuff. like watering the grass all day long and then the sprinklers dont even hit the grass.

    What to do for fun

    there is so many things to do around campus. there is the slc, you can go workout, run, or swim. there are also a lot of groups that meet and do things.

    Food and Dining

    memorial is my favorite. i do not eat anywhere else.

    Dorm Life

    my dorm is nice but only cause i dont have to share a bathroom with a whole floor of girls, just two other people.

    Tips for prospective students

    time-mangement is the key to success!

    In three sentences

    baylor is a great school. the teachers and students are all really nice.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    as far as the school of engineering, it is nationally ranked with is a definite plus!

    In three sentences

    its a great private school that is not filled with distractions.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    suspension bridge, movies, pool hall, frozen yogurt

    Food and Dining

    some dining halls are better than others.

    Dorm Life

    depending on the dorm, you might get lucky and get a newer/cleaner one.

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging. (depending on your major)

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to experience a wonderful close-knitted family at the university. the small class sizes are a definite plus, which allows you to have a more personal experience with the teachers.

    In three sentences

    baylor university is an academically challenging school. it holds its standards very high and expects nothing less. overall, an excellent university especially in the medical field.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THE BONFIRE

    What to do for fun

    GO TO FOOTBALL GAMES !!

    Food and Dining

    VERY YUMMY FOOD

    Dorm Life

    AWSOME !!!!!! SO MUCH FUN HANGING OUT WITH MY BUDDYS

    Tips for prospective students

    BE SMART AND DO YOUR WORK ....RELAX AND DONT STRESS OUT :)

    In three sentences

    i love baylor.......GO BEARS !!!!! if you are trying to decide between Baylor and a different college then YOU should definitely choose BAYLOR !!! YOU WONT REGRET IT

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang with friends

    Food and Dining

    so GOOD. Tastes like home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    It is awesome...... better than any other colleges

    Tips for prospective students

    DO YOUR WORK ALWAYS!!!!! RELAX AND DONT STRESS.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an awesome school to attend. You can always depend on you teachers for help!!!! I LOVE Baylor.........go BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has one of the safest campuses I have seen. There is never really any incidents on campus regarding security.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is lacking cause Baylor is a dry campus with no set Greek houses. However, there are frats and sorority house off campus and they still get involved with Baylor events.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are a wide range from clubs to choose from. Baylor defiantly has something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students. There is something for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has a few unusual traditions like not stepping on the seals on campus, but nothing to serious. The tradition are mostly cheers at football games and basketball.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is defiantly worth it for those who can afford it.

    What to do for fun

    You have to do a lot of little things for fun since Baylor is in Waco. So things like sports, movies, and other activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is amazing. They always have a variety to choose from and great hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the greatest but they are convenient. Every freshman lives in the dorms for the first year and it is easy to walk anywhere on campus with out a car from your dorm room in a reasonable time.

    Academic Rigor

    The course are difficult at times depending on the teachers you get. However, there are plenty of tutors at Baylor's help center so the students can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    It never hurts to apply. Baylor has no required essay and it defiantly worth your time to come on a campus tour.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school for people looking for a quality Christian University. The faculty and staff are excellent and truly want the students to succeed at all cost The only down side about Baylor is its location in Waco, Texas and the cost of tuition.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and clean campus!!

    Greek Life

    They offer Greek life if you're interested but do not offer houses for the students to stay in. This may be a draw back for some or a plus for others.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has a variety of clubs and activities for you to choose from depending on how busy you want to be and how much free time you have.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are someone that wants to experience attending a university that offers great athletics, environment, campus, academics, and nostalia, then Baylor is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This university has been in TX since 1845. There are families that have many generations that have attended Baylor which shows the pride students share when attending this school. The community embraces Baylor and their students.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you'll receive at this private university is well worth the money spent. They offer academic scholarships which help lower the tuition cost to what I'd pay to stay in state at a public, local university.

    What to do for fun

    There are great athletic events to attend, awesome rec center, shopping and movie theatres nearby.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of choices of food and locations. You are guaranteed to find something you will enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    It is as expected with any university but comfortable and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a hard school, but challenging and rewarding!

    Tips for prospective students

    Connect with a variety of students and meet as many professors as you can so that you know what to expect.

    In three sentences

    I highly recommend it to anyone who is wanting to attend a Christian university with strong academics!

  • 04/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco is one of the more dangerous cities in the U.S., but the Baylor police do an excellent job of keeping students safe. Emergency call boxes are located throughout campus, and they encourage students to call a service on campus that will pick students up from any location and take them back to their dorms at night so they don't have to be out at dark.

    Greek Life

    Baylor has fraternities and sororities, but a big difference is that pledging takes place in the Spring semester instead of the fall. That way the student is given the chance to really decide if they want to be a part of Greek Life. The Greek Life gets the priviledge of participating in one of the most popular traditions at Baylor, All University Sing. They put together a show for the student body and alumni that is spectacular!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many organizations and clubs on campus. The list keeps growing as more and more organizations are created by students. I am thoroughly convinced that there is an organization for anyone and everyone at Baylor.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who like to be involved. Everyone at Baylor is involved in some way or another. Since Baylor is a Christian school, most of the traditions and faculty encourage an expression of the Christian faith, so Baylor is a great school to attend if you are a fellow believer of Christ.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor is all about tradition. It is the oldest university in Texas after all! One fun tradition is the Baylor Line. Freshmen students are given a line jersey and a slime cap that has their name and hometown written on the bill. During home football games the Line runs onto the field and forms a tunnel to welcome the football players onto the field. It is one of the best parts of football season!!

    Bang for the buck

    The reason I am only putting three stars is because although Baylor is a fantastic school, it costs a lot of money to go here. However, Baylor is one of the best schools when it comes to helping their students find a way to pay for college through student jobs, scholarships, and financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Now since it is Waco, there isn't going to be the same things to do as if you went to a big city school in Dallas or Austin, but there are many things to do on and off campus. The zoo in Cameron Park is excellent as well as the museums just off campus. Baylor prides itself on encouraging their students to get involved off campus in the Waco community, so there are many opportunities to volunteer and help out those in need.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has four main cafeterias, and they each have many options for types of food to eat. On campus there is also the Student Union Building (SUB) which has a variety of restaurants to choose from. Just across the highway is what we students call the grease pit because of all the fast food. Waco has many options for fantastic family-owned dining as well.

    Dorm Life

    I went potluck my freshman year and got a fantastic roommate. Baylor has many different options for dorms to live in, and the great part is that they are specialized for what you are studying (honors dorm, pre-med dorm, living and learning dorms).

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what you major in, Baylor will test your limits. Especially for the science majors the course work is invigoratingly difficult at times, but the classes are worth the work you put into them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in whatever you find interesting. Baylor has so many options for clubs and organizations that they will definately have a place for you!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a ten out of ten when it comes to the college experience! The campus is absolutely beautiful, the students are very friendly, and the professors want to see you achieve your best. When you step foot on campus, you'll really feel like you're home.

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are always Baylor police officers on campus and they can be easily reached. Also, if there are any threats or concerns whether it is weather or problems off of campus, Baylor sends a text message to every student as well as an email to their Baylor email account.

    Greek Life

    Although there is not an official Greek Life on campus, we have a very large Greek Life and almost all students participate in some sort of fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many, many cubs and organizations to choose from and there is almost always some sort of school wide function every weekend that students can participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for an excellent education especially in Biology and Business will fit in perfectly at Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso (The Day of the Bear) is a tradition at Baylor in which students get the day off. There are performances and many activities to do. As well as Christmas on 5Th street which is a parade that goes all the way through Waco and campus, and the Baylor Line that freshmen get to run during every home football game. Line jerseys are received at Line Camp which is held over the summer and is the most fun the new freshmen have that gives them the opportunity to make friends before school starts and to get a feel for the campus and how they will be living.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a great home and provides an excellent education.

    What to do for fun

    If you're looking for fun, sporting events are very popular. Many students go out and support the bears at all sports. Also, Wild West is very popular and very fun for students. There are also malls, parks and a zoo.

    Food and Dining

    Memorial has the best food. The food is very diverse and every dining hall has different options. Also, there are a lot of restaurants on campus such as Which Wich and Chik-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is very fun. The Community Leaders are very helpful in aiding you with any problems and are always there for anything you need, even if it's just to hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor academics are very tough and test your ability to balance school and social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a future student, I recommend focusing on academics as much as possible because the academics at Baylor are tough and truly test your knowledge. I also suggest community involvement such as joining a club or organization on campus in order to make friends and help the community. Attend every sporting event possible as well because that is when you feel like the Baylor family the most.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a school that prides itself on academic involvement as well as community involvement. Being a part of the Baylor Line is one of the most important things because it gives students the opportunity to feel at home so that they succeed academically and socially. Baylor University is an excellent school that thoroughly prepares students for the future.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though Baylor is an open campus, there is constant police patrol that monitors activity in and around the university.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is prevalent around campus. Any person can pledge to any sorority or fraternity of which they so choose. Most of the values that they rely on is honesty, integrity, determination, and promotion of wholesome Christian values.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything on campus, so if there is something that a person is interested in, then there is a club for it. Even if there isn't a club available, each student is encouraged to propose any organization

    Great for these types of students

    Great for every type of student. Even if someone is not Christian, the church values are not overwhelming. They are accepting for every race and religion known to man.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso (day of the bear) a campus wide holiday that is just a day of fun and activities. Musical guests make appearances both Christian and non-Christian. It is just a gift from the President of Baylor to us students. Common Grounds is the coffee house located on campus that offers live entertainment along with caffeinated goodies for all to enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a private institution which means that it is expensive, however, they offer plenty of scholarships to help out with the average student. As long as a student keeps a certain grade point average, their financial woes will not be overwhelming.

    What to do for fun

    Seeing as how Waco is a pretty small city, you must create your own fun. Right on campus is a coffee house which offers live entertainment almost daily. Our student center has bowling, pool, darts, and gaming systems available. There is always some activity going on to promote the social life of Baylor. So contrary to popular belief, in this small town, there is always something to get into.

    Food and Dining

    With four dining halls and various restaurants in and around campus, there is never a shortage of food. Unique to Waco, Baylor is the talk of the town 24/7, just a short walk across the street and around 20 restaurants are available at your fingertips. One of our dining halls are even open until 12:30 on the weekdays to aid for the student who is pulling an all nighter.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm here provides a sense of community, no matter where a person lives. Each dorm is near a dining hall which is great for any college student, access to food. There are always monthly activities exclusive to each dorm with promote bonding and a sense of closeness. There are hall and floor managers that look out for the safety of each individual and are there to service any upcoming problems that students might have as well.

    Academic Rigor

    While Baylor does prove to be a struggle for some students, the classes here are not anything that is unachievable. As long as one stays focused on their goals and academics, they will do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have a whole some Christian community while promoting honesty, integrity, and evangelism. Even if someone does not identify with the Christian faith, Baylor is still a good choice to attend school because they continue to promote a family environment with incredible academic opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is family in one word. Alumni of the university always come back and look out for each other even after they have moved on into the real world. With its academic excellence and immense opportunities, Baylor is the perfect place to be for any prospective student.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Waco is small and there is not a lot to do in the city itself but there are many events on campus that are really fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food to choose from but I will admit it does get a little boring eating in the same place everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not all that great. But it keeps you involved with what is going on around campus and is a great way to get to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the professors I have had have been extremely helpful and if I have something that is of major importance that I cannot attend class they are very understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely visit the campus before making any decisions. A lot of my friends have said that Baylor is the last place that they would have chose but they are so glad that they did. I am also one of those people and do not regret choosing Baylor.

    In three sentences

    I love Baylor so much. The environment is very welcoming and all of the faculty/staff seem very happy to be there and even the students give off a very cheerful vibe.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is trying to improve the amount of safety around and on campus. Waco is not the most safe town in the United States, but Baylor's campus is kind of like the safe haven amidst the storm. Around campus there are these big yellow call boxes that if you are in need of help you can press the button and the campus police will respond. Just don't run alone outside in the dark and be smart and you will be fine. Baylor is doing an excellent job of keeping students safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life does not appear to be big by numbers, but coming from a non-Greek, Greek life runs the school. They are the most active members on campus and it is hard to turn a corner without running into someone wearing Greek letters.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for most students, it is just a matter of finding your niche. Unfortunately, there is no official campus LGBT group and I have heard some students say that it is difficult to relate to the Baptist mentality, and that Chapel can be annoying and monotonous. However, Baylor can provide a rich experience if you are willing to delve into the culture of the school and embrace the spirit and traditions that are Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Like I stated earlier, tortilla tossing is a freshman must, as well as taking a picture with Judge Baylor. Attending sporting events has really turned into a highlight event will all of Baylor's recent winnings it has been great.

    Bang for the buck

    Take the ACT/SAT several times, Baylor will combine all of your best scores in the subsections to create your Super Score. That will increase the scholarship that you are eligible to receive. Also attend all the free events, Baylor likes to give out free stuff if you know where to look for it, and your student fees are paying for it so go, and enjoy! However, Baylor is really expensive, be prepared to take out a loan, or three.

    What to do for fun

    In Waco, activities are best when they are in a group. Traditions such as tortilla tossing are popular among students. Country dancing at Wild West, a local bar that has a college night, is also popular. If that does not sound like your cup of tea, there are five dollar movies, and there are many different restaurants to try out. The shopping is a little limited, but there is still a mall. Going out for frozen yogurt with some friends tends to be a huge highlight too.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the dining hall food is below par. Penland has the most options but is not known for its classiness. Memorial has lots of options too, but it can get monotonous. I recommend switching it up, and trying out all of the food options and dining halls and do not let your self fall into a routine.

    Dorm Life

    Baylor's resident hall life can be wonderful if you make friends. Get to know your CL and girls around you and it'll be fabulous. If you don't have any interest in making friends then the whole community living (bathrooms especially) can be frustrating. Like everything else in life if you take it with a positive attitude it won't be bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor can be very challenging, especially the science courses. If you are looking for a school that you can just scoot through like high school Baylor is not for you. However, if you are really looking for a challenge like studying 40 hours a week (for 2-3 classes) challenge then Baylor is your school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend finding a group, or two, to be involved with freshman year and then running with that crowd. I am a Community Leader at Baylor, and the hardest thing that freshman face is making new friends and finding their niche. If you want to change the group that you are with the transition is rather simple because of Baylor's size, it is not too big that you get lost, but not so small that everyone knows everyone. So try to become involved in an activity or group. Another tip would be to really embrace living in the residence halls. Go in with a positive attitude and the experience will be so much better. Try to make friends with your neighbors and your Community Leader, everyone is new and feels awkward so don't worry you are not alone.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school for someone looking for community and connections. Being a southern school, Baylor has the perks of tradition been a deeply rooted commitment which is something I was drawn to as a prospective student. Baylor truly is a great school that allows you to be challenged in the development of your intellectual, spiritual, and social self.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great campus police and emergency call system. Small and close campus--most housing surrounds campus area. I've always felt safe!

    Greek Life

    There is a large greek life population, but it is not felt as overwhelming to non-greek students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Popular greek life, many service, mulitcultural, religious, vocational, and social organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    All!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming hosts the largest collegiate parade! Diadeloso is a traditional field day and concert in the spring--We've hosted Kevin Fowler, Parachute, Eisley, and Colbie Calliat.

    Bang for the buck

    I've had the experience of a lifetime. Totally worth it, and actually affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Cameron Park and the Brazos River are right next to campus and include hiking trails, kayaking, picnicing, etc. Campus has many activities and things to do. When of legal age, downtown has a few great pubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are 4 residence hall dining hall options; all of the food is good. You can go to these by buying individual meals or buying a meal plan. All freshman are required to have at least an 11-meal-per-week plan. There are options on campus like 2 Starbucks, Chilis, Which Wich, Mo's Southwestern, Chikfila, Ninfas, Mooyah Burger, and Einstein Bagels. There are many options around campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different options for housing. For freshman living, I would recommend a traditional residence hall--it is where I made my closest friends. Get involved with intramurals with your hall! Most traditional halls are female or male, and there are a couple of co-ed housing options (however, the females and males do not have access to the halls of the opposite sex). Every residence hall is very secure.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, it is very competitive and hard. The sciences are hard. Hard work and perserverence needed! It can be easier in some departments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core--it is part of the honors college. While hard, it was the best complement to my education I could have ever done.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great combination of rigorous academics and student life. It is laced with Christian values and is unashamedly Christian, but open and available for conversation and the search for truths, albeit not religious truth. It is diverse and the relationships built here are lasting and meaningful.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Athletic Events are always enjoyable, especially this year. Sic 'em Bears. There are always concerts and events happening on or around campus that are very enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    A bit pricey for what you get, but overall not bad.

    Dorm Life

    I personally have had an amazing experience with dorm life. I have made many great friends, I would recommend the dorms at Baylor to anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging by rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Get involved with at least one of the many things that Baylor offers.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University offers a welcoming, faith-based environment. Baylor offers an exceptional academic environment that is challenging but very rewarding. Baylor has a variety of services and opportunities available to student that aid in their success.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the premiere at Baylor with your parents and also a Dr. Pepper hour in your area. They are not to be missed.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a beautiful campus filled with fantastic educators who are ready and willing to answer your questions and concerns. As a future student at Baylor I was welcomed wholeheartedly and had all my questions answered while also being given a lot of financial aid. I would recommend this college to someone looking for a good Christian school.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have Dr. Pepper hour every week, which is when they make their famous Dr. Pepper floats. They're delicious!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus multiple times, you'll probably fall in love.

    In three sentences

    They really try to be your best fit. They do everything they can to make you feel at home. They have a great reputation and a beautiful campus!

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always an emergency pole in view and police cars that drive throughout campus. Baylor also has a system for students to call if they would like to be transported throughout campus with someone at night instead of walking alone. I have never once felt threatened when walking throughout campus as there is plenty of security and other students in sight at all times.

    Greek Life

    For a private university, the Greek life on campus is nowhere near as massive as it is at other schools. My first semester of college I attended TCU and was repulsed by the limited opportunities for students outside of Greek life. It is nothing like that at Baylor, to be involved in Greek or not is really all the same here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs at Baylor for any type of student to join. There are many dedicated to service and worship, academic clubs, and also just goofy organizations. For instance, there is a secret society at Baylor called the Noze brothers who pull campus pranks.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is obviously a pretty expensive school, but they really do utilize every dollar well. The campus is beautiful and well-kept, there are plenty of activities, there is a bowling alley, tennis courts, and a huge gym all on campus. Apart from this, Baylor is very good at providing as much financial aid to students as possible.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor is great at creating a fun on-campus environment, as there is always some event happening. The sporting events are free and there are plenty of organizations to become involved with. The town of Waco has a reputation of being rather boring, but in reality there are many clever and unique things that college students have created to do around the town.

    Food and Dining

    For being a smaller-sized university, Baylor provides a lot of eating options. This is perhaps one of the greatest things Baylor succeeds at, as there are four cafeterias to choose from (each located in dorms) and also a variety of on campus food options, like Which Wich, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Chilis.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Baylor are very well-kept despite their age. There is a cleaning person designated to every floor and works on a daily basis to keep everything clean. Maintenance is fast to response, and the Community Leaders are always near.

    Academic Rigor

    The schoolwork is pretty tough at Baylor, as it is a nationally ranked school. Teachers are very helpful though and genuinely care about students to where they are always willing to help. It's definitely a competitive environment, where it takes work to succeed.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of local restaurants and clubs to go to on the weekends as well as three movie theaters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the degree program your are interested in when you visit the school for a tour. Speak to professors within that program for insight into classroom size, etc.

    In three sentences

    This university provides a beautiful campus, intelligent professors, and top-of-the-line technology. The students are very friendly and the staff is exceptionally helpful. Those students who live on campus find the dormitory experience to be great!

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs and organizations to get involved in. Sporting events, intramural athletics as well as club. Waco is the typical college town

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are truly ready to dive into your academics. Don't bombard yourself with so many activities your first year because it will affect your grades, unless you can manage your time well. Baylor offers so many opportunities to get involved in something on campus. The professors and other administrators are there to do whatever they can to help you succeed so utilize them!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is very rigorous school. The chances to get involved on campus are endless. The experiences and people you will meet here are amazing!

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has their own police department and emergency posts set up around campus. They also a late night golf cart service to give rides to students who feel unsafe to walk home by their self.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide range of activities and clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso: students get a day off of school to celebrate Baylor.

    What to do for fun

    Waco has a marina on the Brazos River which is free to Baylor students. There are also activities throughout the school year they Baylor organizes for students to participate in.There is also a great rec center with racket ball courts, basketball courts, an indoor track, fitness center, and rock wall.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of food on campus, and majority of the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from dorm to dorm. They mostly rate on the average scale though.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is academically challenging, but it helps prepare for future careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare to study a lot, it will pay off in the long run. Also, try to get out to contribute to the community.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a prestigious school for students searching for academically challenging courses and teachers willing to push students to reach their highest potential. Baylor is strong in faith and encourages students to reach out to others to help in their time of need. Also, Baylor urges community service, and unity within the city of Waco.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good at most times but because of Waco outside of the Baylor bubble they are pressed thin.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs on and off campus to take part in.

    Great for these types of students

    Baptist or religious students will feel at home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the NoZe brothers and tortilla tossing on the bridge.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are a bit steep but you learn a lot and the name on the diploma carries a lot of weight.

    What to do for fun

    Not much fun to be had in Waco itself but it's not far from Austin and Dallas where there is plenty of fun to be had.

    Food and Dining

    They are remodeling a lot of the dining facilities and they will be geared for healthy eating.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. For guys pick Martin if you like a quitter environment and a weight room in the basement. Pick Penland if you like crazy practical jokes and other shenanigans.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard but teachers are very good and you definitely learn the topics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the Baylor Facebook page for your prospective class and make a lot of friends before the school year starts.

    In three sentences

    Great teachers that are more interested in actually teaching a topic than just writing down grades. Strong Baptist community with everything on campus rooted in religion. Small campus so walking and traveling around campus is very easy.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco is not a very safe city itself, but the police department on campus does a great job at making sure the Baylor community is safe at all times. after 11 pm there is a golf cart service to pick up students from places, such as the library, and take them back to their dorm.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is growing at the University. Zeta Tau Alpha is the greatest! ZLAM

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has existing clubs for anything you could possibly think of. It is also a great way to make friends and get out in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Christians and also open minded people. The school is mainly Christian students because it is a Baptist university but the school is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Armstrong Browning Library on campus is a famous place for weddings, which has a wait list of three years right now. The ballroom in the Beauty and the Beast was modeled after this library.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of the education you pay for at Baylor is definitely worth the thousands of dollars it costs to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is a historical city; there's the Dr. Pepper Museum and a Mammoth Site Museum. There's Cameron Park and Cameron Park Zoo. There's also a tradition consisting of tossing tortillas off the suspension bridge downtown. One of the greatest things though is the McLane Student Life Center, our magnificent fitness facility, and our Marina.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls go from serving great food to the worst food you will ever have. Nonetheless, they have chick-fil-a on campus as well as Mooyah, Ninfa's, Wich Which, Moe's, Einstein's, 2 Starbucks, and Chili's.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman are required to live on-campus for a year, but the dorms aren't too bad. On occasion the dorms are a mess, but the housekeeping staff is phenomenal and truly a blessing.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at Baylor are some of the hardest courses you will ever take, but the professors are interested in helping you succeed and preparing you for a great future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions! The Baylor community is composed of some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

    In three sentences

    One of the most humbling Christian universities. Baylor is a great school for academics as well as athletics. It is the year of the Bear!

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt not safe on campus, and that's saying something because Baylor is located in Waco, TX. Like many other schools Baylor has its own police department and emergency poles. Campus is well lit at night and there is a golf cart service that can take students across campus after 11 PM.

    Greek Life

    Yes, there are many sororities and fraternities at Baylor. Some are nearly as old as the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    For sports lovers, there are club sports and intramurals for just about everything from basketball to lacrosse to quiditch. There is also The Bear Pit, which gets floor seats at every basketball game. For outdoor lovers there is a sailing club, rock climbing, and paintball club. Among other things there are service organizations, Greek life, church groups, mulitcultural clubs, and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is hard working but fun loving, very social, and open minded (especially to religion) would fit in well at Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia del Oso is a Baylor sponsored day in April where students get the day off and there is a carnival and concerts on campus. Freshman get to run the line, or run on the field before the football team, at every home football game. Before graduating, it is a tradition that students must run through the fountains near the science building and sit on the lap of the statue of Judge Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive. With tuition comes unlimited access to the student life center and gym and free admission to all Baylor sporting events. Every year Baylor graduates have a high job placement percentage, so the education is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Life Center has a gym, rock wall (tallest in Texas), and basketball and racquet ball courts. A coffee shop across the street from campus has cheap or free concerts almost every week. The nearby movie theater has $5 tickets for students and many restraunts have student discounts. Baylor is next to the Brazos river and it owns a marina where students can rent kayaks and canoes for free. All Baylor sporting events are free for students. A few times a semester Baylor will host carnivals, concerts, guest speakers, and other things free for students.

    Food and Dining

    There are four on campus dining halls and a food court with fast food places in the student union. I've only tried dorm food at two universities, but Baylor's was better than the first. Freshman can get a meal plan with a certain number of all-you-can-eat meals that are swiped in with a student ID. With five places to eat on campus and plenty of off campus places close by, there's plenty of variety and I never got sick of dorm food.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are old, and it is recommended that freshman bring an ethernet cable because the wifi is not dependable. However, living costs are cheaper here than most universities. The RA's are called CL's for Community Leaders. The residents on most floors really do get to know each other pretty well, and rules are flexiable if you need a roommate change.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor requires every student to take two semesters of chapel, two religion classes, and one political science class. Foreign languages and science classes are known to be the most challenging at Baylor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to Baylor early, because they are very generous in giving out scholarships. They give you many chances to retake SATs and ACTs, and will offer more scholarship money if your scores improve within a certain range. Also, take a campus tour.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is one of the top Christian universities in the nation, but its faith-based principles make an educational experience that students of all faiths and beliefs benifit from. Baylor puts its students first in everything it does, and it shows with its highly ranked academics and athletics. Every college has its pros and cons, but the cons of Baylor are miniscule compared to the good things that can be said about it.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Don't get too involved and become a part of all of them. Pick your favorites and stick with them.

    Food and Dining

    Stay away from Penland as much as possible. Memorial is great if you want a variety. Collins, for the most part, has better food but much less selection.

    Dorm Life

    I liked living right down the halls from some of my friends, but I would much rather have my own place.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on which major you choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    www.bubooks.com is a great source to look up professors and books

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join and many friends to meet.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and resturants near by.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great campus and has many things to offer. The people are there for you to help you and give you tours of the campus. Many activities to do are the college and many new people to meet.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus is safe for the most part; however, the surrounding areas are prone to crime (muggings and robberies).

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great at Baylor because there isn't a huge emphasis on partying. Students can explore Greek organizations and find one that really fits them. In addition, Baylor has a policy on not allowing first semester Freshmen to pledge, which I think is great because it allows them to focus on school and not be overwhelmed by pledging their first semester in college. Finally, Baylor takes hazing very seriously and as a result, it is obsolete at our school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost EVERYTHING at Baylor! There are always activities, classes, and events being held by clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who wish to be in classes with small teacher-student ratios and those who want a faith-centered college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso is my favorite tradition. It means Day of the Bear and it is a holiday invented by Baylor to celebrate our university. There are always a bunch of fun activities and it's a great way to relax before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is very pricey (tuition passed the 50k mark this year) and I've seen many students be forced to drop out because of financial issues.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of small town fun to be had in Waco. There are many beautiful areas to be seen (the park, the suspension bridge, etc.) and there is a ton of stuff to do on campus (rock climbing, kayaking).

    Food and Dining

    There is a good variety, but all dining halls are on one end of campus. We have been getting more options recently, however, and these are in convenient locations for those who may not have time to go all the way across campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are old and need to be renovated. Also, rooms are a bit small.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are definitely there to push you to your limits. Each class truly tests whether or not you know and understand the subject matter. However, there are an abundance of resources available to ensure the success of all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be serious about school; it is very easy to let your GPA fall and not so easy to bring it back up. Use your professors and other campus resources to guide you through your college experience. Find something you truly love to do and take all the classes you want/are interested in because it's hard to get that kind of opportunity after college!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is an excellent institution for those who wish to make the most of their college experience. The small classes and emphasis on faith and spirituality make students feel right at home. The friendly staff and students make Baylor feel like more than just a university; they make it feel like a family.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When I was a freshman, not much went on. Lately, however, there have been multiple reports of armed robberies. It is a little weird; seemingly living in downtown Waco is safer than living on Baylor Campus. But don't take my word for it.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely present, both Pan-hellenic (Tri Delts, etc) and Non-Panhellenic (Delta Sigma Theta, etc). I would just say--do not get too carried away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many, and counting! Pick one, leave one, start your own! From an improvisational comedy group to the Indian Sub-Continental Students Association, there are literally so many choices to pick from, and always the option and freedom of starting your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Extroverted, Artistic, Athletic, Theatrical, Christian/Religious, Business-oriented, Introverted, Studious, Horse-back Riders, Musicians, and the Awesome (that's you!).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia del Oso and Line Camp are must-go-tos. Dia del Oso happens every year, while Line Camp occurs the summer before your freshman year. I went, and it took my breath away. I was sold--I wanted to be a Baylor Bear forever.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive. Very expensive. Some of the core classes and language classes can be taken elsewhere for a decreased amount of money, because all core classes are essentially the same. As far as the experience (depending on how outgoing you are), it is once in a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    Hike (Cameron Park), Run (Bear Trail), Swim, Kayak (Marina), Campus golf, run through the fountains, take classes at the gym, join an organization, or start one, and so much more! The possibilities for fun are endless, because people are always coming up with new ideas, new groups, fun parties, and amazing get-togethers. There are annual Campus-wide celebrations, such as Dia del Oso (Day of the Bear), Christmas on 5th (with live sheep at the nativity scene!), and many more. These celebrations often have huge concerts and free food. The cost? Nothing! You already paid for it in your tuition!

    Food and Dining

    Depending on where you go (Penland, Memorial, Collins...) the food can be fantastic, or just what you need to keep moving. The dining halls do offer a plethora of choices, which is a plus. I believe Baylor dining halls provide more choice food than most colleges.

    Dorm Life

    Great friends and enemies are found here. For the most part, dorms are kept clean and the people are kept cordial. Having a roommate is an awesome experience; whether you are introverted, or extroverted, you will know by the end of freshman year. The dorms are mostly split up between male and female; some dorms are co-ed, but the genders are housed on the opposite ends of the building.

    Academic Rigor

    It is possible to breeze through your freshman and sophomore year, but watch out for laziness--it will bite you come junior year. This school does not demand much from you; they more or less propose a challenge, and it is up to you to accept it. Once you accept it, you will know how to work hard, and how to have fun, without it being a total mess.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip One: Make sure you love a small campus! Baylor is expanding in size, but it can still feel very familiar with the 15-20 minute walk from one side of campus to the other. Tip Two: Get to know Your Profs! Most of these professors actually care about you, especially if you are in an honors program or a relatively small class. These professors would love to get to know you better, but more importantly, help you succeed in any way they can. So don't be afraid of an office hour meeting! Tip Three: Be Yourself! Please--we do not need any more look-alikes and act-alikes. We need original people with fantastic ideas. Don't rule yourself out if you think you are not artistic--that thought can be your worst enemy. Strive to be yourself in all situations, and you'll love the leadership roles you stumble upon, the great friends you will obtain, and the awesome recognition from your professors who just love your spunk.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is an All-American school based on the foundations of the Christian belief. It is home to Heisman Trophy Winners, NCAA recognition, and a multitude of talented individuals (both faculty and students) striving to better the world.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing.

    Bang for the buck

    They have alot of great opportunities and its fun, but the tuition is a little excessive.

    What to do for fun

    Organizations, Club Sports, Games, Parties, Dr. Pepper floats every week, Annual Dia del Oso fun day, Concerts, Random Baylor activities where they have free food.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on what dining hall you go to, but for the most part the food is pretty decent.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorm parties like other schools. There are community leaders and quiet hours and visitation hours. It isn't unbearable though. And you form special friendships with the people that you live with.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is known for the hard classes, but it really all depends on the professor. Some professors give tons of homework and others give none. Like I said before, just do the work and you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not that hard but you will have to put in some effort. Do your work. Go to class. You should be fine.

    In three sentences

    There is a good Christian atmosphere, but just because the school is Christian doesn't mean everyone here is. We party just like non-Christian schools. The tuition is outrageous so make sure you get alot of scholarships or loans.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the movies or just hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    the food is tasty but some times got bored of the same food.

    Dorm Life

    it's an experience, the dorms are okay but a great exlperience to live on campus. Would only do it once, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Great classes with great professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to enjoy baylor. ENjoyu your classes, but take things seriously. Also don't be harsh on your self when it comes to classes.

    In three sentences

    Its a beautiful campus and people are very nice. It is built with a safe, friendly Christian environment. Great campus with great professors.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots and lots of Baylor police driving around 24/7 as well as the Waco PD. There are emergency boxes everywhere and campus is pretty well lit. If its after 11 pm, you can call a service to take you home or to the library or whatever, so you dont have to walk.

    Greek Life

    Greek is a pretty big thing at Baylor. It doesnt run the show, but alot of students are involved in it. Baylor does spring rush, so you have a whole semester to meet the sororities/fraternities and give you time to settle in before jumping into a huge organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 275 clubs at Baylor you can join. Going greek is fun. There are intramural sports available and even club sports if you want one step above intra, but not varsity. Student government isnt a huge thing, but thats also a good avenue to pursue leadership.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to kick butt at life. No, but really. If you want to go into medicine, engineering or nursing- this is your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DIA! Diadeloso is a day off a couple weeks before finals to party. Best freaking day of the semester. Christmas on 5th and the tree lighting are fun to go. As mentioned before, Freshman Follies is awesome (its a giant food fight in the middle of campus).

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is actually touted as one of the best bang for your bucks schools. Yes, tuition is a little steep, but its much lower than SMU, TCU and the like. Also, most Baylor students find a job right after graduation. The pre-med students have almost twice the national average in acceptance into med school, the nursing program is to die for, the Business program is amazing and has so many resources built into it and the Engineering program is among the top in the country. Baylor is a great find all around.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Cameron Park, do things on campus, go eat at one of the great restaurants around town, the Baylor Marina, go to the sports games (students get in free to all home games!!!!!), go see the Heisman and the Women's basketball National Championship trophy

    Food and Dining

    Ah! I love the food here. Brooks and Memorial are the best two. Collins has awesome soft tacos and Penland is open late and really close to Martin and the Russells. Definitely try a Brooks burger.

    Dorm Life

    I met some of my closest friends in my dorm. There are community bathrooms, but you meet people walking down the hall all the time, so its not too bad. The people are great, the RAs are great and super helpful. However, there are visitation hours for the opposite sex to be in the actual room. Common areas have no restrictions.

    Academic Rigor

    'It's easy to get into Baylor, it's hard to stay.' Definitely challenging, but not unmanageable. The professors work with you and there is free tutoring, as well as recommended paid tutors, available to you at the Success Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There is sooo much do at Baylor, and you'll have more fun if you're not sitting in your dorm. Rush, join a club, go to Freshman Follies and the Homecoming parade at 8am. Live it up!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a place where all students can succeed. The faculty and staff do their best to help their students whenever possible. This school will open so many doors.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm not a Let's-go-out-and-do-something person. There were a lot of campus events, and I suppose they were probably fun, and everyone talked about them, but I personally did not participate. But that's just me.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Collins has the healthy stuff (read as: Chick food), Brooks has the best burgers, Memorial has pre-prepared to-go meals, and Pennland has the largest selection. Most people just go to the cafeteria closest to their dorm.

    Dorm Life

    I hated the dorms, but that just might be because I'm used to having my own room and bathroom. The freshmen dorms are single-sex, with public bathrooms and strict visiting hours for the opposite sex. However, there are dorms, like Brooks and North Village in which you get in-suite bathrooms and more lenient visiting hours. (10am to 2am vs. 1pm to 10pm) I did not see any drugs or alcohol in there, nor did I see any parties. There's strict policies on those things, and I did not see any violations while there. The CLs (RAs) seemed to genuinely care, and they kept the peace in the dorm. All-in-all, it was a quiet experience.

    Academic Rigor

    My freshman classes were a lot easier than my high school AP classes. However, that's not to say that they were a walk in the park. While they were easier, they also required a lot more time. The assignments are longer. Also, the 3000+ level science classes can be insanely difficult. I recommend getting plenty of supplemental material for them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Religion is highly stressed in most English and Great Text classes, so if that's something that makes you uncomfortable, don't apply. However, Baylor has research groups in which undergrads can work with graduate students and get published.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The professors care and there's a lot of classes with 30 people or less. The science department gets a lot of funding, so there's many programs that they offer their students.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe here on Baylor. Waco itself is very sketchty, considering it has one of the highest poverty rates in America, which is why campus security is so high. Between 24/7 police officers roaming the campus, dorms are locked and are only accessible with the proper student ID and is surrounded by restricted areas, I felt 100% safe here at Baylor.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not in a sorority but from what I hear from each of my Greek friends, they absolutely love it and enjoy the new friends and the exciting social lives they now hold!

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY OPTIONS! From Greek organizations to the Fencing Club to Sing! to Steppin' Out, Baylor has organizations and clubs for everyone and every interest!

    Great for these types of students

    Many, many Bio/Chem/Pre-Med, Music, Engineering and Nursing students attend Baylor due to the incredible programs here! If you're interested in engaging classrooms that will teach you a lot and challenge you as a student, look no farther!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Dr. Pepper Hour every Tuesday between 2-4! Free Dr. Pepper Floats?! What could get better than that?! -Adventures in the underground tunnels -Campus golf -Live Bear Habitat ON CAMPUS! -Check out the Gorilla statue on Austen Avenue and see what it's painted during every season or holiday -It's legend that if a boy and girl sit together on a green and gold swing bench 3 times, they're going to get married!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is indeed on the more expensive side but between the incredible faculty that help you learn more than you would ever expect, the engaging sporting events, and the gorgeous campus, all of that money is definitely well spent here at Baylor. I can guarantee you that you will never see a more beautiful campus than Baylor University's.

    What to do for fun

    There's Wild West, a country dance hall that is wildly popular for college students. Thursdays are college nights with cheaper prices and it's definitely the hot spot to go for a night out. There's also Lake Waco that's great for a sunny day. Great shopping and eating options! Also, Dallas and Austin are only an hour and a half away which make for great roadtrips!

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has 4 different dining halls to choose from and the food quality was highly delectable. Great variety and they were wonderful to just hang out with people and the workers there were the best! They're so friendly and love talking with the students and really make your dining experience one you'll never forget! In the Waco area, the eating options are endless! So many fantastic restaurants to choose from! It always takes me and my friends at least 5 minutes to decide where we want to eat out...and that's a great problem to have!

    Dorm Life

    I LOVED my hall! With our CL, or a RA as most other colleges call them, she loved getting us together and hanging out as a hall. Each girl had an instant bond with one another and I knew walking down the hall I had a friend in each room and that I could turn to them for anything. We did have community bathrooms but they were not bad at all! I never had to wait for a shower stall, they were always clean, and the entire dorm experience was just wonderful!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is no Harvard and you won't die from work overload on the first day but the academic rigor is quite extensive. Self-motivation is a major skill you will have to hone in on when entering college. You're going to have to spend many hours outside of the classroom studying, doing homework and preparing for the next class. As long as you dedicate yourself to your work and you pay attention, you'll succeed. And in the end, it's all worth it because it's not only helping you with your major, but in real life as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't bring too many T-Shirts when first coming to college because you will receive a PLETHORA of new, and usually free, t-shirts! Even on the first day I received like 3 new shirts! Also, enter college with an open mind! You may have asked your parents or older siblings for advice and they'll advise you on what they know about their experience but really, the best advice you'll get is from your own college experience. Come into college and allow yourself to be open to new people, new experiences and so many new pathways that God has set before you!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University instantly makes you feel welcome the second you step foot onto campus. Baylor has this magic that engages with students, faculty and all of Baylor Nation that keeps them returning year after year. Not only does Baylor strive for academic excellence but excellence of character as well.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Baylor has many different selections when it comes to food. The SUB contains restaurants such as Chick-fil-a, Moo-ya Burgers, Quiznos, and Panda Express. The dining halls have healthy choices as well as not so healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was one of the best experiences of my freshman year. I was able to meet so many people and develop so many friendships that I know will last way past college.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at Baylor really challenges you to learn whatever material you are studying. It will also help you decide if you are in the right major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors!! I promise it will help you in the long run. When students get to know their professors, they open the door for so many different things. That professor could give you the extra help you need to learn material and become a future reference. Also take advantage of any opportunities to become more involved in an organization.

    In three sentences

    I love Baylor University because everyone here is so helpful and kind. The teachers actually care about each student and reach out to make sure you understand the material. I also love how beautiful the campus is, and I love how they give you many opportunities to be involved.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always available and there are call-buttons all over campus. They are very good about sending out alerts if anything does happen, and I was given the number to the campus police my first day on campus. When my car was broken into, they were quick to respond and did everything they could to help me, including trying to help me fix a radio that was broken in the event. When I accidentally called campus police in an elevator (my friend and I were goofing off and I got shoved into the 'help button) they were polite and very understanding about the mistake.

    Greek Life

    I can't say I know a lot about Greek Life- I'm not in a sorority and I don't plan to be, but I do know that there is definitely a presence in the campus and that everyone I've talked to has said that the greek life is very nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on at Baylor, and you'll never go bored if you just put yourself out there. I've been to various different events- from homecoming, to parades and a carnival, and have never had a poor experience. (Though Diadeloso 2012 was definitely not my favorite experience, but I have heard that Diadeloso is usually a lot better.)

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a very good school for a Baptist student, but anyone is welcome. I know plenty of other Christians, people of various other religions, and even atheists that very much enjoy their time there. Beyond that, I've seen students of every type- from people that are shy like me, or more extroverted, everyone is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor is a Baptist University- this means that you do have required chapel and religion classes for two semesters, but don't let that turn you away. They are very accepting regardless of this and everyone is welcome. And check out the Baylor bears! The school actually has real bears on campus beside the SUB, and they are great to go and watch for a little while.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, there is no doubt about that, but it is every bit worth that money. I love the school and love the entire atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    Waco can be a fun place, if you just look. My roommate and I had a great time just hanging out at the mall (though it's not very large) or going to one of the movie theaters. The best place is Premier Cinema's- they're a little older movies (after they're out of the big theaters) but they're only 2 dollars a person most nights and pretty cheap concessions.

    Food and Dining

    The SUB has a wonderful selection, and the dining halls are pretty good. Collins is generally smaller and healthier things, but they have great mexican food; Memorial is medium-sized and the best all-around, though even there the food is sometimes off; and Penland is a 'boy's type dining hall- kinda greasy, and not always the best but definitely the biggest selection. Aside from that, there are tons of surrounding fast-food places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good in most of the dorms that I've visited, but it can sometimes get a little hectic. If you like hanging out in large groups, pick Collins or Penland, otherwise, I would pick a smaller dorm like Memorial (girl's honors) or Brook's.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is definitely challenging- the toughest courses in my life were at Baylor, but they were also some of the most fun courses I have ever taken. The most important thing is to keep up on your work and to choose classes that interest you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going to Baylor, pack plenty of sunscreen and bug spray- it's super hot down in central Texas. Do keep in mind that Baylor is wonderful, but the surrounding areas aren't always the best and you need to remain vigilant of what's going on around you at all time.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a wonderful and inviting place to be. The faculty and staff are wonderful and the campus is gorgeous. Although the tuition is high and getting higher every year, Baylor is definitely worth the money that you pay to attend.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I haven't tried anything yet because I haven't enrolled.

    Dorm Life

    I chose the Collins dorm as my preference. The dorms are pretty expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a very prestigious university, so expect a challenge when enrolled.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. Once I stepped foot on campus, there was a certain magic to it.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outside of the campus activities, there are movie theaters, bowling allies, restaurants, and a few clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias have reasonable hours and the food is great! They have different options everyday, so it is not easy to get tired of eating there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun but there are many rules involved.

    Academic Rigor

    School can be stressful depending on the classes you are taking but if you study, attend class, and do all of your work, you will do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy college but try your hardest in school.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a positive and exciting school to be at. There is always something fun to do and events are held almost every day. The teachers and students are very nice and easy to work with.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, Baylor has an excellent on campus police force to ensure student safety. There is even a night shuttle that will take a student back to their dorm late at night.

    What to do for fun

    The city that Baylor is located in does not have much to offer, but Baylor does put on a multitude of festivals and holiday events throughout the school year.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has several dining halls that all have their own unique menus. Many dining halls are now offering healthier alternatives in order to better their students' health.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where a student lives, the dorm life experience differs. Freshmen dorms have less to offer while the newer dorms that are mainly reserved for upperclassmen have a lot to offer (like free laundry and more privacy).

    Academic Rigor

    Since Baylor values education, students are expected to perform well in class. Studying is a must if students wish to excel. The teachers at Baylor are willing to help if there are problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone who is wanting to go to Baylor, tuition can be a problem. However, scholarships that Baylor awards do help with the financial burden. It also helps to look for other scholarships and getting a part time job.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a school that knows the importance of an education and wants students to succeed in every aspect of life.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There are a bunch of call boxes for emergency and police are usually around most of the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    Try to join clubs that you plan to stay in for a long time. Don't join as many clubs as you can since it can get overwhelming.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso is something only found at Baylor. It's a day to just relax and have fun. There are a bunch of things going on around campus during this day.

    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of the opportunities around you. There are a bunch of different things you can do for fun while helping out the community at the same time. Join Clubs!!!

    Food and Dining

    There are always good and bad dining halls in every college...

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year in the dorm is really a lot of fun if you get along with your roommates and are open to making new friends.

    In three sentences

    Extremely expensive so make sure this is the right choice for you before applying. There are some amazing professors at Baylor though and some of the classes can be challenging.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Rich, smart, happy, friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So many traditions! At the beginning of freshman year, the boys all serenade the girls in dorms. There is a HUGE homecoming parade, with a ferris wheel. Another fun day is DIA del OSO, day of the bear. On DIA, there are concerts, free food, and many festivities, along with a day off from school!

    Tips for prospective students

    You will learn a lot about God.If you don't want to go to chapel, you will hate that part. Other than that you will love it. It is a great school and there is always something fun happening on campus!!!

    In three sentences

    Baylor students are friendly, Godly, and smart. Baylor campus is beautiful, hot, and hoppin. Baylor faculty are caring, trusting, and helpful.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Good,,,, has those emergency phone all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Available

    Clubs and Activities

    Great Athletics and Christian support sysytems . Many Many Many clubs and interest groups. great Connections to the community to help those less fortunate. Teaching Service not just education Valuable mixture to prepare for life, its not all about yourself

    Great for these types of students

    versitale and those that want to benefit from their parent of their investment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Games and runs for Baylor team and Hiesman trophy winners. Dr pepper float study breaks!!!!1

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but lots of perks with these costs. Take advantage and sign up for all of the them.

    What to do for fun

    Swim. rock climb. go to concerts together. hike in the woods. See hiesman history ion the making!!!!!!baylor bears Rise up !!!Cross country and Track doing well

    Food and Dining

    great food!!!!

    Dorm Life

    Well i lived in a athletics situation in a apartment . it was cool. remember you are theone who gets to clean up now.

    Academic Rigor

    it does take time in the libraary to get thw good grades. take advantage of the low ratio of profs to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware it is bigger that you think. Be open to meet people that you arent used to. and learn new things. Save money now- college stuff costs money all the time!

    In three sentences

    BAylor is agreat university !!! diverse people and opportunities !

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tortilla Tossing on suspension bridge is a must!

    Academic Rigor

    Because Baylor is a private school, they do hold you to higher academic standards. So be prepared!

    In three sentences

    My years at baylor have been unbelievable. You really feel like part of a family here and not just a student.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It feels very safe here. There is a separate police force for the school, need id to enter dorm and room, and shuttles are offered to students who needs rides late at night.

    Food and Dining

    There is always something to eat here. With lots of restaurants on campus including Chili's Too and Starbucks, you can never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Very traditional, dorms are nice, and they fit with everything you have at home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are great and the tutoring is always there. The school wants to make sure you do stay for four years.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a school that is big but feel smal, has lots to do,, and is one of the best schools, this is the school you want.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school with an awesome environment. The people who attend the school are always happy to be there. The people who work there are previous graduates or had their kids go there and are very proud of the school.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They keep the campus very safe, but the area around the campus is not the best. As long as you do not go walking alone off campus at night you should be safe.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is good. I worked in the dining hall for a while. They prepare it fresh and they try to waste as little as possible.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms are larger than some schools, but there still dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and you will learn a lot, which is why your in college in the first place. The professors want to see their students succeed and they are often available in their offices to help with any questions or confusion on the subject matter.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has one of the friendliest environments I have been in. The professors generally care and are extremely helpful.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Cameron Park! 3 Spoons (fro-yo), Run the bear trail, go to the SLC (we have a very fit campus) and while you're there, join BearFit!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be dedicated! Don't party your life away, it'll be pretty hard at Baylor to keep up if you do. Join lots of organizations, stay in the dorms for at least a year and try to ENJOY it - you can make some great friends!

    In three sentences

    A spirited campus with high standards and high achievement, Baylor has the aura of promise from the moment a student steps on campus. It has quality preparation for any number of different careers with many opportunities and teachers that consider their students as individuals. This campus feels like home.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    During freshman orientation I at Memorial and it was great. The food was good, there was a great selection and it was clean.

    Dorm Life

    I will be in Kokernot in the ELG program. I heard that it is a tight knit family over their. Again, I am enrolled but I haven't taken any classes yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not taken any classes yet, but I hear that the classes are difficult but as long as you study you will do fine, and not to expect As like in high school. Baylor is equal part knowledge and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Test scores, test scores, test scores! Make sure you take your SAT/ACT multiple times. Apply early!!! You will find out sooner and you have a better chance of getting in.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous! The people are kind and helpful. Sic'Em Bears!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The football games are SO MUCH FUN! Basically, if you find yourself at any of Baylor's sporting events, be prepared to have the time of your life. Baylor's school spirit is one to be reckoned with.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat at around campus. And, they're all delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Every living space is full of so many different kinds of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is quite a tough school. But, the things you learn are well worth the hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work hard. Be open to joining different clubs or organizations. Don't be afraid to approach your professors. They are there to help. Always give your absolute best. Go above and beyond.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a phenomenal school to grow in faith, education and leadership. The teachers are amazing and they're great role models. I've made some of the best friends of my life.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a beautiful campus and I feel very safe, There is a lot of security and feeling of peace!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much going on ....

    Great for these types of students

    Since it is a private university, it is an easier transition from high school vs going into a huge university. I love the smaller classes feel!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a real bear exhibit!

    Bang for the buck

    The best in sports!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something excited planned on campus. Never a dull moment! I work full time as well because I need to make ends meet and cannot go to all events. Go Baylor!

    Food and Dining

    Being an off campus student, baylor has a lot of close places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately I live off campus but I am right next door and love the close proximity to everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    A great private University with so much to offer!

    In three sentences

    Awesome Campus, great location! Great college experience, I went from being basha bears in high school to baylor bears in college!!! Love the Baylor classes!

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Baylor has almost all the greek fraternities and sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    Sam's is a popular bar that the Baylor students go alot Scruffs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso (The day of the bear) Baylor cancels all classes and have non stop activities all day even a concert at night.

    What to do for fun

    There's never a dull day at Baylor unless its dead days which are study days right before finals.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is wonderful!!! My favorite place is Penland cafe. It stays open until 1a and the food is great. There is an on campus chilis and a 24hr subway that's convenient. The sub (student center) has multiple food selections as well. And they're adding a panda express in there this semester. Mmmm I can't wait!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty cool. Every freshman has to live in the dorms. I feel like that's a great thing because it allows the freshman to be on campus where they're able to see and participate in all the campus festivities. Baylor always has something going on on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing I will admit is that Baylor is extremely challenging. I feel like they make the classes hard for no reason, but then again that's probably why a Baylor degree is worth so much more then say a University of Houston degree. Baylor is hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the #1 priority. Make sure you get your ways of studying down packed because no matter what class you taking, there will be a lot of studying.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is the best college ever!!!! I love everything about it well not counting the price of attendance, but everything else is fantastic. This is my senior year and I'll be soooo sad to leaving Baylor!!!

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is monitored full time even at night by Baylor police. There are also yellow poles at every corner that have help buttons on them.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in marching band at Baylor and its loads of fun, we get see all the games as well as travel to the bowl games the football team is invited to. Besides band there are a lot more clubs for all interest. There are dancing clubs, Car racing clubs, horse clubs, and academic clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a well rounded school that is great for all kinds of students. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing - just what it sounds like. You get a bag of tortillas and throw them off a bridge. The objective is to get them to land on 1 of 3 pillars that are about 35 feet away.

    What to do for fun

    They have a giant gym called the slic there is a pool, racket ball, ping pong, basketball, volleyball and rock climbing. There is also another building called the sub where there is an arcade and bowling alley. There is also a few things off campus like the Cameron Park Zoo and a couple of dance clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good for all you can eat. Living on campus you'll learn that different dining halls have different specialties. The food of campus is good as well since there are a lot of close restaurants like Cheddars.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was fun, my roommate and i got along well. We mingled with most the people on our floor and end up creating a video game/movie night in our study room on the weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    All class are made so you can get a good grade but you must study. Cramming at the last minute will not get you the grades you want. If you create a studying schedule and follow it, you will do fine

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you manage your time effectively, talk to your professors if you don't understand, make sure to study, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a small school, but has a strong community. Many of the teachers like to get personal with you so they can better help you. Baylor is definitely the place if you want to be surrounded by people that are helpful and care that you succeed.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police always driving around campus because I'm not going to lie, Waco area is not the safest place. Baylor tries really hard to make the campus safe and does a great job, but you have to be responsible and take precautions when out late. There are alarm systems all around campus in case of an emergency. Also, you can call a cart service that can take you from where ever you are on campus to you dorm or car if it is parked far away and it's late at night.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of the Greek life so I can't give you much info there, but there are some non-Greek fraternities that are just as fun. I'm in a non-Greek service fraternity that I absolutely love! Alpha Phi Omega!

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has a ton of clubs you can join and usually always has some activity for students to take part in. I will be joining the gun club and driving club next semester. There are a lot of clubs here that you wouldn't have thought existed and many more that are more common.

    Great for these types of students

    Every major has it's own club you can join so you can be more involved in you field of choice. Everyone is pretty much accepted here and love it at Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you go to orientation they will teach you our Baylor Bear cheers which is super fun. We have a great story about the Immortal Ten but you can only hear that if you attend Baylor. Our libraries are really nice. People get married at the Browning Library all the time and when you see the building you'll know why. It's gorgeous.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive all around. We do have BearBucks and dining dollars that come with meal plans. Dining dollars are used on campus whilt bearbucks can be used at specific locations off campus. How it works is that you swipe your school ID card and it works like a debit card.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun. If you join clubs or greek life you'll make tons of friends. If you are a religious person, you can find a church group. Athletic events are fun to go to as well. There is a coffee shop called Common Grounds and bands sometimes play there. The SLC (student life center) is the best. It's free and there are things like rock climbing, an indoor pool with a slide and hot tub, volleyball (sand and court), basketball, weight room, ping pong, indoor track, and more. They also have classes there Zumba, Boxing/Conditioning, Turbo Kick, Hip Hop, Pilates, Yoga, Aquacise, and more but those classes cost $30 a semester which isn't bad at all because you can go to all of the classes you want Monday through Friday. They are taught by students, but don't worry those students know what they are doing and will work you out hard.

    Food and Dining

    Collins Dining Hall has the best Mexican food choices and breakfast is just all around awesome. I recommend the flying saucer, it's delicious! Pennland is open late on school days which is great for those late nights of studying. Brooks DH has the best burgers and fries and Memorial has good food too.

    Dorm Life

    You have to live in a dorm your first year at Baylor. You can pick your roommate or have one at random. Baylor has you take a personality test before giving you your room and roommate to help match up people they think will live well together. You have CL (community leader) that is in charge on your floor. There are usually 2 per floor, one on each side of the building. They usually coordinate group activities and bonding things for everyone to get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a top school so expect some tough classes. Some will be really challenging but it is possible to pass. There are free tutors but you can get a personal tutor if you need, but that will cost you. Professors are usually good about having office hours and allowing you to visit them with any questions. I would recommend making friends with people in class and exchanging numbers in case you miss a day or need help understanding something.

    Tips for prospective students

    When registering for classes google BUBooks and you can see how the professors in the classes you need to take are like from past students. Also, make friends with the higher rank students, they can sometimes hold classes that you want if you are worried that the spots might be taken by the time you register. Most importantly BEWARE of the squirrels; they are truly something else here. There are free tutors if you need, so take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with people who are more than willing to help you if you need. Everyone has so much school spirit, it makes going to events a ton of fun! The education you receive here is earned and not given, so for true scholar Baylor University is the place for you.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling.

    Greek Life

    There are many options to choose from if you plan on getting involved in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for pretty much about anything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are seeking a university that is strongly based on faith, this is right for you. If not, chapel and religion classes are only required freshman year.

    What to do for fun

    Sports is a major event, especially football. The Armstrong Browning library houses Elizabeth Barrett Browning's original works. There are always various special events going on.

    Food and Dining

    The residential restaurants serve some pretty good food. Dessert is usually pretty good as well. There are a lot of options to choose from. There are also retail restaurants such as WhichWich and Chick-fil-a on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms mainly house freshman. It is a bit pricey compared to renting a house or apartment with some friends. There is no WiFi in the dorms so you have to connect your computer via ethernet cable. You also have to pay for laundry. Otherwise, the dorms are a great way to meet friends and socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are rigorous, but manageable. The professors require only the best from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus if you can. You need to see for yourself how great the campus is. Eat at a few of the residential restaurants during your visit to get a taste of the food.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a majestic and serene atmosphere, especially with the historic buildings. It is rich in tradition and culture. You will find a tight-knit community here, laced with southern hospitality.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The activities on-campus are for everybody and everything. There are volunteer organizations for every type of cause and the members of the organization keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Usually people like to take first semester of freshman year to get acclimated to the campus and take second semester to start joining clubs and organizations. Either way, they will welcome you with open arms and put you to work immediately.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the main unusual traditions on campus is called Diadeloso, which means day of the bear in Spanish. It is a day in April right before finals when everyone gets the day off and it is a campus-wide celebration. Students flood 10th Street and have a great time dancing up and down the street and meeting people you have not met all year. As for the activities on-campus, there are camel rides and bands that play all day long just to name a few. Diadeloso was a great day that will never be forgotten.

    Food and Dining

    I have to say, Baylor does a really good job at providing quality food. There are four dining halls: Memorial, Collins, Brooks, Penland. Out of all of these dining halls, Memorial had the best food. The reason being they have quality ingredients and a plethora of food to choose from. Each dining hall has their own specialty, so it all depends on what you feel like eating that day. Collins has the best Mexican food, Brooks has the best burgers and Penland has the best breakfast and chicken wings. Lastly, another place that a student can get food from is the Student Union Building (SUB) inside they have Mooyah's Burgers, Ninfa's Mexican food, Chick-fil-A , and a small sushi bar. I believe in Fall 2012 we will also be getting a Panda Express. So the possibilities are endless!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was probably the most fun part of being a freshman at Baylor. I made so many new friends from living in the dorms and the experience has memories that will most definitely last a lifetime. On the first day of school, you just have to make sure to introduce yourself to some of the people on your floor or hall and after that it is smooth sailing. I stayed in Collins which is the all-girl dorm and the people I met there will be people I trust for a really long time. There is a lot of stigma surrounding all-girl dorms but you really must experience it first-hand! Hands down, the best part of freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor has a wonderful way of challenging your mind in all of your classes. Especially if you are taking a Spanish class, which is one of the more homework intensive subjects, it requires more homework than usual that allows more practice for the upcoming tests. Depending on which major suits you, classes differ on the level of difficulty but are still challenging at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about coming to Baylor make sure you are financially stable and have enough funds to put you through the year. The last thing you want clouding your studies is, How am I going to pay for my tuition or I need new clothes, but all of my money went toward food on the weekend. From firsthand experience, it is the worst feeling in the world so make sure you have extra funds for activities on the weekends or on campus.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a great place to make new friends who show your same interest and have amazing academic goals. Not only does Baylor push you to do the best, they have wonderful professors that are approachable and are able to help you achieve those goals. Lastly, the classes challenge your mind and stimulate parts of your brain that have never been used before.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baptists, seminary students, anyone looking for hard work and a great education.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but it's a private university and well worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Off campus, there are many things to do in Waco, like go to Cameron Park or the Zoo or the Dr. Pepper Museum (highly recommended).

    Food and Dining

    I've heard that the food at Baylor is super good!

    Dorm Life

    Nearly all the dorms are separated by gender, something not a lot of colleges have anymore. The pictures look like the dorms are well-taken care of.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything seems like it is pretty rigorous, so if you're ambitious, go for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up, stay up to date with admission deadlines and scholarship deadlines.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is gorgeous. It's affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, but you don't have to be affiliated with them to go there. The music program is WONDERFUL!

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school sponsors concerts, carnivals, and gatherings that are free and provide a lot of fun and act as good places to meet new friends. The sporting events are always fun because the school is so spirited.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and the workers are all very kind and nice. It is all-you -can-eat and food court style, so you can go back to get many different types of food as many times as you want.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and are conveniently located near the food courts. There are events held by each dorm to socialize and bond the residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a tough school. They expect those enrolled at the school to be serious about their studies and if you are not, you will not succeed. That being said, they provide a multitude of resources for students who are struggling in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study as the school has a competitive academic nature. Get involved in events and volunteering as it will definitely help you make friends. Take advantage of study sessions and get to know your professors!

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a beautiful campus, great facilities and awesome professors. Academics is a major focus of the university and they make sure that classes are not too large. The students and faculty are also kind and always helpful.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor takes good care of their students. Your student ID doubles as a key and you use it to get into your residence hall and your actual dorm room, which means anybody without an ID can't get into the building. At night, there are always campus police on patrol and if you're going home late for some reason, Baylor even has a service that will come pick you up and take you where you need to go so you don't have to walk alone.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who don't want to go to school on a large campus. Everything is so close and the farthest academic building is honestly no more than a ten minute walk from your dorm. People (students and faculty) are so friendly, so making new friends is not difficult.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I was introduced to Tortilla Tossing when I came to Baylor. In a nutshell, all you do is buy a package of tortillas from HEB or whatever, you get in the car and roll down your windows, and toss your tortillas at pedestrians. Hands down the funniest thing you will ever do in your life. People's reactions are priceless. There is also Diadeloso, which is basically just a day off that Baylor gives us before finals to soak up how awesome it is to go to school here. They bring in carnival rides, food trucks, and all sorts of cool booths and activities for students to participate in. This year we even had the band Parachute perform. If that isn't enough to convince you, Baylor actually has a class C zoo on campus with two live bears named Lady and Joy.

    Bang for the buck

    I can honestly say choosing to be a Baylor Bear was the best decision I've made and while the cost of attending is a bit discouraging, you can't let that stop you. It hasn't been easy for my family to keep up with tuition, but I wouldn't trade coming here for the world. Baylor has introduced me to so many people and has opened so many doors for me. You really can't put a price tag on that.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls on campus and they all have pretty good food. Not to mention they are all really close since Baylor isn't a really big campus anyway. For the best food, go to Memorial. If you're in a hurry, go to Penland because it's convenient. Collins has good cookies and if you're wanting an aesthetically pleasing location to eat, go to Brooks because it's modeled after Hogwarts from Harry Potter. There's not much that can compete with that!

    Dorm Life

    I can't say I was really a social butterfly during my freshman year at Baylor, but I definitely do admit that I meant some interesting people in my residence hall. You meet different people everywhere you go, and Baylor kids sure will show you a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    Sure, Baylor isn't an Ivy League university, but don't let that fool you. I came into college thinking it would be a breeze because I excelled in high school without studying much. I sure was a bit surprised when I realized that making As in my classes would actually take some effort. All that means is that you have to really prioritize and set aside time study when you normally wouldn't. It's hard, but not impossible!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students beware of the Baylor Bubble. Once you get on campus, you won't want to leave. I found myself wanting to stay in Waco during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. It's not a bad thing, but never did I think I'd be wishing to go back to school during the summer!

    In three sentences

    I fell in love with Baylor on my first visit during orientation of Summer 2011. It is such a beautiful campus and everyone is so friendly and welcoming, no matter who you are. I am entering my sophomore year as a Baylor Bear and I could not picture myself at another university.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco it self is not known for being safe, but the campus is.

    Greek Life

    Honestly, about 75% of students are in some sort of Greek life. You won't feel left out, but if you think its you go for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 260 clubs and organizations on campus, ranging from student government to quidditch. You will be sure to find something that appeals to you.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious and Greek. Oddly enough, you can be both at Baylor. Unless you get an easy major (which I have yet to discover... elementary ed?) you will be working your tail off.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor is filled with traditions. For Freshman, try to attend a couple of the welcome week events that are held at the Ferrel Center, you can't get the opportunity enough. Also during welcome week, be prepared for the Baylor tradition of the Freshman boys singing to unknowing Freshman girls outside their dorms. If you're not comfortable with stuff like that, just kindly excuse yourself before the last night's dinner ends. p.s.: it's transfers too.

    Bang for the buck

    You get an excellent education, but its a massive cost.

    What to do for fun

    Unless you have a mass amount of friends and money the only thing to do is make your own fun. Otherwise, Austin is about 1 1/2 away and the movie theater in town is super cheap ($5 all movies). Cameron park is great, but don't go out alone or at night.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dinning halls on campus. The most elaborate being, Brooks Dinning Hall which is said to have been built to resemble the Great Hall in Harry Potter. The others are Memorial, Collins, and Penland. Memorial has a lot of fresh/vegetarian options and the most comfortable dinning room. Collins has the best breakfast and is famous for a concoction known as The Flying Saucer, which is an overstuffed quesadilla. Penland is known for being the worst dinning hall on campus, in both atmosphere and food. Best avoided, but is the only dining hall open on weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is notorious for its intense foreign language department as well, so know the language you are going to learn and brush up on it during the summer or winter before your class starts. If you come to Baylor not planning to study any type of science or math, take those classes at a local community college if possible. Unless you enjoy those classes, having to take statistics as a liberal arts major will he awful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Socially, its easy to meet new people. Do be warned that the school has a big greek community, so if your not into that... don't rush. About 90% of students claim to follow some type of Christianity, (Waco is known for the mass amount of churches in its square milage) so faith based education can be a plus in both in and out of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Faith based education, set in an community of scholars. Historic atmosphere. At home feel.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a rock climbing wall in the fitness center as well as a marina where one an kayak and canoe. There are parks and a movie theater the scenery is absolutely fantastic!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There are so many choices of freshly made food and as soon as you walk into the dining hall the aroma hits your nose. Whether you are a vegetarian, meat lover, have a sweet tooth, or vegan there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the greatest! You meet so may people from all walks of life it's astounding. The atmosphere in the dorms make it so easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work to be done but it only requires discipline to tackle the work. If you assert yourself in a timely manner the workload should not be too big to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Do not hesitate to ask questions. 2) Do not procrastinate. 3) Sleep and eat right.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University prides itself in providing a very involved community. A student is able to learn while at the same time explore various aspects of life that may broaden their horizon. The atmosphere Baylor University provides makes it very easy to call Baylor home.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is one of the safest campuses in the nation! There are security poles all around campus. If you are ever in danger, just hit the button on one of these poles and the Baylor Police will be at your location in less than two minutes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because Baylor is so old, there are a lot of secret passage ways around campus! I can't tell you where they are because then it won't be a secret, but if you happen to be walking around the Baylor Science Building at night, don't be surprised to see people acting suspicious around one of the fountains!

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know what that means...

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has many extracurricular activities going on all of the time. They host concerts, intramural sports and the athletic system is always worth watching! Sic' Em Bears!

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has three dinning halls and other eating facilities through out campus. Dinning halls have great hours, and one is open past midnight during the study week! The staff are so nice and easy to get along with so that's nice too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life throws you into a structured, but adult, community. Each hall as a hall director a community leaders that are there to guide the students towards living independently. Roommates are matched by their Strengths Finder results which allows them to more likely get along

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor strives for excellent grades. Free tutoring and academic counseling are provided. Baylor also has career counseling if students are struggling to find a pathway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember you are there to study! Baylor has a lot of cool extra curricular things going on all of the time. Make sure you pick and choose which ones you will be able to attend and which ones you'll probably want to pass up so you can study. Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and ask dumb questions. The classes are small for a reason. Professors want to build that healthy student- teacher relationship that is beneficial for the students.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a great sense of community as far as plugging you into a network of people or helping out the Waco community. It is challenging, but they are very involved in the students academic life in things like free tutoring and S.I. Students are filled with school pride!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are always patrolling the campus to look for suspicious behaviors. If you leave class or the library too late at night, then shuttles (golf carts) exists to pick you up from your current location to drop you off at your destination at no cost.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 100 clubs, fraternity, and sorority exists to accommodate all types of students. There will be a club that will fit your personality! There are so many choices! Then in the Student Life Center, sport activities exist for student to work out or just have fun. The theater shows are mind-blowing, so at least attend one to experience the spectacular show.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for religious students who want to learn more about their Christian faith, high-achieving students who want to gain admission into a medical school, and skeptical students who are uncertain about their beliefs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso is a great tradition at Baylor. It is a day where the entire campus takes a day off and celebrate through various activities such as camel rides and bull rides and concerts! I love this day. It was extremely fun and enjoyable! The Homecoming Week activities are enjoyable including a gigantic bonfire, a carnival, and a parade, so make sure you attend the activities for that event!

    Bang for the buck

    The prices at the Baylor Bookstore is unreasonable high, so when buying books, do not go to the Baylor Bookstore to buy anything! Take a longer walk to the UBS stores where the prices for books and school spirit merchandises are much cheaper. However, beside the over-priced merchandises at Baylor Bookstore, the prices of food in the fast food restaurants on Baylor are fair. Beside that, avoid buying anything from the Baylor Bookstore, unless you absolute need to buy that merchandise!

    What to do for fun

    Some fun activities at Baylor include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, intramural sports, bowling, and human performance courses that range from dancing to yoga. Along with those activities, Waco is known for its sketchy restaurants that provide great food regardless of the somewhat dilapidated buildings. Thrifting is another fun activity for a college student's budget. If these activities are too boring, then some clubs exist in downtown Waco.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall are decent. However, I have always felt drowsy and heavy after eating the food, so I won't miss the dining hall food when I do not have a meal plan next year! Some times the food can be great, especially when strawberries are at Penland dining hall. Memorial has probably the best food out of all the dining halls and has a great restaurant-like atmosphere. Brooks Great Dining Hall looks like Hogwarts Great Hall with delectable burgers, so dine their for a nice Hogwarts-like scenery. Famous at Baylor is the flying saucer at Collins Dining Hall, so definitely give that a try!

    Dorm Life

    For my first year, I lived in a residential hall and love my experience with the girls in my hall and my residential leader. If problems occur during the semester, then you can consult with your residential hall leader, and they will find a solution to help you. The residential halls are Baylor are known for their emphasis on creating a warm and comfortable community. I could easily go next door and ask for a bandage. My neighbors would be more than happy to help me with anything!

    Academic Rigor

    While acceptance to Baylor is easy, the classes are not easy especially in the math, history, and English courses. A high emphasis on the ability to write is integral to surviving the years at Baylor. I spend a total of 20 hours a week alone for Rhetoric I. I took 15 to 17 hours, and I spend about 40 to 50 hours a week studying for all my classes to obtain a 4.0 GPA. Prepare to study lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Before coming to Baylor, be financially prepared to pay the enormous tuition fee. Also while obtaining admission to Baylor is easy, the rigor of the courses are not easy, so graduating is not an easy accomplishment. Therefore, prepare to study hard and long especially if you're a science major. You will live in the library! Also be willing to change to adapt to the new pace of the college life, and the changes will be for the better!

    In three sentences

    With rigorous courses, Baylor has classes that will reshape your world view and challenge your previous notions. Everyone is very accepting and nice to the point that upper class men would assist freshmen to help them navigate the campus. If campus food starts to become boring, then a large spectrum of food is along the highway to go to dine!

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Waco is a relatively small town with just the right amount of activities available to avoid crowds and extremely high prices. On campus, Baylor houses many activities for students and their families from Welcome Week to Homecoming and sporting events offered free for students. Students may also enjoy themselves at the Student Life Center (SLC), where they can exercise by swimming, rock-climbing, or playing games like ping-pong, basketball, or racquetball. Off campus, Baylor is surrounded by multiple museums. Waco also is the home to the Dr. Pepper factory, where students can take a tour and have all of the Dr. Pepper they can drink. Just down the road, there is also a theater that offers $5 tickets to Baylor students.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor offers four cafeterias on campus within the residential colleges for all students to conveniently access. Here, students are offered multiple selections of all different types of food in a buffet all-you-can-eat style, included as a single meal in the meal plans. Each cafeteria has ample seating with its own unique foods and dining styles. Additionally, Baylor has multiple chain restaurants on campus, such as Chili's and Ninfa's, and more selections nearby.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Baylor have beautiful buildings with great ammenities like study rooms, washing rooms, and kitchens. Students also take a Strengths-finder test to be posted outside rooms to connect students with others who can help each other as a community. I would recommend choosing a Living-Learning Community with others in a similar field of interest, nicer dorms, and larger rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not yet begun my classes scheduled for this fall, Baylor offers a wide variety of majors, minors, and available courses for students to pursue. In addition, Baylor offers four different Honors Programs to extend academic capabilities within a more rigorous and personalized setting. There are multiple academic opportunities for everyone in every possible field.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to determine which college is right for you, take the free campus tour. This provides prospective students the opportunity to learn about the campus in the information session, see the campus and all it has to offer, meet students and faculty, and even get a free t-shirt. Begin the college search early and make sure to turn in all application requirements on time.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an absolutely beautiful campus with an outstanding faculty and atmosphere. From the first time I set foot on campus, I knew this is the college for me through the dedication to living and learning to become the best possible person both in and out of the classroom. I give Baylor the highest possible rating on all aspects of the enriching campus.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is an open campus and the campus is pretty safe for the most part, but I advise against walking around the outskirts of campus during the night. If you do just have someone with you.

    Greek Life

    Baylor does not recognize a Greek system, but it is still very present. There are no Greek houses, but a good amount of people still join in on the Greek life. It's not for everyone, but for those that are interested have the option.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor certainly offera a wide-range of activities and clubs. No matter your interests there is a club for it. There's intramural, major specific clubs, culture clubs, and clubs for people that enjoy certain hobbies or activities.

    What to do for fun

    The student life center offers lots of activites, from basketball, raquetball, swimming, table tennis, the gym, and aerobics classes. There are lots of intramural sports throughout the school year. Obviously being a college town there are parties, which for the most part are low key. Which bring up the point of being open-mined. It's all about knowing people and being connected. Your social life could depend on it.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor's food halls aren't all that great but bearable. There is a fair share of on-campus restaurants available, but they do require BearBucks. You only receive $150 per semester so spend it wisely. Waco does offer an array of restaurant from local to the lesser known to the more well known. It's safe to say you'll have options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here aren't all that great. Some are better than others and each one offers a different experience, but all of them have curfews for the opposite sex. Fore the most part you can get away with sleeping over as long as you're not obvious about it. Another issue people might encounter is alcohol. Being a dry campus alcohol is not allowed especially in dorms, but like I said if you're not obvious about it you can get away with it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here is moderately difficult. The key is to work hard, but not too hard. The professors are willing to work with you to help you get the most out of what they are trying to teach you. Classes that might seem easy still need to paid attention too. Your easiest classes might turn into your hardest if you think you can breeze through it. Basically, no class is a joke and should all be taken seriously. If you work hard and try your time at Baylor will be much more enjoyable, but if you don't you might end up hating everything about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-mined about everything. Waco doesn't have much of a night life so getting along with everyone and broadening your interests helps pass time and you never know, you might develop a new point of view on things you never thought you'd like. You definitely want to attend class as much as possible. Firstly, most professors take attendance in one way or another and playing catch-up is not the best way to start off. The big thing is Waco being a city with not much to offer it's tempting to just go out to every party there is, but that's urge that should definitely be controlled. Make sure to have a schedule of some sort or at least prioritize.

    In three sentences

    People at Baylor are great, for the most part they are very friendly. Academics here is no joke just like anywhere else what you put-in is what you get-out. Waco isn't the best city by any means, but if you are open mined that shouldn't be an issue.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Various clubs(over 200) and school events

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere. Great student life. Nice Christian values.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The nose brothers are the main strange tradition that Baylor has. They do pranks all over campus on major days of the year, this tradition stretches back many years.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has many on campus activities, from kool-aid parties, howdy, sing, to dia del oso, there's always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious, however it is very simple for the cafeteria food to become extremely repetitive and old. Overall, it will satisfy you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay, they are older and could use some remodel. The common dorms all have community bath and shower. However, all of the Community Leaders really help get the students involved and connected within the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    You learn so much here and it the professors really push you to stretch your understanding of subjects and think outside the box. However, the teachers are always eager to help and explain the difficult subjects and assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to Baylor, go to line camp and get involved with welcome week; these two events help new students make friends and jump head first into the Baylor experience. Don't be afraid to try new things and meet new people, students and staff are so friendly. Put yourself out there and be yourself, people appriciate that so much more.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a university that challenges students not only in their academic lives but in their spiritual lives as well. This school holds faith to a very high standard and allows students to live out their beliefs as well. This school is wonderful and has changed my life.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It's a good campus. The professors are helpful and they want you to do well.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Baylor campus itself is a relatively safe place. There is a strong presence of the Baylor police 24/7. However, students must be careful going into the surrounding neighborhoods. There were home robberies and hold-up and assaults that took place in those areas. The school sent out emails alerting students of the crimes. Students should be cautious!

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of intramural spor'ts teams on campus. If you enjoy going to sporting events, Baylor had a great year with its athletic teams this past school year. Freshmen can join the Baylor line and run on the field before football games. There are a variety of clubs and organizations to join on-campus.

    Food and Dining

    I liked the food in the dining halls. There is variety. I mostly are at Penland. Brooks College serves mostly hamburgers, which were good. The ding halls provide take out containers, so you can eat in your room, wherever you prefer. There is a Chick-fil-a and a Quiznos on campus, as well. A Subway is located across the street from Penland in a gas station.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Penland, one of two freshmen dorms for boys. It was old, and the rooms, while small, were clean and manageable. The first few days were noisy and a bit overwhelming, but eventually quieted down. Penland has a ding hall, which was convenient. Most dorms on campus are fairly old.

    Academic Rigor

    I was able to maintain straight A's. The courses were not too overwhelming. Keeping up with the reading assignments, and attending classes were keys to my success. Professors/instructors are receptive to questions and concerns that students have and are willing to help. Be sure and ask for help if you are having problems with the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    When visiting Baylor, also take the time to visit the city of Waco and determine if you would want to live there. The city has restaurants, some stores, and movie theaters, but not much else in the form of entertainment, or places to go and escape. It's hot in Texas! If you live out of state, visit Baylor in the warm months to decide if you can handle the heat. Try to join at least one on-campus club or organization, so you can meet people and be involved in activities you enjoy.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a good choice for students wanting to attend a mid-size school with challenging academics and excellent athletic programs for both men and women. Tuition is high at this private university, but scholarships and financial aid are available. The school has become more diverse in recent years, both ethnically and religiously, making it a better fit for more people.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have campus police that are always around to ensure safety at all times. They also have emergency phone booths for immediate assistance in case of any emergency. I've never felt safer!

    Greek Life

    Wonderful Greek system that truely emphasizes the positive image of how Greek life can aide in becoming a more and better you! Definitely something to check out!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an endless amount of organizations to get involved with here!

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is acceptating to all students who look to better themselves through education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The have a wonderful study shop right by campus called Common Grounds. With free wifi and a great unique feel for the place everyone can be welcomed here. They even have occasional live music to keep the place hopping!

    Bang for the buck

    The expression, you get what you pay for truely does express this institution. Not only has Baylor given students the opportunity to afford to attend, but they have a very high reputation throughout the nation. Baylor university is something worth investing time in to receive the education that will last a life time.

    What to do for fun

    From all the Baylor unique indie shops, to the endless volunteering opportunities, to all the wonderful organizations, the opportunities are endless. I don't see how anyone can not be satisfied. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    They have a tremendous menu option which really aides in each students preference even religiously affiliated.

    Dorm Life

    A great way to transition to being the new student to a part of the Baylor bear family. Wonderful setup!

    Academic Rigor

    Not only is it a prestigious school, but they have the faculty and staff to back it up. Each professor has an excellent background and can prove why they are teaching at this great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    With the right attitude and enough motivation you can achieve or be anything you want because Baylor University believes in you!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University has been outstanding with helping me further my education. They have not only exceeded my expectations, but also have already driven me to achieve all my goals. This prestigious school I know will guide me in the right direction to further my life success and I plan to contribute in their reputation.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is kept secure by the help of on-campus police. Police cars patrol campus every hour of the day and night. Everywhere you turn you will see a cop patrolling the university. Not only are cops present on campus all the time, there are also emergency buttons located every on campus. If at any point you feel in danger you can push the button that is located on the yellow pole labeled Emergency, and a police officer will be at your service within seconds. Another safety feature that Baylor's campus has is the availability of an on-call golf cart driver. If you are leaving any building on campus late at night and do not want to walk to your destination, you can call the golf cart phone number and it will come pick you up and take you to your desired building on campus. This ensures your personal safety on campus late at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor University has one particular atribute on campus that makes it stand out. If you were to go to the middle of campus you would find a bear habitat that houses two bears, Lady and Joy. Baylor University is the only school in Texas that has live mascots living on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    As many people know, Baylor University is a private school. Private school tuition is known to be higher than pubic school tuition. Even though Baylor is definitely on the pricey side, the high quality education and personal growth that you will experience is worth every dime.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor offers a few different dining options. The hours of the dining halls are all very convenient. The food in some of the halls are not anything to get excited about, but also definitely not something to complain about either! Each dining hall has its own specialty, so if you change it around and eat at each dining hall then you will enjoy tasty and healthy foods!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Baylor University is nothing to look down upon. The university has several different dorms, all of which are kept neat and clean. Baylor does not have dorms that are extremely old and musty. As a matter of fact, Baylor offers newly built apartment style dorms. Of course with Baylor having such a beautiful campus you can guarantee that the dorms are kept nice and neat!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor Univeristy is known to be a great school academically. Because of this, the classes are a bit more challenging than your average college. Even though you are academically challegened at Baylor, the rewards are gratifying. Graduating from Baylor will open up great job opportunites because of the prestige academics that the university offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips that I have for prospective students are to work hard in school and to get involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities. Baylor not only looks at your GPA, they also take into account your volunteer experience. Baylor looks for students who are determined to succeed and who want to make a difference. Getting involved with the community and volunteering your time to the needy will make your application shine.

    In three sentences

    Not only does Baylor offer high quality education, it also offers the opportunity to grow as an individual. Students who attend Baylor get the privledge of walking on a beautiful and friendly campus. All in all, Baylor University is an extraoridinary school that anyone would be lucky to attend.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus security, police, and other people around for protection. In some places right off campus, there have been issues but this is mainly due to some of the worse parts of Waco as a city.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are very active at Baylor and do a lot for the surrounding community.

    Clubs and Activities

    From the Basketball loving Bear Pit to the Baylor line, from Frats to Sororities - Baylor is full of things to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students can find a home at Baylor, honestly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Random sic 'ems are always to be expected. Tortilla tossing off the suspension bridge is an unusual tradition but is highly participated in. In tortilla tossing, you stand on the bridge with friends and try to toss tortillas onto a concrete platform that is in the river. They say if a boy and girl make it on at the same time they are supposed to get married. I cannot verify that this is true but that's what they say!

    What to do for fun

    Getting coffee at Common Grounds, there is almost always some campus event, concerts at Beatniks, shopping at the mall, and movie theatre.

    Food and Dining

    You can typically find anything to eat at any of the 4 dining halls. If you aren't feeling like dining hall food there is also Chik-fil-A, Ninfa's, Quiznos, Subway, IHOP, Moe's, Einstein's, Chili's Too etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! I met some of my best friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a tough school. It has it's blow-off classes like any other college but you don't come across them often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip out on school functions. Always use study opportunities and tutoring sessions when available. Baylor is a private university and the professors give you the education you pay for. It isn't always easy but is worth it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has generally awesome professors with actual drive to teach. The atmosphere is great and there is a lot of fun to be had. Baylor typically works well with all of the students to address needs.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is probably the safest campus anyone could ever stumble upon.

    Greek Life

    They have an amazing program for this as well!

    Clubs and Activities

    They have thousands of clubs and activities to offer, so anyone could surely find something they are interested in doing.

    Great for these types of students

    Striving hard workers who are looking to expand their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Good 'Ol Baylor Line is when all of the current freshman students have their own little section at the football games and chant so many different chants and scream for the team throughout the whole game. The Day of the Bear is a day when all classes are cancelled and Baylor students go outside and participate in all kinds of different activities, such as tug 'o war.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, but it is well worth every dollar. Everything here is so amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Join extracurricular activities and participate in all of the sporting events! Just walk around the campus and enjoy the beautiful view.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food! They also have healthy choices, along with any kind of food you could ever dream of eating.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing. All of their dorms are extremely neat and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent. They have very helpful and amazing professors and they offer tutoring at all times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, but continue to build friendships and participate in other activities. Keep up good study habits, but go out with friends often. Just make sure to manage your time very wisely.

    In three sentences

    Everyone here is extremely friendly. Faith plays a big role in education here, which is amazing. All of the people in the Baylor family are very helpful and supportive in everything you do, so it is a very comfortable feeling when attending college here.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It's good for the first couple of weeks but then you get really tired of the food

    Dorm Life

    It depends on how your CL (Community Leader) is. Dorms are OK but they are always really cold

    Academic Rigor

    Great Acdademics, small class sizes, professors are really easy to talk to and are willing to help

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a great university, but it is close to some harsh areas in Waco, Texas. Making it unsafe at night with many robberies in apartments every semester.

    Greek Life

    Such a large variety of Greek Life that is amazing. No matter what your background is, there is a sorority or fraternity for you. It is difficult to get into them with all of the involvement with the school, fellow students, and the community, but there is no hazing allowed what so ever. Almost all of my friends are in Greek Life, and I can tell you that there is never any inappropriate hazing or any other kind of abuse in these organizations. It is true that there are no on campus Greek houses allowed at Baylor University. Despite this, I can tell you that one of my friend's father died, and thanks to the support of everyone around her. Including a huge amount from her sorority, she was able to come back and is graduating a year early. I know few woman as strong as she.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs, organizations, and programs for every and any hobby. Including government, sports, sororities, fraternities, teams, clubs, events, dancing, language, and so many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, medical field, music, business, or any other math and science areas.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a day in April that all organizations come and celebrate with booths, a race, dancing, live music, and all around fun. This also takes place during a school day, so all classes are cancelled that day. Sadly I cannot spell the name of this day on this website, as it does not see them as real words.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are not pursuing a liberal arts degree and am in the world of math, science, and business, then you will be better off here. If you are not however, I can tell you that it would be in your best interest to go to your local community college for two years before choosing your desired university. That way you can decide what you want without having to break the bank.

    What to do for fun

    You will never be bored at Baylor. There are clubs, organizations, and programs for every and any hobby. Including government, sports, sororities, fraternities, teams, clubs, events, dancing, language, and so many more.

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide selection of foods and cater to all types of diets and food allergies. Sadly, they do tend to make the same foods a lot.

    Dorm Life

    It is much more convenient then off campus, but roommates can be a very troublesome pain when they don't cooperate.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very difficult school in all fields, no matter what class you are enrolled in.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very easy to get sucked up into the college experience, so the most important thing to do is to label your priorities and make sure that you know what's important. Always know that if their is a problem, someone is out there that can fix it. Usually it is their job. Make smart decisions. Remember, this is your life now. It's your future we're talking about. You are an adult, so it's time to start acting like one.

    In three sentences

    It is a great environment to flourish and meet new people. It really challenges you academically, especially if you are a christian. The small campus and numbers ensure that your professor will teach your class and not some TA, as well as that they are there to help you achieve.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is very safe. We have Baylor Police roaming the campus at all hours to make sure everything is safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is alive and well at Baylor University. There is Panhellenic Fraternities and Sororities and also Baylor created Groups as well. They often put on tons of events for the entire campus to enjoy throughout the year. I particularly enjoy the Baylor created Christian sorority Kappa Chi Alpha. I have made my best friends out of this group of Christian women and I love being a part of group on campus that strives to serve others and make a difference in our community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great ones to choose from! Whatever you are interested in, Baylor's probably got it!

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for Christian students wanting that nurturing community, for any students wanting to attend a highly recognized academic and athletic University and for any students looking to have the best college years of their life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Common Grounds is THE place to be! It is an indy coffee shop just off campus and it makes the best Cowboy Coffee and has great concerts and open mic nights every week. A great hangout spot and place to get your caffeine on! In addition Harts and Crafts is next store filled with addictive crafts, jewlery and most famously TOM shoes that can be custom painted for you!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive since it is a private school but the money is totally worth the experience you get out of your time here in Waco Texas!

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has lots of fun activities to do. There are many Waco/Baylor traditions to do including tortilla tossing of the suspension bridge, visiting the Dr. Pepper Museum or going to the tons of restaurants up and down Valley Mills and I-35. As for Baylor campus itself, Baylor is rich with many glorious traditions including: Homecoming, attending Baylor's elite athletics such as football and basketball, All University Sing, Dia Del Oso, hundreds of different sports and interest clubs, Greek Life and so much more! If you have any interest, there is a niche for you at Baylor University!

    Food and Dining

    Baylor's food is really good and there are plenty of choices for all types of eaters. Everything is custom made and fresh, you can order your food how you like. Whether you're trying to keep healthy or you're looking for something decadent, Baylor's got you covered. In addition to great food, the atmosphere is relaxed, it allows you to enjoy your meal and connect with friends after a long day of school.

    Dorm Life

    The Residence Hall Directors and Community Leaders really make the living experience fun and rewarding. Baylor makes dorms not just a place to sleep but a real community where students feel like they are connected to a College family and a home away from home. They help to create a nurturing environment for growth spiritually, academically and in diversity. In Baylor's Community Living and Learning

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is academically rigorous but if you keep up with your readings and assignments and study hard, you'll be able to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with textbook reading assignments, do the reading before class, don't cram study for tests-it makes it so much harder to study for the final exam, be sure to stay healthy and sane by eating right and taking advantage of the awesome Baylor SLC exercise facility, get to know your professors, go to office hours, find a study place that works for you, get connected right away to a church and life group and try new things- get involved in campus activities from the start; there are a lot to choose from and you'll make some amazing life long friends.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an AMAZING school that has helped me to grow so much spiritually, as a student and in maturity. The professors are great, the campus has so many activities to be apart of and the laid back Southern charm is something to really enjoy. Come to Baylor and you won't regret a thing, Sic E'm Bears!

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The dia-del-oso! The diadeloso which means 'day of the bear' is a one of a kind tradition annually practiced by Baylor. Students get together and take part in sports, games, horse and camel rides, and chafes to win prizes. It also involves a huge concert!!!

    What to do for fun

    Sports!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to read hard and do good in tests. Pay great attention to finals in particular! Achieve a very good gap your first semester, so you wouldn't have problems later during your college years!

    In three sentences

    It is a world renowned college. It strives to provide an efficient way for students to acquire their degrees while enhancing their christian life. Baylor university has good, experienced teachers and I consider myself blessed to have been taught by them.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Baylor campus is very safe. There are emergency call boxes throughout the campus in case of an emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many, many choices of clubs and student organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious academic students who like to have fun and plan for success.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On your Baylor visit, ask about fountain hopping.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is the best place to live and learn; academic excellence, great environment and lots of friends.

    What to do for fun

    All students are given tickets to college sporting events. There are social and academic clubs for all interests and Greek life. Baylor plans events every week to keep you active and having fun. Every month, the have a Dr. Pepper day with drinks and floats.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor offers great food with a good variety. There are also many restaurants on or near campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms range from the traditional style to 1,2 or 3 bedroom apartments with roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are available that can challenge students of all levels. Classes are diverse and the faculty are supportive.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Baylor, a campus visit with tour is a must.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is the most awesome school with the best of everything to offer. The faculty and students create a positive learning environment. Baylor plans many getting acquainted events for new students to become part of the Baylor community.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are safe in the Baylor Bubble but Waco is sketchy.

    Greek Life

    Active. Baylor has strict rules to prevent hazing.

    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded,fun and hardworking students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bear Habitat. Chapel.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Baylor tuition is very expensive but its definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs plan a lot of activities and events during the school year.

    Food and Dining

    Lot of choices.

    Dorm Life

    Apply to the LLC dorms if you don't want community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome and helpful professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early, and take care of your financial aid early. Retake your SAT and ACT as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a school were everyone is part of a huge family. You will be treated as a person not just another student paying tuition. Really helpful faculty members are available every step of your journey.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are always on patrol around campus. HUGE plus! It keeps everyone safe and smart!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life seems to be pretty big at Baylor, as i see everyone everyday sporting their Fraternities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities for ANYONE at Baylor. In fact, there are too many to name.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lounge where people go in between classes and visit. The Student Life Center has a rock wall, basketball courts, ping pong, boxing, yoga, weight room, raquetball courts and much more. There is a cafe right across from a dorm that has live music that always plays there.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is really good, from chinese food to mexican food to burgers, Baylor has it all!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but many of my friends say that they like them. One, because they are having to meet new people they have never met before. Two, because there is so much to do at the dorms here, there is even a weight room in the basement at one of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO HERE!! Wonderful college!!

    In three sentences

    This college is everything i have dreamed of and more. The professors are very friendly and really care to make relationships with students. The atmosphere of the college is great, on campus is so alive and everyone is so friendly.

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unlike the rest of Waco, crime is uncommon on campus. Being at a christian university, you can expect to be surrounded by good natured and honest people.

    Greek Life

    National Pan-Hellenic council as well as the Pan-Hellenic council sororities and fraternities. These organizations provide numerous services to their community including a great deal of volunteering.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs, groups, organizations and on-campus activities you can get involved in. You will need to be proactive about having a social life and seek out groups you identify with. You can find out information through interest meetings or in our Bill Danial Student Union Building (aka the SUB), trust me there is something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, journalism, business, sciences majors and athletes. As academically focused as Baylor is, their athletic department is no stranger to excellence.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso or The day of the Bear is a Baylor tradition that takes place in the spring of each year. It acts as a day of rest for students during the stressful conclusion of the school year. This tradition is the most famous amongst students because of the loads of fun offered both on and of campus for this celebration.

    Bang for the buck

    For $52,000 a year (and rising) it will be your job to make sure that you receive your money's worth. As soon as you visit our beautiful campus you can see why it gets expensive to maintain the numerous luxuries available to students.

    What to do for fun

    As previously mentioned, this is not the school to come to looking for fun. Waco is a very scenic city and offers aminities like a Hawiian Falls, a plethora of resturaunts and the enormous Cameron Park which is home to the Cameron Park zoo. Do your research before you attend, you will likely have to make your own fun.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent on-campus food selection comprised of four dining halls (Penland, Memorial, Brooks and Collins Hall) as well as two Starbucks, a Which Wich, Panda Express, Mooyah Burger, Subway, Chick-fil-a, and a Java coffee shop just to name a FEW.

    Dorm Life

    Very interactive dorm life. You will likely have a very friendly community leader who organizes weekly activities. You will also likely have have FB groups and such to keep you updated. Everyone here makes extensive use of email as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is borderline Ivy league

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking to party more than you study this school is not for you. Baylor is very academically driven and there are more girls than guys which makes having a social/love life a bit difficult. In the end you will appreciate the high quality education you receive.

    In three sentences

    Structured around christian principles and academic excellence, Baylor University provides it's students with the most current and easily accessible educational resources. Each and every one of your teachers are highly qualified for their position and invest a great deal of time, insight and effort to support every student to the best of their ability. You can expect to receive the most thorough education available in the state of Texas no matter what major you choose.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus can be a little scary at night if you're alone, but Baylor Police is always patrolling and there are these really nice campus security people who will walk you or drive you from the library to your dorm late at night if you need it.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is HUGE on Baylor campus! They have Spring Rush which is nice because it gives you the fall semester to really get to know the Greeks.

    What to do for fun

    1. Common Grounds 2. Cameron Park Zoo 3. Outdoor Waco 4. Marina 5. Rockclimbing at the SLC 6. Greek Life 7. Bearobics 8. Run the Bear Trail 9. Tortilla Tossing 10. Waco Mammoth Site 11. Texas Ranger Museum 12. Dr. Pepper Museum

    Food and Dining

    Get a flying saucer at Collins. Penland is the only dining hall open on weekends, it's not so bad, but gets very boring.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great! The people I've met are so nice! South Russell is nicer than some people might say! I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but most of your teachers are SUPER helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Baylor is crazy expensive. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS! 2. The application is free and easy. 3. If you want classes that are very challenging I would apply to one of the honors colleges. I'm in BIC and it's stressful but I love it! 4. GET INVOLVED! 5. Go to Spring or Fall Premier to learn more. 6. When you are accepted, go to Line Camp the summer before you start school. 7. If you're in American Sign Language in high school, you CANNOT take it as your language credit unless you are certain majors. 8. Spanish is one of the most difficult languages to take at Baylor.

    In three sentences

    The professors here are challenging, but are so helpful and nice. The campus is so beautiful and Waco really is not as scary as people say. Baylor is very Christian and very involved in service, so if that is important to you Baylor is the place for you!

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not only do you have to swipe your student ID card to get into your room you also have to swipe to get into your building and into your hallway. The library is open 24-hours and if you need to get home lat and live on campus, there are security guards who will drive you back to you residence hall. ALso there are many emergency alert towers set up in and around certain parts of campus.

    Greek Life

    More than 20% of students at Baylor are involved in greek life. Personally greek life was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only do we have Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity council, we also have multicultural greek council, National Pan-hellenic council, and many more local and independent organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 350 different clubs on campus that range from paintball club, hockey club, gamers society, dance company, and many more. I realize I just named sports and a gaming club but trust me when I say the skies the limit here with different clubs on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    You will never regret going here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ONe of our most unusual traditions is called freshman follies which is a hug food fight among all the freshman in a field on campus called fountain mall. Fountain mall doesn't actually have any fountains in it.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, this school is expensive but it is totally worth coming here. Everyone knows who Baylor is and they also know that if you have attended school here you have way more than just a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    I love hiking in the beautiful Cameron Park. It is said to be as big or maybe even bigger than central park in New York. I also really enjoy going out to the Baylor marina where students can go for free and check out things such as paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and many other things.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many different places to eat in Waco, especially home town restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing and the Community Leaders are the best part. There are lots of options for living on campus including apartment style, traditional style and even living and learning communities.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a tough school. You should not come here if you want to breeze through college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study because this is not like high school. Admission into Baylor may be easy but staying in is the hard part. If you think biology pre-med is your only option look at other majors because most people coming in with that major end up switching.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a beautiful campus with lots of friendly people. As soon as you step foot on campus you will be in love with it. Also, the professors here become very invested in your future and they always want you to succeed.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have the SLC which can be used for a weight room, running, swimming, volleyball, rock climbing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are always places to go to get food Collins, Memorial, Peneland and Brooks all specialize in there own foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be a lot of fun if you get to know your dorm mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Again classes are hard but the teachers are great about helping students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the tutoring center and SI sessions for anything you can these are excellent learning tools.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great place to go to school, it has a great community and teachers who care. The classes are hard but the teachers are always available to help their students. Also they offer free tutoring which is good for catching up or getting ahead.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    play talk

    Tips for prospective students

    hehe

    In three sentences

    the greatest

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has its own police department that patrols campus. They also have extra people on security at night that you can call to get a ride from anywhere on campus to your dorm when ever you need it between 11PM and 6AM.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Baylor is a lot of fun and is a great way to get involved on campus and get to know people that you might not have had the chance to meet other wise, but if greek life is not for you there are plenty of other opportunities to get involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    At Baylor there is something for everyone. From an array of major specific clubs to the sailing club, you will find something here that you are passionate about.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a great place for almost any type of student. Baylor has out standing pre health professions programs, education, business, fine arts, engineering, and nursing majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Along with having the longest running homecoming tradition, we have the longest collegiate homecoming parade in the nation. Another tradition is all university Sing where organizations put on Broadway style productions complete with costumes, sets, and amazing choreography.

    Bang for the buck

    Between all of the extra curricular activities, the beautiful campus, kind and welcoming student body, and the fact that you are going to earn a respected and prestigious degree means that you are definitely getting bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Even though Waco can seem like a small town there is always something going on on campus that is sponsored by different organizations and clubs or the university itself. There is also things to do off campus as well that are a lot of fun. Waco is also only an hour and a half away from Austin, two hours away from San Antonio, and an hour and a half away from the Dallas/Fort Worth area making is the perfect place to take a road trip with out having to go to far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has 4 main dinning halls as well has places that have Chickfila, WhichWitch, Moe's, and Starbucks all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Baylor has so many options when it comes to dorm life. There is everything from the traditional dorm set up with community bathrooms to LLC and ELG dorms that are suit style with personal bathrooms. With so many options you are sure to find a place that suits you to the T.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is known for its challenging cores load. An example of this is that at some colleges and universities most freshman will only take 12-13 hours, at Baylor the average is around 15-16 hours for a first semester freshman. At the same time the course work is manageable if you know how to manage your time and how you can effectively study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get your application in as soon as possible, you want to have it in by the November 1st early action deadline. Come take a tour of the campus before committing to any school. Taking a tour while school is in session helps you to get a feel for the atmosphere of the campus and the students on a regular day, intern helping you know if this university is the right fit for you.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a unique private university that offers you not only the chance to earn a prestigious and respected degree, but also all of the clubs and organizations of any public university. Baylor is also the oldest continuously running university in the state of Texas so it is rich in tradition and culture. Over all Baylor is a wonderful university that has something for everyone.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although a bit more pricey, Baylor does offer a lot of financial assistance. My advice would be to contact them and see what they can offer you.

    What to do for fun

    Frat parties.

    Food and Dining

    Many of the residence halls have a food and dining hall downstairs. The food is pretty good I would say.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman are required to live on campus their first year. Although rooms are fairly small and old-fashioned, I think it brings you closer and allows you to get to know your roomate and others better.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm transferring next semester so I wouldn't be able to answer this yet :/ But I do know they have an excellent law and science program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged by the overall cost of attending the school. Baylor offers a lot of financial help and scholarships which really make a difference. Turn in all of your applications and forms soon since they are reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit the campus to get a sense of what it is like there, you won't be disappointed!

    In three sentences

    - AMAZING student life. - Skeptical about price, at first. - Love the campus and environment.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus, day or night.

    Greek Life

    Not a member but thinking of joining a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't gotten involved yet.

    Great for these types of students

    Faith based students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Top 100 things to do before graduating Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting more bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Christian concerts are always inspirational. A number of on campus functions are held.

    Food and Dining

    You will eventually get accustomed to the food. Regardless of the college you attend, getting adjusted to dorm food is a little difficult at first but you get accustomed to it. However, the food at Baylor is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is never dull and Brooks College is an awesome dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Like most college classes, you get out what you put into them. If you are putting forth the effort and studying then you will see your rewards.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is fun and work at the same time. Find a happy medium that works for you without forgetting that your primary purpose is to obtain an education.

    In three sentences

    Baylor places an important emphasis on Christian values. Baylor is an amazingly inviting campus. The professores are very intelligent and involved.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, not that many incidents. They are always improving, though. Everything is well-lit and BU police monitor all night long. I see them almost every time I walk outside.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek life since I'm not rushing, but I gather that it is pretty fun. Everyone seems to enjoy themselves. By the way, it's nothing like the show Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to name. A lot of them are really cool. Society of Physics Students, Latin Dance Society, Chamber of Commerce (which is cooler than it sounds), Student Foundation, music clubs, Pokemon clubs, a Quidditch team... you name it. And if we don't have it, starting a club is about as easy as writing your meeting time in chalk all over the campus sidewalks.

    Great for these types of students

    Wonderful business program, known for bio-premed program.. If you want to go where everyone is for the most part white and republican (I say that but it's probably pretty mixed). It's definitely hard though! Slackers beware!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They make you go to chapel twice a week. It's like a class. It's mostly boring and a lot of people sleep, but it's not like church. They don't make you do anything but show up. Really not a big deal compared to everything else. It's a private baptist school in central Texas, what do you expect? There are SOOOOOOOO many traditions, it's actually really cool. It's like the oldest university in Texas. Running the line at games is probably the coolest one - and the bonfire and parade at homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive. But it's a private. Most of the most comes from donors and tuition. I took out way more than I should have for the loan, but I feel like it's worth it. Some people got a lot in financial aid, but with the government that's getting harder and harder to do... just have a plan to pay it back. Stay away from high interest loans! If it's where you're meant to be, then it's where you're meant to be. You'll know when you get here.

    What to do for fun

    I'm an astrophysics major. I sleep for fun. But there is a really awesome rec center, a marina, a really active Greek life, art, theatre, music shows... Boredom definitely has to be a choice.

    Food and Dining

    Opening a new dining hall in 2013-2014 year, but campus food is still campus food. There are a lot of restaurants nearby though. Waco seems small, but it can be pretty convenient if you know where you're going.

    Dorm Life

    It's an experience for sure, but one you really shouldn't miss. And, ironically, when it's over, it will be one you won't miss at all.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely hard, but totally worth it. Nothing you can't handle. Plus, there is always free tutoring available at almost all hours of the day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overload your schedule! 17 hours sounds like a good idea now, but it is really easy to get burned out with all your prerequisites. Take dual-credit! I've heard so many stories about AP's that didn't transfer because of scores or other petty issues. When making a schedule look up all your professors online! www.bubooks.com has reviews for everyone. They can be hard to find, but avoid buying books at the bookstore at all costs! amazon, valorebooks.com, eBay, sometimes even Craig's list or half price books. Parking is an issue, but if you plan to work, or do community service, or eat, or buy groceries, or engage in social functions, pay the $300 for the sticker and bring your car. A truck will be hard, but not impossible, to park, heads up. The campus is pretty spread out. Try to live in the dorm closest to the buildings you'll have class in. Also because of this, you'll want a bike, long board, skate board, scooter, etc. Don't be afraid to look dumb, I've seen Heelys - the wheeled shoes, mopeds, motorcycles, scooters (more than you could count), tricycles, golf carts... just about everything. Brooks has a 2 year contract. Believe me, you will want to live off-campus sophomore year. Learn how to do laundry BEFORE move-in day. Your roommate will thank you. Visit the school! I didn't decide until I walked on campus that it was for me. Spring or Fall Premiere is a really good time to visit.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a beautiful campus and a wonderful faculty. There are so many things available to get involved in, the school is definitely not just about sports. I haven't met a person yet that hasn't been willing to help me out with anything.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor tried it's best to provide a safe environment for it's students. There are emergence call boxes all through campus, and a police station as well. To make things even safer, they supply a night-cart to escort students late at night to their dorms or places they need to get to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of student! It has organizations and clubs for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions; many are quite normal and fun! A really fun tradition is Homecoming. Baylor has one of the biggest parades in the nation for it's homecoming game. Along with many other activities and fun all throughout homecoming week.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor isn't cheap. But it is one of the top schools in the nation. If you're able to do good in classes here, you are pretty much guaranteed to do well wherever you go in the future.

    What to do for fun

    Fun at Baylor is everywhere, especially because the school has special events planned almost every week. But there are places, like the Student Union Building, that are just generally fun to hang out at with friends. Or, if you like exercise, Baylor has an awesome rock-climbing wall in the Student Life Center, along with fun classes and Zumba!

    Food and Dining

    Buffets everyday can get tiring, but luckily, you get bear bucks(included in the meal plan) that let you eat at the retail dining locations on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is easy, and being near hundreds of others your age, can be really fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor's academics are top-notch!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared. While Baylor is an excellent school, it's easy to become overwhelmed with studies and social obligations, especially for freshman. It's completely different from high school; you need to be responsible, and go to class regularly.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a kind and generous staff, as well as student body. The academics are a little tough, but you get exactly what you paid for. Baylor provides so many types of help and activities for each student; free tutoring, many clubs and organizations, etc..

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The surrounding city of Waco is very unsafe. Both Austin and Dallas are 100 miles away, but there is not much to do in Waco or at Baylor. Make sure you get involved or else you will be bored!

    Food and Dining

    Overall the food is alright. There are a few fast food places to eat on campus and there are a few different dining halls on campus. All of the dining halls try to accommodate student's preferences.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are very old and run down. The rooms consist of linoleum floors, dirty walls, and wooden beds. They are by no means glamorous. You can choose to live in a Living Learning Community where you have an apartment style room. If you can, get one of those!

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes require a fair amount of effort. The professors are reasonable about the work they assign and will help you through. It pretty much depends on the classes you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor requires that its students take 2 religious classes and chapel and you can never forget you are at a Baptist university. If the religious scene is not for you, do not come here. Also the surrounding city of Waco is scary. There are multiple occasions each year of students getting robbed. Besides Baylor there is nothing in Waco and nothing to do in Waco except community service. It is not your regular college town, being at Baylor makes you very confined. The next big cities are either Austin or Dallas. If you like big cities or lots to do, again, don't come here.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a great institution that provides a caring environment for each students. The professors truly care about students and the small class sizes help kids learn. The atmosphere and the campus are great!

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has never been a serious incident on Baylor's campus. There are always security/police around and I feel safe walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of organizations and groups around Baylor. There is something for everyone. The only drawback is they tend to be really expensive.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a very nice workout facility with everything from weights to treadmills to tennis courts. There is also a club for every sport imaginable. That includes a Baylor quidditch team.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers. You don't come to Baylor and coast. It takes effort and studying and work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have live bears on campus. They are kept in a bear cage in the middle of campus. They are the cutest things ever, and always put a smile on my face, no matter how stressful the day has been.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, and that can be very frustrating and overwhelming at times. However, Baylor is a prestigious college, and graduating with a degree from Baylor stands out.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is a little boring. There are parties going on, but if you don't want to do that, your options are a little limited. It's an opportunity to create your own fun! :)

    Food and Dining

    There are 4 dining halls, soon to be a fifth. There are TONS of options, and the food is usually pretty good. Im a picky eater so I was worried about dining halls, but they are really nice.

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE my dorm. The people are so friendly! We take care of each other like a family. I couldn't ask for a better group to be around.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a competitive school. The courses are tough and can be time consuming. However, it is worth it. Graduating from Baylor is an honor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Baylor is tough, but it's completely worth it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a very unique college. It is an extremely friendly place. I'm always running in to smiling faces.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is places on campus to do lots of activities from playing a game of pool to rock climbing and swimming

    Food and Dining

    Lots of different places on campus to eat, there is even some places that serves food late in the evening.

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are clean and a.c. works well

    Academic Rigor

    take several AP classes in high school, use a planner in college and set up a study schedule.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great college, i love it here.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a coffee shop called Common Grounds that students like to go to. They always have live music and really good coffee. There is also a Country Western club and several other clubs near by.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at Baylor is either really good or really bad. Most of the dining halls have fairly decent food and others, not so much. There are also several restaurants on or near campus that one can escape to when dining hall food does not seem appetizing

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not as bad as they seem. In my dorm, we have community showers, but the showers are cleaned constantly and there is always hot water. The rooms and closets are also of a decent size.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor definitely has its challenging courses, but there are also some that aren't as rigorous. Although some are easier, they all require you to study and think on a different level. If you are a pre-health major, prepare to be challenged!

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco is a very crime ridden city and there have been many assaults on campus

    Greek Life

    you can spot a sorority girl from a mile away.

    Clubs and Activities

    my favorite are the traveling club sport teams

    Great for these types of students

    Smart and dedicated. Dont expect to work and play on a club sport team and do well in school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Run the Baylor Line. Go to the homecoming bonfire. Tailgate! And Dia Del Oso, google it.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a good student and can manage everything, its fine, but if you struggle at all you probably wont do well in classes and may end up wasting money

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of Sorority events going on and a bunch on campus. Not to much off.

    Food and Dining

    All the dining halls but pnasty have terrible hours

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are gross, especially Collins for the girls. There are ants, cockroaches and spiders.

    Academic Rigor

    HARD.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes are VERY HARD. Run the line. If you are a sports fan, you will be let down...

    In three sentences

    Baylor is very unique and diverse. The classes are very hard and there is mandatory and religion really isnt that bad. Baylor is very expensive and they dont work very well with helping you find additional funding for school.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor is nestled in downtown Waco, which is unsafe. However, I have never felt unsafe, since Baylor's police force constantly patrols. Also, if it is late at night you can call a Safety and Security Education Officer (SSEO) to pick you up and take you to where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    There are over 40 Greek-affiliated organizations on campus. Every year, each organization creates a seven minute Broadway-style song and dance number to be performed at All-University Sing in the spring. In the Fall, the top 8 perform again during Homecoming Weekend.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 250+ student organizations on campus. If you want to start one that doesn't already exist, all you need is 10 people. You don't have to be involved in Greek life to have friends or enjoy yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Driven, Christian (religious at least, since Baylor is the largest Baptist university in the world). All of Baylor's programs are academically rigorous and well-respected.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Noze Brothers, a self-proclaimed unofficial organization, are always up to some fishy prank. Baylor's homecoming parade is the the oldest in the country. Baylor also houses its mascots, 2 live bears named Joy and Lady, in a certified Class C zoo on campus. Freshmen also run out onto the football field prior to each home game in a sea of yellow, and sit behind the opposing team's bench.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor offers unique experiences through educational opportunities, friendships, and traditions.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic events are always happening. Around the holidays and homecoming there are many all-campus activities. There are over 250+ campus organizations, and other clubs/happenings in Waco.

    Food and Dining

    Some places have better food, others have more variety, each has their specialty. Right now, there are four cafeterias and many retail/off campus dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Penland and Collins are the largest male and female dorms respectively. All residence halls are single gender and have limited visiting hours, with the exceptions of Brooks and North Village, which are co-ed to an extent.

    Academic Rigor

    Some programs are more rigorous than others, but expect to work hard in every program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, both for acceptance and for housing. Also, visit the campus while school is in session so you can see the buildings, dorms, students, facilities, and professors as they usually are.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University has an incredible student-focused and knowledgeable faculty and staff. It is a beautiful, no-alcohol-allowed campus and has a great learning environment. Baylor is in Waco, Texas which has relatively temperate winters and many cultural opportunities.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They have a great selection of food and meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorms-nothing amazing or spectacular, but surely nothing to be ashamed of.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor's classes are challenging, designed to teach you the skills you need for the real world!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take some time to walk around campus and get a feel for the college. If you can't visit, get in contact with your admissions counselor-a current Baylor student. They will have tons of information to share with you.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a place where everyone offers a kind smile to you as you scurry around their campus with the excited look of a high schooler on their first college visit. Everyone is extremely friendly, and the campus is a place that is easy to call home. The academics are stellar, and the faculty there is wonderful.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I walk through campus in the middle of the night and feel very comfortable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From Traditions Rally and Serenade during Welcome Week to Freshman Mass Meeting during Homecoming, Baylor is full of unique traditions that will make your college experience truly unique.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not going to lie, Baylor is pricey!

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is decent. There are plenty of retail options but most of them have limited hours.

    Dorm Life

    There is an amazing sense of community in the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    This school has a great academic reputation, but you'll get out of it what you put into it!

    Tips for prospective students

    BU is a place where you can be yourself. Start on your application!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a unique and academically rigorous school where you can both explore your faith and challenge yourself. The student body is diverse, friendly, and welcoming. The opportunities are endless.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are constantly patrolling and inform you of situations immediately.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this thing called ring before spring where people expected to be engaged by springtime and SO many girls are here for their M.R.S. degree (to find a husband) There's also tortilla tossing which depending on how many tortillas you land on the platform supposedly determines how many boyfriends/girlfriends you have on campus They're BIG on finding spouses...it's kind of awkward.

    Bang for the buck

    It's decent, but for paying 50,000 dollars a year, I wish I saw more of where my money was going than landscape.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do unless you have a car.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty decent, especially at Collins. The downside is you'll find yourself getting sick of it pretty quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The walls are really thin so you hear everything from your neighbors room. There are plenty of dorms to choose from, you just need to apply for them early to get them, and they're all pretty nice. Try to get Brooks or North Village

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor's courses are like honors courses at another university, so expect to be challenged, but still be within your reach.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're interested, apply early, and make sure you visit campus to guarantee you like it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school if you're serious about school and your relationship with God, and having both of these intertwine.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always walk in groups. Baylor offers people who will drive you back to your dorm late at night to avoid you walking by yourself. There is a late bus that stays open until one a.m. I suggest you carry mace on you just for protection.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is just like any other campus. With the exception of not having Greek houses. They throw a lot of events on campus activities for students which are really fun since they come with free food and a good time. Joining Greek life is a decision you have to make that should include thorough research of what exactly is in involved in that fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many options for clubs and activities. They offer clubs in your major and also cultural and topic specific clubs. At the beginning of each semester, Baylor throws mixer where all the clubs are present so that the students know what the school has to offer. Get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. Baylor is diverse in both ideas and in people. I have encountered so many different cultures coming here that sometimes I feel as if I have traveled all around the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has a day called Diadeloso. Which basically stands for Day of the Bear. It is a Thursday off classes where you can participate at the one campus carnival or go to 10th street and experience that college life you see on television.

    Bang for the buck

    If I had go through it all again, I would still be a Baylor Bear. It is truly amazing to wake up every morning and be at place that feels like home away from home. From the football games to chatting it up with professors, it is a joy to come here.

    What to do for fun

    The marina is a favorite for most. A lot of people have never been on a boat so experiencing it and for free is just amazing. But you will come to find just hanging out with friends and going to Ihop at three a.m. will be your greatest memories.

    Food and Dining

    Just like everything else in life, too much anything is a bad thing. At first the food is just amazing coming from a high school cafeteria. But after midway into the first semester, you are going to miss the taste of a home cooked meal. I suggest you utilize the kitchens in the dorm or in your apartment.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is just an aspect everyone has to go through. It is not the best part of college but it is a learning experience. You may even find out that your roommate is now your best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a competitive school and requires you to put in the hours to achieve the grade you desire. They offer numerous outlets for tutorials because they really want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the year strong when it comes to your grades. Baylor is not the place to slack off throughout the year and hope for miracles at the end. The professors and tutors are there to help you. Use them as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is more than just a school, it is a place to grow and learn with people that aid you in every way possible. The level of education and the Christian community just makes the school even more special. Baylor is a place of education, spiritual growth, and self discovery.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    All over campus

    Clubs and Activities

    choir, dance, intramural

    Great for these types of students

    Can balance life and school, parties occasionally. Enjoys regular hanging out events

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia ! -(day of the bear) is a day of from classes where everyone just parties all day we have a bear habitat with real bears on campus

    What to do for fun

    study...party...movies...kickbacks...travel to other cities

    Food and Dining

    Penland is popular but memorial has the best food. Theres also a Chik-fil-A on campus !

    Dorm Life

    lived in campus owned apartments. Very nice !

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you have to work hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Practice good study habbits Become involved Get Chapel and Religion out the way early

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a tough school. Surrounded by a diverse body of individuals. With a lot of opportunities to excel, and grow.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere. It's safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm in a fraternity, and while it's not an SEC school, we have a heck of a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Business, Science and Communication majors. Very social atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Running the line.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but most students get scholarships, and it's a highly valued education once you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    Small town, but its a college town, there's always fun things to get your mind off the books.

    Food and Dining

    Not the greatest food on campus, but there's great local places in Waco.

    Dorm Life

    Sucks, but it's fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very challenging, but very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Baylor likes to see that you've done extracurriculars when applying. Go to line camp, its awesome, quirky fun. Don't listen to what other kids say about people being Bible beaters here, everyone has their niche.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful place to come to if you are interested in Science or Business. The people here are some of the most friendly individuals you will ever meet and it really has a small town atmosphere. The professors are very knowledgable and you are definitely getting your money worth.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition Baylor has is we have a huge bonfire in celebration for homecoming. It is an amazing experience. An unusual location would be the bear pit. We have 2 actual live bears on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The college provides a number of activities students can take part of like the homecoming parade and the carnival. Also here in Waco they're a number of things to do like bowling and they have a really nice zoo.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Baylor is okay. It's not the home cooked meals we're used to having, but there is a variety of choices to eat from. Of course living in a dorm for a year and eating the same thing everyday can get tiring.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. I haven't had any problems while in the dormitory other than the showers. The water sometimes gets either really hot or too cold, but other than that it's a fun experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically classes are hard depending on what you're studying. The key is time management. Some classes are easier to prepare for and others require a lot of effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to study hard college is nothing like high school. If you're not used to studying be prepared to struggle with a few subjects. Find a quite place around campus that helps you concentrate on the material you're studying.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a great college. It is challenging especially for new freshman, but the staff here at Baylor are very helpful. I like the atmosphere the campus provides and I like that the school and professors help you grow as a person.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are constantly patrolling the area. You will see them like every 5 minutes when you're on the streets. There are also Emergency poles with a button to the police on them all over campus. You will feel safe here.

    Greek Life

    I didn't end up doing GREEK. I pledged but then dropped out during the process. However, I have plenty of friends who are GREEK and they love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Do everything you can. There are over 200 clubs and other whatnots to join

    Great for these types of students

    A great place to come whether you are a christian or arent sure. I know that non christians tend to be annoyed at having to take a scriptures and herritage class, but I though they were really interesting myself. Plus, no matter where you go, you're going to have to take one or two classes that arent all your fancy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are plenty of cool traditions but they are secret!! :D Come find out for yourself

    Bang for the buck

    I wont lie, Baylor is expensive and I'll be paying off student loans for a while. But I've had a great education here and I think that the experience has been very worth it. The teachers have made it a great experience as well and they are very knowledgeable (for the most part; granted you will always have to endure one or two bad teachers) and they truly want you to learn.

    What to do for fun

    check out tonkwa water falls or the SLC

    Food and Dining

    A bunch of food opportunities are all around. On campus, the dining halls are better than most places, though outside of school is where you'll really find some great eats.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time in deciding what you want to do. You don't have to jump straight into any organization or frat. Although, if you're interested in multiple things, don't be afraid to go to one or multiple meetings for the org just to find out if you'd like to participate more. Never pass something by just because you aren't sure.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great place to grow spiritually while enjoying the amenities of a big 12 school with a small school atmosphere. I have learned a lot and I love the small class sizes (10-30 students). There are so many clubs and organizations that there is always something to do.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    wonderful

    Greek Life

    I joined a fraternity and love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined a fraternity and love it, my girlfriend plays club volleyball and we've both made amazingly close relationships within our respective groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, fun-loving, adventure-seeking

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso (Day of the Bear) is a day in the spring before finals where school is canceled and the whole campus gets to relax.

    Bang for the buck

    it is expensive but I truly believe that it is worth it to get a respected degree.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever you would like. Baylor is much more diverse than it is given credit for.

    Food and Dining

    Exquisite

    Dorm Life

    Bar-none.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very difficult, but well worth the knowledge that you gain.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO BAYLOR.

    In three sentences

    The teachers at Baylor have a genuine desire to help the students succeed. The friends I have made there will be my friends for life. Their business program is unbelievable.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has its own police force and lighted emergency poles throughout and around campus. Baylor also has an emergency texting and email service to alert students and faculty of any possible dangers around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has numerous dining options and multiple meal plans to fit any students busy schedule. There are dining locations within very short walking distances from every building and dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Baylor has multiple options for students to live in dorms and there are more set to open in Fall of 2013. Freshmen are required to live in dorms but most students stay on campus following their first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a well known school for their academics and their classes prove it. Professors want students to excel and consider them more than a person in their class or a way to get paid but still challenge students to try and ensure they comprehend the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is the perfect place for people who want to go to a school that challenges both spirit and mind while involving religious beliefs that aid in the stressful college years. Baylor has a very inviting and encouraging atmosphere that creates a magnificent campus for students to grow and earn their degree. With the numerous ways to get involved and caring professors and staff, Baylor is a terrific all around school.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor is the first and only school to let the freshman run onto the field before every home football game. We have the nation's largest homecoming parade. Every Tuesday we have Dr. Pepper hour where the school gives us free Dr. Pepper floats.

    Food and Dining

    The food is better than most schools I have visited. There are several locations around campus to go eat. Baylor also caters to those who are gluten-free.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are well kept and comfortable. For the most part, the dorms are well-sized. There are various types of dorm-living that will suit anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decide on a major before you begin. Keep in contact with your financial advisor. If you have questions, talk to someone from the university, they are more than willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The professors are always willing to help. There are many opportunities to improve your grade. There are many people who are willing to help you academically, financially, or personally.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really save, there is even a night shuttle that will take you around campus between 12 am-6 am. There are always cops circle the campus around the clock & people have to swipe there card to enter buildings past a certain time and dorm halls

    Greek Life

    Im not participating in the Greek life but from what i hear its really fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to get involved in and really hard to avoid not getting into one because is literally something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is wonderful for the friendly people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this star thing in front of Pat Neff that if you stand in the middle of the star it sounds like your talking through a microphone.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe most of the tuition money goes to the landscape & appearance of the campus. Everyday they are maintaining the flowers and watering the grass.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor is always doing some kind of event every week. Besides that Waco pretty much sucks but Austin & Dallas is only about 2 hours away.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing here, it really tries to get everybody to the Freshman 15. I love that our school lets us take to go boxes since other schools do not. The only thing that is bad about the dinning halls is P-Nasty (Penland) is the only one open on the weekends,

    Dorm Life

    I'm not a fan of the dorm situation, since I'm right next to the bathroom i hear & smell everything. Also the walls are really thin so don't have personal conversations in your room unless you want your neighbor to hear you. The visiting hours in the dorm are awful especially if you live on the 6th floor of Collins. :(

    Academic Rigor

    If you want an A you have to work for it in most classes, but sometimes you can get lucky with an awesome teacher that wants you to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you really do well in your SAT/ACT tests, Baylor gives out a lot of money to the Merit Scholarships. Visit the campus and get a real good look at the dorm size for when your bring items in. Also go to the Baylor Line, it is a wonderful experience that i sadly missed out on that can help you get to know more people.

    In three sentences

    I truly love Baylor University; It everything they said it will be and more. It is a Medium sized campus with a small campus feel. With the right group of friends and good class, load your college years at Baylor will be amazing.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Baylor police are great! We also have campus security that offers things like rides back to your dorm late at night to keep you safe.

    Greek Life

    Baylor seems to have very strong Greek organizations. They hold campus wide events like tree lightings, haunted houses, and chili cook offs that are a lot of fun. Rush is in the Spring not in the fall, and about 30% of the student body is involved in Greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has an activity for everyone! Whether your niche is American Sign Language, Salsa Danging, or Pre-Medical Studies there is an organization! There are also intramural sports teams that students can participate in all year. The Learning Living communities are also a very unique experience allowing participating students to live and study with people interested in the same field as them/

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for you if you like to be challenged, seek spiritual growth, appreciate traditions and history, have school spirit, and are ready for the experience of a lifetime!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has one of the BEST homecomings in the collegiate world. We have some very old traditions like the freshman mass meeting that bring us all together and really make us feel like we belong and are a part of this great University.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school, the tuition at Baylor is relatively high. However, as a Baylor student you get a ticket to each home game, you learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, you have the opportunity to hear speakers and concerts, and more for no additional charge. Baylor is a great value for all that you get.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I attend the Baylor football games, watch movies with my hall mates, go dancing, and hang out with new friends!

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has a lot of dinning options for the students. From dinning halls that serve a large variety of foods, to the Chick'fil'A in the student union building, or the sandwich place in the Baylor Science Building, you have lots of great options to choose from on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Living in dorms is an interesting experience no matter where you go to school. Your dorm experience will be different depending on the residence hall you are living in. Even though dorms are not everyone's favorite thing, the community that is built within the dorms is wonderful and makes it all worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Four stars indicate that the courses are challenging, but there are some that do not take as much work as the rest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take advantage of opportunities to visit the campus and meet with Baylor students. I also recommend trying to meet with some professors and sitting in on some classes to get a feel for what they will be like.

    In three sentences

    My first time in campus, I realized that there had been a Baylor sized hole in my heart my whole life. Baylor is an amazing school steeped in tradition, full of spirit, and absolutely beautiful! I can't imagine going anywhere else.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have felt pretty safe so far and if there is danger everyone receives a Baylor Alert text message and e-mail.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get involved, especially for pre-med students! The sad thing is there is not enough time!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are religious or are seeking to just reflect, there are many chapels and beautiful gardens to visit. Also, the Armstrong Browning Library is beautiful and was recognized by the Smithsonian.

    Bang for the buck

    It's great except the location: Waco!

    What to do for fun

    It depends on what you define as fun. There are parties you can go to, sometimes there are campus events, concerts close by, and other times one just hangs out with friends. You can go out or stay in for a movie or game night.

    Food and Dining

    Every dining hall has healthy options and not so healthy options of course. No dining hall is perfect, but each one has its specialty so to speak. For example, ask anyone on campus and they will tell you Memorial cookies are the best and Collins has awesome chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. As for food other than the dining hall, there is Chick- Fil- A, Panda Express, Which Wich, and other options. Food off campus is not too far and there is a Starbucks in the library. There is also a great coffee shop called Common Grounds walking distance from campus.Only bad thing is, everyone's least favorite dining hall is the only one open on weekends sadly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay at Baylor. The campus is not too big, so no matter where you live, everything is relatively close. The food is not the greatest, but they have choices. The dorms are great communities to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor will make you read a lot! Academics are rigorous many times depending on the professor. Sciences are definitely not easy, but doable .

    Tips for prospective students

    Being in one of the honors programs has truly made my college experience at Baylor better. I have a community with similar goals and struggles as me. Most of them take their academics seriously of course, and many have become my best friends.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a place that challenges you to be your best self, physically, spiritually, and academically. The spiritual element is what sets Baylor apart, and no you do not have to be Baptist for this idea to affect you. College should be about finding your vocation and true-self, and this is what Baylor promotes.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe. There are many programs to keep you feeling as such. The Waco and Baylor police both patrol 24/7.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big, but not so big that if you do not want to participate you will feel ostracized. Also, freshmen rush in the Spring.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is SO much to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-Working. Intelligent. Fun. Prideful. Conservative. (It is VERY Conservative)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Baylor Line is a tradition for the freshmen. During football season, the entire freshman class is able to rush the field to welcome in the players before the game starts. Baylor is the only school in the nation that does this. This is just one of many traditions that Baylor has. It is tradition rich, which is one of my favorite parts of attending.

    Bang for the buck

    I am so happy here.

    What to do for fun

    Waco has a movie theater with student tickets for only $5. I've heard Lake Waco is fun, but I haven't been. The students have access to the Marina, on campus, which has free kayak, canoe, stand up paddle boarding, etc. in the Brazos River. There is Cameron Park and the Cameron Park Zoo. Along with the Dr Pepper Museum. Also, Waco is halfway between Austin and D/FW, each only an hour and a half or so away, with much to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are currently four dining halls on campus. The food is not bad at all, but you can get sick of it after awhile. There is also a few restaurants (including Chik-fil-A & Panda Express) and a Starbucks on campus, which is nice, but they require money or dining dollars, not meal swipes. There is a lot of food right off campus that is also easy to get to. Fruits and vegetables are scarce, though.

    Dorm Life

    All dorms are either all-female or all-male, and visiting hours are 1pm-10pm on school nights and 1pm-12am on Friday & Saturdays. This is enforced, but not too strictly. However, the dorms themselves are nice and the feeling of community is there.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely difficult, but do-able. I easily pulled out a 3.2 while working 15 hours a week on top of 15 credit hours. Study as you go and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get excited for the school spirit. Go to Line Camp over the summer (it's the best decision I made so far). Join organizations in the Fall, even if you plan to rush in the Spring.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is extremely school spirited and the sports teams are decent enough to make it fun. School is difficult but not impossible, and small class sizes make it easy to get to know your professor (and vice versa). I absolutely love Baylor.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor police department is huge and the campus is extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    If you wanna go greek, there's a place for you here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of person can find a place a Baylor if you are looking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions are huge at this university and they all are very fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You'll have people all over campus showing you the fun stuff, do not worry.

    Food and Dining

    If you love food, Waco has it all!

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your personality, choose the right room.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is not an easy school and employers note your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and look into your desired major.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a university with a religious background. Sports at Baylor are great. Campus is beautiful.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe but surrounding not too much

    Greek Life

    Many options for Greek life .

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities that you can find for anything

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor is known for tradition and school spirit amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Does cost too much.

    What to do for fun

    Not much like a big city but always something to do

    Food and Dining

    Best food so many choices

    Dorm Life

    Did not stay in a dorm but heard great things about it

    Academic Rigor

    Best academic

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the teachers they WILL help you.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is one of the best place to go. Campus is not too big or too small just perfect . Teachers are all nice and always helping.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Everyone says that they do not necessarily like Waco for entertainment. It is true that there is not a lot to do, but it is really what you make of it. There are many place to get involved in the Waco community, and Baylor offers groups that make that easy. I love Waco, not for the entertainment, but for the chances to get involved and pour into the city.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is generic college dining hall food. Not great, but not awful. However, there are a lot of options when it comes to places to eat in the SUB and the BSB.

    Dorm Life

    It honestly depends on which dorm you are placed in. I had a good experience in Martin Hall (the smaller men's dorm), and would recommend it to a guy looking for a smaller, quieter experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is challenging, but not overly so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, get involved, and make the most of your time as a Bear. It goes by quickly.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a unique blend of athletic enthusiasm, academic rigor, and social opportunity. Touted as the Ivy League of the South, Baylor offers a wide range of challenging academic programs that will prepare students with the tools for career success.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing really ever happens on campus, but there are police cars that patrol camps at all hours of the day. In the event that someone needed help, there are emergency stations positioned outside in different areas that let you call for help if you need it.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a really big deal on Baylor's campus, and a lot of students are involved in sororities and fraternities. They do a lot of really cool events around campus like blood drives, toy drives, balls (dancing & dinner), haunted houses, and different events during Christmas time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs/activities to join. If you have an interest in it, there are probably other people on campus who do too! There are ethnic, academic, political, religious, and athletic clubs, as well as a ton of other random ones too.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students that want a school that isn't small but isn't overwhelmingly large. There are enough students that I see some of the same people regularly while walking to class, but I could still meet new people on a daily basis if I wanted to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most awesome day of the year is Diadeloso, which is basically a giant field day for college kids :D There are no classes and everybody has fun at events like tug-of-war, sand volleyball, and musical performances.

    What to do for fun

    If you're a religious person there are numerous churches to get involved with. Most of them have life groups or small groups that get together and have Bible studies and go on fun outings together. Cameron Park and Cameron Park Zoo are awesome places to go if you want to get some fresh air, and there is a country western bar called Wild West where a lot of students like to line dance. Waco has a really cute downtown area really close to campus where you can shop in quaint boutiques and eat amazing food at little cafes.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall food ain't your mama's cooking, but it won't kill you! I have friends at other schools with food that's basically one degree away from inedible. Baylor students have it pretty good! There are several dining halls to choose from with all kinds of foods (pizza, burgers, salads, rotisserie meats, sandwiches, pastas, soups, etc.), and there are even actual restaurants on campus (chick-fil-a, quiznos, which wich, sushi bar, panda express, ninfa's to name a few). A lot of the workers at the dining halls are extremely friendly and will get to know you on a first name basis if you take the time to talk with them!

    Dorm Life

    Aside from the grossness of community bathrooms, dorm life is pretty good. It's only really bad when you're trying to sleep or study and someone else decides it'd be a great time to dance it up with Lady Gaga on blast. If you stick around your dorm and hang out in the lobby area you'll really get a chance to meet some great girls/guys. There are always people watching some program on tv together, forming an exercise group, or playing intramural sports on a team together, so there's always a chance for getting to know the people around you.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think Baylor is ridiculously difficult, but the workload is definitely more intense than it was in high school. It's not un-doable, but a great deal of planning will be required to make sure all your work is done for every class. The best thing is to figure out how individual professors communicate what homework you have and make sure you continuously check that method of communication for announcements or assignments. PROCRASTINATION WILL KILL YOU!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry if you don't meet the perfect friends right off the bat. Sometimes it takes a few weeks of living/attending classes/going to church with the same people before you really start to get a feel of who you click with. I met my closest friends about a month into school after I started going to a church near campus, and I don't really even see the people I hung out with at the beginning of the fall semester.

    In three sentences

    I was so nervous when I first came to Baylor, but they did such an awesome job of welcoming us on campus that I wasn't worried for long. The first week was designated to the freshmen becoming acquainted with one another and Baylor traditions. Initially it was a little hard being away from home, but I've established such awesome friendships with so many different people that I've formed a little family away from home!

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe on campus despite it being an open campus.

    Greek Life

    There is nothing really like it. It's like Greek heaven.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Noble Noze Brotherhood.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those looking for a strong Greek life and also great for those looking for a strong medical or music program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Noble Noze Brotherhood. Google them. They'll be the reason you come to Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor has one of the greatest sports programs so TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE TICKETS. Also, there are some really cool clubs here. My favorite are Swing Dance Society and the Longboard Club.

    What to do for fun

    Take the Gut Pack challenge at Vitek's Barbecue. You won't regret it!

    Food and Dining

    The staff are the sweetest people you will ever meet and the selection is usually varied from day to day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are small but everybody gets along quite well.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor's classes are actually quite difficult. If you never had to work for your grades in high school, you are in for a rude awakening when you come here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to buy books from older students because books here are absurdly expensive.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is quite strong in its Baptist morals. Baylor is also quite strong in their sports program. Baylor has the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety here is no joke. After 11pm you can call Baylor security and they will escort you anywhere on campus, to your dorm, the library, the parking garage, just to ensure you are safe. There are plenty of emergency towers set up around the campus that you can press the button and police will be there within three minutes. Baylor does it's best to make sure all their students are safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is active on campus. There are plenty of sorority and fraternity events that happen and you always see someone wearing a greek shirt around campus. Rush week can be time consuming but it is totally worth it. You can choose from wanting to be a Panhellenic organization or a Baylor based organization. The options are out there and you can find one that fits your personality and needs best. Greek organizations also put on an event called Sing where each organization makes their own musical skit and competes for top place. The following year the best acts perform again at what we call Pigskin so if you missed it you can see the best of the best next term.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs it might seem overwhelming but there is club out there for everyone. Baylor is really effective at advertising their clubs at different campus events, the main one being Late Night where all clubs are on display for new recruits, and you can see in action what other clubs do at various campus events.

    Great for these types of students

    Pre med students come here! Also for any type of student coming from smaller schools, Baylor is a big school with lots of students but most of the people that come here are from smaller private high schools. It's not a party school so if that's what you want you may not like it here but there are still plenty of fun things to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One odd tradition Baylor students have is tortilla tossing. Weird right? But it is super fun. We go to the Brazos river and stand on the bridge and throw tortillas and try to make it onto these cements pillars in the river. Why do we do this? I honestly have no clue but it is fun none the less!

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting you money's worth by investing in a Baylor education. Pre med students this is the place to be! Baylor has a prestigious reputation in there other academic fields but if I had to pick what they're best known for, besides sports, it would be there pre med program.

    What to do for fun

    Well to be honest there is not much to do in Waco if you don't look for it. A lot of students will drive up to Dallas or Austin for the weekend and party it up there but in Waco there are plenty outdoor activities to do like fishing, boating, playing in the local park, or visiting the zoo.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options to choose from when wanting a bite to eat. Some dining halls cater to girls mainly while others are catered for guys but overall they are delicious. The chocolate chip cookies are amazing and the chocolate milk is so fluffy and just yummy goodness. If you're not in the mood for campus food there are places like Panda Express and Chick fil a on campus too. Other fast food places are in walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on where you live. There is a new dorm, East Village, opening this fall so that is going to be really cool to live there. If you don't plan to live in the new dorm the other dorms are great too. North Village, East Village, and Brooks Flats are set up to be more apartment style while the other dorms range from having community bathrooms to shared bathroom with your suite mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is intense academically. They take it very seriously and also offer plenty of help for students to get extra help or just get ahead. It is a great pre med college so expect to put in lots of effort in your science classes. The engineering community is small and tight knit, making it easy to network with other students and ask advice from upperclassmen.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman it is not essential to have a car but it might make your life a little easier if you do. Don't take too much, especially if you're out of state, because you are sharing a room your freshman year and things can get lost or cluttered. Be social! Welcome week is the perfect time to develop new friendships so don't sit in your dorm, go out and meet people and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an awesome university to attend because the faculty genuinely care about their students and want to get to know each and every one of them. The campus is beautiful, has a lot of space for outdoor activities, and there is a bus that takes you around campus. There are a lot campus organizations to get involved in so there will never be a dull moment.

  • 02/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You could basically leave your laptop in the library and go off to dinner. No one will take it.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative and religious. There's absolutely no political rallying on campus, and religion is the biggest academic topic.

    What to do for fun

    Frankly, there's not much... you exhaust the options pretty soon.

    Food and Dining

    There are four cafeterias on campus. Penland is the biggest but has the worst. The other three are all decent, with a nice variety of food. If you have a car you could check out the various restaurants in Waco pretty easily.

    Dorm Life

    Decent dorms. Rather small, but suite bathrooms are definitely a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great professors out there if you are willing to do the work. And even then, the workload is not undoable if you are an intellectual person and eager to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    You might want to consider if you like a small town setting with not much to do, and a strong Christian atmosphere where professors advocate Christian values before you enroll.

    In three sentences

    Accessible Professors who are always willing to help you. Is in a bubble as there is just much going on in Waco. Has a strong religious (Christianity) atmosphere.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I would highly advise to go Greek. It's a great and encouraging atmosphere and everyone will find the place where they belong. There's tons of social events and friends to be made.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's clubs for literally everyone. Intramurals are highly encouraged.

    What to do for fun

    Dallas and Austin are only 1.5 hours away and there is so much to do there. Greek life gets you very involved and you will have a lot to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The student union building has tons of great food choices as well as a variety of restaurants around the campus. Dining hall food is okay, but obviously not a 5 star restaurant, so don't expect a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Studies are difficult but the professors and universities provide tutoring, supplemental instruction, office hours, etc. They are very concerned with your success.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a serious school, there's nothing easy about it. Be prepared to work... hard. The campus is absolutely beautiful and is very active.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an excellent environment for students who are serious about earning a valuable education. The professors are well invested, and the campus provides numerous opportunities for success. The sports adds to a great atmosphere, and there are many ways to get involved on campus.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a very large part of Baylor life. It is another way to meet people and be a part of something. While it may not be an option for everyone, it is an option that should be considered because it ultimately allows entrance to other activities such as All- University Sing, one f Baylor's oldest traditions, that is made up of almost exclusively greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many unusual traditions including line camp, a three-day long optional orientation for students during the summer that allows them time to bond with incoming students and get in touch with some of the other traditions. Welcome Week, is the first week of the new semester, beginning about four days before classes start and allows students, again, to bond with incoming classmates through group activities and events around campus. The Baylor Line is also a huge part of football season, where freshmen line up in their line jerseys and begin each home football game by running across the field before the football players. Baylor offers so many traditions that really make you feel like a part of something.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs on campus, as well as organizations. Waco itself is small and offers little to do in means of nightlife, and daylife, but there is usually always something going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The school offers four to five different dining halls on campus, with extra cafes and such around campus as well. Each freshman student is required to have a meal plan and it actually ends up being very useful. The dining halls all serve various different styles of food and usually have a cafeteria/buffet feel. The food is usually very good and offers different meals according to time of day, some closing between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner. The dining halls, except for one, are closed on Sundays, as is much of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies, but Baylor prides itself on its community, lifestyle. There are many different choices for dorms depending on how much money you're willing to shell out each semester but the extra buck is usually worth it. Community Leaders, their version of an RA, put in an extra effort to setup events and help everyone fit in and meet each other. All freshmen are required to live on campus, but many of the dorms are like small apartments so it can be worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    Because Baylor is a private school, it's standards are higher and expectations are set at a level above what many may be used to. The rigor of classes is usually fast-paced but the professors are always there to assist students and help them through any problem they may have. The classes, while hard, are usually small and allow a lot of one-on-one time between student and teacher. It is a great atmosphere and ends up being type of challenging that will only make you grateful in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a very religious school and prides itself on that. Mandatory chapel is required for two semesters and there are two mandatory religion classes usually taken within your first year. Be prepared for that. The people are all very nice, and very welcoming. There are so many traditions that help you adjust to college life and making new friends. The dorms vary depending on whether or not you want to spend the extra money each semester, but that's something that I suggest researching heavily before choosing. All in all, its a great place to be.

    In three sentences

    Baylor, by far, has one of the most beautiful campuses in the south. The campus, is small but maintains the larger university feel, the same amenities but class sizes that make personal relationships a must. The school, the people, the professors, and the academics make Baylor a wonderful place to be.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Personally, I think Baylor is the best for students who are not only looking for good academics, but also another home away from home. What I have seen, heard, and researched about the campus really points toward the idea that they want you to be as comfortable as possible and they are genuinely concerned about your success. They have great programs and events for not only classroom success, but others for social success.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I thought it was really weird when my tour guide stopped in front of a towering statue of the college's namesake himself, Mr. Baylor. She explained it was tradition for freshman students to take a picture on his lap, then take another one as a graduating senior. The bookstore even sells special picture frames just for the occasion! Other unusual traditions that I found interesting were the campus wide Dr. Pepper gathering social and the fact that you can not step on the school's crest. There is a giant circle located on campus with the schools name and some latin sentences. It is disrespectful to step on this, which is understandable, but unusual...at least for me.

    What to do for fun

    On the tour, I loved walking through the gym center and being able to see all the other outdoor activites offered for students to do around campus. Also, I heard about some awesome opportunities of different gatherings throughout the semester for students.

    Food and Dining

    Walking around the campus, I was surprised to see all the places there are to eat and dine in. Looking at the different meal plans are a little bit confusing at first, but after reading around they do have a very simple and easy to use dining program.

    Dorm Life

    I am hoping to be a part of the new residential college for engineering and computer science in the East Village. Although it is still being built, from what I have heard and researched I think it is going to be a very good, well-rounded housing center.

    Academic Rigor

    From talking to academic advisors and going on specialized tours to my own research, I expect the classes and academia to be high level and challenging.

    In three sentences

    I am so excited to be attending Baylor in the fall. The complexity and whole family feel of the campus and major halls make it feel like a home. I can't wait to take such a great opportunity as going to BU!!

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. There is a golf cart that escorts you around campus late at night. The campus police do a good job of patrolling and protecting students.

    Greek Life

    There is definitely greek life, panhellenic and muliticultural, on campus but not as intense as some other universities. There is not as much pressure to join. There are no sorority or frat houses. So if your're interested in that sort of thing go for it, if not..no worries.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor literally has hundreds of organizations to be involved in. There are really random fun clubs, cultural clubs, gospel choirs, dance, sports, academic clubs, business clubs, you name it...we got it! And if we don't...feel free to start it!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are concerned about maintaining their faith while in college. Baylor is a great place to feel free to talk about beliefs and grow in that area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso is AWESOME and super fun!! Its basically a college field day. No class, just fun events, food, concerts, and so much more. I look forward to it every yearl

    Bang for the buck

    The movies in Waco are soo much cheaper than the movies in Houston. Cheap date night? YES!

    What to do for fun

    You'll discover cool spots, but some popular ones are: the movies (duh), cameron park, cameron park zoo, mayborn museum, suspension bridge, and campus events. There are also tons of community service opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    I give food 4 stars because the food is better than some other schools I have visited. There is always room for improvement, But Baylor's food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE dorm life at Baylor. Baylor is intentional about developing student-led communities in the dorms. Great way to make life-long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a challenging school, so be prepared to study, study, study. This is not high school. Especially if you are taking science classes or any spanish courses!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on-campus and in the community. But don't forget why you are in school. It is very easy to get caught up with social life, and neglect your school work.

    In three sentences

    I can't imagine having gone to any other school. There are not many universities where faith and education are such an integral part of the curriculum. And it is well known in athletics with great school spirit.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you can afford it then you should go because it has an amazing medical program and offers a wide variety of clubs.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful, the games were fun, and its a very good private school.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There's football games and other University events but there's also a number of bars and clubs in Waco so have fun however you want.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent for cafeteria food but you have all of Waco around you so you have a choice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are what you would expect out of college dorms. They have different for whatever you prefer.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can afford it then you should go because it has an amazing medical program and offers a wide variety of clubs.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a private school which usually means more bang for your buck so off course the classes are harder.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful, the games were fun, and its a very good private school.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has shuttles during evening hours which students can ride if they feel unsafe to walk back to their dorms or apartments. They also provide you with a number you can call and those people will be more than happy to take you back to your dorm so that nothing happens to you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has so many unique traditions in which they are very proud to let the students know of. One of the best traditions is know as Dia del Oso in which students have a day off from school and can enjoy from many fun activities, food, and competitions. It is recognized school-wide as the best day in the spring semester. It is a day to relax and forget about school things.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food at Baylor is pretty great compared to other college campuses. There is more than enough dining halls to attend whenever you are hungry, and some are open at late hours for those of us who are studying and need a break. There is also available food store if you prefer to not eat on campus that sometimes makes it convenient for the student.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is probably one of the best parts of the college experience. You learn to become more independent and also to share a room with another person and make a friend even on your first day of college. You begin to getting along with your neighbors which makes the college experience far more easier for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    If a student is having trouble with a class there are many types of FREE available help for the student. Their is a floor on one of the building on campus that allows for free tutoring sessions and there is weekly meetings individually with a upperclassmen that helps you with the subject you are having trouble with. So far, it has been very convenient for me to attend the meetings with the upperclassmen because it is helping me pass my class. The teachers are also very willing to help you if you visit them during their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for scholarship and any other type of financial aid ahead of time and not at the last minute because that is an experience that you will not enjoy. I tell you from experience.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe! Just make sure not to leave campus after dark, because the safety of Waco is a completely different story.

    Greek Life

    I've heard it's great! I didn't rush, but there are tons of options available to rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of organizations available to join on campus! I would definitely recommend looking into them. I really love the dental organization I'm involved in, it gives you a great chance to make tons of friends on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Very dedicated students who are willing to study hard and play every now and then!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diadeloso! Also known as day of the bear. I am experiencing my first one tomorrow, so I hope it's really fun! It's just a day where classes are cancelled and students are able to unwind and enjoy a day off just two weeks before finals. There are tons of fun events such as ziplining, armadillo racing, ostrich riding, tug-o-war, and a few concerts to finish up the night. There is also great food. Sounds like a lot of fun to me!

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that it is pretty worth the cost to go here. Sometimes I think it's a bit overrated and it shouldn't be so expensive, but it is a very great university for the most part.

    What to do for fun

    I just got involved with the Baylor and Waco community, and found a church to join. I was also very active in the dental association on campus. I didn't leave campus much, but I've heard that there's a decent amount of activities to participate in! There are also some fun things to do on campus, such as swimming, canoeing, running on the bear trail, playing basketball at the student life center, working out, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty average. Nothing special, but nothing too bad. Just make sure not to go to Penland! It's referred to as P-Nasty, if that tells you anything about their food.

    Dorm Life

    I really loved all of the girls that lived around me, and my roommate was pretty friendly too. It was hard to get used to living in such a small space at first, but it didn't take that long to get used to! Once you do, it's smooth sailing from there.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor's academic courses are very rigorous! It definitely takes a lot of studying and hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Sleep often. Socialize if you can. But most of all, make sure to get involved!

    In three sentences

    So far Baylor has been wonderful for me. There are a lot of ups and downs in college, but they would be best experienced here because of all the friendly people surrounding you. The Baylor family is terrific-Sic 'Em Bears!

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe when I'm walking around campus, and there are plenty of resources for calling for help or assistance should the need arise. In an open-campus community, there is no complete guarantee, but I believe campus is safe overall.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prevalent at Baylor; I am not personally a member of a sorority/fraternity so I can't speak from experience, but the friends I know who are involved in them absolutely love them.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of every year, we have Late Night where all of the clubs and organizations promote their groups to all the students, and every year I am overwhelmed by the amount of clubs we have. Seriously, there's a club for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    In all honesty, I think any student could find a niche at Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a LOT of University Traditions, much more than I originally knew. Every summer, incoming freshmen are invited to attend Line Camp, a week long event for students to acquaint themselves with campus, other students, and upperclassmen. We also have a very famous Homecoming tradition, because homecoming is a really big deal at Baylor. There are always lots of events going on that weekend, lots of alumni visiting, and an incredible parade involving various campus organizations. In the spring semester, we have All-University Sing, a show put on mostly by sororities and fraternities with a few non-Greek groups that has short Broadway-like productions designed completely by the students themselves. We also have Dia del Oso or the student-proclaimed party day where undergraduate students have the day off to celebrate the end of the spring semester. There are a lot of free campus events and competitions going on that day, but its just a good day to relax as well. Lastly, one of the greatest parts about campus is Common Grounds, the local coffee shop located off of 8th street, right across the street from campus. Common Grounds is a very unusual, hipster coffee shop that is adored by many for its unique creations, awesome concerts, and friendly staff.

    Bang for the buck

    The university does a really good job of hosting great events for students to attend, as well as providing free entrance to any and all sporting events on campus. They also provide a plethora of academic/non-academic lectures and discussions outside of classes to engage students in. I also think most professors do a good job of making sure students are getting the most for their money.

    What to do for fun

    Coming from a big city like Houston, the transition to Waco was difficult because my options were greatly limited. However, that doesn't mean there isn't anything to do. Waco has a great variety of restaurants and shops, as well as the stunningly beautiful Cameron Park (which has a zoo!). There are also lots of activities constantly occurring on campus which you can be involved in, and I enjoy just relaxing with friends out on the lawn. They also have a great marina off of the Brazos that is open for part of the year, and a great recreation center where you can exercise, play games, swim, or climb the rock wall. It honestly depends on the person, but I definitely wouldn't say there is nothing to do for fun in Waco.

    Food and Dining

    I am not a giant fan of the residential cafeterias, but to be fair, they are significantly better than the ones at most other universities. And they are doing a good job of trying to increase dining diversity within the on-campus restaurants as well as the dining halls. Overall, I would say it is good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from dorm to dorm, or as they prefer to call them residence halls, but my experience in the Honors Residential Dorm has been nothing but wonderful. It does take a certain degree of participation within your hall to make the experience good, but overall I would say they do a good job.

    Academic Rigor

    As with every university, Baylor has various majors and degree programs that are more difficult because they put a larger amount of focus on them. I have had very difficult classes and I've had pretty easy classes. It all depends on what major you intend to pursue; nonetheless, Baylor does an excellent job of attempting to give students the most for their money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you acquaint yourself with the campus and traditions so that you aren't overwhelmed when classes start. Also, get involved in your community, whether that involves your dorm residents, your church, your class friends, or whatever appeals most to you.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an excellent school for any student looking for a diverse environment and rigorous academics. They respect and care for students throughout their college journey, and most importantly give them the skills for the next stage in their lives. Baylor is also a great school for those looking for a spiritual environment, but is welcoming to all types of faiths and backgrounds.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Quidditch is my favorite!

    What to do for fun

    So many events around campus all the time. See the bears in the bear pit, bowl at the bowling alley in the student building, so much more.

    Food and Dining

    As can be expected from a college.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but from what I've heard they're acceptable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on how hard you study, classes can get extremely hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, for everything.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is a huge tradition that is observed by all. The weekend activities bring many to campus. That's when Pigskin revue is. Dia del Oso is also a yearly tradition where students get the day offto enjoy the carnival on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is an expensive school since its a private university but it is worth it. The educational opportunities you get along with the social ones are worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot offunthings to do on campus and in the surrounding area. There are many options at the marina, from kyacking to paddle boarding. There are also various things in the area. You can go to the movies, go shopping, or even go hicking at Cameron Park.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good. There are dining halls have great hours and the other options for food on campus are affordable and yummy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are nice but not amazing. It's a great way to meet new people and their are multiple living options at various price ranges.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor classes are not easy but they are very manageable. The professors are always available for disussion and they encourage you to go to their office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus as early as possible. It is a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an amazing school with a great well-rounded perspective. The school is the perfect size, it has about 14,000 students overall. At Baylor there is a tight-knitt community feel that makes everyone feel at home.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police always makes its rounds during the nights. There is a golf cart service to take you to your desired location on campus late at night. and there is emergency poles with buttons you can press in an emergency scattered around the campus

    Greek Life

    I personally don't know much about greek life. Just that Baylor is different in that you don't rush in the Fall you rush in the Spring. This way it lets you see if you can handle your academics before you commit yourself to a sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various times of clubs and activities at Baylor. There is a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students looking to go to a small size school and a beautiful campus. People at Baylor are very nice. You must also be hardworking and motivated academically.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition at Baylor University is tortilla tossing on the suspension bridge. It's a funny thing that says if you throw a tortilla on a pillar you will get married by the time you graduate college.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely pay alot more than what I believe we should be paying. But saying that the campus is always maintained.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go watch the movies with my friends and eat out at the restaurants every week. The zoo is nice and so is the Park.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is average. I wish there was healthy food beside sandwich and salad.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm sucks. I have experienced flooding in my room due to pipe problems and the community bathrooms are disgusting. The showers and bathrooms are not very well maintained by the janitors. The walls are very thin so you can hear people that live next door.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Biology/ Pre-med major so the coursework/ workload is very tasking. I have to study really hard and attend tutorials to understand the material and keep up with the class pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and make good grades because Baylor is an expensive school. Take your time to walk around campus, the flowers, grass, and trees are always maintained. And get to know students and make friends.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a beautiful campus and is small in size so students get to know one another and see each other on a daily bases. With the small size of the university you get your professors. Also Baylor students always gives back to the community by volunteering and community outreach.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe the campus at Baylor is safe. Being that the university president is a judge, I am sure it is a priority for him to feel that his students are safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not familiar with Greek life. It is not something I am interested in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous amounts of activities: clubs, sports, and organizations. You just have find them. It's a great way to network and meet more people.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the type of student that like the small town feel. However, it's also great for people that want to experience a whole new horizon. I grew up in the big city, but I wanted to come to small-town Waco to try a whole new atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tortilla Tossing is when students throw tortillas off a bridge in hopes of them landing on a post that's in the water. So many students miss the post that the number of tortillas in the water when everything is done is numerous.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Baylor is an expensive school, I believe it is a bang for the buck. Because Baylor is so prominent, it would make sense for a college such as Baylor to have a pricey tuition. On the bright side, having a high caliber institution such as Baylor on a resume would definitely be advantage when interviewing with possible employers.

    What to do for fun

    Although Waco is a small city, there are plenty of things to do . From research I've done, Waco visitors can visit the Dr. Pepper Museum, participate in The Tortilla Toss, or go to the well-known park in the area. If one chooses to not stay in the Waco area, Waco is a short drive from major cities like Dallas and Austin.

    Food and Dining

    Although the Baylor campus has a plethora of dining halls, I have yet to try any.

    Dorm Life

    When I visited the campus, I was not able to view a dorm. However, I do know that the dorms are community style. Through pictures I have seen, living in the dorms looks like a very enjoyable experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I'm attending Baylor in the fall and have not yet attended any classes, from what I have read, Baylor's academics are very challenging. Study hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get yourself on the mailing list. Baylor sends out invitations to many events to its prospective students. Also, be sure to attend those events such as Dr. Pepper Hour and a Cup of Joe. It will really show Baylor that you are genuinely interested in attending their school.

    In three sentences

    Although Baylor is a small campus, it is very well known across the United States, and attending Baylor opens a lot of doors. It is a perfect place for the student who doesn't really want to attend a large school yet really wants to feel like a part of a community. Its top notch athletics and academics make Baylor a wonderful school to attend.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for students who are serious about academics but still want to have fun. Students looking to make incredible friendships and grow spiritually will definitely find Baylor to be a great fit!

    What to do for fun

    There seems to be something happening on campus every single night! We also have a Marina, a great Rec Center, and great intramurals! For off campus fun, a short drive will get you to the movie theater and some great places to eat!

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty good! Memorial has great lunches and dinners most of the time, and breakfast at Collins is AWESOME...especially the pancakes :)

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms as a freshman is really fun! Amazing friendships can be made with the people you live with, and you can get plugged in to activities going on in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are more difficult than high school for the most part, but they are also more rewarding. There are PLENTY of ways to get extra help in your classes if you need it, but for the most part, hard work and discipline will get you the grade you desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you've decided you're going to Baylor, Line Camp is a great way to get to know other students before the school year starts. If you're still deciding, take a tour and see how awesome Baylor is!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school for students looking to grow intellectually and spiritually. It's a community full of people eager to help others! Baylor provides an incredible environment for students to develop friendships and make incredible memories.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always are there to help people be safe and not get hurt.

    What to do for fun

    The student life is great. Activities are available everyday to students that want to have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    It challenges students to work outside there box.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be shy and make friends.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great school with lots of student activities to do. The teachers are great and love to help there students. Student Housing is great with know how to pair roommates.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you need help ask and they will definitely help you out the best they can.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a very attractive campus. The staff really enjoy helping students reach their potential. Baylor is the life of Waco Texas.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing!

    What to do for fun

    Countless on campus groups for various interests.

    Food and Dining

    Many options ranging from daily hamburgers to fresh made omelets to chicken quesedillas. Several fine restaurants for a quick grab n go.

    Dorm Life

    There are multiple dorms to choose from and they have a wonderful community feeling. Best friends and life long parters are found here, keep eyes open!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor wants you to be prepared for whatever career it is you are striving towards and hence rigorously trains you every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind about Baylor being a Christian school, whether you are a Christian or not, you will find your niche quite easily. Be prepared to work hard, but also know you'll have help when you need it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a wonderful university where the students and faculty all act as a huge family. Everyone helps each other become the best version of themselves, academically and otherwise. The sense of community is widespread and well respected.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    It really depends where you live, but I had a great experience with Dawson.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an amazing community where anyone can flourish. There are amazing teachers and counselors everywhere you turn. The beauty of the campus never ceases to amaze me.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco and Baylor are two different places. Have walked back to dorm from library at all hours and never felt threatened.

    Greek Life

    Personally not involved, but it's the big thing on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    JOIN SOMETHING, anything. Baylor has it!

    Great for these types of students

    Christian

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Burleson statue's hat- people place things in his hat, but you have to climb to check it out. Judge Baylor statue- graduates take pictures on his lap, people place scarves and hats on him during winter. Green and gold benches aka DTR benches- determine the relationship benches, couples sit here Club Moody- 24/7 area in the library

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor has good networking, and finding a job with a degree here is almost guaranteed.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizations are your best shot! There is Cameron Park with trails to explore and a zoo! Movies are only 5 bucks for students, and Common Grounds coffee shop has concerts round for good prices.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent. Memorial is definitely the best. Collins has good paninis and you CANNOT miss southwest chicken salad Wednesdays! There are lots of vegetarian options and gluten free options as well.

    Dorm Life

    Halls are assigned Community Leaders that are either a win or lose, my CL was very helpful and always tried to be involved with us. However, I've heard some weren't so lucky and barely saw theirs.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't take classes lightly, you pay for a great education and that's what you'll get, but you have to work for it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join something! There are so many clubs and groups available that is a great way to meet people.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has the most beautiful, tight knit, and easy to navigate campus. Professors are required to be very accessible which makes class more endurable. Tradition plays an important role, and campus events are well planned.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The other night my friend and I went on a late night walk around campus. By late night I mean it was one in the morning. And do you know what we saw? Police cars patrolling. Even when we were supposed to be asleep, Baylor has our backs. Nevertheless, Baylor students are not pristine. Get a U-lock for your bike if you bring one. The locks that coil can be cut through, a U-lock cannot be done so without much suspicion and difficulty. Also get a lock box for you dorm room. It's not necessarily your dorm mate you have to worry about than it is the people they bring into your room when you aren't there. Also never walk away from you laptop, wallet, or other personals if you are in an open space. (Library, dining room, study room ect.) Even if you are coming right back, your stuff may not be there upon return. Talk to the security guards at orientation. They told me so much I never even considered about my safety.

    Greek Life

    Almost nonexistent. Everyone on campus does service, not just the Greeks. Baylor isn't big of Greek, but if you want it, it is certainly there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't really know yet. I've been told that there is something for everyone and the opportunity to create a club if you find nothing that you like. Yet I believe it is the same way at most colleges.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the hard workers, the people who want to get away from their parents ;) , the people who want to get closer to God, those who are looking for their purpose in life, and the people who want to surprise everyone. These are who I am and who the people I've met are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to line camp. Go to line camp. Go to line camp. Everything you want to know about the school you will learn there. But something really cool is the freshman class gets to run across the football field and be the first to introduce the football team into the stadium at home games. Then we get to sit behind the benches of the opposing side and blast our Bear Nation Pride right into their ears! AYYYEEE SIC EM BEARS!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but the experience is worth it. At least I believe so. The campus is kept beautifully and the classes are kept challenging. If that does not tell you where your money is going, then I do not know what else to say.

    What to do for fun

    Fountain hopping. I won't tell you much about it, just make sure you bring a swim suit and you don't have an early test the next day. There may not seem like a lot to do, I mean... it's Waco. However everything you will need to have fun is basically on campus. (Aside from the football stadium). There is Common Grounds which is a coffee shop with live music. There is SING/ Pigskin which is a giant musical production different on campus groups put on. Then there are the intermural sports and clubs. For the athletic aficionados go to the SLC (pronounced slick so you don't embarrass yourself). It's a giant gym with basketball, racquetball, ect. courts. There is the tallest collegiate rock climbing wall in Texas. A pool, exercise equipment, a weight lifting room, aerobic classes.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food. I suggest dining in the Brooks Dining Hall at least once. Especially if you are a Harry Potter fan (wink, wink). Don't worry about gaining the freshman fifteen while you're here. You could pile your plate high with food and then burn the calories trekking back to your dorm/ class.

    Dorm Life

    After getting an acceptance letter I suggest you look into the Living Learning Centers (LLC's) or Engaged Learning Centers (ELG's). These are apparently the best kept secrets on campus. Nevertheless, these are amazing residences to be apart of. Imagine an entire dorm filled with people who have the same academic concentration as you (i.e. Science & Health) or personality (i.e. leadership). You do have to take a course with these programs. However they are really flexible and most are once a week. Trust me, it's worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started taking any courses yet, however I have spoken to academic advisers and current students. Spanish is one of the hardest courses on the campus, so try to test out if you can. The religion courses, depending on your teacher, are rigorous too. But it's Baylor. You don't go here if you want to be lazy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon acceptance you have the opportunity to go to Line Camp. My suggestion? Pack your sunscreen and go. There is no better way to be immersed in all that is Baylor. I won't tell you all that goes on but know that this is where I decided that Baylor is where I need to be. Also, make sure to ask you admissions adviser about placement testing. Baylor is very aware of it's price tag and provides free testing that enables you to be place in upper level courses. (i.e. You can come in as a freshman and test into the fourth level of a Spanish course). I am going into school not needing to take any freshman English or Social Sciences courses.

    In three sentences

    Baylor was not my first choice, but now that I'm here I cannot imagine myself elsewhere. This university is so grounded in its faith and history that the only way to describe it is special. Baylor is now, and will forever be my home.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. There is a shuttle service available at night anywhere on campus. In addition, there are security officers all over campus who are nice and very helpful.

    Greek Life

    A majority of the students go through rush. Rush is in the spring, which gives students the chance to understand the reputations of sororities and fraternities. Greek life sometimes seems to control campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor Golden Wave Band is great fun and enjoyable and not that intense of a time commitment.

    Great for these types of students

    Students ready to work hard and study and focus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshmen mass meeting before the homecoming celebrations is incredible. Students are taught about Baylor history then build the homecoming bondfire together. Line Camp is also an amazing opportunity for freshmen. They get the opportunity to feel like they are students and learn songs and traditions and become acclimated to Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor does a lot for its students. Tuition is expensive, but worth it. The courses are challenging and students are more prepared for their futures.

    What to do for fun

    Find things to do! Baylor organizes a lot of activities. Waco has a lot of hidden activities, you just have to search for them. The marina is always fun and free for students, but isn't open year round. There is a cheap movie theater in Waco which is always an option. Baylor sporting events are probably the most fun of anything and are also free to students.

    Food and Dining

    Some days are better than others and it varies per dining hall. I wish the other dining halls were more convenient rather than just Penland, but it does offer a lot of variety. As a vegetarian, I never had a problem finding something good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are terrible, but if students are in Living Learning Communities such as East Village, Brooks College, The Fine Arts LLC, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, etc. the dorms are a lot nicer and enjoyable. The Community Leaders do a lot to bring the community together through various events.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at Baylor are very challenging, but the value of that is worth it. Studying is necessary to succeed, which many students don't realize at first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep an open mind. Chapel and religion classes aren't always fun. If you keep an open mind and there are fun and enjoyable lessons. Always try to be friendly to people and making friends will be no problem.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a wonderful school full of spirit and joy. Students who attend Baylor are very proud of it and every person finds their own reason why. Baylor has high standards for its students but is still a great place to be.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safety is taken very seriously at Baylor. There are multiple security posts around campus, all you have to do if you feel threatened is hit the button and the police will show up immediately. There are always Baylor police walking around campus, driving around campus, their headquarters is even right on campus. If you need to go somewhere on campus at night, but don't feel comfortable walking by yourself, call them and they will have someone come pick you up and drop you off. The Baylor police meet with students in their dorms at the beginning of the year and go over safety rules, guidelines, the buddy system. I am 100% positive that Baylor is the safest place in all of Waco. The one thing to always remember though is never go around Waco at night, especially by yourself. Baylor truly has it's own bubble, never forget that.

    Greek Life

    Personally, I'm not in a sorority, but from friends that are part of the Greek Life of Baylor i hear it's fun. They do become brothers and sisters, and they help each other and they have their own activities. The greeks build the homecoming floats, they host and participate in Sing and Pigskin Revue. Though they may be a small group on campus, the greeks are very involved in the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything honestly. If you want to be part of something, just join. The first friday of the first week of classes every club that Baylor has sets up a booth somewhere on campus and the students walk around to any building and talks to the club members, gives em their e-mail, and joins the club. Whether a sport, or a choir, or an academic club or anything that you would want to join will be available for you on that Friday night ready to welcome new members.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is a very faith based, community centered school that is really interested in the experience of the student. If you want a family during your college years Baylor is the best school for you. The school not only wants you to learn as a student, they want you to grow relationships and have experiences as a person and future leader in the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing, fountain running, hammock swinging, campus golf, Baylor has so many traditions we have our own bucket list. You have to run the line at a football game as a freshman, you have to go to Dr. Pepper hour at the SUB, build the bonfire as a Freshman, if you don't then you just haven't experienced Baylor.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor may be an expensive school, yes, but it is worth every penny. I have met people I will know for the rest of my life. I have met professors that will help me in my future career. I have gained experiences that will fill memory boxes. Baylor University is the best decision I could ever make for a University, it has given me knowledge and contacts and everything I could ever ask for a University to give me to prepare me for my future.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor students often refer to the Baylor bubble, that once you step out of it, off campus, you know you're definitely not in the bubble anymore, and it's true. Baylor offers specific things for students to do, and Waco offers specific things, but more often than not these activities are interchangeable. Baylor's many things to do have to do with helping the community. Whether Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, or the ever famous Steppin' Out. Waco also has it's own volunteer group that is mostly made up of Baylor students, but there is also more to do than volunteering. Baylor has a long list of traditions that a student simply must participate in to have any fun. Homecoming, Running the Line as a freshman, Welcome Week, Line Camp, Christmas on 5th, Island Party, Diadeloso, basically anything you can think of. An all school favorite is tortilla tossing, where you throw a tortilla shell off the bridge in town and try to land it on the pillars in the river, it's good fun and feeds some local ducks. There's also many sports, intramural, even dorm groups get together and they basically play anything you could think of. There's band and choirs and Quidditch and, of course, the SLC. Basically, if you think something is a fun activity, then I'm sure Baylor probably has it.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has many options for eating on campus, whether in the student union building, in the science building, or the fine cuisine of Penland, Memorial, Collins, Brooks or the new East Village. The key to eating at Baylor is to find a dining hall that you really like, and sticking with it, or whichever one is more convenient for where your dorm is. Each dining hall is different, they offer different food options, different specials throughout the week and different foods their known for. All you have to do is sample the food and pick which one you like. Personally, my vote is for Collins.

    Dorm Life

    Who doesn't love living in a tiny room for a year with someone you've never met? Honestly, personally, I got lucky freshman year to room with someone as wonderful as my roommate was. For everyone else I knew it was really just a matter of communication. Dorm life at Baylor can be amazing, there are CL's (community leaders) ready to help with anything, activities planned throughout the year to bring people together, it's really just up to the residents to get involved. Dorm life is amazing at Baylor, a real community, you just have to communicate with your roomy and meet the people in your hall, and hopefully they don't like loud hard metal music at 3:00 in the morning.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, I'm not gonna lie, but you can have fun learning too. To succeed at Baylor be prepared to work hard and spend many hours with a pencil in your hand, but get a study group together. Find some friends or classmates and meet at the library Starbucks and fill out some notecards, or work on a study guide together. College may be about doing your best in classes you need, but there's no reason you can't have fun doing it. Also, professors are very good here at Baylor at making even classes you might not need in your future fun, and interesting, so never be afraid to also ask your professor for study suggestions or to have a review in class, which most often than not they already have scheduled. But classes are hard, some more than others, find a way of studying that works for you and stick with it, it'll work wonders.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate, though classes and homework may take much of your time and energy, there's always something to do on the weekends or during the week, the best way to meet people is to get involved in anything. Don't be afraid, run onto the football field as a freshman, raise your hand and ask the question in class, hang a hammock on a tree at the SUB, jump in and take it all in. Also, get to know your professors, Baylor is just small enough that if you know your professor, they'll know you, talk to them if you see them on campus, answer questions in class, one day you'll need that recommendation letter, or that final grade bump at the end of the semester.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful family. Though the classes may be difficult and the heat overwhelming, this is a wonderful school for experiences that will change your life, and an open door to meet people you will know for the rest of your life. Baylor University is really a community of students and faculty that work together to create an atmosphere that helps the student achieve what they came here for, and much more.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    To begin with the sports are vary entertaining, I have been more of a basketball fan than football but going to both specially the female basketball is a thrill. The female basketball team was rank first last year and they put a very good basketball game. The campus is always brimming with things to do, playing volleyball at midnight or Frisbee may not seem like much. However with a couple of friends and you will have a blast. I always like seating it up with friends and enjoying myself to me that is fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and sometimes they over do themselves when it comes to the stir-fry, however as a Hispanic a couple of Mexican dishes a month will be nice. They do try to do the Mexican dish but compared to what I am used to, the dish is way off. After a semester you get accustom to each dining hall and know which hall serves whatever dish better. Each dinning hall are know for their certain food and it all depends what you feel like eating.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms truly vary, I know some may seem pricey but in the end for all that it is given sometimes its worth it. My first semester I got one of the nicest dorm there was at the campus since that was the only one open for the summer session It may be a door but it spacious reminded me of an apartment that you share with two other people. I have always enjoy dorms and thinking of probably staying in them for the four year ill be there and recommend to look ahead to what you want before settling in.

    Academic Rigor

    Its undergraduate programs as well as every internship or opportunity in this university is off the charts. You can be a sophomore doing your research, a freshmen if you get lucky. The professors are as friendly as the student body and will help you out as long as they see your dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have yet to attend your first semester then take the ACT or SAT as many times as possible. I am aware it is a pricey test but Baylor gives so much money depending on your rank and scores. For example from a 25 to a 27 act you get 4000 dollars more, if you ask me its more to bargain a 50 dollar test if you can improve yourself.

    In three sentences

    The university is one of a kind, I had been there for a year now and I love it there. Everyone there is beyond friendly, people go out of there way to help you out time after time. Its research programs are beyond great, I recommend this university to all.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pick good teachers

    In three sentences

    Great

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seems safe there's security patrolling the area around the clock. It can be unsafe in some areas after dark, due to the size of the campus it is not possible for guards to perform a whole perimeter coverage.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is big on campus. There is a large variety of Greek organizations students can join. There is a date set every semester where students can rush, which is the term used for acknowledging ones interest in the organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has a large selection of clubs and organizations a student can be a part of. It depends on the students interest and availability.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a huge ethnic campus. There are students from all over the world, that attend Baylor. This is a great opportunity for students to learn other ethnicity and heritage. Making friends is very easy at Baylor.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has a holiday celebrated on April 18 called Diadeloso, it means day of the bear in Spanish. Its a day for students to relax and have fun before the hectic finals arrive. Its filled with activities for students and a lot of different types of food is available from local restaurants.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living in Waco is reasonable there is a lot of places you can go shopping and get very good deals. The on campus book store can be quite expensive on the other hand.

    What to do for fun

    Being involved in student activities can be very fun. I also like to draw, read non-fictional books, and stay active by exercising or playing sports.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor offers a variety of cuisines on campus. I am pleased with the variety of restaurants and dinning areas.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Baylor is well managed the community leaders are always willing to assist students. The environment is safe and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses at Baylor can challenging, but time management and studying will play a huge roll in the students academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    To the new upcoming students I would suggest to become involved in the Baylor traditions and make a lot of friends. Stay focused and study hard.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an outstanding university. Baylor is traditional, the campus is enormous and clean. The student body is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Baylor has a lot of events and activities all year. Join one and find out how fun they can be!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, seek financial aid in a timely manner, achieve your financial settlement early, and join a good couple of organizations!

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous and well-maintained. The Christian community which exists at Baylor is rooted and provides a source of spiritual growth for students. The many programs and organizations offered enhance the diversity of the campus.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you're on the moody, bsb, slc, penland/noro side of campus you will be safer (esp at night) than if you're on the 8th street side.

    Greek Life

    Unpredictable

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of club sports and intramural sports to choose from. Many organizations to join as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Explore

    Bang for the buck

    When you live off-campus, your bill ends up being a lot cheaper if you choose the right place, instead of paying all those on-campus fees like room, board, and a mandatory meal plan.

    What to do for fun

    It's Waco, and Waco is a sucky town. However, there's a couple things you can do like go to the Marina, go to Cameron Park, go to the movies, and stuff like that. Parties are also an option, if you like to party. It's a typical college town, you just have to go out and explore.

    Food and Dining

    How great food tastes, depends on the dining hall you go to. Since I stayed in North Russell, I spent most of my time in Penland which wasn't even that bad. The food there is probably the worst on campus, and pretty unhealthy, but on some days it can be really good. Collins has the best breakfast, and has pretty good meals all-around. Memorial is pretty good, but it lost its touch towards the end of the year. Most professors eat there. The sub just has restaurants like chick-fil-a, and ninfas. Starting in 2013, there should be a new dining hall in East Village if I heard correctly, but I'm pretty sure the food will taste great there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms suck. That's all to it. The traditional dorms are basic, old, but livable. I thought I would have a horrendous time my freshman year, but my dorm ended up being the hotspot that everyone hung out in because we decorated it so well. Make it inviting, and you'll love it! The community showers are do-able as well. You get used to it, then it becomes second nature. Also in dorms, you meet some really good people and could end up finding a best friend. So relax!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is definitely a 5 star campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know the price of attending Baylor is dramatic, but there are ways. When there is a will, there is a way, and I have a strong will. My family is not made of money, and in fact all my family members are in debt and struggling; but, once you understand that you will gain so much after graduating, it will all be worth it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a school that I never thought I would love so much. The atmosphere, Christianity, education, and the people there are indescribable. As a student, I can honestly say that I am relieved that I ended up at such a fantastic school.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Explore Waco. Use caution as you would with any large, unfamiliar city. You will fall in love once you truly get to know Waco! There are tons of community events held throughout the year on campus as well as off! Baylor produces a weekly e-newsletter to keep you up to speed on the latest happenings!

    Food and Dining

    Oh yeah! Absolute favorite part of my freshman year experience was my UNLIMITED dining meal plan. There are a couple of dining halls that will remain open 24 hours, so itâ??s very convenient if you've spent a night at the library and get hungry for a 3am snack. With 3-5 dining halls on campus, the food choices are endless!

    Dorm Life

    3 stars to dorm life. As long as you have a good roommate! Luckily, if things just don't work out, Baylor allows students to switch rooms. But living in the dorms allows you to feel the spirit of the University. Its camaraderie at its greatest!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on your major. I am a science student so studying is a M U S T! Some business or sociology classes will not require much studying, but on average most classes will be hard. And challenge yourself to be the best student you can possibly be! P.S.- Don't skip class! It will literally cost you nearly $100 per class. Calculate your daily tuition rate and use this as a deterrent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded! You will meet a lot of people from various walks of life! Be able to tolerate others who have opinions that differ from yours. Get ahead of the game and study, study, study! Reading the assigned material before class helps the information stick. And, most of all have fun! Join clubs that interest you and attend campus events! Freshman and prospective students are treated with the utmost respect on campus!

    In three sentences

    Attending Baylor will become one of the greatest decisions you've ever made! You will meet others who challenge you to grow in mind, body, and spirit. The professors are amazing and our President, Ken Starr, is even better! Sic 'em, Bears!

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food options are relatively diverse. There are good healthy options also. Late night options aren't as varied though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is an interesting aspect of college. Learning how to compromise personal space can be a challenge but for the most part it's a rewarding experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is a rigorous university. Setting aside a time for studying and learning how prioritze engagements is a must. There's a lot of work but it's doable.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt very safe and never had any safety issues or concerns

    Greek Life

    Baylor has delayed enrollment (January) so that students can get used to campus life and the rigors of classes

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it Baylor has it, there is something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Basically anyone who wants a great education with rigorous academics and high moral compass

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dr. Pepper social hour, Dia de Losa, Stepping Out, All Campus Sing

    Bang for the buck

    Waco has a lot of special student discounts including at dining places and movie theaters

    What to do for fun

    Football and basketball games are great because we have had some great teams the last couple of years (Britney Griner and RGIII). The movie theater in Waco has student rates.

    Food and Dining

    Food is really good with 5 different dining halls with a huge variety of options. There are also a lot of fast food options on campus where you can use your dining dollars that come with most meal plans. Several restaurants border the campus and Waco itself has almost any restaurant or fast food place you can think of.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are old but well maintained. But the rooms are shockingly small so be prepared to downsize your wardrobe and be creative with space savers. There are a lot of dorm activities that make the dorms fun and there is no better way to meet new friends then sharing a small room and community bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to lie the classes are tough, especially when you come from a small school district like I did. But the professors are very helpful and Baylor provides free tutoring and an academic success center to ensure that you can meet the tough academic standard that they set.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by the fact that this is a private Christian school. Although many rich kids do attend there are also a huge number of scholarship and financial aid kids like me and everyone gets along. Dress is very casual with most girls wearing Nike running shorts daily. Although Chapel and religion is required for one year they don't beat you over the head with their beliefs. It is a safe, welcoming place with a strong moral fiber.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is home; that safe place you go to escape the chaos of todays world; where Christian values and Southern hospitality combine to make everyone feel welcome. the minute I stepped on campus my thoughts of attending A&M or UT Austin disappeared. A stringent academic focus, top notch pre-med program, beautiful campus, and nationally recognized sports program have made it the perfect place for me.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has a very safe campus. Since the Baylor campus is in Waco, they have made sure that the students are safe on campus. They patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. I always feel safe on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is a great school for students who want to make the most out of their college years. It offers a quality education while also providing a strong community and fun atmosphere. They offer many different opportunities for students to have a great and memorable college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has so many traditions. They emphasize their history and keep the traditions alive. They make Baylor unique and fun. Students get involved before their freshman year with Baylor Line Camp. During the freshman year, they can run onto the football field to lead on the team before the games. They have many fun activities from Welcome Week to Dr. Pepper floats to the classic Sic em.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of options of actives at Baylor from clubs to intramural sports to sororities and fraternities. They have a club for pretty much everything and plenty of opportunities to get involved in different organizations. The sporting events are huge at Baylor and tons of fun. Football games are an all day event full of food, friends and fun. There are plenty of fun activities on campus that make up for the lack of activities in Waco. The best things about Waco are Wild West for dancing and Cameron park for hiking.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. They have a a lot of different types of foods in the different dinning halls. They have something for everyone. The dinning halls are well kept. My favorite dining hall in Brooks Residential Dorm is designed after the Great Hall in Harry Potter.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well-kept if not the most amazing dorms ever. They have communal bathrooms, except the Honors dorms which have suite style bathrooms. The rooms are kinda small but that is expected for dorms. The dorms though have an amazing community where students really feel included and involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor has a reputation for academic excellence. They have an amazing science program and state of the art facilities. There are many very challenging classes at Baylor, but most of the professors are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    When considering Baylor, make a trip to their campus. Talk to the students and tour the buildings. The Baylor spirit comes alive when you are on campus. It gives you the true Baylor experience. Also, Baylor is very generous with scholarships. Make sure to apply for all that you can.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great college for all types of students. It has challenging academics, strong community, a vibrant school spirit and winning sports teams. It is a college that makes you feel involved and included and makes you fall in love with it right away.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia del oso!

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus, including numerous activities sponsored by the school. Basketball, a rock wall, swimming are all located at the student life center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!

    In three sentences

    The campus is lovely! The people are incredibly friendly and nice! The staff, both custodial and professors, are really nice and love what they do. I'd recommend this school to anyone wanting to attend a good college.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing!

    Bang for the buck

    Smaller classroom sizes, beautiful campus, campus events, student facilities are nice. Overall, you get more bang for the buck if you attend sporting events and use the student facilities.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved is the key to having fun. Intramural sports are my favorite extracurricular activities!

    Food and Dining

    Fall semester food is better than spring semester. However, the restaurants and cafes on campus allow for more of a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't as luxurious as your room at home, but they are practical. I love the convenience of living on campus especially because it makes being involved on campus a lot easier. I don't have to drive to and from campus to attend my meetings and socials.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not just about understanding the material but you also have to know how to apply it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved in clubs is the key to finding your place on campus. Clubs allow for students to network and to find a sense of community and belonging. Attend Line Camp!! Line Camp introduces you to incoming freshmen or incoming transfer students and allows you to make friends sooner!

    In three sentences

    Baylor has successfully integrated religion and education in a way that does not overwhelm students but rather encourages those to get closer to their faith. The campus is beyond beautiful and is always filled with students studying outside or doing recreational activities. Fellow students are friendly and are more than helpful when help is needed.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Do not cut the Dr. Pepper line.

    Great for these types of students

    Dr. pepper hour

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dr. Pepper hour.

    Bang for the buck

    Free. Dr. Pepper.

    What to do for fun

    Dr. pepper hour... duh

    Food and Dining

    Chilis!!

    Dorm Life

    Average housing

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are very structured and it is easy to learn while drinking free Dr. Pepper.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's free Dr. Pepper on campus. Take advantage of that.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a very beautiful school that has a great education system. I enjoy the free Dr pepper on campus and close proximity to the Dr. Pepper factory. I look forward to experiencing more free Dr. Pepper and making memories on campus.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So much to do for fun. Must take a picture with Judge Baylor statue. All of the events are fun and must attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food was average but some halls were better than others. Penland was one my least favorites and Collins was my favorite. Just beware no dining halls are open on Sundays.

    Dorm Life

    I made some really good friends in my dorm hall. Baylor has some really nice dorm rooms just make sure you select a good roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is very tough and professors have high expectations of the students. I have learned a lot from my professors and am glad they had expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time well because that is what gets a lot of new students. Do not be afraid to go to your professors for help. Do homework questions even though you do not get graded on them.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus that is maintained very well. Everyone seems to be very nice. Professors seem very dedicated.

  • 09/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are services to call at night where people will pick you up in a golf cart to drive you back to your dorm without any risk, and there are emergency polls all over campus where police respond in under a minute. Baylor's campus is also all together making it so you do not need to walk or drive through parts of the city to get to other parts of campus, making it that much more safe.

    Greek Life

    There is greek life everywhere at Baylor, although at the same time, many people choose not to join greek life and are not outcasts because of that decision. Being that Baylor is a Christian school, the greek life at Baylor has a very Christian focus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about everything at Baylor, and they are very easy to join. There are many sports clubs and other types of clubs like Mock Trial, and stuff of the sort. If you are not interested in clubs, then there are always activities going on around campus too like campus wide movie nights, and interviews with the Baylor football team.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students. They have a very strong business, medical, and law school, along with theatre and band programs. Everybody blends into Baylor's diverse campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bear pit is a very unusual location on campus and is a place where you can see the Baylor mascots live and up close. Alongside that, an unusual tradition is fountain hopping. Baylor has fountains all over campus, so at night, and at least one time during your schooling career, you're supposed to go with a group of people and sit in each of the fountains around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very expensive school, but you pay for the quality you get. It is undoubtedly an upgrade from a state school, and tuition covers a lot of other costs including free Baylor sporting events. Not only that, but the dorms are very gorgeous, the classrooms are nice, and the professors do all they can to help you out.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of stuff to do for fun on campus and outside of campus. On campus there are countless intramural sports, a climbing wall, and even live bears you can visit in the middle of campus. Outside of campus there are great restaurants, place to jump off of rocks into water, and even places to go late night country dancing.

    Food and Dining

    When I showed up to Baylor I assumed that the food would be typical poor quality cafeteria food, although I soon realized the opposite. There are multiple cafeterias around campus, each unique in their own way, and each have great food. I have honestly enjoyed each meal to the extent where I can confidently say that some of Baylor's cafeteria food is restaurant quality.

    Dorm Life

    In every dorm there are different exciting activities. My dorm is planning on taking a field trip to see one of the theatre professors act in a large play, while other dorms go on overnight adventures or stuff of that sort. And if you are worried about staying in ugly dorms, then worry no more at Baylor. All the dorms are gorgeous inside and out, and are very easy to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely tough, although the professors are extremely accessible and are always willing to help. If you do your homework and show up to all your classes, you will have no difficulty in succeeding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to Baylor make sure you have all of their requirements done and do not slack off your senior year. It is hard to find the willpower to take difficult classes your senior year of high school but it pays off in the end.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an amazing campus where the professors truly care about what grade you receive and will put in the time and effort to help you. Alongside the professors, Baylor offers countless opportunities to stay healthy and fit including intramural sports and multiple gyms. Overall Baylor is an A+ school filled with caring and spirited faculty and students.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many organizations and clubs. Baylor throws a lot of get together's to help everyone mix and mingle. There are a lot of Freshman Traditions that brings a lot of fun and laughter into the room.

    Food and Dining

    There are over 5 dining halls, and there are restaurants located on campus like Chick-fil-A, Mooyah Burger, Which Which, Panda Express. There are other restaurants off campus, but easily reachable on foot such as Ihop, Dennys, and Pizza Hut.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many dorms to choose from and it varies on size, location, the amount of people and the major you want to have. My favorite is Kokernot because it is the smallest one, but the rooms are a decent size. Kokernot is an actual community compared to the other ones because everyone here knows everyone. The CLs are really wonderful and caring. We are one of the only dorm halls that has a basement for lounging. Some dorm halls have basements, like Penland but it's an all guys dorm hall and they use it for a gym.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will be difficult if you let them be. There are many ways to keep up with the professor like reading the chapter before class, reviewing over the material afterwards, and if you don't understand the material.. going to tutoring. Never wait til the last minute to study and get help with an assignment.. it will only cause problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Baylor looking for an adventure. Do not just come to get a degree because then it will only seem like 4 years of school.. and who wants that. College is a place to find yourself, while meeting a goal. I encourage you to meet new people, especially those that are going a long your prospective career path. Have fun, but remember people will only give you the same amount of respect to you that they see you giving to yourself.

    In three sentences

    A very welcoming school for those that want to excel and exceed in life. There is so much to do that you could never be bored. Everyone that comes to Baylor comes for a reason, but when they leave, they leave with a purpose.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Baylor University is one of the biggest private schools I've visited. It's student body surpasses some public Universities. This factor should be thought about if you prefer a smaller school

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure. If you're up late studying in a library or building and are afraid to walk back to your dorm alone then you can call a shuttle to come and pick you up and take you back safely. No scary walks! Or if there is an emergency then there are emergency phones that call campus security and these phones are located all over campus. There are even campus police that patrol at night to make sure that everything is all right. You never have to be worried of stepping out of your dorm or anything happening because Baylor makes your safety a priority.

    What to do for fun

    There are always tons of activities going on. You could go to a variety of Baylor sports games, go to the theatre for Pigskin (basically Glee on steroids), go to plays in the theatre, go to the Student Life Center which had a variety of activities suck as rock climbing, swimming, tennis, and also has a gym, or you could even form your own intramural team! If you just want to be lazy then there is a coffee shop called Common Grounds that was started by Baylor students as an economic project! You can go there to grab a cup of coffee and study or even go on the weekends and find a local band playing in the back. There's always a multitude of events going on, and you never even have to look far.

    Food and Dining

    There is always great food around campus, no matter where you are. Dining halls can have healthy options like salads and soups and all Linda of fruits and dressings for a nice salad, or if you're not into leafy greens then they usually have burgers, hotdogs, brisket, and a bunch of variety! You can even look up the menu online for every dining hall to see which one has something that you want. The staff is always super friendly plus there is always ice cream, and if your lucky you can catch fresh chocolate chip cookies as they're coming out of the oven! Yum!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Getting to know people can be somewhat scary, but you'll make great friends. Just knock on people's doors ( which can be scary!) but you'll make wonderful connections with people and make life long friends. Having a roommate can always be a potential conflict because your living with a person that you've never met before, but try to go in with a positive attitude. Always be open about your emotions and any problems you may have with cleanliness. Let your roommate know because if they don't know that something is bothering you then how can they know to fix it?

    Academic Rigor

    Study hard! Professors, tutors, and even other students are all here to help you. Take advantage of that! There are even free tutoring options, and who doesn't like free? Don't put off studying until last minute because you will regret it. If you have some free time then study for a little while. You don't have to cram a chapter into your head, but study a little and take a break. It's much easier to study a little at a time and have time to comprehend it rather than trying to cram four or five chapters into your head the night before an exam. Budget your time wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips: Don't slack off! College is so much more different than high school is. You have to put in hours studying, and not just memorizing! You need to understand what your learning and how to apply it. Go to study groups and get involved so you can get help and stay on track! Also, don't forget that you have a life outside your classes. Live a little and go out with friends sometimes. You need to blow off a little steam and remember that your still young! Just don't go overboard.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a very close-knitted community. It's so easy to get involved and feel like Baylor is your home away from home. There is a place for anyone and everyone here and there is always something to do so you'll never be bored!

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for academic students who want a calm, decidedly academic society in which to learn and grow. It's not, by any means, just for pre-med students: the political science department, for instance, is full of amazing professors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most unusual things on campus is the chalking on sidewalks - some university-approved from student organizations, and some just for fun, there's always weird or amusing messages on the sidewalks and the buildings. Once, even, someone took the time to craft an entire Doctor Who-themed chalk pathway surrounding a modern art angel statue. In addition to the chalking, the NoZe Brothers (a group of pranksters on campus) have a longstanding tradition of painting the noses of the various statues on campus (and one unfortunate instance concerning fire, a statue, and a building of the same name as the statue).

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive - believe me, as a scholarship-and-loans student, I understand. But it's well worth the money for such a rich education. I have met so many amazing professors, earned so many fascinating things, and grown in so many ways that it's hard to picture myself at any other university, getting the same sort of enrichment I do at Baylor.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't a lot to do around Waco at night - they practically roll up the sidewalks at 8 pm! - but if there was one thing I wish someone had told me about when I first arrived at Baylor, it would be the Premiere Cinemas theatre - $2 movie tickets ($1 on Tuesdays), it's old releases (practically on DVD), but it's a wonderful place to go and relax after classes. Additionally, Common Grounds near campus is a popular hangout for students, and the Student Union Building in the middle of campus often has late-night events going on.

    Food and Dining

    This is where Baylor kind of lacks - none of the dining halls are particularly wonderful, though they're all passable for a quick lunch or dinner. With a wide selection, most students have a favorite by the end of their first year. Even so, most of the food is of mediocre quality, with some exceptionally good and exceptionally bad pieces every so often. The dining halls do often have theme meals, though (such as breakfast for dinner, or strawberry fest lunch), which are often quite fun.

    Dorm Life

    This being my third year living on-campus, I can say with certainty that dorm life at Baylor is fun. There's always something going on on campus, and the Community Leaders (RAs, essentially) always make an effort to include their entire hall in community building. Sure, sometimes you get a CL that just rubs you wrong, but its not irrecoverable - even with a bad CL one year, I adored my hallmates, and the dorm was always quiet enough to study in peace when I needed it.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is not a party school - if I partied half as much as some university students seem to do, I would be failing, and miserably. The professors are demanding and insist upon quality work. At the same time, I've never had a professor completely unwilling to help when I struggled - it's just not prevalent at Baylor for professors to deny students their office hours to meet and discuss problematic parts of any course. And even when a class proves to be too much (as it sometimes does), the professors and advisors do their best to encourage you to hop right back on the horse with demanding courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the Christian name scare you off - it's really not that bad, aside from a few students here and there. There are plenty of students and professors willing to take an opposing standpoint on with dignity and respect, and religion isn't so prevalent that it's oppressive to people who don't believe the same things. Additionally, look into the Honors programs - they're demanding, but extremely rewarding, and the professors and staff involved are amazing. And, definitely, don't ignore smaller programs and academic departments - they hold some of the greatest surprises.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a great academic spirit, and a great social spirit: it's never hard to find a study group or a student organization that meets your needs and desires. The professors, for the most part, love their subjects and their students, and there's always office hours available. The best part about Baylor, though, is the fact that there's always a place to study other than your dorm room, that's quiet and peaceful - the library, or a study room in one of the dorms, or even outside in one of the gardens.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe while on campus. The campus officers and security are really nice and genuinely there to help. There's also escort services if you feel unsafe

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty lame at Baylor. There isn't a Greek Row. It's mostly for status and for girls to always wear exactly the same thing on campus. Super expensive as well, for nothing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs from racket ball to chess and from sailing to lax. There's always something to do and be involved in. Clubs cost money though, but depending on the club, it can be pretty cheap

    Great for these types of students

    Great for religious students, students who haven't experienced different cultures and wealthy students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BAYLOR LINE! HOMECOMING BONFIRE! and a lot of other traditions for freshmen welcome week.

    Bang for the buck

    For a $50,000 the science labs were really disappointing. You can go to a community college with better lab equipment and to experience better professors. The campus is absolutely beautiful though.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have a fun time, join Baylor Wake Team! or just get involved. Make friends a.s.a.p, so you won't be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Food is alright. Depending on where you go, you can find some healthy food (so you don't have to worry about gaining the freshmen 15). There's also fast food and other restaurants located on or right next to campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you are to attend Baylor U, look at off campus housing. There's way more privacy and since the campus is pretty spread, its the same distance to your class from an off campus house at it is from a dorm. They are also really strict in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors don't allow cell phones and you don't want to pull out your cell phone anyways. Even though most classes are 50 minutes long, A LOT of material is covered (you don't want to fall behind). Try to s