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Baylor University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
12,376
Total Undergrads
Including 219 Part-time
3,259
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $903,646)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $244,676)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 88 148 Yes -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 13 15 - Yes
Equestrian - 74 - -
Football 119 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Gymnastics - 28 Yes -
Soccer - 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 Yes Yes
Tennis 7 8 - Yes
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.8%
Hispanic 11.5%
Non-resident alien 3.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.4%
Two or more races 3.5%
White/non-Hispanic 68.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 50
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Spring, TX
  • 5
  • I actually loved living in the residence halls! My CL and Hall Directors were awesome, and I made so many friends in my Hall. …

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • BUStudent23
  • 4
  • Dorm life is an interesting experience! While my roommate often goes home (she only lives two hours away), we still get along great! I often get the room to myself…

  • Dec-31-2014 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Maria from Killeen, TX
  • Dec-26-2015 I am a current student here

    Dining Halls usually have the same options everyday, and the hours can sometimes be frustrating. Try and find healthier options instead of eating pizza for every meal. (But Memorial cookies; eat one everyday day)

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  • 3
  • Mark from Pearland, TX
  • Dec-16-2015 I am a current student here

    Dining on campus is available practically all the time. The Waco food venues are great experiences.

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  • 4
  • Tim from Sugar Land, TX
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Overall good. Some days you may get something you may not like. But I've sincerely enjoyed Baylor's dining halls.

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  • 4
  • Daniela from Waco, TX
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Decent. One dining hall is open until midnight which is nice when its late and you're hungry but dont want to drive anywhere.

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  • 3
  • Sam from Waco, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Dining halls aren't great but the cookies make up for the okay food. Trust me, I'm not exaggerating they are fantastic!!!

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Plano, TX
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    Eh, I mean it's cafeteria food. Brooks for breakfast, East Village is best at lunch, and Penland for dinner.

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  • 3
  • Brittany
  • Jun-19-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining halls aren't terrible and there are lots of really cool local restaurants!

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  • 3
  • BUStudent23
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is actually pretty delicious! Of course, it isn't mom's good home cooking! But, it is cooked and from scratch, too (except things like burgers, fries, and etc.). They have a variety food like fish, potatoes, several other types of vegetables, salad bars, ice cream, turkey, chicken, and much more! There are restaurants around the campus. However, I don't have much experience with them. The neat thing is that I live next to Common Grounds (which is a small coffee shop that has live music shows during the week), so I am able to enjoy live music quite often from the comfort of my dorm.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Maria from Killeen, TX
  • Dec-26-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is big at Baylor. The fraternities and sororities are very connected in philanthropy around Waco. Although they can be fun, they are not 100% necessary to make your Baylor experience great.

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  • 0
  • Sam from Waco, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    A little different at Baylor, you rush in the spring and there are no Greek houses on campus.

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  • 0
  • Allison
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Seems predominant on campus, however I promise you don't have to be in one to enjoy the best that Baylor offers.

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  • 0
  • John from Beasley, TX
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of fraternities and sororities out there for all those that are interested.

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  • 0
  • Maryssa from Killeen, TX
  • Oct-26-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Almost traditional. You may be ignored by some of the girls if you aren't involved.

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  • 0
  • Raul from Killeen, TX
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Baylor University offers dozens of fraternity and sorority organizations ranging from academic based, heritage based, and goal based to prospective students.

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  • 0
  • Bailey from Kersey, CO
  • Oct-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities on the campus. Some are specific only to Baylor, which means they are not known nationally. Some are PanHellenic and will be known from college to college.

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  • 0
  • Madison from Fort Worth, TX
  • Jun-17-2014 I am a current student here

    I don't participate in Greek Life but it's a pretty big deal here and many people rush, though it does take up a lot of time.

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  • 0
  • Gabriele from Cypress, TX
  • Mar-18-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    We have what's called Dry Greek Life. Which means no alcohol allowed. Our greek life is more of a student council helping with campus events and with community service. It's a great way to meet people you'll be friends for life with and it's a great way to serve your community.

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