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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
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alex from Pavo, GA
  • May-23-2017 I am a current student here

    Memorial is the go to spot! They have lots of food that is made to order: pasta, stirfry, flying saucers. It is not a true Baylor experience until you also try Ms. Mei's cookies. If you aren't able to eat there, Penland is open for convenience, and during the week, they stay open until 12:30 am, which is good for anyone studying late and needing to eat.

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  • 5
  • Micaha from Mobile, AL
  • May-10-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food variety ranges from vegan to meat eater. There is a restaurant for everyone. Dining plans are expensive, but you get exactly what you pay for.

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  • 5
  • Haley from Cedar Park, TX
  • Apr-18-2017 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are in relatively convenient locations around campus, and they serve pretty good food. You will learn quickly which meals are best at which halls, and will likely go out of your way to eat there multiple times a week.

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  • 4
  • Jacob from Arvada, CO
  • Mar-21-2017 I am a current student here

    There are four main dining halls across campus known as East Village, Memorial, Penland, and Brooks. All four are different and come with unique dining settings and foods that are unavailable at the other dining halls, and all come with a variety of foods for healthy (and not-so-healthy) eating. Meals do often cycle and you might be eating many of the same meals, but the dining services at Baylor really strive to provide new dishes every week for students to have. Fun Fact: Brooks Dining Hall is modeled after the dining hall in the Harry Potter films!

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  • 5
  • Jason from Houston, TX
  • Jan-22-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    With a massive selection on campus and around, you'll never be short of food with a meal plan. Which are required. So...

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  • 4
  • CLC from LA
  • Jan-17-2017 I am a current student here

    Food is good and lots of choices/options on/off campus. Chick Fil A/Starbuck's/Subway/Common Grounds are favorites.

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  • 4
  • Gabby
  • Dec-02-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food is good, lots of options. Many different options are available for students with different preferences. I have a friend with Celiac's and she loves it!

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  • 4
  • A Bear from Waco, TX
  • Nov-28-2016 I am a current student here

    Memorial must be the best dining hall at Baylor. They offer hot cookies all the time!! In total, Baylor's dining is decent. You can get both Asian food and American food here. Also, Baylor has Panda Express, Chick-fli-a and some other fantastic fast food restaurants, which is really convenient.

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  • 4
  • Miss musician from TX
  • Sep-28-2016 I am a current student here

    Variety may seem to be the bane of all college food, but there are plenty of options at Baylor, so no need to get bored to death dining here. Yes, the Penland dining hall is typically the most convenient, but going to Memorial (with the wonderful warm cookies...mmmmm) or East Village (kolaches, anyone?) or the cool, wood-paneled Brooks College dining hall is helpful for psicing things up a bit. And then there are the restaurant options- Subway, Freshii, Starbucks, Einstein Bros., Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Mooyah... I'm probably forgetting something

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  • 4
  • Ashlyn from Georgetown, TX
  • Sep-21-2016 I am a current student here

    There's tons of choices here on campus, there is 4 dining halls and several other options on campus including WhichWich, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and more. The dining hall food is good to great depending on what you get and which dining hall you're in. Most people think that Memorial Dining Hall is the best on campus and I would agree, they're famous for "flying saucers," just wait and try them.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alex from Pavo, GA
  • May-23-2017 I am a current student here

    It contains Fraternities and sororities, but it also has a multicultural greek committee that allows for certain groups to join in on greek life opportunities.

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  • 0
  • Haley from Cedar Park, TX
  • Apr-18-2017 I am a current student here

    Greek life is present but not extremely prevalent. Greek organizations can not having housing on or near campus and they are not allowed to display their greek letters. There are a few christian sororities and fraternities which are endorsed by Baylor.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Arvada, CO
  • Mar-21-2017 I am a current student here

    There are many different fraternities and sororities on Baylor's campus who all actively seek out prospective members. All of them are involved in University Sing and engage in volunteer and philanthropic endeavors. In addition, dues to Baylor's fraternities and sororities are rather low compared to many other colleges around the nation!

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  • 0
  • Jason from Houston, TX
  • Jan-22-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    While I don't know too much, I know that various greek organizations are responsible for some of the largest and longest lasting Baylor traditions. They must be both strong and loyal to the community.

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  • 0
  • CLC from LA
  • Jan-17-2017 I am a current student here

    It is non-residential but very involved with service. Competitive to get into.

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  • 0
  • Miss musician from TX
  • Sep-28-2016 I am a current student here

    There is certainly plenty to choose from for Greek life, if that's what you're looking for- from National Music Honor society to Baylor's own local organizations, (Kappa Chi Alpha, Phi Kappa Chi, and Kappa Omega Tau), there's variety when it comes to your selection from over 40 different Greek life organizations.

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  • 0
  • Ashlyn from Georgetown, TX
  • Sep-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big here, but you do not have to be in a sorority to be accepted in the community. There are plenty of sororities both national and local, some of which are Christian based some that are not. Same goes for fraternities on campus. All Greek life competes annually in a competition called "Sing," you can look it up online and it is always incredible.

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  • 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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