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  • 12/26/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never not felt save while being here at Baylor. The Baylor golfcart is a service where a golfcart will help transport you at night around campus. There are also many emergency posts around campus that you can activate if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has every club and activity you can think of. At the beginning of the year, Late Night at The SLC showcases all of them! Different clubs set up booths around campus so you can see all of them.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love independent study and small class sizes, Baylor is for you! The average class size is 30 students, which makes learning the names of your classmates very easy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One Baylor Tradition is called, Tortilla Tossing which is where you try and toss tortillas on a pillar from a downtown suspension bridge. However many it takes to get one on the pillar represents how many relationships you'll be in until you get married. It's silly but so fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is very expensive, but the experience and the atmosphere makes it sooo worth it. Baylor is the only college that lets students run out onto the field before the game, which is so fun! Even though it is expensive, Baylor has so many scholarships available to students. There is also a network of alumni who have scholarships specifically for current Baylor Students.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is such a cute, small town!!! Find a group of friends and explore Cameron Park, The Dr. Pepper Museum, and The Silos!

    Food and Dining

    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)

    Dorm Life

    Baylor Dorms are very expensive, but there are a lot of options depending on what you're looking for. Baylor also has different living communities that connect you with students who share the same interests; like fine arts, education, and outdoor adventure!

    Academic Rigor

    College is big step up from Highschool. Teachers give heavy reading assignments, and many courses are composed of only a few Exam Grades. Keep a planner, and don't forget to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    -The Best Cookies you will ever have in your life will be waiting for you at Memorial Dining Hall -Save your dining dollars till the end as much as possible, because you'll be sick of dining hall food a few months in, and the Chikfila Express will be calling your name in the Sub -New Students are just as eager to make new friends; Introduce yourself! -GO TO LINE CAMP. RUN THE LINE AT FOOTBALL GAMES -Save your chapel skips until the end of the Semester, use that time to grab, family breakfast with some friends

    In three sentences

    Waco has become my new home. Baylor is the perfect University for students who want to receive quality education and make genuine friendships in a welcoming, Christian environment. Baylor has big name Athletics, but small class sizes- perfect for engaged learning.

  • 12/16/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is an honor to be a Baylor Bear, and it is 100% worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Watch movies. Go to the marina, park, or local hangout spots in Waco.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a great way to get to know everyone and find future roommates whenever you move off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard. They require rigorous studying but professors are available for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take dual credit and AP classes for credit. Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Get involved ASAP.

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere. The faculty and staff love the students and actually care about you as an individual. The students are so compassionate.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never had an issue with concern to my safety while at Baylor. There are plenty of police officers driving around campus to ensure the safety of all students. There is even a dispatch area on campus that people can reach when they call 911 so that help will be extremely close.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't say it's unusual, but I surely enjoy Dr. Pepper Hour. Every Tuesday from 3-4 pm, they have Dr. Pepper floats served at the Student Union Building. Absolutely delicious!

    What to do for fun

    There is a multitude of social clubs, intermural sports, academic clubs, etc that will surely interest anyone looking for extracurricular activities. Waco has some pretty nice attractions (Waco Zoo, Cameron Park, Farmers Market, Dr. Pepper Museum, etc) that can keep you occupied and content.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    I happen to live in a dorm that, I think, is the nicest of them all: Brooks Flats. But a lot of dorms at Baylor are currently being renovated so incoming freshman may be able to have more options for nicer and renovated dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course, it varies with each individual, but depending on major, studying habits, etc, the academic rigor will be experienced differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any college, students must come in prepared to work and utilize time wisely to ensure their own success.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school with great academics and a wonderful social environment. Baylor, with its small classes, allows for the ultimate success of all of its students. Along with academics, Baylor is a Christian school unapologetic of its faith and openly practices it for all to see and worship!

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

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

    In three sentences

    Greek. Religous. Football.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety poles everywhere and Baylor has its own police force that can respond quickly to emergencies.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name, a lot of cultural and service organizations, plus very amazing religious organizations that do really fun stuff.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a medium sized college, but that has a feel of a small community. You see people you know everywhere and there is something for everyone if they are willing to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Common Grounds is a coffee shop on the edge of campus that is an old restored house that serves amazing drinks and is a good study spot.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive to attend but Ito is all worth it because of the astounding academics and Christian atmosphere of the university as a whole. Also, there are a lot of scholarships Baylor offers, you just have to apply:)

    What to do for fun

    Waco has a ton of things to do such as the movies (only $5), Cameron park near the Brazos River, awesome shops in downtown, the Cameron Park Zoo, Katie's Custard, walks on the suspension bridge, it's fantastic! Baylor has a great theatre program, fabulous choir performances, and big events throughout the year with all-campus games and food for holidays.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are fairly new, and all of them host really cool hall events that help you make friends. Instead of normal RA's Baylor had Community Leadeers (CL's) on each floor and they are great people to just talk to about more than just housing problems. Wouldn't recommend potluck roommate, but that's just because of personal experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Not all Baylor classes are hard, but professors do like to engage students in ways that other universities might not. There are small class sizes so professors have individual attention with students and the Honors program at Baylor is very rigorous to prepare you for graduate school. Computer science and pre-med are both really great programs, but be prepared to have discipline and determination to stick it out unti the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that you will be challenged academically but that there are so many resources to help you out if you are struggling. Don't be afraid to explore Waco because it is a fantastic city and the people are awesome. Run the Line when you're a freshman because it is super fun and don't think it's weird to show school spirit.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a University founded on Christian values, and this creates a unique and supportive atmosphere for students. There are so many people who pour into students and traditions such as the Baylor Line, Christmas on Fifth, Pigskin, etc that bring the school together in an amazing way. The campus is beautiful, the football team is great, and Waco is a unique small town with tons of cool things for college students to do.

  • 09/25/2015

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

    6 of 301

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Am I wondering how religious is the school? How many religious classes do I need to take? Also do I need to transfer to the Baylor College of Medicine to get my PhD after finishing a Bachelor's at Baylor or can I get it at Baylor's main campus? Thank You

  • 06/25/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 301

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study, explore waco, and study.

    Food and Dining

    Great services, hours are a bit difficult but if you manage time well you will be fine.

    Dorm Life

    Depends which dorm you go to, do A LOT of research and decide which would be best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Easy to get into, but hard to do well in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before hand and make sure you fell in love with it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great sized school with great professors and employees. Don't let Waco worry you, you will learn to love it. Baylor puts God first, academics seconds, and football third

  • 06/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 301

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ADVENTURE! Explore Waco, it's actually pretty great. Cameron Park is always fun, and Austin + Dallas are nearby.

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    They are renovating the campus dorm by dorm and soon they will all be co-ed. I lived in an all girls dorm (woot woot Ruth Collins) and the community was great. CL's are more than CL's and become your friends and confidants, and the girls in your hall become friends for a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty rigorous for those in pre-health, pre-law, or business paths.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come in thinking you can get away with what you did in high school. Classes are actually tough.

    In three sentences

    I am so glad I chose Baylor as my home for the next four years. The atmosphere and people are so great, and (most) of the professors actually want to help you succeed.

  • 06/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 301

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Baylor has a lot of different student organizations that you can be involved in and there are also lots of unique shops and things to do in Waco

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet people and get involved on campus

  • 03/02/2015

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

    10 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Great variety, even within each place that you go to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is friendly and personable.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on what major you go into. There are also honors programs that are more rigorous.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has a gorgeous campus that is not too big but not too small. All the students and professors are friendly and love to talk to you. There are lots of options for places to stay, things to do, and there is a great variety in people that you will meet.

  • 02/05/2015

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

    11 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Its definitely worth checking out if you want a good college to go to.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is very very pretty. It makes you forget that you are in a city. I personally enjoyed visiting the campus.

  • 12/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

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

    What to do for fun

    Explore the restaurant scene. Kitok's, Vitek's, Cafe Capp... The suspension bridge and tortilla tossing make for a fun study break.

    Dorm Life

    Go potluck! Don't room with that friend from high school.

    In three sentences

    Baylor offers a Christian environment to support the eager student on their journey to earning a degree and making an impact on the world around them. Students from all walks of life attend Baylor and have no problem finding their niche. Baylor is known for its stellar sports, kind students, caring professors, all complemented by a strong bond to its Christian heritage.

  • 12/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite safe. Of course, it is always important that you take safety precautions like not travelling at night unless you need to and to travel with someone if you do. They are good at notifying students through their alert system which sends calls, texts, and emails to students as well as the alarms on campus being set off when necessary.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There isn't anything that is too strange at Baylor. The only thing that stuck out to me is the fact that Fountain Mall has no fountain. You can imagine how very lost I was the first week I was there. XD

    Bang for the buck

    Depending where you are from, the stores in Waco are either more expensive or cheaper than what you are used to. If you are looking to save money, H.E.B., Family Dollar, and Dollar General are your stores and they are your friends. You can find just about anything at those places. The products are of decent quality and you certainly get more bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is a small town. So, if you are looking for a plethora of cool places to relax and have fun, this isn't the place for you. Your choices are on campus, restaurants, shops, and movie theaters. There are plenty of events on campus that you can attend. First of all, a great way to start off your arrival at the University as an official freshman/transfer student is to participate in welcome week. I met wonderful people! I even gained a few friends (and making friends is an extremely important thing for you to do!)! As the semester goes on, Rush Week happens, homecoming is lively, the football games are fantastic (sic'em Bears!!! :D), basketball season begins towards the end of the semester, and student groups begin various projects. There are always seminars of various types to attend, and so many more things occur also. Fun is there, but, as a college student, there is a thin line between fun and trouble. Be wise in your choices of fun.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    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 which allows me to get in studying during the day or night without distraction or having to search for a good spot. The community leaders (CLs) are fantastic people and the other girls in the dorm are just as friendly. We have a basement that is a kitchen/recreational room that allows for cooking, get-togethers, and fun. Despite my objections to having to live in a dorm, I am actually glad I do because I've met wonderful people and I don't have an excuse (unless I am actually sick) to miss class since I live on campus! :)

    Academic Rigor

    A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Those words are famously attributed to Winston Churchill. And his statement proves true for everything we attempt. College is not easy, but it really is what you make it out to be. While the academic rigor of Baylor University is certainly not low, handling it isn't impossible. You have to be willing to put in the hard work to get the grades you want which means your priorities have to be straight. Baylor is not a university where you can just get by in class and do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Firstly, researching is your friend. Research the schools you're interested in and begin early. This fact is especially useful for those who have no idea where they want to go. I didn't know Baylor was my school until I began researching it. Secondly, visit the campus. If you love it, visit more than once. You really need to get a feel for it. The campus atmosphere is more important to your success in school than you than you think. If you are comfortable then you can focus and excel as you should. Lastly (and maybe the most essential to giving your wallet a break), never end your search for scholarships! Always search and apply to as many scholarships as you can during weekends, breaks, and other down-time periods.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and the people are friendly, helpful, and kind. Also, the courses are rigorous, but they supplement learning. I'm glad I chose the school and I love it here!

  • 12/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Fantastic food! Style for every taste, buffet style and personal. Food service workers are happy and clean. 4 stars instead of 5 because there's only one dining hall open on the weekends that serves the same menu.

    Dorm Life

    Community Leaders (sort of like RA's) are very supportive and active. Hall directors and Chaplains host activities to help adjust to dorm living. Secure ID opened doors everywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult but do-able. Professors love to help and even take time outside of office hours to assist with whatever problems that may be had. It is easy to get behind if a class is skipped.

  • 12/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. There is a service that starts at around 9 at night till about 6 in the morning where a golf cart can pick you up and take you anywhere on campus. There are other services like that also. Everyone has to swipe their ID in order to get into their dorm and even their rooms.

    What to do for fun

    Although Waco is small, there are tons of things to do for fun. Students get into all home games for free like football and basketball. I also like to go to the movies occasionally. There are also a lot of events that happen on campus everyday. If you are in extra curricular activities then of course you will be more involved and always doing fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    Although the dining halls are all you can eat it gets tiring. It also depends on which dining hall you go to, what you eat, and how many times you go to a specific dining hall. Some dining halls serve better food than others. For instance, Memorial has the best chocolate chip cookies and Penland has a variety of wings on Wednesdays.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is different for everyone. It really is what you make it. There are general dorms where boys are in one hall and girls are in another, but there are also halls specifically for your major and those are co-ed. Usually community leaders try and keep you involved so that you are not stuck in your room all the time being lonely.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes push you to do your very best. You have to put in a great deal of time into studying and you must pay attention in classes in order to pass. Even though it is a lot of work, it benefits you in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start learning study habits and try to figure out what works for you because college classes are very different from high school classes. Make sure that you do your work because professors will not hunt you down to do your work or remind you when its due. If you find yourself having difficulty in any class there are tons of free resources on campus and even attending your professors office hours will definitely help.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is such an amazing school. Everyone is very friendly and courteous. All of the staff really cares about your success and will provide any help that they can in order to make sure you have the opportunity to reach your goal.

  • 12/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a courtesy escort and police that monitor the campus 24/7. If there is any danger it would only be if leaving campus to the other side of Waco.

    Clubs and Activities

    Several of the clubs I have scouted are very interesting and honestly I would love to do them. If only it did not conflict with my work schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Immortal Ten- Is a short respectful talk about the ten basketball players who died during Homecoming 1927. Afterwards, Freshmen take candles and walk over to construct a huge bonfire using wooden pallets. Pretty interesting and enjoyable Homecoming moment.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, Baylor University is quite a hefty sum, a big reason why I decided to attend is the fact I got several scholarships that priced it lower than my perspective other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    Study, Netflix, Work, and Eat. Repeat. Yup I'm a boring person xD.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall at Baylor is really good in comparison to other colleges' dining halls. Of course, it doesn't compare to a home-cooked meal, but it's not a bad substitute.

    Dorm Life

    I really really reallyyyyyyy would recommend living at Martin if you are a freshman male who values cleanliness and a peaceful atmosphere. For girls the dorms are remodel and look gorgeous. The specific dorms for engineers, business, pre-med, and so on are on point. It is just the general male dorms are needing to be upgraded.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are a bit of a step up from your regular high school classes since the teachers are not paid to care if you fall behind. However, since this is Baylor, teachers will try their best to encourage you to attend study sessions and their office hours if they see a red flag such as failing a test or doing poorly on the homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read, read, and read 1 more time the syllabus given on the first day. Then plan a schedule accordingly to ace every single one of your tests out of the park. For instance, study for a biology test a week- a few days in advance. Do not procrastinate by any means in college. Again, priority academics over that one movie you wish to see or going to a party if you know you need more time to review your flashcards for your required language course. Also, there are TA sessions as well as study sessions offered if you should need it. Personally however, the best way to study is to use your brain by yourself at least for a few hours before going to ask for help. Do not forget the Internet is a great tool for self-improvement.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a beautiful campus to attend and earn an undergraduate degree. With new buildings being under construction as well as Big 12 Champion streak, Baylor is a new contender for a top private university in Texas for Medical, Business, and Computer Science focuses/majors. Not to mention, great social and campus involvement.

  • 12/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 301

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Tortilla tossing, sailgating, going to football games, going to the Student Gaming Room, Student Life Center, taking advantage of all the sport utilities.

    Food and Dining

    Food gets kind of stale after a while, but hey its college cafeteria food. It does it job. The dining halls do have a great schedule, providing food almost any time you are hungry throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are getting kind of old but are going to be renovated next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent Academics

    Tips for prospective students

    1.Definitely apply to this amazing university 2.Get ready to be amazed at how incredibly nice the student population and faculty and staff is, NO LIE! 3. It is not easy work. You have to try your hardest throughout the whole year in order to get the grades you want.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is exactly as it it promoted by its fellow alumni. It is a 4 year private Baptist University that provides an amazing and rigorous academic program, which prepares its students for life after college. It includes the Christian aspect perfectly thus aiding its goal of shaping students into well-rounded ethical persons.

  • 11/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I am on the meal plan and it is wonderful and the food doesn't taste like cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    I have a single dorm room and my own private bathroom so I can't complain much. The people that live in my dorm have become some of my best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, just because you excelled at a certain subject in high school won't make it easy for you in college. Do either concurrent enrollment or get high scores on your AP exams so that you don't have to take a bunch of general education classes.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful campus that is easily navigated. Great teachers who are willing to help. Wonderful students that are also very helpful and I have made great friends here.

  • 11/19/2014

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

    19 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe as almost all parts of campus are lit up.

    Greek Life

    I am unfamiliar with the Greek Life on campus unfortunately.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has around 200 clubs and activities to participate in, ranging from a rock climbing team, to a quidditch team (Harry Potter fans).

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students especially those pursuing the medical field and those who enjoy extracurricular activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has wonder traditions such as Homecoming, and Christmas on 5th street. Both are events you do not want to miss. Baylor also features a stadium very close to the Brazos River, convenient for Sailgating the waterlogged alternative to Tailgating where you tailgate on a boat on the Brazos river

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is a private university so expect the cost to be more than a public university, however since Baylor is private, the classes and experience are well worth the price

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has many extracurricular activities as well as a large Student Life Center featuring everything from basketball courts, to an indoor gym, to rock climbing walls.

    Food and Dining

    food choices are abundant, and differ greatly from dining hall to dining hall

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorm options to choose from, aside from regular housing, there are fraternities and sororities as well as Living and Learning Centers where you will be housed with people who enjoy the same disciplines as you.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are strong at Baylor. Classes are important and should be taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a trip to the campus, I was very lackadaisical as to which college I wanted to go to. Upon taking a campus tour, it became clear which college I wanted to attend

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a beautiful campus, blossoming with young adults furthering their careers and education. No matter what extracurricular you enjoy, you will always find a group willing to participate on the Baylor campus. Overall, a stunning campus that will amaze you and change your mind about going anywhere else

  • 11/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 301

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Baylor has its own police department and you will constantly find them riding through campus watching out for people. Most all doors require that you scan your ID to enter as to keep people safe from unwelcome visitors. In addition, campus PD also has a shuttle golf cart that runs after 11PM to take people home if they feel unsafe walking home alone. Baylor also has telephone poles that dial the emergency numbers in the case that a student is in need of help.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There's just about a club for everything and there are lot of ways to get involved in just about every aspect of campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    At Baylor you will definitely receive a quality education and have many great times as a student and even as an alumnus. Our degrees are looking better and better as people begin to realize what genuinely good programs we have here. Not once since I have been here have I regretted deciding to come here.

    What to do for fun

    The Student Life Center is open till midnight and there you will find basketball courts, a pool, a rock climbing wall, a track, racquetball rooms, and various exercise equipment. The Student Union Building also has a game room in its basement with a bowling alley and pool tables and such. Aside from these places there are a couple of gyms, tennis courts, and you can even do things like take sailing classes on campus. Football games are exciting to go to and downtown Waco definitely has some gyms for college students. Cameron Park down University Parks Drive is a very expansive park situated on the Brazos with disc golf courses and hiking trails as well as places to just hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Most often all the on-campus food is good and places are open late enough for everyone to get something to eat. The dining halls are buffet style and the food is of pretty decent quality but every now and again the food will have its off days. Luckily there are four dining halls and several more on campus retail restaurants so finding something good is never a problem.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms on campus are newer than others and are thus much nicer and better equipped than the older ones. There are perks to living in all of the residence halls however so the biggest challenge is think about what matters most to you in a room and try and submit your preferences early to get to live in a place that suits you the best.

    Academic Rigor

    While some courses are easier and have light course loads, others have lots of work to do and if you don't learn how to manage yourself it can become stressful trying to finish everything that's been assigned.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a current student, I would suggest for for prospective students to check out all the endowed scholarships that the university has and apply for as many as you can to reduce the overall cost of attending a private university. I would also check out all the mini events that they have for prospective students and talk to people and really get the feel for how things work at the university.

    In three sentences

    As a student at Baylor, I honestly couldn't have asked for a better place to find myself situated for my education. Class sizes are on the smaller side so professors actually have the opportunity to get to know you and understand what is going on with your life and be able to work with you when times get tough. Baylor is ripe with traditions and spirit and as a student you will always be proud to call yourself a Baylor Bear.

  • 10/26/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    The cops roaming around make it pretty safe.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to choose from! Just not swimming.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Serenading Baylor Line

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations that you fit in with and you'll have a blast!

    Food and Dining

    East Village has the best food.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are quite old and dingy and small, but the newer dorms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Quite rigorous, especially for nursing and pre-med students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! If you can join a sorority, do it. It's kind of a tradition.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has an incredible academic program and beautiful campus. The classes I've heard are fairly challenging, but not impossible to pass. They are also expensive, but financial aid should be able to help quite a bit.

  • 10/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety and a sense of security is a very high priority at Baylor. With an open campus, anyone can enter the campus grounds. However, police and security patrol the streets and are often able to respond within a minute or two to a call. At night when walking across campus, shuttle services free of charge are offered to pedestrians to get to a particular location safely. Furthermore, entrance to dorm halls requires a student ID card. Lastly, Baylor University has dozens of â??emergency polesâ?? posted throughout campus, poles that allow a person to quickly and directly contact police officers.

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of students organizations at Baylor ranging from the academic based to the religion focused to the sports oriented along with many more in between. If you have an interest in a particular sport, religion, or even academic discipline, chances are that Baylor has a club already addressing that particular interest. However, for students whose needs are not met, Baylor offers a streamlined process to charter a club or organization, an opportunity that is a once in a lifetime and looks very food on future resumes.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor University is best suited for students who have high goals and hopes set in achieving an education along with a strong desire to pursue hobbies, passions, and relationships with other people. With a student population of about 15,000, Baylor University is a large school offering new students an opportunity to make many new friends. Open-mindedness is also a key component to enjoying yourself at Baylor. Perseverance and dedication are also key traits that students who hope to attend Baylor should have. When the going gets tough, it is up to you to continue through your journey and not stop or turn around. Furthermore, with hundreds of organizations and academic opportunities at Baylor University, nearly all prospective student's desires and needs may be satisfied. However, to do all this, a student should understand that they should be willing to take advantage of these opportunities. They are out there. You simply must seek them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the strangest yet most interesting things I dude in my first week on Baylor was go â??tunnel runningâ??. Next to the bear exhibit, which actually houses two Brown Bears, is a large tunnel that runs from one side of the campus to the other. On the inside of the tunnel are water, graffiti, and an eerie darkness. It is definitely not for the faint of heart and more aimed at thrill seekers. â??Fountain Hoppingâ?? is the act of running from one fountain to the next and jumping in it with several friends. It is a great way to spend a summer night and is usually done with multiple people. A large number of people do it at least once while attending Baylor. Other traditions include climbing the rock wall pillar at the Student Life Center, a feat many students struggle to accomplish, hosting Super Smash Bros tournaments at dorm halls, and anything on Fountain Mall, a large field located right in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor University is more than just about receiving an education or college degree. It is about forming relationships and discovering who you are as a student. This discovery is explored through students, professors, and participation in organizations and events. The value of Baylor is there; it is simply up to the student to actually seize opportunities presented to them. Otherwise, the student will simply attend classes and only receive an education rather than an experience.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor University offers many opportunities and locations to have fun such as the Student Life Center, the largest gym on campus. The gym has weights, cardio machines, racquetball courts, ping pong tables, basketball courts, a swimming pool, hot tub, rock climbing pillar and more. There are also trails available to run on along with various activities throughout the year such as movie nights, intramural sports, attend football games, meet people, form game nights with video game tournaments and more. There is literally an endless amount of things to do as long as you are creative and collaborate with others.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food at Baylor is very high. Exotic foods are constantly cooked such as Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian along with national favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and wings. There is a salad bar also available in all dining halls. For the health conscientious, nutritional values are also provided for nearly every food served ranging from cookies to pizza and everything in between. Fresh fruits, yogurt, ice cream, and cereal also are always present. The only downside of the dining is that the dishes arenâ??t always thoroughly washed. Some plates and utensils will have previous food grime which can really kill anybodyâ??s appetite.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at Baylor tend to be very plain and basic. They are small little rooms which are meant to provide a place to sleep, study, house items, relax, and privacy. The rooms tend to have many issues which need to be addressed before moving in to ensure that you are not charged for any previous damage such as chipped paint, broken door knobs, loose handles, and any other issues. However, your dorm being this way kind of encourages you to go out and find something to do rather than be in your room all day. As for your fellow residents, most of them will be very friendly, and you will get to know them quite well. The same canâ??t be said for your roommate. Not everybody will get a roommate they click with. Some will hate their roommates and others will love them. It is a risk you take in randomly being assigned a roommate. However, you can request that you get a particular roommate. Activities and events tend to be organized around residence halls. These include movie night, sporting events, video game tournaments, and discussions. Dorm life is very satisfactory but lacking in the actual dorm department.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses and classes offered are rigorous and require plenty of studying and dedication. They are not impossible but should not be taken lightly. Core classes such as sciences, math, English, and history really test your merit. They require daily studying with at least 30 minutes dedicated to each course; doing so greatly increases your chances of success but does not ensure it. Tutoring, organized group study sessions, and office hours are all offered for these classes to help you achieve the highest grade possible. Furthermore, some professors and instructors offer extra credit; take advantage of it! Most instructors will not provide personal extra credit opportunities if you are failing. Even if you have a 95 in the class, taking the time to invest in that extra credit opportunity would be very advisable. Electives are abundant and plentiful. Some are like balloons. They are present but hold no real weight or substance behind them. Others are packed to the brim with helpful information for your future career. Which classes would you rather have to help you later in life? Electives, however, are very difficult to fail and are often not demanding thus evening out the workload you have and must maintain. In conclusion, classes are difficult but very passable. It is simply up to you to make passing a reality.

    Tips for prospective students

    As the purpose of any university is to distribute knowledge and provide life skills to students, so too does Baylor University pride itself on these aspects. To be successful in Baylor you must have friends; they help you up when you are down, provide laughter, life experiences, memories, and overall, keep you sane in a time where your schedule is insane. Although a simple studying habit that has been said countless times throughout your life by teachers and instructors, do not cram! I cannot stress this enough. Every day, you must dedicate at the minimum 3 hours of studying to really perform well in class. Furthermore, building relationships with your professors is key to gaining opportunities and showing that you truly appreciate their work. The dreaded Freshman 15 is a real thing at Baylor. With an abundance of food and nobody telling you what you can and can't eat as was done in high school, it is your responsibility to take care of your body; this includes eating right and working out. Be open-minded. Your beliefs may not be in accordance with other studentâ??s beliefs. Many people come from different religious backgrounds, states, heritages, and upbringings. Although Baylor is a private Christian University, not everybody is Christian nor should be expected to be one. I find that meeting people who are different from me will provide the experience necessary to deal with people of different backgrounds in my future career. Overall, college can be an amazing experience for anybody but only if you apply yourself and participate.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a respectable University with a strong focus on academics and student life. Classes and courses offered are rigorous and meant to provide students with the highest education possible along with the opportunity to build strong new relationships with other individuals through student organizations and activities. Combine these aspects with the beautiful green campus, high quality food, and positive environment and staff, and Baylor University welcomes one and welcomes all.

  • 10/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe, even late at night. We have an open campus which could be scary, however, we have our own campus police department, emergency buttons, and shuttles late at night. No one should ever feel in danger, I sure don't. All of the important phone numbers are given to you during welcome week of school, so you always have them if you need them.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about two hundred different clubs for students to enjoy and take part in. Clubs include things like sports, sororities, and volunteer work. Everyone is sure to find at least something that they enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    There are many areas for students to meet new people and stay occupied if they are feeling homesick. There are tutors for students who need them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor Line for freshman to run across the field before home football games. Our campus also has the bear habitat, where two live bears stay on campus with us.

    What to do for fun

    There are more than two hundred clubs to join. Freshman are encouraged to participate in the Baylor Line, which allows students to run across the field before every home game at the new McClain Stadium. Common Grounds coffee shop also has musical performers and poets come in regularly to entertain students.

    Food and Dining

    Staying healthy in college can be a struggle, but our campus offers many great choices. Fruit and vegetables are always offered and you can always find something that sounds good. There are four dining halls on campus, as well as restaurants such as Chick-fil-A and Starbucks when you want something different.

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms have community leaders that help with moving in, getting settled, and adjusting to college life. They are there for any kind of help, which is always nice. Most of the residence halls have also recently been remodeled or are in that process now, and they are all very nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Students are always encouraged to do their best. If extra help is needed, there are plenty of tutors and study groups available to help. Many professors offer to drop the students lowest test score for the semester, if the student has missed under a certain number of absences; I take advantage of that!

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should schedule a tour with the visitor center, so they can see all of the wonderful things that Baylor University has to offer. I also recommend checking the intended major, for the program that allows students to earn their Masters in five years instead of six.

    In three sentences

    Baylor has been an unbelievable experience. There are plenty of resources available to students struggling with classes or that want to maintain high grades. The campus is beautiful!

  • 07/21/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Never tasted the food, but I am assuming it is normal.

    Dorm Life

    Never visited the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    High Quality.

  • 06/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is super safe we not only have Waco PD but Baylor itself has police officers, off campus is a different story though. Most consider Baylor to be in the Baylor Bubble.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost every sport plus random things like quidditch, chess, swing dance, ect. Most studies have clubs, like psychology. We have two Asian clubs and one Indian and an African student club. It would be nearly impossible to find a club you didn't fit into. One just has to look.

    Great for these types of students

    Many different types of people. You just have to look and see if it is a good fit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Baylor Line is one of my favorite traditions; you can only do it as a freshman so take advantage! Also every Tuesday is Dr. Pepper float which is blue bell ice cream and DP. There are MANY welcome week traditions that are suppose to be a surprise so I won't tell but I'm not going to lie they aren't my favorites. Except for the candlelight ceremony which is amazing. Homecoming Parade and Bonfire are cool, but I think a little over rated... Dia Del Oso is one of the best traditions and its where everyone has a Thursday off in spring. Baylor provides activities and food trucks and off campus there's a bunch of parties.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor offers tons of scholarships and financial aid, even if you wouldn't receive financial aid from the Government. With that and set tuition Baylor is still a Private school and still expensive but after what aid and scholarships I have it's actually cheaper for me to go here. The cost is really intimidating but its not as bad as it seems on the surface.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has tons of organizations and groups. The Rec center (know as the SLC- pronounced Slick) has a pool with hot tub and slide, ping pong tables and lots of other fun things. The Student Union building has pool and bowling that is pretty cheap. But like I said before; while there are some things to do on campus, the City of Waco is pretty boring. There's a few things here and there but if you're looking for night life, Waco isn't your town.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are expensive, but I think Baylor dining halls have some of the best food out of any college. (know remember it is still dining hall food) It's all you can eat with variety and if you are like some of my friends who enjoy eating the same thing everyday then there is always the basics: Salad bar, pizza, hamburger, chicken sandwich, french fries and normally grilled cheese. Each dining hall has its specialties and most have Gluten Free freezer where there's bread, cereal and sometimes pasta they can make. Future students must be aware of desserts because they make gaining your freshman 15 super easy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are old, except for the premed and engineering dorms (which you have to apply to) most of the freshman dorms are your typical old, tiny room, community bath dorms. And they are pretty expensive. If you're one of those people that is just living in the dorm for the first year because you have to, just grin and bear it; then next year you can move out. But there are many Living and Learning Centers which are dorms that focus on a specific thing like Leadership, premed, ect and create a community out of it and I would definitely recommend looking into these.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fairly rigorous but the faculty and staff want to help. Baylor has SI's which are like tutors but for the class you're taking. They are upper classmen that have received an A in that particular class and also attend the period you do; then twice a week have their own lesson where they give you extra study material and go over what was taught. It really helps especially when most college classes are lecture and test only. (I am a science major and I believe most classes that have SI's are science and religion)

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the Religious emphasis, I love that aspect but many students come to this school not realizing how enforced it is. Also Waco the town is awful, Austin is an hour south and DFW two hours North, but if you are looking for a fun college town Waco isn't it.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a great size; small enough for good teacher to student ratios in classrooms, but no so small it feels like you never left high school. Students can always find help for whatever problems they need through the career center, academic advisement, and many other useful free tools. Baylor is geared towards first year students with many organizations and programs one can be involved in, it's a great way to find friends.

  • 05/14/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Looks like they have parties!

    Food and Dining

    Looking for good food

    Dorm Life

    Considering living in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Looking into accounting.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is currently one of my top school choices. Its seems like a really fun school to go to. Anyone have any thing to say about Baylor?

  • 04/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 301

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    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are open at reasonable times on weekdays - early enough for someone to get some breakfast before an 8:00 class, and usually close enough to reach on foot in decent time. As for the selection, it's not exactly great, especially if you're a picky eater.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say much about all of the dorms (there's quite a few of them), but if you're a guy, you might get into the Martin residence hall, like I did. Honestly, it isn't THAT great. Usually you'll get some peace and quiet late at night, but there are times when the other guys will have conversations across the hallway.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough, yes, but if you've been accepted to here, you should be able to do just fine. Read the material before class, do the homework, take good notes, and it shouldn't be that much of an issue.

  • 04/16/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Chick-fil-a and the largest Starbucks in the world. Heck yes.

    Dorm Life

    I'll be living in the Honors Residential College, and I'm extremely excited!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm going into the Honors College with BIC and the Honors Program.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO FALL/SPRING PREMIERE. It is the best, most informative thing I could have done!

    In three sentences

    I fell in love with Baylor from the very first time I set foot on the campus. It is without a doubt the most inviting, beautiful and openly faithful college I visited (others being Texas A&M, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University.) I cannot imagine myself anywhere else and I am so excited to attend!

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor has a very safe atmosphere, with an active police force protecting students all the time. A late night shuttle service is even available with just a phone call if you do find yourself needing to travel across campus late at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of student organizations to fit all your interests!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students that want opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso (the yearly spring festival) is a great time! A day off classes and lots of fun activities, including concerts and special dining experiences, Dia Del Oso is a much appreciated break!

    Bang for the buck

    While the cost is high, the quality is higher.

    What to do for fun

    Baylor has many activities that will keep you busy when you do have some free time. With hundreds of student organizations, fraternities and sororities, recreational sports and facilities, and a great active community there is always something new to do and enjoy! Unfortunately, the city of Waco, where Baylor University is located, isn't the most entertaining of towns, though.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus dining is good, but not great. The convenience of having a hot meal made and ready when you want it is nice, but I personally prefer cooking for myself. A good thing though is that there is a lot of variety at all of the many dining halls and you are never too far from any of them when you are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The many dorms on campus provide a lot of good bonding with your peers. While freshmen are required to live in an on-campus dorm, the experience is really good for your personal development â?? as a student and as a part of a community.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at Baylor University are a bit tough, but it's only because you're with the best! Standards are high but they drive you to succeed, and every professor is willing and available to help you whenever you need. Education is about quality at Baylor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in one of the many campus activities and organizations. With over 15,000 students there are more than enough opportunities to make connections and do good â?? for yourself and for others!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University provides a quality education in a variety of fields. With a strong campus community and professors who care, the connections and education you build here will last a lifetime. Attending Baylor is an enjoyable promise for success.

  • 03/18/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    Unfortunately, Baylor doesn't have its own police station like UT does, but we do have police posts all over campus that you press a button on whenever you're in trouble and it sends your location to 911. Since Baylor is a small knit community, you don't need to feel paranoid or scared. It's a very safe place to walk around at night in.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have SO many clubs and activities from club sports to intramural sports to Harry Potter Clubs. A lot of people join intramural sports because it's fun and you don't need a whole lot of commitment during the week! I've heard there's always a club to join and anyone can join them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Line Camp for incoming freshman - 5 days you live in a dorm the summer before your freshman year, and you spend the entire week meeting new people, playing in friendly competition, and having fun. Christmas on 5th Street - right before Christmas, everyone celebrates together with carriage rides and lighting the Christmas Tree, and so much more. All University Sing - singing competition with the winner singing at Homecoming. Homecoming - students participate in concerts, receptions, speeches, class reunions, singing, a parade, a pep rally, and the big football game. Dr. Pepper Hour- for an hour every Tuesday, the students get together in the Student Center and hang out. Move in Day - the student moving in doesn't have to touch a thing! Baylor volunteers take your boxes and dorm decor up to your room for you. Diadeloso - students take a day off of classes and celebrate the Day of the Bear with fun activities in the center of campus.

    What to do for fun

    You could see the many plays and musicals our school puts on during the year, or you could go to a place called Common Grounds on the outskirts of campus where people play music and drink coffee. You could also go to a sporting event! All home games of any sporting event is free as long as you have your school ID (its part of the tuition!). You can play intramural sports because it's so popular, or you can join the greek life! There is literally ALWAYS something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple types of food places on campus. We have what we call the SUB, and it consists of Chickfila, Quiznos, Einstein Bagels, and Panda Express. We also have multiple dining halls on campus, most are open until the wee hours of the night for those late night crams. We have a library where the first floor was converted to a Starbucks right in the middle of campus! And don't forget, there are multiple places to eat outside of campus too! But as much as you eat, you can work it off at the Student Life Center, which is a big fitness center free for all students!

    Dorm Life

    I don't really know much about the dorms, but I know that the room mates you choose become friends for life. When you deposit your money to save your spot in the upcoming class, you can then submit your housing applications. Unfortunately, Baylor does not have the option to take a compatibility test to find a room mate, so you need to do that on your own via social media sites. The dorms are all priced based on location on campus and how new they are - so the newer residence halls will be priced higher than the older ones. I will be most likely living in Collins dorm which means 8-10 girls share a communal bathroom and you have the option of living with one or two other people. Every residence hall has a laundry room, kitchen, and study rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a nationally ranked Christian university. It has study abroad, which is getting to be very big, and it also has a 18:1 student to professor ratio. There will be tough workloads, but with the student to teacher ratio being as low as it is, it makes it easy for the student to get extra help outside of class, not only with the academics but with their personal life as well. Baylor makes it possible for students to graduate in four years, easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a student about to attend Baylor in the fall of 2014, I think it's a great school already. I would recommend going on a campus tour before you make your final decision to attend this school. It has a beautiful campus and amazing monuments. I would also make it a chore to look at the financial aid before you make a decision because FAFSA has not been very lenient this year. I've heard that the Line Camp is only available to the freshman class the summer before they attend and I heard it's a great way to meet people and get involved in Baylor tradition. I'm most definitely signing up for it, so I think you should too! Baylor has probably the most outstanding tradition in the state of Texas, so you really want to get involved with it!

    In three sentences

    This school is very Christian oriented with amazing academics. Sure, there is a big chunk of tuition every year, but it is so worth it when you get to go to chapel two times a week and when you get to see all the sporting events. My favorite part of Baylor are the relationships you make with people, making friends that will last a lifetime.

  • 03/12/2014

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

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    Bang for the buck

    I hear that Baylor offers Bang for the Buck and I have been accepted and offered a $14,000 per year scholarship, BUT, tuition, room & board is still like $35,000 per year, not including, travel (California), books, etc so all in I think it's like $40,000 or $160,000 for four years. Unfortunately we are not rich and not poor, stuck in the middle and have no financial aid options. At this point am looking strongly at 2nd, 3rd & 4th choice schools that have offered more. My mom wrote to financial aid asking for a second look but came up empty. Any other students experience similar $ situation that have advice??

    Food and Dining

    tried it and liked it

    Dorm Life

    looks fun, but could use remodelling

    Academic Rigor

    tops, respected

    Tips for prospective students

    Take challenging high school classes and do well.

    In three sentences

    It's my top choice. Beautiful campus. Engaging staff in the business school. Wonderful communication from the admissions office.

  • 03/08/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    Having dined on campus on various occasions, I can;t remember a time that I didn't enjoy myself. The wide range of foods made available helps you find what you delight in among the multiple choices set before you. From what I've seen, two thumbs way up!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm, so I must simply go by what I've heard from siblings and friends. Though we did not enter the buildings on my tour, they appeared comfortable and commodious from the exterior. Having done my research on what they provide on campus, the descriptions where also positive.

    Academic Rigor

    This is an area I haven't researched too deeply thus far, but naturally, I assume college academics are in many cases no walk in the park. This stated, I try to prepare myself as adequately as I can. From what I've seen, all feedback on this topic has been positive.

    In three sentences

    In short, Baylor campus is already my home away from home. I can't wait to start attendance, because I used to live in Waco and am familiar with the bright tradition of the school. With Baylor's beautiful campus, friendly student body, and excellent educational reputation, you can't go wrong.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Waco, in general, does not have much going on, but there are things to do. There are parks and numerous recreation sites on and around campus. There's a student life building which includes a rock wall, a gym, and indoor track, and a swimming poo with a water slide. There are also tons of great places to eat off-campus and movie theaters where you can get cheap student tickets.

    Food and Dining

    One thing that I didn't like that much about freshman year was the fact that you were required to have a meal-plan. Meaning you had to buy a plan consisting of a certain number of meals per week or semester if you were living in a dorm. The food from the dining halls wasn't necessarily bad though. The food is served buffet style with numerous stations serving different things everyday. There are also options for vegans, vegetarians, and people allergic to gluten. In addition to dining halls there are numerous on-campus restaurants that use dining dollars, which come with your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are not too small depending upon what residence hall you are in. There are also apartment and suite style rooms if space is essential. All the residence halls have Chaplains that help guide you through your spiritual journey through Baylor. They usually hold community groups for prayer, advice, and similar things. There are also Community Leaders on each floor, usually upperclassmen, that live with you which are also there for advice and guidance when needed. Overall the dorm life at Baylor is quite enjoyable with the resources and guidance just a step away, adjusting to college should come easy.

    Academic Rigor

    Although some courses are pretty difficult and overwhelming, there is an equal mass of help to go along with it. Supplemental instruction, tutors, writing centers, and career development are all free to students and they help tremendously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely do extensive research before you know you want to go here. Particularly if you are transferring. Being a private school, Baylor holds academia in high regard, so transferring credits can get kind of fuzzy. I also think that if the spiritual dimension of your life is lacking in substance, like mine was, Baylor is a fantastic place for you. Faith, service, and community are very important missions here at Baylor and a college student going through difficult times can easily find an outlet for relief throughout campus.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an AMAZING place. The atmosphere is very homey and familial. The unparalleled beauty of the campus, the friendliness of the faculty, and the incorporation of faith into college life has made me feel quite comfortable in a place far away from home.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe

    Greek Life

    Baylor participates in Greek Life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Loso Dr. Peper Hour Homecoming Activities

    What to do for fun

    Study ! Jk, there are many activities on and off campus to participate in. These are things most students figure out when they come to the campus though, because we all are interested in different things.

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has plenty of options for food including the SUB, Penland, Brooks, Memorial, Collins, Subway, and some options in the BSB. The SUB and BSB are not dining halls and require either money or dining dollars to buy food.

    Dorm Life

    Varies from student to student. Community life allows you to meet new people and learn what traits you like and dislike in others. Laundry is not free in most dorms. However I am looking forward to leaving the dorm life!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic life at Baylor is challenging, but it is not impossible to make 'A's in classes. Prayer and studying is a vital part of finding a balance b/w school and octal life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn good study habits before coming, and how to connect with teachers. Go to Dr.Pepper hours when possible and meet with students from your class. Pick your roommate(s) well, or learn how to communicate with them from day 1.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University has an AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL campus, that is the same as in its brochures. The atmosphere is very friendly, inviting, and will offer an amazing place to receive an education. While there is diversity, most students aren't very open-minded.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus itself is safe, but the surrounding area often reports car break-ins and possible robberies. It's important to remember that the city of Waco is struggling to meet the standards set by Baylor University, and that a student must take preemptive measures when selecting an off-campus housing arrangement.

    Greek Life

    I cannot comment on Greek life as I did not join a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plethora of student activities to do and organizations to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that identify as Christian, Conservative, and Financially Secure. But it is also a place for students that are looking to receive a good education at a reknown school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people like to frequent a local coffee shop near campus called Common Grounds. They host open-mic nights and concerts from B-list bands, and their coffee is pretty good.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth it? After four years, I can say that while I do not regret my decision to attend Baylor, I often wonder if I might have had a more enjoyable experience at a public state school. Sometime the Baylor atmosphere can be a little stifling, but the prestige associated with the institution's name makes up for it in the long run, I believe.

    What to do for fun

    Not much to do for fun in Waco, but Baylor offers a lot of concerts and events avaiable to students to make up for that. It's also good to get involved with student organizations that host events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of dining halls vary depending on which one you frequent. They range from competely disgusting to actually decent.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I lived in a common, all-girls dorm. I cannot speak on the residential communities here, but the dorm that I lived in had a great sense of community and diversity. The amenities were what you would expect for a freshman dorm, and they were sufficient. Roommates are selected by a pot-luck system, unless specified. My roommate and I got along famously, and we have remained roommates until this day.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses, specifically in the pre-health and science track, are rigorous and require dedication and time. There are also a lot of requirements needed for majors that follow a Bachelor of Science route.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learning how to study for exams is must. Many students are attending Baylor on scholarship and foolishly lose that financial aid due to having a low GPA. It is not a matter of receiving scholarships, but maintaining them.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a place that is more focused on academic pursuits than the social aspects of a fufilling college career. The Christian affiliation that the school boasts, doesn't play a major role the personal lives of students, and there are many activities and organizations available for students looking to expand their horizons. Baylor University offers an above average education at a skyrocketed price, but it is not an unachievable institution for students looking to make it on their own.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with a Baylor police dept. on campus. There are panic phones all over campus.

    Greek Life

    I am sorry to say I do not know anything about the Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are way too many clubs and activities to mention. There is a club or organization for most any interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Of course Baylor is an excellent school for any Christian student but even if you're on the fence about religion, this would be an excellent place to help you discover which way you want to go. Baylor would also be good for students who have felt awkward or different throughout high school. The students here are great and accepting of everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have two bears that live on our campus. It is one of the favorite places to visit. The Dr. Pepper bottling Co. began in Waco so Dr. Pepper floats are a part of every celebration. We are getting a brand new football stadium that is being built next to the river so instead of tailgating, we will be sailgating.

    Bang for the buck

    The opportunity to attend a Christian university has been amazing. Most of the students and professors here are loving, supportive, and want to see you succeed. There are a variety of organizations and clubs to fit everyone's interests. If you cannot find a group to become a member of, then you didn't try very hard.

    What to do for fun

    The university provides several activities for the student to participate in. There is an on campus bowling alley, indoor pool and workout area, a lazy river, and many clubs and organizations to become a part of. The city of Waco is small but there is shopping and a movie theatre. Austin and Dallas are close by to keep all students entertained.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls on campus. Each one specializes in a particular type of food. Some dining halls are better than others but there are plenty of choices to keep even the most picky eater happy.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. I have made some really good friends by living on campus. It also helps when forming study groups for more difficult classes. Staying on campus also makes it easier for me to study and get assignments done. Also, living on campus keeps me informed and involved with the fun social activities provided.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are difficult but doable. I suggest you communicate with your professors. They truly want to see you succeed. Also, make yourself a study schedule and stick to it. I find if I study some each day, it prevents me from having to cram and stay up all night before a big test.

    Tips for prospective students

    To know if Baylor is the right fit for you, all you need to do is visit. I felt it was where I belonged on my first visit. However, it wasn't until I attended one of the camps that I knew for sure this was the university for me.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a Christian college with helpful professors who want to see you succeed. Baylor is filled with Christian activities every weekend and throughout the week to keep students busy. Baylor has a beautiful medium sized campus that you can walk from one side to the other in about 15 minutes.

  • 02/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a lot of reported shots and I wouldn't recommend walking by yourself.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big at Baylor. Most people are in sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's lot of ways to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Noze group

    What to do for fun

    Greek parties

    Food and Dining

    The desserts is great. Everything else is just above the quality of food in high school cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    It's great living in the dorms freshmen year. However, I wouldn't live there all 4 years.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't procrastinate on your work.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school. However, the classes are harder than expected. It's great overall.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many posts around campus that have an alarm that you can press if you are in danger. There are baylor police officers that drive around campus and the neighborhoods around it 24/7. When something does occur we immediately recieve messages sent to our email or phones notifying us and we also recieve one afterwards to let us know it has been taking care of.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is somewhat big here since it is a small school, but isn't everything. I am not in a sorority but still am involved with greek life. The people are so fun and sweet just like everyone else. They also hold many activities here throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many student clubs and activities on campus. There are many school affiliated clubs for certain interests or majors. Also they hold intramurals for different sports throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    Baylor is great for all types of students, the shy ones and the outgoing ones. The smart ones and the ones that are a little more relaxed. There's always so much to do here, that it's not a problem to fit in. Seeing that it is a Christian-Baptist school, being religious is a big thing here, but also isn't a must.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this one activity called toritilla tossing that is something that must be done before graduating. It's nothing special but definately fun when you go with friends. Basically you go over to this lake and literally...tortilla toss onto a rock. Sounds weird, but its a tradition here. On pretty, sunny days many people like to lay out on hammocks around campus. Also the SUB den is the place to be, restuarants are inside along with many tables to just hang out, and a bowling alley!

    Bang for the buck

    What university has their mascots on campus? We have a bear den, located on campus with our two mascots living there, yes real bears, and its the cutest thing ever!

    What to do for fun

    Being in waco, you would think there's not much to do, but there's a lot of activites here on campus as well. There's the usual movies and lots of hometown restaurants to try out. Baylor has an event called Dia del Oso which is a must. There is a Dr. Pepper Float hour on campus every week which also needs to be tried out!

    Food and Dining

    There are a good amount of dining halls and new ones that have just came on campus. They offer a variety of food and are pretty delicious for the price you pay.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad at all, depending where you get, but no place is horrible! Everyone is genuinely nice and it's not hard to make friends living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get to your upper level classes, classescan get pretty difficult but still stay very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus right from the get go, some classes are weed out classes for your major and can be very difficult. Join affiliations whether its certain clubs, sports, or church groups.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a really great school. Overall, the classes are pretty small and are really focused on teacher-student ratios. Also the people and baylor community is so amazing, everyone is so sweet and caring.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Apparently the crime rate at Baylor is higher than in Waco, which is actually quite surprising. I have never felt threatened or unsafe at Baylor.

    Greek Life

    It's very present, but you can have friends without being involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of choices, and if you want something it's pretty easy to make it happen.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a very Christian environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DIA! It's the day of the bear, which means no classes on a specific thursday!

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Waco itself isn't that great, but there's a lot of ways to be involved on campus, and Waco is conveniently located in the middle of Texas so you can go tour larger cities.

    Food and Dining

    I don't think any colleges have supreme food options.

    Dorm Life

    I've lived on campus for 2 years. They can get picky about things, but overall the dorms are very nice. Especially the apartment style ones.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what you major in. Classes aren't overly difficult or anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research about the university to find out if it's right for you, especially if you're coming from out of state.

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere at Baylor. The school has a lot of cool opportunities across campus with student activities, and several school holidays where special activities are being held. Baylor is a Baptist university and they do pride themselves on that, but you can be who you want to be here.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security officers and blue boxes for easy access to authorities are readily available across campus. You can also ride the university bus or call a security cart to take you home after a late night of studying. Baylor isn't located in a good area, but the campus is quite safe.

    Greek Life

    Flourishing. Both national and school specific groups can be found at Baylor. Something like 45 percent of students are Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to count.

    Great for these types of students

    -Christian -Research-minded -Sorority or fraternity bound -those looking for a new perspective on Christianity (liberal or otherwise) -intellectually curious -pre-med

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Dia del Oso is a university wide field day in Spring. Lots of fun on campus, usually one big name musical artist comes in and plays. Off campus, there is a lot of drinking on Dia. Lots of options. -Christmas on 5th-great Christmas treat, like an on-campus festival. Tons of fun. -Nose Brotherhood-a satirical writing group on campus that produces a paper a few times each semester, occasionally plays pranks, and makes appearances in oversized glasses-with-nose, beards, and a costume getup.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor offers a great education and lots of financial aid. It is still a private university, though. Your best bet is to accumulate as many scholarships as possible. My education was more than worth it, but I applied for extra scholarships every year, too.

    What to do for fun

    -rock climbing, racquetball, and other great sports activities in the student life center. -go to Common Grounds for great live music and coffee, or Dichotomy for both of these plus alcohol. -several on-campus clubs offer fun activities, like the Latin dance society's dance lessons and the Japanese Student Association has an Autumn Moon Festival. If you're bored, there is almost always something happening on campus. -plays, musicals, and ensemble performances put on on campus by music and theater majors -decent, but not awesome, bar hopping -lots of frats and sororities to join, which keeps you busy with lots of fun stuff (or so I hear; not really my bag of chips, but it may well be yours)

    Food and Dining

    Lots of dining options across campus, including 5 dining halls and a plethora of fast food restaurants. Dining hall food is OK. Dining dollars, which come with most meal plans, can go toward all on-campus restaurants, which are fast, tasty, and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Higher priority student=better dorm. Engaged Learning Group students, Living and Learning Community students, and honors college students get nicer, larger dorms. Normal dorms aren't awful; however, prepare to have an RA(called CLs here) ready to get on your butt for rule breaking of both the university and moral sort. They are overly serious RAs on steroids, and be prepared for them to bring Christianity into it. Besides that, the CLs are actually pretty good at fostering a community in the dorms, complete with fun, optional activities like study breaks, intramural sports leagues, and holiday parties.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends heavily upon your major, the professors you get, and the level of your class (1000 to 4000). I've had a few general education classes that were easier than high school classes. I have also had philosophy and psychology classes that were on a graduate student level. Keep an eye out on bubooks.com to see what fprofessors' classes fall where on the spectrum. Overall, I would say the Baylor psychology curriculum is challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Visit campus if you can to see if it's right for you 2. Join the Engaged Learning Group or Living and Learning Community programs; they're a great way to meet like-minded people and to get priority registration. 3. It's easy to get in to Baylor but hard to stay; if you get in, be ready to adapt your study habits and work hard. 4. In your second freshman semester, start searching for committee scholarships on the Baylor website. This is a little known way to get additional financial aid without nationwide competition 5. Baylor is faith based and does have a large conservative Christian student body; if this sounds like your kind of environment, awesome. If not, don't be discouraged from applying; that like-minded people stuff I mentioned earlier means that there are some people here who don't fall into that conservative Christian category, and many of them are definitely worth meeting.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is an excellent university, even if you're not looking for the strong faith-based tradition that it carries. Research opportunities are abundant, and most of the faculty will bend over backwards to help their students succeed. They're also pretty great about awarding financial aid, too.

  • 02/03/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    Already by the magnificence and beauty, Baylor definitely looks like a welcoming environment suitable for diverse backgrounds. The tour itself was even inspirational and creatively delivered to encourage scholars to consider Baylor is one of their top prioritized schools. Sic' Em Bears!

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is super safe, in fact I have never felt scared even walking late at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life like any other college is major at Baylor. Almost everyone wants to be apart of it. And they host many social events and support many organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do here at Baylor, any where from major based groups to social interest clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly anyone will find a place at Baylor and will soon call it home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition that I actually hated at the time but now love to remember is, Serenade. A bunch of dorms participate and the girls all have a different location around campus. And the boys from different dorms will run to all these locations and sing to the girls. Then they will dance and talk and just meet new people. It's kind of awkward but totally fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is by no means cheap but it definitely shows through their academic and social areas.

    What to do for fun

    I like to relax after hours of homework by watching movies or T.V. shows. Many times I am hanging out with friends in my hall or going out and experiencing Baylor. I am also involved in a local church and go to community group. I am in a book club and enjoy getting together with the other group members every week. I also am trying new clubs and currently am in Society of Women Engineers. There are endless opportunities to have a good time but these are just a few that get me through a tough week at school.

    Food and Dining

    Overall it's not bad. I mean compared to high school it's actually good food. I would have to say that my favorite place to eat is East Village. However, Baylor also has a food court in the SUB.

    Dorm Life

    My experience hasn't been that great but I have had many friends who loved their dorm experience. And many upper class men stay in dorms here all four years. So it just depends.

    Academic Rigor

    Although Baylor is not Ivy League (which it should be) the academic rigor here is hard no matter what major you are. They want the students to learn and they aren't going to make it easy but that's why Baylor is amazing because they care about every aspect when it comes to their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Arriving at Baylor's campus can seem overwhelming due to its' size but soak it all in. Every aspect from the students rushing to class to the beautiful landscape. Make sure that you're asking questions and understanding everything there is to know about Baylor. You want to know it's a good fit for you to be here so don't waste a single moment and really get to know Baylor.

    In three sentences

    I love Baylor from the moment I set foot on campus, because the students are super friendly and open-minded to making relationships with anyone. A major reason I chose this school was because of it's dedication to making a well-rounded student, including being knowledgeable spiritually. Baylor has a beautiful campus and creates many opportunities for students to be involved academically and socially.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Literally nothing bad ever happens on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is about 25% of campus but it is a big deal without being like crazy southern greek frats and sororities. It is a really good balance.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club sports are nationally ranked and super awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    All students can find there place here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dia Del Oso. This is a Baylor holiday that someone made up a long time that just stuck. It is a day of partying, concerts, games, fun, free shirts, and just an all around good time and day off of school.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not saying T-shirts should convince you to go to a college but I got three free ones from Baylor before I even committed. The academic environment and atmosphere along with all the amenities we get it totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    We have a marina with all sorts of aquatic activities free for students, intramurals galore, a bowling alley(also free), fountain mall where you can hang out with friends and be active, you can watch live bears be bears because they live on campus. Did I mention all sporting events are free to students!

    Food and Dining

    Memorial dining hall makes the world go round. I am 98% sure Miss May and her fresh baked cookies are the only thing keeping this university going. The food is relatively good in all the halls, I never go hungry because of gross food, there is always something good. The staff, however, is amazing! Students go to hang out with them even when they are not hungry.

    Dorm Life

    They are in the process of renovating every dormitory in stages. I don't live in a new one and my room is still spacious and really nice, with a sink and counter in my room (that is better than most colleges). The recently built as well as recently renovated halls are so nice it is ridiculous.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor, especially in the last few years, has becoming increasingly difficult to get into and holds students to high academic standards. Teachers will push you and will challenge you. Classes are by no means easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the idea of a small, private university scare you off. 15,000 undergrad sounds small in comparison to other schools, however, it actually feels quite large. Baylor has all the perks of a large school, excellent professors, it is a top research university, division one athletics (football alone is good enough reason to attend). However, the small size is actually a considerable bonus when it comes to class size and student activities, it is easier to feel connected while here than it is being a little fish in a big sea.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to the zoo, go to the park, run, eat outside, spend time with friends

    Food and Dining

    I definitely missed the food at home which is why I did not like the food as much. There's a variety of food but it is not as good as home.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on what dorm, but the dorm I stayed at was amazing. I'm still friends with the roommate I had last year and we have a lot of fun together.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are hard but they stick with you...well some of them. Just staying open minded and well adjusted then i feel like you're okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack off and be prepared for the hardest of classes. Be on top of your game and get adjusted easily.

    In three sentences

    I love the people. They are so friendly and have been my family away from home. I also think the university itself is beautiful and I cant imagine myself anywhere else.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you are in the 'Baylor Bubble', you are always safe. Surrounding areas can be a bit unsavory.

    What to do for fun

    The college does it's best to provide lots of activities and of course, there's always top notch sports to watch!

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is good and there are multiple other options near by.

    Dorm Life

    Again... I hated the dorm, but some people liked it. They do their best to make it fun & livable.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly hard (depending on your instructor), but everyone is willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first year in the dorm is the hardest, but everyone has to endure it. Join some of the offered activities and time will pass more quickly. Register for your classes as early as possible - some classes fill up fast. It's Texas. Summer months (April through mid-.October) can be very hot and humid.

    In three sentences

    Great learning environment. Beautiful campus. Huge alumni network.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Prevalent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aaaayyyy... Sic 'em, Bears! With the rise of football, it's fun to go to football games on the weekends.

    What to do for fun

    Waco ain't all that great, but you find your place. At first, it can be a boring town, and you'll be frustrated. You've got to find the little treasures that make Waco so great. They're there, and you'll eventually find them.

    Food and Dining

    Great late-night options

    Dorm Life

    There's a lot to do with your dorm and with your CL (community leader, equivalent to an RA).

    Academic Rigor

    In the sciences, classes are hard and want to weed you out. It's for the best. This challenge allows you to truly know your strengths and weaknesses academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have some idea of what you want to do. Applying for school is tough when you don't know what you want, but don't spend $30,000+ a year on a degree you can get at cheaper school. Be aware of your finances and after-undergraduate plans.

    In three sentences

    There's a lot of pride in the student body, and I feel at home with Baylor Nation. There's a lot to do at school at in the area, whether you want to be involved on campus or work a part-time job.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Waco is a creepy town, but Baylor has its own police department that keeps us safe. We get text alerts and emails when things aren't as they should be. Additionally, there's emergency posts all over campus that are in sight no matter where you are on the grounds and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE at Baylor. They rush in the spring, so the whole year is devoted to Greek activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at Baylor. The student organizations are amazing. We even have a quidditch team!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortilla tossing is one of the strangest Baylor traditions. We go to ghetto HEB and buy a perfectly good bag of tortillas and throw them off the memorial bridge. Tradition has it that if your tortilla lands on one of the posts of the old bridge (about 50ft away), you will find your future spouse in college.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite place to spend time is at the Marina. Baylor Outdoor Adventure has tons to offer such as the rock wall, camping, and sailing.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, your experiences will vary.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, but when it comes to what matters most to your degree, the school really kicks you into gear.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take in as much as you can. You may not like your roommates or have the best experience as a Bio Pre-Med, but all of that is part of your experience. Join in as much as you can because there's something for pretty much everyone.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a school rich with tradition and spirit. In the three years I've been at Baylor, I've had the most unforgettable experience and met some of the most amazing people. The University has so much to offer.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Baylor's Campus is very safe. A golf cart service is provided for all students between the hours of 11pm and 6am.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life, but my friends who are absolutely love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations available to participate in. It is very easy to find at least one that fits you. There are also very many community service opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Try to catch a squirrel on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but the small class sizes and fantastic community makes it worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is a small city, but there are plenty of things to do. Many boutiques are placed around the city and a lovely river. Baylor also has many traditions and a bucket list for students to complete.

    Food and Dining

    With five dining halls, it is hard to find something you do not like. As with anything, it does get tiring eating at dining halls all the time, but it is not too bad.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fantastic! There are many living areas to choose from. I would suggest choosing a residential college because they provide a true community for the students with a lot of extra activities that are not provided in the standard freshmen dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes being taken, most classes at Baylor are not easy. A lot of reading and hard work is required, but it can be done as long as there is minimal procrastination.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not easy. Do not expect it to be like high school, because it is not the same. Have fun, but remain focused on school work.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a beautiful campus with amazing people. The professors care about each of the students, and the class sizes are small compared to most universities. I highly recommend Baylor to high school students.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Baylor really has pretty great dining options with its five (soon to be four) residential dining halls. Newly built East Village is probably the best as far as variety goes, but Collins is infamous for its delicious flying saucers (Tex-Mex... ish) and pancakes, and Brooks has amazing breakfasts with tons of fresh fruit! My home dining hall is Memorial, which is only slightly eclipsed by East Village's shining glory, and boasts amazing stir fry, pasta, and omlette bars. Did I mention that all the dining halls serve Blue Bell ice cream and ice cream bars with lunch and dinner? We also have many different retail dining locations around campus, including Which Wich?, Panda Express, Starbucks, Chick-fil-a, ect, ect!

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoy my dorm! Memorial (where I live) is a part of the Honors Residential College (HRC), and it is a wonderful community to be a part of. All the ladies of Memorial are intelligent and dedicated to their studies, but aren't afraid to have fun and be a bit silly when the time is right! Upper- and lower-classsmen alike are helpful and kind, and I find it easy to make new friends at any of my hall or dorm activities. We enjoy a gorgeous chapel and lobby area (both equipped with grand pianos!), and the dining hall is right next door!

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor is fairly challenging in its academia. The professors are experts in their fields and they expect the students to be listening and attentive. There will be lots of homework and studying, but it is incredibly rewarding, and employers will be dutifully impressed that you attended and graduated from a school as challenging as Baylor. (Keep in mind that I'm a part of the Honors Program and am a University Scholar, so my views on the rigor of the courses will be slightly skewed!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of the high costs and challenging curriculum! Baylor is excellent about meeting students' financial needs, and instructors are vey understanding and helpful when it comes to comprehending the information they teach. That being said, don't apply to Baylor if you just want to slack off - it is a school for young adults who really want to succeed and aren't afraid of working hard to get to where they want to go! Baylor has amazing opportunities, but you have to get out there and take advantage of them!

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is absolutely wonderful, has high academic standards, and provides all students with the opportunities and tools they need to excel. The staff and faculty are exceeding gracious and all the instructors are willing to go above and beyond in order to meet your individual needs and work alongside you so that you understand the material. Every student at Baylor knows that they are something special because every member of the Baylor staff - from the professors to the president himself - shows them that Baylor is a uniquely excellent university that welcomes them personally.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although an open campus, it's very safe, and no one I know has ever had a problem.

    Greek Life

    Not huge, but big enough if you wish to do this. But if you DON'T, no one cares and you will still have plenty of friends and plenty of opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    WAY too many to put here. Greek life is there but not dominant, like on some campuses. Intramural sports, fine arts, special interests....there's groups for every interest and ability out there.

    Great for these types of students

    Serious, studious, clean-living, Christ-loving, well-mannered. Enjoys having fun as well, doesn't take themselves too seriously, more mature than your average college student, mission/service-minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a very strong school spirit, and freshmen attend Line Camp, which is kind of like an extended orientation. Everyone joins in on the cheers at the sporting events, and it's the cool kids who show the most spirit. There are so many neat traditions and rituals, and they involve everyone on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor is expensive, but they bend over backwards to get you the financial aid you need to be able to attend there.

    What to do for fun

    If you can't find a group or activity that you want to be involved in at Baylor, then you just aren't awake. There are a ton of groups and organizations, for every interest out there, and when you can't find what you need, they encourage and help you to create one.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't spectacular, but no worse than any other college we visited. They are improving all the time, and have many dining halls to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    There are many living and learning dorms which end up being like a small college within a college. You have a great sense of community with these residential colleges, and I intend to live in one all four years.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't high school. You have to study, you have to be organized, and you have to be very picky re how you spend your rare free time. You can sleep, study, or socialize, but you can't do a lot of all three of these at the same time. Baylor prepares you for either a career, or grad school, and the graduates are prized across the country, so it's a great place to prepare you for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want, and find the school that matches you. If you are serious about your faith and your education, try Baylor. If you want to always party and waste your time, then you should pick a different school.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is a fabulous school, and it is just the right fit for me. I am not a party person, I want to get a degree that matches my abilities and interests, and I want my life to be one of service, no matter what career I end up in. Baylor is a wonderful community, and a great place to live, learn and grow.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have police and golf carts who'll pick you up at night and the light system.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs so there's something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    People serious about their academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bed races! they take a hospital bed 4 people race it down the street then at the end of the street the person on the bed jumps off and does an obstacle course and runs back.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty expensive but if you pick a hirable major, do internships, and keep your GPA up you shouldn't have a horribly difficult time finding a job.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, go to clubs or parties.

    Food and Dining

    Great variety! They have glutton free and vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    You can find very big, apartment style dorms if you look hard enough. Plus Living Learning Communities help you sourround yourself with people who share your same interests.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging and it's an adjustment learning how to study properly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't study in Club Moody

    In three sentences

    Very kind students in faculty Passionate teachers Excellent academics and facilities

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of campus police to make you feel safe! If you're ever feeling unsafe, the university makes sure that you have a number for campus police. If you're at the library studying late at night and are scared to walk back to your dorm alone, Baylor provides a golf cart service that you can call and someone will come pick you up and safely take you back to your dorm! There are numerous emergency poles around campus that are easy to spot, and if you ever feel uncomfortable you can go up to the pole, push the button, and campus police will be there within one minute of you pushing the button!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor University is rich in its traditions. I will list a few. Entering freshman have the opportunity to attend Line Camp, a week long camp that introduces prospective students to many of the traditions at Baylor, and it is where a lot of great friendships are built. Campers take a trip to Independence, Texas which is where the Baylor campus originated in the 1800s. Students are able to see the remains of the original campus and learn all the history behind Baylor. Another tradition and privilege that each freshman class gets is to run the Baylor Line! At each home game, the freshman wear their signature line jerseys with their name on it and rush the field with the president minutes before kick-off. The last tradition I will share is about Homecoming Weekend. Baylor has the largest collegiate homecoming parade in the world! It starts downtown Waco and ends on campus. The entire campus turns into a carnival. A Ferris wheel is brought in, and numerous games and food trailers come onto campus as well. The night before the game, there's a huge bonfire that burns the letters of the opposing team. The football players make speeches in front of the university, the band plays, and musicians perform. The many traditions at Baylor are just one of the things that sets it apart from other universities.

    Bang for the buck

    Because Baylor is a private school, you do have to invest a little more money than you would at your average college. However, I say with confidence that it is definitely worth the extra money! At Baylor, you really feel like you belong and you matter. The class sizes are smaller which makes it easier to build a relationship with your professors. The professors care about their students so much and like to think of them as friends rather than students! I know of a lot of professors who invite their students to their homes for dinner. How cool and rare is that?! Having a good relationship with your professors can get you great jobs, research positions, internships, and even a career!

    What to do for fun

    Baylor is located in Waco, Texas, a small town just an hour north of Austin. Waco is most definitely a college town. If you live in Waco, you are probably either a student or a faculty member. However, Waco is underrated. There are multiple hidden treasures there, you just have to go out and look for them! Cameron Park is located in Waco, and it's the second largest national park in the United States next to Central Park! Waco is also the home of Cameron Park Zoo, a popular zoo that is not just fun for kids! Downtown Waco is small and has a vintage feel to it. It has an endless amount of hole in the wall restaurants that are incredibly delicious! There is a dance hall, multiple shopping centers, and a marina that you can kayak or play sand volleyball at! A common phrase among Baylor students is that Waco is a Wonderland. Contrary to popular belief, going to the movies is not the only thing Baylor students do for fun on the weekend!

    Food and Dining

    Baylor has about five dining halls, higher than the average amount. Each dining hall serves different varieties of food, so it is hard to get tired of the dining halls! Just like in any cafeteria, there will be the occasional meal you get that you will not be the biggest fan of. This has happened to me a few times, but I thoroughly enjoy my food a majority of the time. The dining halls offer a variety of healthy foods as well as desserts. Every day something different is served, so you will never run out of options! There are a few places on campus in which you can get Chick-Fil-A, Which Wich, Panda Express, and other types of fast food. There are a lot of options and I guarantee you will never have a shortage of food!

    Dorm Life

    Before moving into my dorm, the idea of a community bath terrified me. Here I am now, a semester later of experiencing it, and I am still alive. Hardly anyone is ever in the bathroom at the same time you are, and after about a week, you get used to the showers. Living in the same building as 500 other freshman girls is an absolute blast. Everyone is always so willing to help you out with anything you need. Meeting new people and making new friends is a daily occurrence. We have two beds, a dresser, two desks, a sink, a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave in our room. And you know what? I cannot complain. It may be a small space but it's definitely enough space to function in. It is also really nice to have a roommate. Although my roommate and I are not best friends, we are great roommates. My roommate and I may not do everything together, but we are there to listen to each other at the end of the day and encourage each other academically or spiritually. I live in one of the oldest dorms on campus and have very few complaints. There are no bugs, the bathrooms are cleaned once (if not twice) a day, and the halls are at a respectably quiet level for most of the day. In addition, living on campus is so great! You are never more than a 15 minute walk away from the office of your professor, the dorm of your best friend, or the intramural fields. Living on campus is a great way to ensure that you get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Baylor definitely do not baby you. They treat you like an adult and expect the most from you. I appreciate this though, because if they did not expect anything, I would not work as hard. It just makes sense. Every class will have its difficult concepts and assignments, but what does not challenge you will not change you. Your professors truly care about your education and want you to leave Baylor with more than just the facts you read in the textbooks. The classes you take challenge you to look beyond what is in the textbook and apply it to daily life and to different parts of the world. No, the classes are not all that easy but the fact that they are challenging is what makes them fun! Do not worry, it is also very possible to make As in your classes no matter how challenging the coursework may be.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was used to making straight As my entire life, and then college happened. Before entering college, I had heard numerous times that I'd have to work much harder than I did in high school in order to earn the grades I wanted to make. I took this advice and put a serious effort into studying, but as soon as I started making friends my schoolwork was put on the backburner. Thus, my one word of advice would be to learn how to discipline your time and make academics your priority. Now, I am not saying that you need to completely avoid all social activities, but make sure you are spending a sufficient amount of time studying. The grades you make are a direct result of how much time and effort you put into studying. If you want to make a 4.0, you can! It is possible.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a university that places high value on student faith and community involvement in addition to a prestigious academic reputation, Baylor University is the exact match to this. At Baylor, you will find a strong sense of community that makes Baylor feel like home almost instantly. The faculty and students work hard to make sure that any resource you need is available to you in order to make your experience at Baylor everything you dreamed of and MORE!

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is good. They provide a sort of taxi service on campus at night time for students so you don't have to walk around at night time, and police are seen alot on and around campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of activities and groups to join around campus that are fun and who plan events. there is always someone who you meet who knows someone else whose planning an event. The school wide activities like the Homecoming festivities, Christmas on fifth and Diadeloso are extremely fun and are part of the Baylor experience that most enjoy. Activities are always posted around campus and in the SUB. Students are emailed activities all the time. And if you refrain from being a loner and complete outcast, then you will always find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not the best at some dining halls, because it's not like home cooking, however the halls do have their days where the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    Though the dorms that I currently stay in are not the best, Baylor does offer some really nice dorms that are apartment style. The doors are safe because they require your student id to open most doors and elevators in the building. However, dorm life is the same ad it is anywhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is not an easy school to be in, however if you put in the work and apply yourself, then you will get results.

    Tips for prospective students

    It'll be beneficial to come in with a mindset to not be afraid of working hard, and don't be scared of transitioning to this next level in life because Baylor offers you help and work to make the transition as smooth as possible.

    In three sentences

    The spirit of the school from alumni, staff, and current students is an amazing and beautiful thing to see. The faculty and staff, including professors do genuinely care about the students and if they are learning the material. Baylor offers so much more than a an education that'll help you in your desired career, they help you become a better person and to be the best you can possibly be beyond Baylor.

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I've been accepted into Baylor through the Summer Studies Program. My semester 1 grades came in for my senior year and it looks like my gpa went down. I'm afraid this will seriously affect my admission. Is there anything I can do? Take the ACT again? (I have a 24).

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. We have our own Baylor Police Department which is constantly patrolling, and they even offer an on-call shuttle back to your dorm at night if you feel uncomfortable walking across campus after some late night studying.

    Greek Life

    Baylor does have a thriving greek life that is growing, however, it is not a necessary part of being a student at Baylor. There is no Greek Row on campus and as such, I think that Baylor does a great job of avoiding a lot of the negative stereotypes associated with sororities and fraternities. Baylor also has a deferred recruitment so you have until the Spring semester of your freshman year to really get to know the different groups on campus before you rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    Baylor has almost any club or activity that you can think of. We are a very active campus that always has some sort of event going on. If Baylor doesn't offer something that you are interested in, then it is SUPER easy to start an organization of your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a really fun tradition every year called Freshman Follies. All of our new students get to have a giant food fight out on the lawn and then they all run through the on campus fountains to rinse off. It is a great way to start off the school year!

    Bang for the buck

    Baylor may seem to have a large ticket price, but there are so many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships that hardly anyone pays full price. Also, the Baylor experience is unmatched. We are a well-known mid-sized university with a ton of great programs. The value of a Baylor degree is only increasing in the future, especially because of the recent success of our sports teams.

    What to do for fun

    Waco is best known for its outdoor adventure. The Brazos River is right next to campus and there is a Baylor Marina at which students can rent kayaks and canoes for free. Cameron Park is just minutes away and includes many scenic hiking routes and bike trails. Finally, Lake Waco is only about a 15 minutes drive from campus, and you can get a boat and be out on the water or have a picnic at the island on Lake Waco. There is also a little shopping area called Spice Village in downtown that has hundreds of boutiques so that you can find something truly unique. Waco is also located ideally between Dallas and Austin, so it is very easy to make a weekend trip.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls on campus are excellent. There are so many different options, including gluten-free and vegetarian, that you never get tired of the food. There are also high quality options that are delicious. Baylor also has a lot of commerical dining options on campus away from the dining halls such as Moe's Southwest Grill, Which Wich, Chik-Fil-A, Panda Express, Quiznos and Ninfa's.

    Dorm Life

    Baylor has awesome people, so as a result living in the dorms can be so much fun. Baylor students are required to live on campus for their first year, but it is really beneficial because it allows students to adjust and get involved right away. There are a leadership opportunites in the residence halls as well like becoming a Community Assistant or a part of the Hall Leadership Team. One of the best perks of dorm life too happens in the first week in which there is a tradition for all of the male residence halls to serenade each of the women's residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Baylor definitely has some tough courses, however, I think they give you all the resources that you need as a student in order to be successful. Professors are available to students during office hours and are extremely friendly and eager to help. We also have a success center on campus that provides FREE tutoring to student in almost every introductory course, and there is a writing lab which allow students to get their papers proofread for FREE which guarantees at least a half a letter grade improvement.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. They do admissions on a rolling basis and the earlier you apply, the earlier you hear back, the more spots they have to still fill for the incoming class, and you can put in your housing preferences and all of that fun stuff earlier.

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a beautiful school that allows students to thrive both academically and spirtually in a variety of ways. Baylor has so many opportunities for its students to study, volunteer, work and be a leader. Furthermore, the people at Baylor are some of the friendliest around, and they truly represent southern hospitality.

  • 12/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall, Baylor's a pretty safe campus. Obviously, have some common sense and don't walk through dark alleyways by yourself at night, but I've never felt unsafe on-campus. Some of the nearby parts of Waco are a bit sketchy, though, so be aware of your surroundings and do be cautious if you find yourself in any potentially dangerous situation.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a decent variety of clubs, but it can be difficult to find information about them if you don't track down the organization at the beginning of the year. You definitely want to figure out how you want to be involved early on, so that you can get the information you need in order to participate.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive, but there are a number of scholarships available if you're willing to work hard in high school and maintain a high GPA in college. It's especially ideal for National Merit Scholar Finalists, who can get a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, and then some if they have the right GPA and test scores. Yes, Baylor is expensive (as essentially all private schools are), but the quality of the education and the opportunities provided to the students definitely help to make it worth it.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have good food with flexible hours, and it's nice that the meal plans offer you several different choices - including the option to occasionally eat at commercial restaurants on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Brooks Residential College, which has some really nice facilities (including a dining hall that resembles the Great Hall from Harry Potter and an adorable little library!), as well as good access to the campus-wide wifi. Plus, Brooks has a really great community aspect, with a lot of activities to help you get to know other people. If that's not your style, however, there are a lot of different dorms to choose from, and you can decide where you want to live based on what you're looking for out of your experience on-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some excellent classes with professors who are very knowledgeable about their field. Moreover, there are a lot of opportunities to take more challenging classes, such as through the honors program, University Scholars, or Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC). If you don't want to take hard classes, you can definitely find some that are easy, but there are also a lot of really great education opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded and outgoing. There are lots of events and activities on-campus where you can meet new people and engage with your education outside of the classroom.

  • 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.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is bowling on campus and two movie theatres around campus, and multiple restaurants to go out for food and lunch dates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all of your information ready, and definitely make sure that you and your parents have all the needed financial information necessary.

    In three sentences

    Great campus life, and organizations. Many opportunities to keep your grade up. The professors are wonderful and are always willing to help their students with assignments.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walking under bridges to get to Academic Convocation during Welcome Week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good GPA, volunteer experience, extracurricular acticities

    In three sentences

    Baylor University is a great school that is academically rigorous as you advance and has strong Christian values that they uphold dearly.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. However, when it rains, it floods. Every time. To the point where its difficult to get to class.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is everything on this campus. EVERYTHING

    Great for these types of students

    Frat boys, sorority girls, partiers, athletes, Baptists, Christians, rednecks, rich kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baylor has lots of traditions, most of them are religious, so be prepared for that.

    Bang for the buck

    For me, Baylor is a huge disappointment. I bought into all the hype, the name, the tour, the beauty of the campus. It's really nothing like I thought it would be. I find myself spending so much time huddled in the library because I have to escape the atmosphere. I am non-religious metal head, musician. I have yet to make any real friendships here. No one is like me here. All the guys are the classic frat boys. Provided, everyone here is exceptionally nice, but they just aren't like me. No one here can converse with me about music. Sports is everything to most people here. My advice to prospective students is just to be sure what the atmosphere and people are like at the school you want to go to. I didn't and now here I am stressing out because I want to go to another school. Truly, this place is nice, but my girlfriend and I are not happy here. Both of us constantly feel judged and hated despite the occasional smiles.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can participate in the campus events, play sports, go to frat parties, go to chapel or church, and that's about it. If you aren't religious, into sports, or a frat boy or sorority girl, there is nothing to do. Baylor provides an environment that is good for the popular kids in high school. If you are anything but that, you will not fit in here. Off campus, there is Richland mall, a few shopping centers, 2 movie theaters, the park, and many, many small towns with 1800s charm around Waco. There is also the zoo. Outside campus is fairly fun, but spread out you're activities, because I ran out of things to do fast.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. All of the food halls offer excellent, fattening, delicious treats, all year round. I love it. However, if you aren't on the meal plan for whatever reason, the fast food around campus is pretty expensive. They definitely jack up the prices for the wealthier college students here. If you're in the mood for home cooking, some of the dorms are equipped with kitchens, however, I can't review those because Penland hall has no kitchens that I am aware of.

    Dorm Life

    When I was researching Baylor's living situation (they require you to live on campus freshman year), the way understood was that Penland hall had the best community and that everyone here would fit in great. That is totally made up. In the three months I have been here, my roommate (a frat hopeful) has come in and woken me up with his drunken antics at least 20 times. Not to mention he is constantly bringing in random frat boys who insist on being as loud and rude as physically possible. The guys in the room next to me had the police called on them by a security guard for pulling a prank on my roommate. Constantly, there are people running and screaming in the halls. There is no down time in Penland hall. I also have an ant infestation in my room. Considering the money my family and I are paying for me to attend this university, I expected a lot more. I feel like I am in a frat house. Some people may like that environment, but I do not. I need time for myself. If you have any issues with someone in the dorm, or with your roommate, good luck getting it sorted out. You're basically on your own. If you complain to the staff about a nasty or violent or drunken roommate, they say they'll take care of it, and never do. It's disgusting here as well. The halls always smell like sweat and urine. I'm embarrassed to bring my girlfriend and family inside. There is a rumor going around that someone gutted a skunk and put the carcass in the 4th floor shower room. With the way Baylor projects its image to the public, this environment was completely unexpected. I feel cheated.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic at Baylor are great. The assignments I get challenge me without making me feel like I can't survive in college. I feel like I'm really, actively learning here. However, you do have to put in a lot of independent study and homework time to really get it. The teachers are excellent and they are all willing to help you out. You do need to put forth the effort to try to make a connection with them though. Supplemental Instruction sessions are held for most classes and they are extremely beneficial. What I can say with surety is that the fact that Baylor University requires you to take chapel for a year with no credits earned is completely ridiculous. My chapel was scheduled for MWF right in the middle of the day, completely on the other side of campus from my other classes. After a while I just stopped going. When I did stop going, all of my afternoon class grades improved due to the extra study time. Not to mention I am not religious and feel very uncomfortable in that environment. Chapel should not be mandatory at Baylor. I feel that you obtain enough spiritual involvement just being on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to really look into the school you're going to. Baylor University is definitely not a place for introverts. Despite the image that Baylor gives off to prospective high school students, it is a party school. Penland dorm is at least 90% fraternity hopefuls. Don't let the prestige of the name fool you either. I'm sure this school is good for some people, but if you tend to need quiet time, or are more of an introvert, this is not a healthy environment for you.

    In three sentences

    I would have to rate Baylor University very high in the academic area of college rankings. The academics are excellent; I am happy with all of my teachers- they genuinely care about your success here. However, with the atmosphere and students at Baylor I am severely disappointed.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Generally safe, but I wouldn't advise you to go out at night alone. It's an open campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is big here. One of the highlights, the bonfire

    What to do for fun

    Go to the marina to kayak or hang out, movies, campus golf, Cameron Park/Zoo, and just hang out

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple dining halls and they're not too bad. A lot of them close over the weekends though..

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't too bad, but could be better. It depends on who you are. Some people love the dorm experience while others don't.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a science major, expect a lot of studying and homework

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. People are generally friendly and approachable. It gets a bit cold here due to the wind. So bring some warm clothes for winter and the spring semester

    In three sentences

    Pretty nice campus. Expect to spend a lot of time studying and doing homework (especially if you're a science major) Nice, friendly people

  • 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 study in advance. Professors like to throw curve balls on tests, so you really want to know the material. Luckily, the professors insist that you ask questions and schedule appointments with them if you feel as if you aren't grasping the material. They really do want to help you as much as they can.

    In three sentences

    Baylor is awesome and makes you feel right at home. Better for a first year/first choice university. DO NOT transfer to Baylor or if you do be prepared for barely any of your credits to transfer.

  • 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.

  • 10/09/2013

    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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 09/08/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 07/24/2013

    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.

  • 07/23/2013

    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.

  • 07/22/2013

    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.

  • 07/17/2013

    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!

  • 07/16/2013

    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.

  • 07/15/2013

    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.

  • 07/15/2013

    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.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pick good teachers

    In three sentences

    Great

  • 07/11/2013

    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.

  • 07/10/2013

    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.

  • 07/08/2013

    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.

  • 07/02/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/20/2013

    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.

  • 06/18/2013

    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.

  • 06/12/2013

    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.

  • 06/10/2013

    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.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus at Baylor is very safe. Students even get alerts of incidents that happen near campus. We have a police department and even a shuttle that will take your wherever you need to go on campus between the hours of 11PM-6AM.

    Greek Life

    Baylor has a majority of the Panhellinic sororities and fraternities and well as NPHC sororities and fraternities.

    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 is great for the type of students that like to be challenged academically. Also if you want to watch really good college sports, Baylor is the place to be!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tortilla Tossing Ring by Spring

    Bang for the buck

    Although Baylor is an expensive school, I believe it is worth every penny! The opportunities that I've been presented with have made my experience here at Baylor worthwhile. 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

    Every college has its off-campus parties. If that isn't necessary your type of crowd, you can spend time at Cameron Park or the Suspension Bridge. 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 I commend Baylor in its efforts to improve the quality of dining in its three dining halls, eating off campus is so much more enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    Baylor offers community style dorms. There are two or three people in a room, however the entire hallway shares two bathrooms and one laundry room. The only problem you could potentially have is a lack of washing machines and dryers for all 50+ students.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending the classes you take the professors you have, Baylor can at times be challenging. You just have to study for some classes more than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get yourself on the mailing list. Baylor sends out invitations to many events to its prospective students. Attending events such as Cup of Joe really shows 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 04/17/2013

    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!

  • 04/17/2013

    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 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.

  • 04/16/2013

    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.

  • 04/13/2013

    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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/19/2013

    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.

  • 02/08/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 01/09/2013

    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.

  • 01/05/2013

    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.

  • 01/01/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/23/2012

    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.

  • 12/22/2012

    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.

  • 12/19/2012

    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.

  • 12/19/2012

    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.

  • 12/18/2012

    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.

  • 12/16/2012

    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.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 12/14/2012

    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.

  • 12/13/2012

    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.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 12/05/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/17/2012

    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.

  • 11/13/2012

    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!

  • 11/11/2012

    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.

  • 11/10/2012

    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.

  • 11/05/2012

    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!

  • 11/03/2012

    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..

  • 11/02/2012

    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.

  • 11/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/23/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 139 of 301

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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.

  • 10/10/2012

    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

  • 10/05/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 09/16/2012

    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.

  • 09/12/2012

    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.

  • 09/05/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/13/2012

    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!

  • 08/09/2012

    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.

  • 08/06/2012

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 07/23/2012

    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.

  • 07/23/2012

    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    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.

  • 07/19/2012

    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    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.

  • 07/15/2012

    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.

  • 07/12/2012

    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!

  • 07/12/2012

    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!

  • 07/11/2012

    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.

  • 07/09/2012

    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.

  • 07/07/2012

    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.

  • 07/06/2012

    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.

  • 07/05/2012

    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!

  • 07/05/2012

    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 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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!!

  • 06/26/2012

    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!

  • 06/25/2012

    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.

  • 06/25/2012

    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!

  • 06/23/2012

    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.

  • 06/22/2012

    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.

  • 06/21/2012

    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.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 184 of 301

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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.

  • 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 !

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 186 of 301

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    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.

  • 06/14/2012

    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.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 188 of 301

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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

  • 06/07/2012

    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.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 190 of 301

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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.

  • 06/04/2012

    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.

  • 06/03/2012

    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.

  • 06/02/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/23/2012

    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.

  • 05/23/2012

    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

    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.

  • 05/22/2012

    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.

  • 05/22/2012

    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 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.

  • 05/21/2012

    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.

  • 05/21/2012

    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.

  • 05/19/2012

    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

  • 05/17/2012

    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.

  • 05/16/2012

    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!

  • 05/15/2012

    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.

  • 05/11/2012

    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.

  • 05/08/2012

    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!

  • 05/06/2012

    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!

  • 05/04/2012

    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.

  • 04/28/2012

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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!

  • 04/27/2012

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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.

  • 04/24/2012

    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.

  • 04/22/2012

    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.

  • 04/16/2012

    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.

  • 04/15/2012

    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.

  • 04/15/2012

    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.

  • 04/08/2012

    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.

  • 04/06/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 03/26/2012

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 03/26/2012

    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

  • 03/19/2012

    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