Baker University

Baldwin City, KS, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Founded in 1858, Baker University is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The campus is a registered arboretum and based in the rural town of Baldwin City, Kansas. Popular majors include sociology, sport and fitness management, and kinesiology and exercise science. No classes are held during weekly chapel services.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
94%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1137
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,694
Total Number of Undergrads
1,771
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
71%
20-39 Students
24%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
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100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,620
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,750
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,750
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,310
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,262
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,853
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,262

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,158
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$260
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
75
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
83%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wildcats
School Colors
Orange
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Kansas City
Detroit
Lawrence
Topeka
Wichita
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$59,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Baker is amazing. Everyone is nice and helpful. The teachers are especially amazing because you can definitely tell that they are there for the students.
Heather
Baker University is your home away from home. It is the best kept secret in Kansas. I am so lucky to be attending this fine institution of higher learning.
Brittany from Gardner, KS