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Baylor University

Waco, TX, USA
4.07 Average Rating

Founded in 1845 by the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor University is a 4-year Christian institution and the oldest continuously-operating university in Texas. Baylor offers bachelor’s degrees in 128 academic fields of study. As a Christian university, Baylor holds chapel services twice every week. Throughout the year, Baylor Student Productions programs a number of all-campus shows such as the All-University Sing and StompFest.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
52%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019 February 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other May 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
54%
Submitting ACT
46%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 29
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1277
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
17,217
Total Number of Undergrads
14,188
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
50%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
10%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,745
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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.
$47,364
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.
$47,364
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.
$12,368
Books and Supplies
$1230

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
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.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,350
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.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,640
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$19,812

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.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,363
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.
$24,000
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.
$255
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
351
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
36%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bears
School Colors
Green/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Twelve Conference

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Houston
Waco
Austin
San Antonio
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
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.
Sarah from Spring, TX
Baylor is an excellent school! I love it and you really get everything and more for what you pay.
Alyx from Fort Worth, TX

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