About Baker University

Founded in 1858, Baker University. is a Private college. Located in Kansas, which is a city setting in Kansas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,867 full time undergraduate students, and 859 full time graduate students.

The Baker University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 7:1. There are 70 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Baker University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range970-1190
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,41% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

78% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 45% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Baker University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
68%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
26%
“They keep regular office hours”
74%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
85%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
12%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
68%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
21%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
9%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
91%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
21%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
26%
“They keep regular office hours”
74%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
3%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
85%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
12%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
50%
“We only party on weekends”
6%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
12%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
76%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Baker University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    83 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    65 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    83 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    85 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    85 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    85 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    85 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    85 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Baker University?

40 Students rated Baker University

Hannah

Baker is perfect for someone looking for a small, close-knit school with lots of opportunities. Despite its size, Baker has connections with many businesses and companies in the Kansas City area and makes those available to students. Professors are very approachable and know you by name. Baker has become my home.

Brittany

I love Baker and would not be the person I am today without the curriculum, faculty, athletics, and opportunities presented. I have grown as a student but most important an individual. I believe that I can accomplish so much in this world because of Baker. Not only this, but it feels like a home and family on and off campus. The environment is incredibly friendly and even those you do not know will give you a smile, wave, or say hi when passing by on the way to class. I have gotten to know my professors on a personal level and it has helped me to open up to them and classmates in order to excel.

Grace

I really like going to Baker. The class sizes are nice and small and the teachers are always available to help. I also like Baldwin City, there are places to eat and some really good places to shop, and it's not a huge bustling place, but it is near Lawrence if you need something that's not in Baldwin.

Gretchen

Baker University is my home. It makes me feel wanted, appreciated, and needed. It has already given me so many opportunities to run with and I can't imagine where else it will lead me. I love being part of a sorority and other on campus organizations, I wouldn't change a thing!

Baker University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Baker University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Baker University is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Do not fall in love with one girl early because they will mess with your life, academically and everything.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That when there is nothing to do in Baldwin City, Lawrence and KU are very close by.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The lack of support for athletics and greek life. I'm on the XC and Track teams at Baker and it seem we never get the amount of support as other sports on campus such as football and basketball. Also, greek life at least on the fraternity side is dwindling. Coaches and certain teacher don't support/accept us. Incoming men have the typically stereotype stuck in their heads from the media, party houses that don't care about school. Guys are afraid to rush or become associated with the greek system.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A clear-minded individual. Open to ideas about both liberal and conservative ideas. Must be focused and ready for an ever-changing class structure. Also have great time management skills.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who likes big cities and thousands of new people and really easy classes where the teachers wont know weather your there or not.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A welcoming, respectful, learning environment that prepares well rounded and rationale thinkers to enter the workforce.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best known for its academic quality. The classroom size here is outstanding. About half of my classes here have less than 10 people in them. Also, this school is known for its friendly atmosphere. Everybody on campus always has such a friendly attitude towards everybody and it makes people feel very welcome. Also, you feel like you are part of a family here. Everybody knows everybody, which makes it very easy to make friends and feel like you're part of a family.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The small class sizes allow the professors to engage the students individually and give them one on one help.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about Baker Univeristy one of the first things I tell them is how friendly camous is! When you are walking to classes People will say hello, even if you dont know them. It is a small campus and coming from a small town it is something I appreciate. I will also tell my friends about how the proffessors are willing to work with you on whatever you need help with. They want you to succceed and to do your best!

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The class sizes and the teachers care for how well students do because they are both a very important part of ones education.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Baker is the way the nursing school is away from the main campus. It makes nursing students stress about the financial situation they will have to incounter once they transfer to the nursing school.

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  13. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very tight knit which makes the baldwin campus special, this year we've faced a lot of tragedy and it has only brought us all together.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics are Baker University's strong point. When you look at the price tag of tuition at Baker, it can seem overwhelmingly absurd. However, once you get here, you realize that you are getting every ounce of education that you are paying for. In my two years of being here, I have never regretted my decision to study here. I almost always leave the classroom feeling like I learned something useful. But, the learning doesn't stay in the classroom, it extends to real life. While in school, away from your parents and oftentimes, the news, I think we tend to forget about the reality of the world around us. Baker doesn't let that happen though; reality is brought into the classroom and that's when the true learning begins. Quite often, school falls into a study-and-forget routine and the only thing that matters is the here-and-now grade; but, here, I have real-life, applicable knowledge.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

1,867

Total Undergrad Enrollment

859

Total Grad Students

35%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

55

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

17%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Baker University receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,955

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$8,230

Room and Board

37,385

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,739
$30 - $48K
$18,311
$48 - $75K
$20,040
$75 - $110K
$22,452
$110K & UP
$24,647

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