Waco, TX
Baylor University


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Recent Reviews

Danielle
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While I greatly enjoyed attending Baylor, there are things that I would definitely change. Some professors are not always rea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

While I greatly enjoyed attending Baylor, there are things that I would definitely change. Some professors are not always readily available and some of the pre-requisite classes are a little ridiculous. While they are great classes offered, people do not always get to partake in them because of the required classes that need to be taken. Also, there really is not much to do in Waco, Texas which makes it difficult to find things off campus to partake in and enjoy. There is not that much to do off campus, except for a couple of things downtown. It's hard to make plans that do not involve on campus life.

Jillian
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I went to Baylor for a year and transferred. Here’s the tea on Baylor: WORTH THE READ... -COST: I got a pretty good...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I went to Baylor for a year and transferred. Here’s the tea on Baylor: WORTH THE READ... -COST: I got a pretty good scholarship and Baylor was still $50,000 a year for me. Now this wouldn’t be a problem with me if Baylor had really nice amenities. But to me, it doesn’t. Baylor has the vibe of a state school, but the price is wayyy higher. -ACADEMICS: I can say that after my year at Baylor, I didn’t learn anything. I learned a lot each year of high school. Baylor has extremely hard required classes for freshmen (i.e. Christian Scriptures). I’ve talked to people at other colleges, and in my opinion, Baylor’s intro classes are way harder than they need to be. -PROFESSORS: In my opinion, the professors at Baylor have the attitude that they are doing you a favor by even being in your presence. I did not think the professors teaching abilities matched up to the $50,000 price tag. I had a professor who spoke broken English (precalc professor no less), a professor who ignored my disability accomidations for being late to class (not sure how that was even legal), etc. My friends there had similar experiences/attitudes. -FOOD: The dining hall food was not good. I’ve visited 18 colleges in my life, and have eaten at every one. Baylor’s food is one of the worst (people call Penland “p-nasty”). Not only that, but the dining halls are only open at weird/inconvient hours, and close on the weekends. -SOCIAL LIFE: I think the over the top academics take a toll on the social life at Baylor. People don’t smile when they walk around campus. At my dorm, there was hardly anyone in the common area. I hardly ever made friends in class or at dining halls, because people get in and get out. It’s an exhausting place to be so I understand why. **Also noticed many bookworm and quirky personality types. -DISABILITY CARE: The Office of Accomidations and Learning Accessibility doesn’t pull much weight with professors except for testing and shuttle transportation. -GREEK LIFE: I’ve heard that you can’t get in to a sorority if you don’t have a 3.0. I wasn’t able to meet this because I got a chronic illness my first semester and came out with a 2.91. Was cut from every sorority except the least popular one (which I’m a legacy for) after day 1. Also, they wait until January to do recruitment. I used to think that would be nice, but it wasn’t. It would have been so much nicer to have had it first semester because it’s so hard to make friends at a big school like this. They made us go to Panhellinic Previews all throughout the first semester, and had to talk to unfriendly sorority girls who didn’t care to be there. They don’t even have houses, yet the whole recruiting process felt very snobby to me.

Madelynn
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If you're looking for excellent academics, beautiful campus, and a community of friendly people, Baylor University is the pla...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you're looking for excellent academics, beautiful campus, and a community of friendly people, Baylor University is the place for you. Baylor also prides itself on its Christian faith-based mission, though it welcomes students of all backgrounds and beliefs to its campus and classrooms. Being a student at Baylor is like belonging to a family; though it is a big school, it has a small-school feel. You'll feel connected to fellow students, faculty, and staff, and rarely will you go a day without running into someone you know. Those who work at Baylor want to see you succeed -- academically, personally, professionally, and spiritually -- and provide plenty of opportunities for growth both inside and outside of the classroom. It is the ideal school for those who want a challenge, want to reach their goals, and want a committed and loving friend group or mentors during their college experience.

Syd
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The people at Baylor, both students, and staff members were cold and distant. It seemed as though they had a script that they...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The people at Baylor, both students, and staff members were cold and distant. It seemed as though they had a script that they read off of when a visitor would ask a question. The admissions counselor told me that I could find any information that I need on the website instead of helping me with​ what I was looking for.

Caleb
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Baylor has been a truly life changing experience. I would recommend the university to ALL!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Baylor has been a truly life changing experience. I would recommend the university to ALL!

EZRHIEL
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I've met really great people at Baylor, there's always going to be a professor nobody likes, or small groups of people that m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I've met really great people at Baylor, there's always going to be a professor nobody likes, or small groups of people that make the experience a little less bearable. But overall, everyone tries to be friendly and welcoming. The residential dorms are being renovated, the food is getting better. Some of the professors may seem dry in lecture, but during their office hours they're really helpful and just want to see you succeed.

Hannah
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I have been attending Baylor for a little over one semester and I love it. I grew up overseas in Singapore, so I was slightly...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been attending Baylor for a little over one semester and I love it. I grew up overseas in Singapore, so I was slightly nervous to come back to the states for university. However, Baylor made me feel extremely welcomed and at home. Not only is the campus gorgeous, but people are friendly and professors are eager to help. The academics provide an appropriate challenge and I have already learned so much about film! One of my favorite parts about my school is how much they value tradition. Our school spirit is sky high because of this! I've stepped on a few other college campuses in the past few months, but they definitely do not have the same uplifting atmosphere that Baylor has. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Justys
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Baylor truly succeeded at making being 1647 miles from home not so hard. Through the many campus activities Baylor offers, I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Baylor truly succeeded at making being 1647 miles from home not so hard. Through the many campus activities Baylor offers, I have met many amazing people I can study with, explore Wacky Waco with, and most of all Sic Em’ with. Overall, just after a few short weeks of attending Baylor Univerisity, I felt right at home and happy to be in the colorful town of Waco, Texas.

Alyssa
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Baylor University is a university that does have a few good programs, but is a little much for the price. Their math departme...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Baylor University is a university that does have a few good programs, but is a little much for the price. Their math department is really bad amongst all students and needs a lot of work. As far as student life, Baylor offers many student activities, but the school overall does not have much diversity and can give those use to it a big culture shock.

Emma
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I love Baylor! I would highly recommend Baylor to my peers. It is very personal, but definitely still has plenty of people to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Baylor! I would highly recommend Baylor to my peers. It is very personal, but definitely still has plenty of people to make it feel that it is bigger than high school. The people there are generally very friendly and welcoming, and willing to help others.

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  • Enrollment
  • 14,348
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $42,006
  • Acceptance rate
  • 40%

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