About Baylor University

Founded in 1845, Baylor University. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 14,348 full time undergraduate students, and 2,611 full time graduate students.

The Baylor University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 1031 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Baylor University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate39%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range1120-1310
ACT Range26-30

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,213% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 73% were in the top quarter, and 39% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

7%
“We”re apathetic”
31%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
28%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
49%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
77%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
31%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
28%
“All the time, including weekends”
2%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
45%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
29%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
6%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
46%
“They keep regular office hours”
49%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
77%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
8%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
15%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Baylor University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    429 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    301 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    448 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    454 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    455 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    454 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    453 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    454 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Baylor University?

193 Students rated Baylor University

Danielle - 07/15/2022

Baylor is what you make it to be. It's in a small town, so there's that to account for. However, it's a 1-2 hour drive to Dallas and Austin and Waco usually has something going on. The university always has activities or events to participate in, and sports is a big thing as well (the tickets are FREE for students). Academics are also great, especially for nursing and pre-med majors. Almost everyone you meet will be around the medical field. The teachers I've had are amazing and are very passionate about what they teach. They're open to discussion usually, and the classes are often on the small side, making room for a more closer atmosphere if you're into that. The education is great as is the funding. I would say the dorms are ok. Nothing to complain about and they aren't claustrophobic like other college dorms. The dining food is not a five-star meal, but they make do. It'll be a hit or miss depending on the dining hall. Greek life is a big thing here, but there's no pressure to join. I'd worry about hazing if you do, however. It's a dry campus, so that's also something to be aware of, which wasn't a big thing for me when I applied. It's also a Christian college, which will take a portion of your classes up, and houses a mainly conservative political view. I'd recommend you take those items into consideration if you would rather not take a couple of courses on Christianity or be surrounded by a majority right-wing student population. People here are very polite (it's Texas so opening doors for other people is a must) and I have to say that the atmosphere is friendly. For me, Baylor is a great place to learn in and meet people and there's a lot of fun to be had if you take the risk to join in.

Meagan - 06/09/2022

Baylor University is a pretty wonderful institution. The campus is filled with love, laughter, and excitement. The Christian commitment is very prominent, there's not a day goes by where students aren't reminded that they are beloved by God. If you're looking for place that is beautifully physically, outstanding academically, and just outright encouraging and exciting socially, then Baylor University is the place to call home.

Thalia - 03/25/2022

It is a great school.

Madison - 08/10/2021

I love all of the people and many of the teachers I have had at Baylor. The Academic Advisors are always ready to lend a helping hand, and the campus is absolutely beautiful. Walking around campus is a fun activity in an of itself, and the buildings and rec center are always so well kept. I love Baylor and I hope you will too!!

Baylor University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Baylor University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Baylor University is 39%. 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?

    If I had the chance to go back in time and talk to myself, I would better prepare myself for the hard transition of moving two thousand miles away right after graduating high school. The transition from living with my family to living on my own in a complete different state has been a difficult one and it takes a lot of time to get adjusted. Sometimes I even consider transferring back home just to be with my family and friends. I would also tell myself to better prepare for college financially; saving up and understanding all the costs of living on your own. Had I been better prepared, it would have made the transition to college a lot easier and I wish I would have taken saving for college more seriously. Baylor is a great school but had I known how hard it would be, I would have considered staying home for a couple years to better prepare myself for the transition of moving away as well as balancing working and going to school. It would have made affording Baylor easier and would have reduce home sickness both of which can affect my productivity in school.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Educated, well rounded, supportive, stimulating, challenging, and very fun.

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

    I'd say that it is probably that amount of financial aid given. My school is very expensive and every year the tuition seems to increase. This puts a strain in all the students' pockets.

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

    My objective was to find a school with a good business program and an NCAA equestrian team. I applied to 10 schools and was accepted to all of them but could only secure a spot on the equestrian team with 3 of those schools. One of them, Baylor, has a great business school ands they offered me a small academic scholarship which helped me in my decision as Baylor was the most expensive school of the 3 finalists. Now that have one year under my belt, I have to admit that I love being at Baylor.

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

    I wish I had known that on-campus parking is often crowded, and the parking decals are quite expensive. So it isn't really worth having a car if you live on campus, as long as you can get a ride to the grocery store with a friend.

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

    Baylor university is a special place. I think that baylor has this feeling of acceptance form day one. Everyone here is very well dressed, as well as very friendly. There are very few people that i do not like. i think that baylor is an academically challenging school, causing people to study a lot.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Baylor University is its size. Baylor is large enough to be a highly regarded academically and in sports, but small enough to provide students with mostly small classes and easy access to professors. Also, it doesn't take too long to walk between classes. Baylor takes pride in its campus, with beautiful buildings and greenery, and accomodating facilities.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person who wants to be around good, moral people who are trying to be the best they can should attend this school.

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

    I do not believe it is right to decide whichever person should not be allowed to attend Baylor. That is unethical. The only person that shouldn't attend Baylor would be someone who doesn't want to be there. When a person is forced to be at a place they don't want to be, they tend to be unproductive. Your not going to want to make progress at a place you feel is not for you. Baylor students all have strong Baylor pride. Also, everyone is welcome.

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  11. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I actually visited more than 20 schools before I decided to come to Baylor, and I LOVE it here. The campus is beautiful, the professors are friendly, and the students are wonderful. We have a ton of school spirit, BU pride, and great BU traditions here. Waco is really a cool city too. Sure, it's not as big as Dallas or Austin, but it has everything that you need, and there are plenty of fun things to do here.

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

    The most frustrating thing about school is trying to attend a school that offers so much, but doesn't put the information out there for it's students to find out. It's very frustrating to find out about different oppotunities offered by the University after you already passed the need for them. Baylor offers things, such as emergency loans, that most of it's students are unaware about unless someone who has found out the information tell you about it. The hidden opportunites are single-handedly the most frustrating aspect of this school.

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  13. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors are what make this school so unique. Every professor I have knows my name, and I have built great relationships with many of them. Being from out of state, it was important for me to find people here to "take me under" their wings. I have a professor friend who drives me to and from the airport when I fly home, and she fixes dinner for me every week. The class sizes are small, and you can really easily get to know people.

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

    The small class sizes are really good. However the lack of social options is very discouraging, as is the lack of diversity. It's almost sickening to see students that are all cookie cutter.

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  15. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Since Baylor is a Christian university, it focuses on service and outreach in the community.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not at all. I have tons of friends of all races, and more than 80% of students at Baylor receive some sort of finanical aid. There are people at Baylor of all faiths and denominations, and I have meet some of the most deeply Christian people here.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Baylor is supposed to be this big Christian college, but still welcoming to all people. It's not a party school, and the people should be a little nicer and more hospitable than the average student because we're Christians. Here you have the "Baylor family" and it should feel like home.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    greek all the way baby football games

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Most people believe that students who have the opportunity to attend Baylor University come from extremely wealthy families and are therefore somewhat stuck up or snobby. While this may not be entirely untrue, there are far more genuine, caring people at Baylor than I have seen at any other university I have visited. With that being said, one of the stereotypes that holds true is that fraternities and sororities play a large part in the social experience. For instance, it is pretty rare to attend a party or event that is not organized by a fraternity or sorority. In some cases events are put on by other student organizations, but this seems to be a much rarer case. However, this stereotype should not cause future students to worry because Baylor is an extremely diverse campus and most people can find their niche within the first few weeks of the semester.

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  20. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    Baylor shows lots of care for their multicultural students, they make us feel non-neglected. There was an event called Kaleidoscope for upcoming multicultural freshman. It was a lock in that would introduce us to other future Baylor students and current Baylor students. That was a day that I really fell in love with Baylor University and the diversity it had to offer.

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  21. Describe a typical weekend.

    Personally for me, my weekend consist of sleeping in and studying. I'm not a very outgoing person and I like my solitude.

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Student Body

Students

58%

female

42%

male

14,348

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,611

Total Grad Students

32%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

280

Student Organizations

22

Fraternities

19

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
15%
% White or Caucasian
64%

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.

98% of students attending Baylor University receive some sort of financial aid. 15% were awarded federal grants. While 43% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$42,006

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,444

Books and Supplies

$11,754

Room and Board

55,204

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$27,222
$30 - $48K
$27,694
$48 - $75K
$29,433
$75 - $110K
$32,721
$110K & UP
$38,993

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