14,316
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,498
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
38
38%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Baylor University is a University institution located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 97056
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Ms. Jessica King Gereghty
Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-3435
Fax: 254-710-3436

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Exercise Physiology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business/commerce Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Merchandising, Sales, And Marketing Operations Related (specialized) Checkmark
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Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Education (specific Subject Areas) Related Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
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Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages Checkmark
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
Arabic Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Latin Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs Related Checkmark
Prenursing Studies Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Health And Physical Education/fitness Checkmark
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
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Interior Design Checkmark
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Theater Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37,083
Applied
14,442
Accepted
14,316
Enrolled
39%
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Female Admissions

22,035
Females Applied
8,553
Females Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

15,048
Males Applied
5,889
Males Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st April 10th
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 638 600 680
SAT Math 637 590 680
ACT Composite 28 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

41,194
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Fees

4,348
Full-time student fees
12,595
Room & board
6,920
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,498
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,682
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,913
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,580
Avg. Loan Aid
15,059
Avg. Grant Aid
24,420
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
67%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,316
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.26%
Black or African American 6.31%
White or Caucasian 63.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.43%
Asian 6.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 4.71%
Other 0.29%

Gender

Male (41.29%)
Female (58.71%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 35%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Diadeloso (Student Day of Fun), Homecoming and All-University Sing

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,352
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,058
Part-time - 294
Male - 745
Female - 607