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Baylor University

Waco, TX

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
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Latin American Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Insurance Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
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Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, And Marketing Operations, Other Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
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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Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Speech Or Language Impairments Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Arabic Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Environmental Health Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Medical/health Humanities Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Applied Statistics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Data Science, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Science Technologies/technicians, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management And Operations Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Pedagogy Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33,680
Applied
23,061
Accepted
14,399
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

20,718
Females Applied
13,605
Females Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

12,962
Males Applied
9,456
Males Accepted
73%
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
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 639 600 680
SAT Math 640 590 680
ACT Composite 29 26 31

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

50,232
Private
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Fees

0
Full-time student fees
13,274
Room & board
7,200
Room only
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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

32,214
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,682
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,184
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,446
Avg. Loan Aid
17,280
Avg. Grant Aid
26,583
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65.6%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,399
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.07%
Black or African American 3.24%
White or Caucasian 62.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.34%
Asian 8.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 4.86%
Other 0.7%

Gender

Male (40.22%)
Female (59.78%)

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 34%

Student Activities

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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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
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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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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
Field Hockey No 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 No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Checkmark 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

1,364
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,075
Part-time - 289
Male - 737
Female - 627
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