A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Baylor University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798
Website

Baylor University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Scores Range
1130-1330
ACT Scores Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Baylor University

Cost

Net Price
$34,900/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,106/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,446/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,516/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.235 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.244 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.243 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,613Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 149 responses
Report
  • Goal-oriented
    24%
  • Genuine
    21%
  • Mission-Minded
    15%
  • Open and nice
    12%
  • Religious
    11%
  • Ring-by-spring
    8%
  • Fratty
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.307 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.359 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Proud
    18%
  • Traditional
    17%
  • Incredible
    13%
  • Amazing, Safe, incredible, it's Gods school!
    13%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Professional
    5%

After Baylor University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.159 responses
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Baylor University Reviews

3,729 reviews
All Categories
Baylor's great professors and resources have helped me get to where I am in the professional world. Dormitories are relatively new, but nearby off-campus housing is a more affordable option. Dining halls provide good food and many options. I've always felt safe on campus.

Many students come from small Texas towns where they were never exposed to anything outside of their small communities. However, the rising number of out-of-state students enrolling could change that. It is difficult to be engaged in campus life w/o Greek Life especially if that aspect of college does not interest you.

The resources that Baylor offers outweighs the poor student life at the University. Despite not finding my place at the university, I've developed meaningful relationships with my professors and mentors. I RECOMMEND choosing Baylor University, but only if you are ambitious and truly desire professional success.

Hope this helps anyone looking into being a Baylor Bear. Sic Em!
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I am a high school freshman who took a field trip with my AVID class to take a tour of Baylor University. Despite the hot weather, the campus was a very good one and large one in my opinion. I was especially glad to see that there was a church on campus an that it was a Christian church. I felt more intrigued and connected with my beliefs while exploring the campus. I really liked the diverse architecture. Some buildings looked more traditional and others looked more modern and new. Overall, it was a really nice and large campus with many things to like!
What I love most about Baylor is how engaging the professors are! They will make it a point to meet with you outside of class to ensure you understand a topic. Apart from academics, I love how easy it is to meet friends here. I also love how many events are going on each day, there's never nothing to do. One thing I'd love to see change is the advising department. I've had a few instances where I've been misadvised to take classes I did not need. I'd love to see advisors genuinely knowing that your goals are, as far as you degree and graduation plan.