Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A
- Valuegrade A minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade A minus
- Athleticsgrade A+
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade B+
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B minus
Baylor is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,906 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Baylor acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Accounting. Graduating 78% of students, Baylor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,600.
Baylor University Rankings
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$38,372 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$24,559 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
grade A minus
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 235 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 284 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 283 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Nursing264 Graduates
- Biology233 Graduates
- Accounting232 Graduates
- Marketing191 Graduates
- Finance153 Graduates
- Business149 Graduates
- Communications139 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems128 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities110 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering105 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 186 responses
- Open and nice12%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 347 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 399 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 203 responses
- Amazing, Safe, incredible, it's Gods school!17%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 159 responses
Colleges like Baylor University
- grade A minusUniversity of Dallas
- 4 Year
- Irving, TX
- Rating 3.76 out of 5 483 reviews
- grade B+Abilene Christian University
- 4 Year
- Abilene, TX
- Rating 3.75 out of 5 1,337 reviews
- grade B+Austin College
- 4 Year
- Sherman, TX
- Rating 3.47 out of 5 833 reviews
- grade A minusSouthwestern University
- 4 Year
- Georgetown, TX
- Rating 3.67 out of 5 558 reviews
Baylor University Reviews
Rating 3.77 out of 5 4,253 reviews
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My online experience has been a positive experience thus far at Baylor. My professors have been intentional about incorporating student discussion, even on Zoom and canvas discussion boards. Professors have prioritized the integrity of exams and quizzes, and made sure students are still held to the high standards of academic honesty Baylor desires. While online learning isn’t the best option for a lot of people, I feel as if Baylor has tried to make it as tolerable as possible. Hybrid classes are a wonderful option, allowing students to partially attend in person while maintaining CDC guidelines for social distancing and such. Overall, I’d recommend the online learning experience at Baylor!
Overall, the professors I have had at Baylor so far have been great! They seem to be well educated over the courses they are teaching but with COVID-19 it is hard to make it engaging. When it comes to the campus itself, it feels quite homey, but I wish there were more study spots open, mostly an issue with COVID-19 closing many areas on campus. Dining hall food gets boring after a while especially when you are a picky eater. There is a lot to do in the area and it is a great break from studying. Coffee shops in the area are amazing and definitely a 10/10 recommend. The dorms are nice, at least from the ones I have seen although I have heard community bathrooms do seem to be an issue for those who live in those types of dorms. Lastly, with COVID-19 again, it is hard interacting with others making it difficult to make friends but the people I have met so far, are great!
The environment that surrounds the campus is astounding. People from across the world travel to Baylor university to experience the captivating traditions Baylor bears create week after week. From running the Baylor line to Christmas on 5th street, Baylor constantly looks for ways to not just make your money worth, but to assure you that you made the right decision in choosing your college and education. One experience of this was welcome week when I first moved in. There are community leaders that make you feel welcome into the apartment complex of where you'll be staying by helping you move in and offer stress free Sundays or painting with a twist, activities that are designed for you to meet others and on occasion, even get free food! If anyone hits the mark for overachieving, its Baylor and it's where you want to be.