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Baylor University
  • 4 Year
  • WACO, TX

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade C+

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Baylor is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,145 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Baylor acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Accounting. Graduating 79% of students, Baylor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,600.

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1301 S UNIVERSITY PARKS DR
WACO, TX 76798
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

Baylor University Rankings

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

Baylor Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1200-1380
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$40,133 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,122 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 235 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 288 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 287 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    97%
  • On Campus
    3%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,145 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
254
Undergrads Over 25
28000%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 191 responses
  • Goal-oriented
    26%
  • Genuine
    20%
  • Mission-Minded
    13%
  • Open and nice
    12%
  • Religious
    11%
  • Ring-by-spring
    7%
  • Fratty
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 351 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 403 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 207 responses
  • Amazing, Safe, incredible, it's Gods school!
    16%
  • Traditional
    16%
  • Proud
    15%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Incredible
    12%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Professional
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
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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