Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Baylor is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,100 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Baylor acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Biology, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 77% of students, Baylor alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,600.
About Baylor University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
Address
1301 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706
Website
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
39%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1190-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$37,745/ 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
$21,350/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.235 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.277 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.276 responses
Do You Work at Baylor University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,100Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
216
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 181 responses
Report
  • Goal-oriented
    25%
  • Genuine
    20%
  • Mission-Minded
    14%
  • Open and nice
    12%
  • Religious
    12%
  • 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.340 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.392 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 196 responses
Report
  • Proud
    16%
  • Traditional
    16%
  • Amazing, Safe, incredible, it's Gods school!
    15%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Incredible
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Professional
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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
Colleges like Baylor University
More

Baylor University Reviews

4,083 reviews
All Categories
I am a current sophomore, and I have loved my experience at Baylor so far! I have been through many challenges so far in college, both personally and academically, and I have found myself surrounded by mentors in life and faith as well as friends who support me all along the way! Baylor fosters community so naturally, and, as a result, I have grown significantly in my faith and made several lifelong friends. My professors have all been phenomenal, focusing on both my personal and academic growth. I have also developed a great deal of camaraderie within the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, an alternate core curriculum within the Honors College at Baylor. While Baylor has brought its challenges, I have grown in my faith much more than I could've ever imagined, and I have made many strong relationships the likes of which I could not have anywhere else! Baylor is truly a special place!
Start Your Review of Baylor University
Rate It!
I am currently taking an online masters program. The bright side is that it's online and classes are at night time. They are live session classes with all of your classmates so attendance is mandatory but I have majority of the professors so far to be very understanding if my kids are around. I have a toddle that sometimes ends up in class! You are paying the same amount of tuition as students on campus with much less time and exposure to your professors. This is not their full-time job so many of them take many days to reply to emails and its honestly not fair. I'm ok with the online portion but I 100% believe that the tuition should be at least 20% less than on campus students. You do NOT get the same education. Majority is self taught, which again is fine because it's an online class but I do not feel that I am getting a 6 figure education. It's honestly robbery.
I really like the environment and the people! Everyone always made me feel safe and welcome to express my thoughts and opinions. The campus is absolutely beautiful! Only thing is that sometimes, when you pay so much money to go there, there are things that irritate you. For example, some of the professors didn’t seem to care much about teaching. They were very focused on just doing research; however, those professors were far and few between. Most of the professors really did care about helping their students.