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Baylor University
  • 4 Year
  • WACO, TX

Baylor University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Undergrads in College Housing
35%
Average Housing Cost
$7,150 / year
Poll
63%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 207 responses
Poll
79%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 374 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,842 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 750 responses
  • SUB
    16%
  • Memorial Dining Hall
    15%
  • Cookies!
    11%
  • Flying saucer
    11%
  • Wing Wednesdays at Penland
    8%
  • Memorial Cookies and Grilled Cheese
    7%
  • Omelletes
    7%
68%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 252 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 208 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    49%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    45%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    4%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 239 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 166 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    74%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    21%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    4%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    1%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 197 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    33%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    51%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    11%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 402 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    27%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    67%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    6%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    0%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Equestrian, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 429 responses
  • The Line
    17%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Diadeloso
    16%
  • Christmas on Fifth Street
    15%
  • All University Sing
    10%
  • Bonfire before Homecoming
    10%
  • Dr. Pepper Hour
    5%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 279 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    1%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    17%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    44%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    16%
  • Parties? What parties?
    21%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 175 responses
  • Dia Del Oso
    69%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Christmas on 5th Street
    4%
  • And homecoming
    2%
  • Halloween
    2%
  • Klub Kool Aid
    2%
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
16%
Women in Sororities
31%
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 350 responses

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