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Wayland Baptist University
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  • 4 Year
  • PLAINVIEW, TX

Report Card

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

About

1900 W 7TH ST
PLAINVIEW, TX 79072
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
From Wayland Baptist University

When students, staff and faculty are asked what they love about Wayland, you’ll continually hear “Wayland is my home – these people are my family.” Wayland has taken a unique approach to education since the time it was founded in 1908 with the purpose to make education accessible to all and to provide an education based on our Christian faith and Baptist heritage.

Students are guided to grow and learn in a comfortable setting that challenges them to think critically, grow spiritually, and form lasting relationships that will provide them with personal and professional opportunities you cannot find anywhere else.

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Wayland Baptist University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
900-1090
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$23,378 / 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
$11,462 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 29 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

WBU students pioneer research

academic spotlight

WBU students have multiple opportunities to elevate their studies by participating in research opportunities. Whether you are studying criminal justice or biology, students are encouraged to participate in research. The Kenneth L Mattox School of Math and Sciences had students participate in their summer Welch research program. Check out the article to learn more!

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    38%
  • Online
    28%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,385 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,305
Undergrads Over 25
58%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
55%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Smart, fun young adult
    39%
  • Adult
    26%
  • Fun
    9%
  • I have mostly on line classes
    9%
  • Smart
    9%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Quiet and reserved
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 35 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Great
    48%
  • A family
    19%
  • Community
    11%
  • Safe
    11%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Decent
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

Wayland Baptist University Reviews

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