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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Wayland Baptist is a private, Christian university located in Plainview, Texas in the Lubbock Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 990 undergraduate students. The Wayland Baptist acceptance rate is 99%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 20% of students, Wayland Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
About Wayland Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
Address
1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, TX 79072
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
99%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1060
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,693/ 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
$8,954/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
990Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,571
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
48%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Adult
    33%
  • Smart, fun young adult
    33%
  • Fun
    11%
  • Smart
    11%
  • I have mostly on line classes
    6%
  • Quiet and reserved
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Great
    57%
  • A family
    13%
  • Community
    13%
  • Safe
    13%
  • Decent
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Great university! It is a private education, with public cost. The classes are not too big, which makes it easier for students to gain relationships with teachers and to learn in a more personal way. The campus is beautiful and there is always fun activities going on so everyone can be involved!
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I had a fantastic experience at Wayland Baptist University (WBU). I spent the first 3 years at their physical satellite campus in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and the teaching was great. Their teacher-to-student ratio averaged about 1 to every 15-20 students, which enabled a small class learning environment. The staff was very hands-on throughout the process. WBU has a rich culture and pleasant looking residential campus in Plainview, Texas, though I would not recommend anyone go to school here if they want to party and drink...this school should be taken seriously for what it offers academically. This is not a party school. It is a friendly, warm Christian environment where educators care about their students and faculty go the extra mile to ensure students are taken care of.

WBU is very committed to working with non-traditional students and is extraordinarily supportive of its military student members. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from here.
I enjoy attending Wayland small classes, and working with some of there warmed staff at times. Wayland allowed me to experience and explore my experience and learn while enjoying being educated. Wayland is a wonderful place to pursue your education. One thing I wish for the other half of staff they collaborate just alittle more so that the students are more confident about what they want to follow through when considering their degree! their career! Over all I am grateful that I was able to hold it all together being the first of 16 siblings to graduate and set the example for all of my family members. It has been and challenge. I want to continue to be that example .
Mrs. Tiffany Sheppard-Warren
210-334-5721