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Baylor University

500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX

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Baylor University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Waco, Texas, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Baptist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled annually at Baylor University.

Students can select from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. The most common standardized test scores among students accepted to this school are in the range of 24 - 29 on the ACT, or 1660 - 1980 on the SAT exam. 40% of applicants are accepted to this school, of which 20% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at baylor.edu.

The cost of tuition is approximately $35,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $5,200 for the year. Students attending Baylor University may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Baylor University is the "Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)

Students can visit the school's http://www.baylor.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Baylor University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Baylor University is around 17,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 85% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$44,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Per unit charges are around $1,700 for part time students
  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$19,478
Receiving Student Loans54%$11,926
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Baylor University may provide student services like:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Baylor University has a high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years57%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program
  • Theology (Ministry) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Baylor University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Football (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Baylor University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Baylor University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
43.67%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
98%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$18,954