Overview

Applicants
33,898
Acceptance Rate
55%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Deadlines


Early Action
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
1,185
with Terminal Degree
781

680
Men
505
Women
149
Minority
33
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Slavic Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Exercise Physiology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Divinity/Ministry (BD, Mdiv.)
  • Religious/Sacred Music

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,411

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,015

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,782

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,973

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$36,360
Required Fees
$3,838
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,276

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,040
Transportation for Commuters
$1,174

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,360
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,859
Out of State
24%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
73

Demographics

6.44%
Asian
7.57%
African-American
14.57%
Hispanic
66.08%
Caucasian
3.42%
International

58% female
42% male
24% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
38%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
316
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
21
Number of Religious Organizations
14

15% join a fraternity
22% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bears)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Bears)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.baylor.edu/student_activities

Minority Support Groups: www.baylor.edu/multicultural_activities

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
302

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple HP GovConnection

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ross VanDyke
Coordinator of Daily Visits

Address
Wiethorn Visitor Center
One Bear Place #97331
Waco, TX 767987331

Phone
254-710-2407

Email
Ross_VanDyke@baylor.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bear Habitat
Armstrong Browning Library
Baylor Sciences Building
Student Life Center
McLane Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fort Fisher Park
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Cameron Park
Dr. Pepper Museum
River Square Center -- shopping/restaurants

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
254-710-2407

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
campus_visits@baylor.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Waco Regional Airport is 10 miles (a 15-minute drive) from campus. Rental cars and taxis are available at the airport for the drive to campus; call Avis at 800-331-1212 or Hertz at 800-654-3131. The Waco airport can be reached via Dallas-Fort Worth International and Houston International (George Bush) Airports.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-35, take Exit 335B on University Parks Dr. The Campus Tours Office is 2 blocks east of I-35 in the Wiethorn Visitor's Center.

Local Accommodations
see http://www.baylor.edu/visit for listing