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Baylor Admissions Information

Baylor University
Waco, TX (map)


Since its founding in 1845, Baylor University has been a leader in active research by challenging its students to think beyond the classroom. The faculty members at Baylor expect the best of their students but at the same time are accessible and considerate of individual learning styles. Baylor integrates faith with learning in a nurturing atmosphere, offering twice-weekly opportunities for group worship and community building. With more than 145 areas of study in eight colleges and schools, Baylor University has plenty of choices, allowing students to take control and shape their education. The recent construction of the Baylor Sciences Building added to the many resources available for undergraduates. The new building is made up of classrooms and study spaces, and is equipped with impressive laboratories.

Being a part of Baylor University gives students the ability to work with top-notch academics and provides exposure to a wide variety of extracurricular activities, everything from musical groups to religious organizations to traditional Greek life. These pastimes teach students to learn by doing through real-life experiences, like participating in Habitat for Humanity, or creating a Homecoming float.



Basic Info

Main Address: One Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: (254) 710-1011  
Website: www.baylor.edu  


Type of school: Private  
Type of school: Baptist  
Setting: Urban  
Athletics: Division I, Intramural, Intercollegiate, and Club Sports.  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 12,149  
Percent out-of-state: 19%  
Percent international: 2%  
Female to Male ratio: 58:42  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 15:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Health Professions
Social Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Honors Program
ROTC (Air Force, Army)
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Men's and women's housing
Special housing for disabled students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments for married and single students
Special housing for international students
More than 220 registered student organizations More than 40 sororities and fraternities.

Fun Facts

  • Voted #2 Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurial Programs
  • Voted #14 Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Voted #10 Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
  • Voted #10 Most Religious Students

Admissions Information

At Baylor University, a rigorous secondary school record is most important to the admissions committee. This includes having competitive test scores, an impressive GPA and a good class rank. At Baylor University, 71% of entering freshman were in the top fourth of their graduating class. Additionally, Baylor SAT scores range from 1130 to 1300, combined Math and Critical Reading. Because Baylor is a strong Christian community, the admissions committee searches for applicants they believe will make a positive addition to the university.

Admissions address: One Bear Place #97056
Waco, TX 76798-7056
Phone number: (254) 710-3435  
Fax number: (254) 710-3436  
Admissions Website: http://www.baylor.edu/adm/  
Email: admissions@baylor.edu  
Contact Person: Jennifer Carron, Director of Admissions Services  
Number of first-year applications received: 31,440  
Percent of applicants admitted: 50%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: Early Action, November 1  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Online application, official transcript, SAT/ACT scores  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest selection of scores across all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 6032  
ACT code: 4062  
Learn more about other Top Texas schools:
Texas Christian   Southern Methodist University   Rice   University of Texas  

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