Baylor University

500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798

About Baylor University

Baylor University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate12,149
Student Age% Under 2588%
 % 25 and Over12%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time96%
 % Part-time4%
Race/Ethnicity% White69.9%
 % Black7.3%
 % Asian6.3%
 % Latino10.6%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown2.2%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted48%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled20%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT55%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800650 / 800
 SAT Writing530 / 800640 / 800
 SAT Math570 / 800670 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite24 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English23 / 3629
 ACT Writing7 / 129 / 12
 ACT Math23 / 3628 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$29,884
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,884
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid95%
 % Undergraduates with Loans51%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,398
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,331
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,882
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Waco Area

Median Age27.9
Median Household Income$31,971
Total Population123,584
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-951.6%48.4%
 Age 10-1751.8%48.2%
 Age 18-2445.7%54.3%
 Age 25-2948.6%51.4%
 Age 30-3947.8%52.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White68.6%
 % Black22.2%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino29.2%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,331
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$560
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.7%34.0%9.4%
 $500 to $74950.3%45.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9993.6%13.1%37.7%
 Over $10003.3%7.8%12.9%
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