Baylor University Profile


Baylor University, founded in 1845, is a church-affiliated university. It provides a strong academic program in a Christian environment. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Hankamer School of Business; the Schools of Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Music, and Nursing. It is centrally located in the state. Classes are generally small (average size 35-40), and professors maintain regular office hours. There is an opportunity for leadership development. Its 432-acre campus is located in a residential area of Waco. The university also operates a medical school in Dallas.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 61% of 27,828 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: Yes
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: February 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 530-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 24-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $50,410
Tuition and Fees: $33,716
Room and Board: $10,468
Average Percent of Need Met: 68%
Average Freshman Award: $23,329
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: Not reported


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum:  Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 886
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003545: Free

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