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Baylor University Overview

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Waco, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Baylor University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$45,801 Avg Cost After Aid
57% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Baylor is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Baylor is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Baylor makes roughly $62,913 a year. This is 54% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Baylor student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Baylor University?


Contact details for Baylor are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Waco, TX 76798
Phone: 254-710-1011

How Do I Get Into Baylor?

You can apply to Baylor online at:

Admission Requirements for Baylor

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Baylor?

57% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 57%, Baylor does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 51%.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to Baylor submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Baylor University  ( 580 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Baylor University  ( 580 to 680 )
Baylor received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Baylor University  ( 24 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Baylor University  ( 24 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Baylor University  ( 25 to 32 )

Can I Afford Baylor University?

$45,801 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Baylor is $45,801. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Baylor, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $13,181 a year. That adds up to $52,724 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Baylor is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Baylor University Undergraduate Student Diversity

14,878 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,191 undergraduate students at Baylor, with 14,878 being full-time and 313 being part-time.


There are also 5,435 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 14,878 full-time undergraduates at Baylor, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Baylor University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,309
Black or African American 741
Hispanic or Latino 2,343
White 9,042
International Students 531
Other Races/Ethnicities 912

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Baylor University. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 86 countries are represented at Baylor. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nigeria, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Baylor University

3,014 Took All Classes Online
12,730 Took At Least One Class Online
87.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 12,730 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Baylor has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Baylor

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baylor University was 87.5%. This is the #460 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Baylor regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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