Baylor University Overview
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?
- The student loan default rate at Baylor is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Baylor.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Baylor with a bachelor's degree make about $51,600 a year. That's 26% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- It takes the average Baylor student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Baylor University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Baylor has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Baylor.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Baylor has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Baylor University?
Contact details for Baylor are given below.
|Address:||Waco, TX 76798|
How Do I Get Into Baylor?
You can apply to Baylor online at: www.baylor.edu/admissions
Admission Requirements for Baylor
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Baylor?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 39%, and the acceptance rate for women is 39%.
Average Test Scores
About 36% 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 600 and 680. Math scores were between 590 and 680.
Can I Afford Baylor University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Baylor, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $11,254 a year. That adds up to $45,016 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Baylor is 3.6%. 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
There are also 3,925 graduate students at the school.
Of the 13,906 full-time undergraduates at Baylor, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Baylor University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||764|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,163|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Baylor has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 60th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Baylor
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Baylor University was 134.4%. This is the #300 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Baylor regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Baylor majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||8%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Baylor ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Baylor.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#9|
|Business Administration & Management||#65|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#86|
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%.
Baylor University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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