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#135 of 2,496 In the United States
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Religion
Baptist
Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$46,039 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
15,191
Graduates
5,435
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.baylor.edu

Baylor University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Baylor University has an acceptance rate of 57% and is among the top 18% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 57% 67% 51%
Applicants 36,588 13,182 23,406
Admissions 20,741 8,829 11,912
Freshmen enrolled full time 4,258 1,729 2,529
Freshmen enrolled part time 13 3 10

9,716 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,014 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,650 or 39%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1160
or below

75% of them
had 1350
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Baylor University are 1160-1350 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,331 or 31%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 25
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Baylor University are 25-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 12371 (60%)
Hispanic 3178 (15%)
Asian 1555 (8%)
Black or African American 1395 (7%)
Two or more races 934 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 863 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 229 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 26 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 24 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Baylor University is $46,039 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$46,039/year
Average aid awarded
$21,460
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $28,078
$30-48K $28,517
$48-75K $30,399
$75-110K $34,353
$110K+ $45,366

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $50,232$37,674
Tuition in-state $50,232$37,674
Tuition out-of-state $50,232$37,674

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 5,321
Combined charge for room and board $13,274
Room charge $7,200
Meal charge $6,074

Baylor University majors

Baylor University has granted 3,315 bachelor's degrees across 96 programs, 1,107 master's across 54 programs, and 478 doctorate degrees across 34 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Baylor University.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 267
Business Administration and Management, General 25 233
Accounting 137 102
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 225 3 5
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 85 116
Social Work 30 155 4
Communication, General 152 19
Law 166
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 144
Psychology, General 120 7 3
Finance, General 123
Physical Therapy & Therapist 122
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 115
Political Science and Government, General 108 7
Public Health Education and Promotion 46 55
Management Information Systems, General 85
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 83
Mechanical Engineering 62 7 4
Biochemistry 70
Business & Commerce, General 68
Journalism 67 1
Divinity & Ministry 62
Neuroscience 58
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 56
Electrical and Computer Engineering 42 6 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 52
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 51
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 48 2
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 46 3
Computer Science 36 8
Anthropology, General 43
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 23 17 3
Medical & Health Humanities 43
Human Nutrition 31 10
Music Performance, General 24 15
Human Development and Family Studies, General 37
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 37
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 37
Nurse Anesthetist 36
Business & Managerial Economics 30 5
History, General 32 3
International Relations and Affairs 33
Religion & Religious Studies 24 9
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 33
English Language and Literature, General 22 3 7
Physics, General 4 14 12
Sociology, General 25 4 1
Music Teacher Education 28
Chemistry, General 15 3 8
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 26
Environmental Science 20 1 3
Mathematics, General 18 2 3
Acting 22
Geology & Earth Science, General 14 3 5
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 22
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 22
Interior Design 21
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 21
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 20
Fashion Merchandising 20
Fine & Studio Arts, General 20
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other 20
Environmental Studies 19
Physician Assistant 19
Information Science & Studies 15 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3 14
Applied Statistics, General 4 7 5
Educational Psychology 12 4
American & U.S. Law & Legal Studies & Jurisprudence 15
Philosophy 8 3 4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 12 2
Nutrition Sciences 14
Athletic Training & Trainer 13
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 13
Engineering, General 8 4
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 12
Special Education and Teaching, General 11
Curriculum and Instruction 7 3
Fashion & Apparel Design 10
Nursing Practice 10
Clinical Psychology 5 4
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 9
Real Estate 9
Social Studies Teacher Education 9
Taxation 9
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 9
Insurance 8
Museology & Museum Studies 8
Religious & Sacred Music 5 2 1
Spanish Language and Literature 4 4
Applied Mathematics, General 7
Bioinformatics 6
Science Technologies & Technicians, General 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 6
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 5
Linguistics 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Music Theory and Composition 3 2
Nursing Administration 5
Conducting 4
Environmental Health 4
Keyboard Instruments 4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 4
American & United States Studies & Civilization 2 1
Asian Studies & Civilization 3
Music Pedagogy 3
Nurse Midwife & Nursing Midwifery 3
Spanish Language Teacher Education 3
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other 1 2
Astrophysics 2
Chemistry Teacher Education 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 2
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 2
Arabic Language and Literature 1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Biomedical Sciences, General 1
Business and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teacher Education 1
Health Policy Analysis 1
Latin Language and Literature 1
Music, General 1
Russian Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 3,315 1,107 478

Baylor University has a graduation rate of 82%, which is among the 10% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 82% 80% 83%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Baylor University is a world-class research university with 23,866 scientific papers published and 512,576 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Psychology, and Political Science.

Publications
23,866
Citations
512,576

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,961 / 200,528
Biology
11,629 / 317,131
Medicine
10,962 / 295,026
Chemistry
8,683 / 235,063
Physics
8,485 / 164,954
Engineering
8,174 / 172,787
Environmental Science
8,096 / 167,360
Computer Science
8,055 / 183,076
Psychology
6,713 / 161,991
Political Science
6,535 / 106,258
Philosophy
6,515 / 97,337
Law
6,113 / 98,725
Quantum and Particle physics
5,757 / 114,441
Sociology
5,213 / 81,212
Genetics
5,096 / 180,536
Biochemistry
5,000 / 161,583
Mathematics
4,619 / 95,722
Geography and Cartography
4,337 / 77,266
Pathology
4,230 / 123,652
Business
4,206 / 110,466
Geology
4,032 / 96,541
History
3,982 / 54,302
Organic Chemistry
3,866 / 82,404
Statistics
3,467 / 80,950
Economics
3,347 / 59,108
Materials Science
3,266 / 59,210
Ecology
3,245 / 81,498
Psychiatry
3,180 / 76,455
Archaeology
2,950 / 50,686
Paleontology
2,904 / 71,443
Social Psychology
2,638 / 71,057
Linguistics
2,490 / 42,042
Surgery
2,462 / 71,427
Art & Design
2,371 / 22,934
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,329 / 45,505
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2,271 / 15,909
Neuroscience
2,060 / 55,994
Management
1,942 / 59,053
Optical Engineering
1,882 / 33,935
Machine Learning
1,822 / 35,141

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 136 1213
1991 135 1174
1992 153 1309
1993 156 1281
1994 166 1294
1995 157 1421
1996 180 1553
1997 161 1618
1998 164 1881
1999 197 2505
2000 251 3058
2001 214 3693
2002 230 4195
2003 311 4818
2004 424 5519
2005 372 6688
2006 443 7669
2007 473 8664
2008 573 9961
2009 578 11748
2010 657 13436
2011 683 15783
2012 780 18244
2013 871 20026
2014 933 22191
2015 1089 24201
2016 1120 25854
2017 1115 27682
2018 1166 28842
2019 1181 33652
2020 1424 39588
2021 1590 50698
2022 1439 45714
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Baylor University alumni

  1. Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    session musiciantelevision actoractorenvironmentalistguitarist
    Biography

    Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, political activist and actor. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. The critical success of his album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

  2. Rand Paul

    Rand Paul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Baylor University
    Studied in 1981-1984
    Occupations
    ophthalmologistpoliticianphysician
    Biography

    Randal Howard Paul is an American physician and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Kentucky since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is a son of former three-time presidential candidate and 12-term U.S. representative from Texas, Ron Paul. Paul describes himself as a constitutional conservative and supporter of the Tea Party movement.

  3. Robert Griffin III

    Robert Griffin III
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1990-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorAmerican football player
    Biography

    Robert Lee Griffin III, nicknamed RG3 and RGIII, is an American former football quarterback. He played college football at Baylor, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior, and was selected second overall by the Washington Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft.

  4. Angela Kinsey

    Angela Kinsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorpodcastertelevision actor
    Biography

    Angela Faye Kinsey is an American actress. She played Angela Martin in the sitcom The Office (2005–2013) and appeared in the sitcoms Your Family or Mine (2015) and Haters Back Off (2016–2017). Since The Office, Kinsey has appeared in Netflix's Tall Girl, Disney+'s Be Our Chef, A.P. Bio, and is currently a panelist on MTV's Deliciousness. She is a podcast co-host of Office Ladies.

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General info

Founded 1845
Motto Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana
Colors green, gold
Academic calendar August to May (August - December; January-May) Also summer sessions (June; July)
Total FTE staff 3,218
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address One Bear Place 97012,
Waco, Texas, 76798
United States
City population 138,000
Phone 2547101011

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