BU

Baylor University

1301 S University Parks Dr, Waco, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,573
  • Class Notes
    1,828
  • Textbook Notes
    371
  • Study Guides
    372
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,923
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,272

Overview of Baylor University (BU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,316
    • Men:5,911 Men (41.3%)
    • Women:8,405 Women (58.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (BU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Baylor University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Waco, TX 76798
Phone
(254) 710-3435
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 10
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
39% of 37,083 applicants were admitted
Women
39% of 22,035 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 15,048 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,814 (26%) of 14,442 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,250 (26%) of 8,553 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,564 (27%) of 5,889 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
637 average |590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
60%
• Score 500 - 600
20%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |26-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
37%
• Score 24 - 29
56%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,542 (72.84%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,595 (20.14%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,230 (1.97%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,160 (5.05%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Baylor University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003545
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,682 (80.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,103 (78.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,101 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
315 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$33,682
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,093 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,714
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,782 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,552
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,066 (98.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,060 (32.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,488

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,305 (66.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,862 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,841 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,177 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$30,498
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,606 (97.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,420
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,520 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,716
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,352 (93.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5,093 (36.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,059

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$44,859
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (BU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,058

Part-Time Faculty


294

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Baylor University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


60.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (BU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (124)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Slavic Studies
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Clinical laboratory science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (62)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geosciences
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Limnology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies

Campus Life (BU)

Location & Geography

Population


127,018

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Dallas-Fort Worth

Campus Size


1,000 acres

Weather


Temperature
34.2 average low in January, 92 average high in September
Rain
80 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Waco
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in McGregor

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


35% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bear
School Colors
Green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, racquetball, softball, table tennis, track and field

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Baylor University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


33% of women participate

Fraternities


18% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


14,100

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,316
Women
8,405
Men
5,911

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.5% Asian
  • 6.5% Black/African-American
  • 15.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 65.6% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


3.3% from 75 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,743

Student Resources (BU)

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