Baker University

Baldwin City, KS

Baker, founded in 1858, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 36-acre campus is located in Baldwin City, 40 miles southwest of Kansas City.

Website: www.bakeru.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,159
Undergraduate
Students
(52.1%) 604 Women
(47.9%) 555 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 803 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,410
Tuition and Fees
$29,750
Room and Board
$8,310
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$25,695
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,937
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
56
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Baldwin City Population
4,526
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
47% of women participate
Fraternities
44% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
68.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 65
City, State, Zip
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
Phone
(785) 594-8325
Fax
(785) 594-6721
E-mail
admission@bakeru.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
86% of 803 applicants were admitted
Women
86% of 448 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 355 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
295 (43%) of 688 admitted students enrolled
Women
143 (37%) of 386 admitted students enrolled
Men
152 (50%) of 302 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
3.75 and Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
5%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$44,410
Tuition and Fees
$29,750
Room and Board
$8,310
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$5,070
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001903
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
230 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
199 (86.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
199 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$25,695
Need-Based Gift
Received by 181 (91.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,000
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 148 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,173
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 141 (70.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
23 (9.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,552

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
749 (88.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
650 (86.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
650 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$25,766
Need-Based Gift
Received by 549 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,142
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 492 (75.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,141
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 467 (71.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
89 (10.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,496

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,937
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Parks and recreation, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
56
Part-Time Faculty
44
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
241,302
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
140
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in School Leadership, Master of Science in Special Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Liberal Studies
  • Organizational Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Location and Setting


Baldwin City Population
4,526
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Kansas City
Campus Size
26 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 84.2 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Lawrence
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Lawrence

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
17%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Orange

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Wrestling     x x
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Wrestling    
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Wrestling x x
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, exercise science student alliance, baker university speech choir, mungano, student senate, student activities council
Sororities
47% of women participate
Fraternities
44% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,159
Women
604 (52.1%)
Men
555 (47.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
849
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
10.5% Black/African-American
8.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.2% from 20 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
68.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
41.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.8%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 1%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 7%
Other 4%

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