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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.

Website: www.baylor.edu/

Private
Co-ed
14,108
Undergraduate
Students
(59.5%) 8,397 Women
(40.5%) 5,711 Men
3,925
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
45% of 34,582 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
652 average
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
641 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
26-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,080
Tuition and Fees
$49,246
Room and Board
$13,274
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$31,871
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$49,610
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,134
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
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Campus Life

Waco Population
127,018
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bear
Sororities
34% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.5% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
16.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.5% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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