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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,144
   Women 563 (49.2%)
   Men 581 (50.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 899 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.38
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $42,380
  Tuition and Fees $28,030
  Room and Board $8,270
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $29,358
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 60
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Baldwin City Population 4,526
Nearest Metropolitan Area Kansas City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Wildcat
Sororities 46% of women participate
Fraternities 35% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 2.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
10.8% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.0% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students 1.7% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning 80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported