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Baylor University
Waco, TX
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 required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address  
City, State, Zip Waco, TX  76798
Phone (254) 710-3435
Fax  
E-mail admissions@baylor.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 1
Early Action Notification January 15
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Application Fee No fee required
Application Fee Waiver Available
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 cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application 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
2 required for some freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
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  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 40% of 34,636 applicants were admitted
   Women 40% of 19,755 applicants were admitted
   Men 40% of 14,881 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 4,043 (29%) of 13,758 admitted students enrolled
   Women 2,339 (30%) of 7,868 admitted students enrolled
   Men 1,704 (29%) of 5,890 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List 4,908
Students Accepting Wait List Position 912
Students Admitted From Wait List 351
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 619 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 15%
  Score of 600 - 700 45%
  Score of 500 - 600 37%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 601 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 12%
  Score of 600 - 700 39%
  Score of 500 - 600 42%
  Score of 400 - 500 7%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 582 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 8%
  Score of 600 - 700 33%
  Score of 500 - 600 46%
  Score of 400 - 500 12%
  Score of 300 - 400 1%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 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
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 34%
  Score of 24 - 29 57%
  Score of 18 - 23 9%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 42%
Top quarter: 75%
Top half: 97%
Bottom half: 3%
National Merit Scholar 2%
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported