Baylor University

Waco, TX

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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
14,316
Undergraduate
Students
(58.7%) 8,405 Women
(41.3%) 5,911 Men
2,743
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 37,083 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
637 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
638 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$62,527
Tuition and Fees
$45,542
Room and Board
$12,595
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$33,682
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$44,859
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,058
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
33% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
89.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.2%
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   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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 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
 
City, State, Zip
Waco, TX 76798
Phone
(254) 710-3435
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@baylor.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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
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


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
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
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
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
7,558
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,459
Students Admitted From Wait List
1,349

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

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

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

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
37%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
6%
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: 44%
Top quarter: 77%
Top half: 96%
National Merit Scholar
2%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$62,527
Tuition and Fees
$45,542
Room and Board
$12,595
Books and Supplies
$1,230
Other Expenses
$3,160
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Financial_Aid@baylor.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003545
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

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 Who Took Out 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


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
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
Number of Awards
13,330
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
370
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
578
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
213
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
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Clinical laboratory science
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, 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
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and 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
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

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
 
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 Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Taxation, Master of Science, Master of International Journalism, Master of Music, Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry, Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Policy Administration, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Accountancy, Master of Divinity, Master of Science in Limnology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, International Master's in Environmental Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • 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

Doctoral 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

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geosciences
  • Health Education
  • Health Law
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Law
  • Limnology
  • Management Information Systems
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies

Location and Setting


Boston 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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
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 in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
bicycle patrols

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

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

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
14,316
Women
8,405 (58.7%)
Men
5,911 (41.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
14,100
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
All Graduate Students
2,743

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
60.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
75%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.0%

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
Not reported

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