Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,959
Religious affiliation Baptist
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 5,395 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Baylor University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 34,636 applications and only 13,758 students were granted admission. Baylor University is at the #38 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 62% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 38% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1120 to 1310
ACT26 to 30
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Baylor University's tuition was $37,996 for all students regardless of residency (41.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Baylor University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,402 (which is 0% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Baylor University in 2016-2017, was 1,446, which is 43% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,526 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Baylor University has enrolled a total of 16,959 students (16,183 students full-time and 776 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,959 students, 430 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 44% men and 56% women and 14,348 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,611 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 215 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 64%

Hispanic: 14%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 6%

Two or more races: 4%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Baylor University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 692 0
Education 10% 427
Engineering 9% 356
Theology And Religious Vocations 7% 282
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 280
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 212
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 207
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 175
Health Professions And Related Programs 4% 157 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 67 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Baylor University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Baylor University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $59,000. Last year, out of the total 80 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 80 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 113 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 113 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $59,000 $166,900
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 80 113

Campus Location

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