1 Bear Place Waco, TX 76798 254-710-3435
http://www.baylor.edu Admissions@Baylor.edu
About Baylor University
  • Year of Foundation 1845
  • Size of Campus 508 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 11,825
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 59%, 41%, 18%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $28,720
  • Room and Board $8,984
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 12,101
Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a private Baptist university, and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in the state. Though 80 percent of our students come from within Texas, we are home to students from 48 states and 86 countries.Baylor offers a top academic experience. The Fall 2011 freshman class was the most academically qualified class in university history, with a mean SAT score of 1236. Over the past 10 years the average SAT for entering freshmen has risen 50 points. Baylor students interact with outstanding full time faculty from their first days on campus. Baylor students are a part of a Christian community of faith. There is a very active community of faith on campus, as well as multiple choices in the larger Waco community. In fact, Baylor students, faculty and staff annually volunteer more than 150,000 hours of local community service. Baylor is big enough to meet many needs. With more than 15,000 students working toward degrees in 151 areas of study, pre-professional tracks, and specialized academic opportunities, Baylor offers an outstanding array of educational opportunities.The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Assoc. , Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Asians for Christ, Asian Student Assoc. , Assoc. of Black Students at Baylor, Ballet Folklorico Oceloti, Baylor Chinese Students and Scholars Assoc. , Baylor
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 22
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus SING, Dia Del Oso (Day of the Bear), PoWoW, Fiesta on the River, Homecoming, Place 2BU events, Stomp Show, and Steppin' Out
  • Number of students in fraternities 22
  • Percent students who are frat members 13%
  • Number of honor societies Arts & Sciences: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Lambda Pi Eta, Phi Alpha Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Gamma Esilon, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsi
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 18
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asians for Christ, Baptist Student Ministries, Baptist Student Ministries--Nursing School, Baylor Religious Hour Choir, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greek Council for Christ, Heavenly Voices
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 17%
  • Distance to nearest airport Dallas/Ft. Worth (100), Waco (5)
  • Distance to nearest train McGregor (20)
  • Distance to nearest bus Waco (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 63%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 98%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 29%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 23%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 34%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 12%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 17
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 32,353
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,165,992
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 87,442
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 10,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums Museums: 1. The Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex -Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center and Children's Museum -Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village -the Strecker Museum -the Jeanes Discovery Center -the
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 20,027
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Moody Memorial and Jesse H. Jones libraries (Central University Libraries) Government Documents - depository for U.S. Government publications Crouch Fine Arts Library - collections of medieval music manuscripts and early printed music, early American
  • Number Of Microforms 2,117,565
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Not available
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 13%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,100
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
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