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Baylor University

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Overview

Established in 1845, the Baylor University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Waco (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Texas. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Baylor University is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Baylor University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 179-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Baylor University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

Baylor University's Control Typeprivate

Entity

Baylor University's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

Baylor University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

Baylor University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1845
Motto Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana
For Church, For Texas
Colours Green and gold
Mascot Judge Joy and Judge Lady the Bears
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University Location

Address 500 Speight Avenue
Waco
76798 Texas
United States
Baylor University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Baylor University Phone Number +1 (254) 710 1011
Baylor University Fax Number +1 (254) 710 3557

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Baylor University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Baylor University's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Baylor University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Baylor University.

Baylor University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)
International
students
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
35,000-39,999 US$
(31,890-36,450 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Baylor University's admission information.

Baylor University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


Baylor University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Baylor University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Baylor University's acceptance rate range is 50-59% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are considered but not required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is considered but not required
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is considered but not required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


Baylor University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Baylor University has more than 1300 international students.

Baylor University's Admission Office Admission Office

One Bear Place #97056
Waco 76798-7056
(254) 710 3435
800 229 5678

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Baylor University.

Baylor University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Baylor University has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


Baylor University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).


Baylor University's Control Type Control Type

Baylor University is a private higher education institution.


Baylor University's Entity Type Entity Type

Baylor University is a non-profit higher education institution.


Baylor University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


Baylor University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Baylor University's Disabled Students Friendliness Disabled Students %

This institution has a high percentage of disabled students making it particularly disability-friendly.


Baylor University is Christian-Baptist Religious Affiliation

Baylor University has a Christian-Baptist affiliation (Baptist General Convention of Texas - texasbaptists.org).


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Baylor University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Baylor University's main facilities:


Baylor University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Baylor University's Library

Baylor University's library has 8 branches. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 1,262,208 physical volumes, 193,951 physical media, 78,237 digital/electronic media and 1,038 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 168 full-time employees, including 27 librarians. Baylor University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Baylor University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Baylor University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 5,321 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Baylor University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.



University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Baylor University's main services:


Baylor University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Baylor University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Baylor University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Baylor University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Baylor University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


Baylor University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Baylor University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1914


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Baylor University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
  • American Academy for Liberal Education
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Interior Design Accreditation
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Baylor University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Baylor University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Baylor University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

Baylor University's Facebook page Baylor University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Baylor University's X (formerly Twitter) page Baylor University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Baylor University's YouTube channel Baylor University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Baylor University's Instagram page Baylor University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Baylor University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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