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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: So far so good when the admitting process is concern and the receiving of scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are a big part of campus life and bring everybody together. Baylor had one of the best agley ifs in the nation.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Not to the extent where other non-Greek life people are affected negatively by the Greek culture.

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3 College Senior

Facilities: There are lots of campus events and traditions that are available for students who want to get plugged in the university life.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors take the time to get to know the students.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I was able to get lots of good advice from career counselors and academic advisors regarding my major decision.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors do not seem to care about any non white students.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I chose this school because of the ability to get a job once I graduate with a degree from Baylor University.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I would like to pledge a sorority but it requires the right clothes and social network.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I was a fraction of a percentage point away from my needed goal and was flat out refused.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It is hard and the professors do not seem to care if you graduate or not.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Due to my dietary restrictions, I eat off campus a lot. I find that there are a variety of restaurants offering a wide range of menu options to accommodate my needs.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: One evening we called the police to escort us to our dorms and they said NO.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I have celiac disease and my diet is restrictive. While the dining hall is very accommodating, if I do not arrive during designated hours, I will not be able to obtain a suitable meal and will have to eat off campus.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone on campus is white. I am black, but I am able to make a lot of friends.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Baylor is a big 10 school. Sports are televised. TEams are top in the country. The town is Baylor Bear country, plus there is a brand new stadium.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lots of rules and not a lot of options.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am living off campus next year. Lots of new complexes are being built with many amenities available.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful. Landscaping is professional and it makes you feel good to walk around campus. Lots of grass to sit outdoors and relax. Very clean.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Del a Doso was a lot of fun. There were concerts and events to suit your musical and cultural taste. It was a time for everyone to just enjoy themselves with out judgment.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: expect to stay in most nights

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: housing is sooo expensive on campus and you do NOT get your monies worth.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Baylor is great, but it's not the best due to how the school barely helps students paying for school. It's also a terrible school to transfer to, but a great school to go to as a freshmen.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: there are many job opportunities offered, but only around waco

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: some dining halls are better than others. east village usually has the best menu during the week. penland is usually everyone's favorite. brookes has the best breakfast if you are willing to wake up early enough for it.

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Teni Odunsi
San Antonio, TX
Environmental Studies
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When polling immediate post-graduation opinions, it's pretty common to hear "Happiness is seeing Waco in the rearview mirror." However, most students are relatively satisfied with their time at Baylor after nostalgia has set in. That nostalgia seems to be proportionate to the amount of time they've spent out of school, but before long, the newly-made alumni have nothing but rosy stories and donations to share. Their bad experiences fall under the omerta code of silence. For four years, at least, count on being frustrated with the social scene, overloaded with classes, poor, and running on no sleep and caffeine. The friends you make by going through that become your family and are there for life. It's all part of the college experience.

The odd thing is, an unusual amount of graduates, despite their protests, never leave Waco. Baylor family feels kin to the mob because just when you thought you were out, they suck you back in. It's blood in, blood out, and if you hate it enough, you'll leave before you're in too deep. The family environment really does seep through. Everywhere you go, especially if it's in Texas, the Baylor degree is recognized, and the school itself is well known for networking. Bears stick together and hire together. In spite of some negative experiences and living in a monotonous town for four years, if you stumble or fall in life you can count on a Baylor grad being there to pick you up and bleed green and gold.

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