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Reviews 2650 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

3 College Junior

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

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

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.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and there is so much to do. There's not another university like it!

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: off-campus housing is expensive if you want a place that is just "okay". for the quality you are paying wayyyy more than what you should. picking a place with a pool is unnecessary too. paying extra for a pool isn't ideal when most pools you can just walk into & use without even living there or a membership.

3 College Junior

Academics: the fact that every class pretty much requires a lab + lab lecture is annoying. there's no need for it. it's a waste of time. bio majors are very demanding. expect to stay an extra semester or an extra year finishing school. usually it will take more than 4 years to complete a bio degree.

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4 College Junior

Academics: registering for classes is sometimes a hassle. english, life fitness, political science and religion classes fill up really easily. required classes to get a degree at baylor are for the most part a waste of time and money.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Most sexual assault is reported, but when it isn't, most people will find out one way or another.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Baylor is just a popularity contest, which they are all losing in. They barely throw any parties, any on-campus events, they don't socialize out of their frat/sorority, very snobby toward those who aren't Greek, look down upon those who aren't Greek, and they are very judgmental toward everyone on campus. There isn't even a Greek row.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Football is where there is most school spirit, most student involvement, and where most of Baylor's money goes toward.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Baylor has a very great atmosphere around it.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They know it's a lot of money to go to their school, yet I feel the don't give enough with their scholarships to help pay for it.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most people have no trouble landing a great job after graduating, especially business and science students.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: A few courses have been very meaningful and engaging, while others have been a waste of time and a horrible experience.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is decent and there is usually a variety of options, except for on the weekends. Some dining halls are better than others.

2 College Junior

Diversity: The stereotypical Baylor student is rich, white, and Christian. Many people seem to fit this mold quite well, and those who don't tend to feel like they don't fit in.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants in a fairly short driving distance. Lots of options for variable prices are available. Vitek's is a campus favorite.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining halls are really nice and there are multiple available. Menus are pretty good, there's a good amount of variety, we have a swipe system so value doesn't really apply, everyone has a favorite (there's no one best place)

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It leans more strict than stories I've heard of other institutions, but I prefer it that way and feel safe there.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a small town. It's a good fit for me, but the typical warnings about nightlife and the like apply. There are activities, not too many cultural events that I know of, shopping has some good options, and the local attitude towards students seems to be decent.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are helpful and usually are good at teaching, curriculum generally covers everything we need to know, registration is easy, workload isn't too bad (though that's up to how many hours you pick), and study options are available. Study areas are in most buildings all over campus and are accommodating.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major isn't too difficult. It's still small, but it's growing. Workload isn't too bad, though projects can be time consuming. The curriculum is fun and interesting, facilities are fairly nice, and there are great internship opportunities available for upperclassmen.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and homey. Athletic centers are clean and well maintained. The student center is welcoming and a hubub on campus. Libraries are very comfortable and have tons of resources. Events and traditions are really fun and happen a few times a semester, and there are plenty of places for students to hang out and study.


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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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