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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like the overall atmosphere in the university. There is a lot of spirit and pride all over the place, especially during sporting events. I believe that I had made the right choice.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Baylor is a great University, but you have to be prepared for the atmosphere that comes with it.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The people in Baylor are super welcoming and kind-hearted. The professors there are also very understanding and are more than willing to get to know you personally. Overall, it's a really great community to be in!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is an amazing school and has so much to offer. However it costs an arm and a leg.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Baylor is a fantastic school!

2 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Baylor is a family, a home and an incredible school

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone is friendly, campus is beautiful

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the campus and environment. The classes aren't that large and the teachers are eager to get involved in a students education !!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Baylor! The teachers are always willing to help you out and the people you meet there are really awesome. There's TONS of school spirit, especially at football games and the tailgates. The campus is beautiful and the courses are amazing!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Baylor (Waco, Tx) is a really tight knit community rooted in tradition and common beliefs/goals. There are countless traditions that link alumni, students, and staff together in a way few other universities do. Additionally, the professors always seem to be available and helpful. The cost was a bit daunting at first, but with generous financial aid it became a lot more realistic. The distance away from home also was worrisome, but the university has great programs in place to get you comfortable and involved before classes even start. I thought my decision to choose Baylor was risky, but after attending I know it was the right decision.

7 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: As part of the School of Music, I was part of a close knit community that provided me with a strong support system and lots of practical experience. I had the best professors I could hope for and a rigorous curriculum that made me a stronger student and musician.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved my time at Baylor so far. Great school for me.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the atmosphere of Baylor, but my social life was not what I had expected. I am looking forward to more time at Baylor

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's taken me a while, but I've grown to appreciate my time at Baylor. It's a very conservative school and I find that people tend to be a bit... conformist. That said, it is a Baptist college that takes its legacy very seriously, so nobody should be surprised about the students' and administrators' political leanings. I think most students and administrators try to promote diversity and support people from different backgrounds, but as a religious minority I sometimes feel looked down upon, and my friends who are people of color often feel ignored.

Baylor's saving grace is its staff. There have been a few bad apples, but the vast majority of my professors have gone out of their way to support me academically, and the services available for students with disabilities are excellent. You can tell that the people you're working with really care.

I also appreciate the campus-wide commitment to community service. That was the main part of Baylor's sales pitch that drew me in when I was applying to college, and there are plenty of fulfilling volunteer opportunities to be had. Almost everyone participates in some sort of community service program, and if they don't, they are generally receptive to invitations. Even if the "diversity" bit feels forced, Baylor as a whole really does care about helping people.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Freshman year is always difficult, but since then things have gotten much better.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I have loved my time at Baylor. From football season to Christmas on 5th Baylor is a university steeped in tradition and school pride. While classes have not broken my back, they are not easy either. One of my favorite aspects of Baylor is its combination of D-1 sports and faith-based education.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: sic 'em bears! There's something for everyone.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would absolutely choose my school again. The campus is beautiful and the people are extremely welcoming.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I love Baylor! Everything from the squirrels on campus to the professors. However, I do wish that it was a little bit more affordable, but I guess that's the price of a great education.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Baylor is a great school, however I am not sure if I can afford it for another three years.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the people, the professors, the athletics, the facilities, and everything about Baylor

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Baylor is exactly what you would think it would be. You'll have a great time if you're in the Greek life but if you're not you will either have to be in Pre-med to "have a life". It's very difficult to meet genuine people. The campus is beautiful and the classes are awesome but the people are the worst.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I knew I wanted to go to Baylor when I was in the 7th grade. It was my dream school and my dream came true. Their theatre program is amazing. They have not only connections in New York but in Chicago, Dallas and even in Europe The professors are wonderful. They truly care about you as not only a student but as a person. The department is welcoming and is truly one big family, and that was one thing I made sure of when I went on my other college visits. No other place felt right. The moment step on Baylor's campus I feel home.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is a home away from home.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have very few negative experiences with off campus dining. It is always a treat!

3 people found this useful Report
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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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