Baylor University

3,635 reviews
  1. Waco, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Baylor University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
500 Speight Ave.
Waco, TX 76798
Website

Baylor University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
SAT Range
1130-1330
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$34,900/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,449/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,106/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,446/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,516/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.167 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,613Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Genuine
    25%
  • Goal-oriented
    20%
  • Mission-Minded
    14%
  • Religious
    12%
  • Open and nice
    11%
  • Ring-by-spring
    10%
  • Fratty
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.240 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.289 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Proud
    18%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Incredible
    14%
  • Traditional
    14%
  • Amazing, Safe, incredible, it's Gods school!
    9%
  • It's Whatever
    5%

After Baylor University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.74 responses

Reviews

3,635 reviews
  • Excellent
    765
  • Very Good
    1289
  • Average
    1278
  • Poor
    207
  • Terrible
    96
Incredible traditions, genuine people everywhere, everyone wants each other to succeed, gospel-focused, teachers truly care about students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Small class sizes, many amazing professors, and proud traditions make Baylor a great school.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I have had a fantastic experience studying music
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago