Wayland Baptist University

274 reviews
  1. Plainview, TX
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Wayland Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Independent Southwest Region
Address
1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, TX 79072
Website

Wayland Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
830-1050
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,452/ 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
    $12,577/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,395/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,428/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,257/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,392/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,069Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
47%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Adult
    33%
  • Smart, fun young adult
    33%
  • Fun
    13%
  • Smart
    13%
  • Quiet and reserved
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
56%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
35%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Great
    50%
  • A family
    15%
  • Community
    15%
  • Safe
    15%
  • Decent
    5%

After Wayland Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

274 reviews
  • Excellent
    60
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    86
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    12
There are many different races, religions, economic backgrounds, and political beliefs at Wayland Baptist University. Most of the students here, however, disregard the differences that exist between one another and actually get along in a great way. There are many international or foreign students that join our campus each year, but they are always welcomed by students, faculty, and staff members. The diversity is quite large for us being a small campus, but the atmosphere here in regards to acceptance is awesome!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 17 2013
I have been so thrilled about the degree I'm hoping to gain here at Wayland. There are so many opportunities to better myself in research skills, lab techniques, and cirriculum in general. I am a Molecular Biology major, and hope to have a Chemistry minor as well by the time I graduate. I have had such great experiences here at Wayland so far because of the understanding and helpful professors, tutoring facilities, as well as all of the student services available to students online as well as on campus. I can already say that I have a growing list of references whenever I am applying to graduate school!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 17 2013
Wayland has extremely strict rules about drugs and alcohol, so the availability is very very low. However, it's not unheard of for a few big parties a year to have some alcohol- it IS a college after all! The negative effects of being caught with alcohol or, even worse, the drug dogs catching you on one of their random searches in the dorms far outweigh the desire to get them. Peer pressure isn't a huge issue as most students are here to learn and not to party, but the bottom line is that the friends that you make can determine your choices so, while Wayland doesn't have a lot of this type of activity going on, such things still do happen rules or not.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 4 2012