Founded in 1845, Baylor University is the oldest continually operating university in Texas, as well as the largest Baptist institution of higher learning in the world. It’s a vast private research university based in metro Waco on a 1,000 acre campus on the Brazos River, Baylor.
The university comprises of 11 schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; School of Social Work; George W. Truett Theological Seminary; Graduate School; School of Business; Honors College; Law School; School of Nursing; School of Music; College of Health and Human Sciences; School of Education and School of Engineering and computer Science. It offers 142 baccalaureate programs though nearly 1/4th choose business, marketing and management. Over 5,000 courses are offered by The College of Arts and Sciences alone. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.
Baylor University has a student population of more than 16,000 of which over 14,000 is the undergraduate population. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1 and the acceptance rate of 44%. More than 90% of the students at Baylor receive financial aid or scholarships.
Notable Alumni: Crystal Bernard (Singer, songwriter), Jess Cagle (Editor of People Magazine), Deb McGee Carson (Award-winning national sports anchor for Fox Sports Radio), Jerry Clements (Named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Law" in America by the National Law Journal)
Baylor University Programs
Average Academic Score
Graduate: $1650(Per semester hour)
Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
Application Opens: August 1
November 1: Early Action Deadline to Apply (non-binding)
November 1: Single Choice Early Action Deadline to Apply (non-binding)
February 1: Regular Admission Deadline to Apply
Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.
Baylor University Rankings
RegionalUnited States of America
Student Faculty Ratio
1 Bear Place,United States of America