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    Baylor University, Texas, Waco

    Waco, TexasLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1845established year
    17059enrollment
    8.4/10

    Baylor University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Hitaishi Bhatia

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    Founded in the year 1845, Baylor University is one of the oldest private universities in Texas that hosts students from over 80 countries across the globe. The University is one of the most recognized institutes in the US Education System for its excellent education and some of the unparalleled programs it offers to the students. 

    Offering around 150 undergraduate and 75 graduate courses to its international aspirants with some of the best faculties who are highly qualified in their respective fields, the institute is without doubt a coveted choice when looking to study in the USA. The University has over 16,000 students and is one of the best places to carry out research activities.

    Admissions at Baylor University are offered in the three seasonal intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring And they observe February 1 as one of the priority deadlines. The institute requires no application fee and thus ensures that all the deserving candidates get a fair chance to apply at the university. With an acceptance rate of nearly 52%, the institute falls under the category of moderately selective universities in the country.

    Rankings

    • Baylor University is no doubt one of the best private colleges in Texas.
    • It ranks 79th among the top national colleges according to the U.S. News & World Report.
    • The University also has a national rank of 61 as per the Kiplinger's 2018 list of Best Values in Private Colleges.
    • The U.S. Army-Baylor MBA program in health management has a rank of 7 in the country as per U.S News Survey 2015.

    Highlights

    University Type Private
    Annual Endowment 1.23 billion USD
    Student Retention Rate 89%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part time; online
    Cost of Attendance 62,527 USD
    Campus Housing Capacity 35%
    Admission Helpdesk admissions@baylor.edu | 254-710-3435

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation

    Courses

    The University has a wide range of programs to offer to its international students at both undergraduate and graduate level. It has 142 baccalaureate programs in various important fields like nursing, computer science, business, music, etc.

    Apart from that, there are 75 master’s programs and 42 doctoral programs.There are a number of schools and colleges which function under Baylor University and provide different courses to the students.

    Some of the popular majors include Accounting, Applied Music, Geology. The U.S. Army-Baylor MBA program has acquired rank 7th in the country.

    Top Programs in Baylor Universities

    Campus

    • Baylor University has an extremely vibrant campus which is considered one of the most beautiful locations in the country.
    • The campus is of 1,000 acres and is located on the banks of River Brazos.
    • There are a number of important buildings which are located within the campus. The Living-Learning Centre is one of them.
    • Alexander Hall was inaugurated in 1940. It provides housing facilities to the students of Honors Residential College.
    • There are over 330 clubs and organizations. The campus also provides excellent sports facilities.

    Housing Facilities/Residence

    The University provides excellent on-campus residence facilities to the students. Over 39% of the students live on-campus. There are a lot of dining halls, libraries, and classrooms that are located within the campus.

    It has 12 residential halls. Some of them are Alexander Hall, Allen Hall, Collins Hall, Dawson Hall, etc.Various Upper Division communities and Living-Learning Centres are present with private/shared bedrooms, kitchens, and living areas.

    Each room has a bed, chair, table, and a closet. Different meal plans are available. Laundry service is also provided.

    Baylor University Application Process

    Application Portal: There are three ways in which the students can apply to the University.

    • Bayer Online Application (goBAYLOR)
    • Common Application
    • Apply Texas

    Application Fee: No application fee is required.

    Student Class Profile:

    • Class Rank: About 75% of the first-year students were toppers of their batch in high-school. 
    • Total enrollment: 18,033 Undergraduate enrollment: 14,108 Graduate enrollment: 3,925.
    • Average Class Size: 26
    • Standardized Test Scores: Median SAT score: 1210-1370, Median ACT score: 26-32

    Supporting Documents: Resume, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, SAT/ACT scores, and high-school transcripts.

    Baylor University Cost of Attendance

    If you are an international student who is hoping to enroll at the university in the upcoming sessional year, below is mentioned an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US that may be helpful for you and must be taken a note of.

    Budget Item 2020-2021 Academic Year (USD)
    Tuition 44,544 USD
    General Student Fee 4,702 USD
    Room and Meals 12,682 USD

    Scholarships/Financial Aid for International Students

    • The institute offers financial aid of various kinds like educational loans, grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.
    • Over 90% of the students of Baylor University receive some kind of financial aid. 
    • Approximately, 18,856 USD is the average financial help provided to a student.
    • 15% students receive federal aid averaging 4,790 USD per student.
    • These scholarships include academic scholarships, departmental scholarships, athletic scholarships, etc. The international students are also eligible for these scholarships.
    • In order to apply for a scholarship, you will have to fill up the FAFSA Profile and the CSS Profile.

    Alumni Network

    Baylor University has a huge alumni network. The alumni enjoy a lot of benefits. They get free passes to music concerts. They are also given free entrance to the Martin Museum of Arts. Library cards to Central Libraries are also provided to the Baylor alumni. The alumni are a part of the Heritage Club which organizes various events from time to time.

    Some of the notable alumni include Nancy Barrett, Crystal Bernard, and Marc Burckhardt.

    $53,5501st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL80|GRE297
    $38,4721st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    $22,2721st YEAR
    FEES

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESGMAT610|GRE310|TOEFL80|IELTS6.5

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    G
    8.7 / 10
    $53,5501st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|GRE297

    Master of Public Health [M.P.H]

    full time | Thesis Based
    $53,5501st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL80|IELTS6.5|GRE297

    Baylor University Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    18094
    FAFSA Code
    003545
    Application Cost
    $50
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $42,842 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-90--
    IELTS-6.5--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score12751190136036
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing640600680-
    Mathematics635590680-
    ACT Check Detailed Score29263164
    English292532-
    Mathematics272529-

    Baylor University Acceptance Rate

    38.9 %

    acceptance rate

    37083

    total applicants

    18094

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    44.2%

    Male

    55.8%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    38.9%
    Total Applicants
    38390
    Total Enrolled
    14951
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    38.9%
    Total Applicants
    8071
    Total Enrolled
    3143

    Baylor University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Baylor University Enrollment
    18094
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    14951
    Graduate Enrollment
    3143
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    74.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $42,842

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $42,842 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $38,472 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,163 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,080 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $11,448 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,686 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,824 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,416 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Law Programs
    American Bar Association
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    173891277146181201

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    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    8.4 out of 10
    9.0/10Academic
    7.8/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.4/10Infrastructure
    8.4/10Placement
    8.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    jl
    8.0 /10

    One of my relatives who lived in Texas told me about this University and my parents were very sure of sending me there since then. So, after researching everything about the university, I applied for it through an online application form of $50, and with a CGPA of 8.5 in my bachelor's, I cleared the first step towards it.

    Course Curriculum :

    We were provided with a large shooting room with all the modern technologies. We were often interacted with professionals of the field through the various workshops and thus imparted much of practical knowledge.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    GD
    8.7 /10

    I came to know about this university through my friend who was studying there. I have completed my Bachelor's in BBA with 75% marks. As I always wanted to do masters from abroad, I decided to do so by applying to an MBA at Baylor University. The plus point about Baylor University is that it does not charge any application fee. The application process was also very simple, I applied through the online admission portal.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MBA program is crafted brilliantly. Theoretical as well as practical knowledge is provided. Case studies are allocated for better understanding of marketing trends. Interaction sessions are commenced to get the practical experience of customer handling.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    DA
    9.8 /10

    It is a Private Baptist school and I am Christian. It was also an extremely competitive and top-ranked school for education programs including their pre-law program. It was also in Waco, the city I grew up in and was familiar with. They offered me full tuition and additional aid.

    Course Curriculum :

    It is extremely rigorous. The courses require, down to the prerequisites, require a unique level of intellect and endurance. My degree has well prepared me for professional school. Baylor requires that in order to obtain a Bachelor's with a pre-professional track, you take at least 12 more hours of study to become certified.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    AH
    7.5 /10

    Combination of Academics and scholarships. Baylor had a good honours college with a flexible degree program, it was a faith-based school, and they basically paid me to go there. The residential college community was also good.

    Course Curriculum :

    My degree plan was a kind of make-it-yourself so this does not really apply. I did not have general education requirements but was able to select areas of concentration. This suited me very well, so my opinion is high.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    CC
    7.8 /10

    The programs offered are extraordinary, the community is tight yet still has that larger school atmosphere, it's just far enough from home to feel independent yet not unreachable in case of an emergency, and the value is good considering scholarships and financial aid.

    Course Curriculum :

    I'm a part of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core which is a different curriculum compared to those not in the Honors College, and I love it. All of my classes connect and are related to each other and integrate aspects of many subjects within the courses.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    254-710-1011
    TELEPHONE
    1301 S University Parks Dr
    ADDRESS

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall

    Bus Station

    Dutton & 5th St0.64 km
    S 8th St & Speight Ave0.70 km
    S 8th St & Cleveland Ave0.80 km
    University Parks & Webster Ave0.84 km
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    Shopping Mall

    The Wetterman Building1.49 km
    Spice Village1.56 km
    LaSalle Shoppes3.06 km
    Eastgate Plaza4.16 km
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    Airport

    A2 Global Shipping1.03 km
    Young Brothers Heliport2.19 km
    Sheriff Department Heliport3.36 km
    Heliport: Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center5.80 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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