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BAKER UNIVERSITY, BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS

Baldwin City, KansasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1858Established Year
  2694Enrollment

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

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Baker University is a private Liberal Arts institution located in Baldwin City, Kansas, United States. The institute was founded back in 1858 and was the first University at Kansas. It is home to 4 schools which offer an array of programs at undergraduate and graduate level. The institute is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is one of the coveted names in the US Education System

The organization also invests in imparting academic excellence in a respectful, inviting and values-based learning community through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous course works to its students. Due to this very reason, the institute was once known as, “Midwestern Hidden Gem” and is indeed one of the choicest institutes to study in the USA for international students.

Baker University offers admissions on the rolling basis round the year and welcomes some of the brightest from across the world. The institute is lightly selective in its approach towards enrollment and observes a high acceptance rate of around 86%. 

baker university campus

Rankings

Baker University features a ranking of

  • 36th in the regional top Universities of Kansas by U.S News and World Report ‘s Best Colleges 2020.
  • 254 in National Universities of the United States by U.S News and World Report ‘s Best Colleges 2020.
  • The institute also ranked at #69 amongst the best colleges for nursing in America as per the survey results of Niche 2020 rankings.

Highlights

Type of learningPrivate
Type of coursesUndergraduate and graduate (Both fulltime and online)
Season of IntakeRolling
Application feeNot Applicable
Acceptance rateNearly 86%
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL or equivalent
Work StudyAvailable on Campus
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Websitebakeru.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Courses

Baker University offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes Undergraduate, Graduate, Nursing and Online degree courses to its students in more than 40+ areas of studies. The available programs are offered across its 4 Schools namely, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Education, and School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

The students at the institute are provided with creative learning experiences with challenges to analyse the core root of the problems at depth and clarity which helps them prepare for the real world challenges. Following are some of the popular programs offered at te institute-

  • Business
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Campus

baker university international students

The university’s campus is a sight for sore eyes which is a perfect blend of beauty and historical significance. It is located at the heart of Baldwin City, Kansas. The campus is surrounded by several historical buildings, three of which are registered in the National Register of Historic Places, Case Hall, Old Castle Museum, Holt-Russell Museum, Quayle bible Collection, Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel and Ivan L. Boyd Arboretum.

The campus is not only known for its historical buildings, but also for its loads of sports and fitness centres available within a close proximity for its students. The sports offered include track and field, baseball, softball, golf, wrestling, among others. 

The university also provides dining and accommodation facilities for its applicants on campus across its various residence halls at an affordable price.

Housing Facilities

Baker University offers on-campus accommodation alternative to the students. The institute provides 4 residential halls namely, Gessner Hall, Irwin Hall, New Living Centre and Horn & Markham Apartments. The available residential halls come with below mentioned basic facilities-

  • Fully furnished with bed and mattresses, Closet, Desk and Chair, Overhead Lightings and Dresser.
  • Internet access and Wi-Fi facility available.

The institute also provides an option of apartments across Horn and Markham Apartments which can house up to 100 students. The apartments include facilities like air conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Washer/Dryer, Cable T.V service in the living room along with Kitchen and additional facility of refrigerator and Stoves, et al.

Baker University Admission Process

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website

Application Fee: No fee required

Deadlines: Rolling admissions

How to apply?

In order to successfully enroll at the institute, following prerequisites must be met:

  • An Online application form
  • Official High school Transcripts
  • An official test score of SAT or ACT to be sent to university using University’s ACT and SAT code of 1386 and 6031, respectively.
  • English language proficiency scores
  • Country-specific and program-specific requirements like letters of recommendation, portfolio, etc. if applicable.

All of the above documents must be submitted to the university before the outlined deadline via mail to the Office of Admissions, Baker University, 618 Eighth St., PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Baker University Cost of Attendance

An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US inclusive of basic expenses like tution fee, accommodation, meals, among others has been compiled in details as follows:

Tuition Fee

Fee for various courses available at the university varies tremendously depending on level and type of programs. But the minimum standard fee charged from the international applicants are mentioned below.

Undergraduate courses fee is approximately 30,170 USD, per year.

Graduate courses fee is nearly 600 USD, per credit hour.

Cost of Living

https://www.bakeru.edu/admissions/international-students/

List of other expenses to be considered apart from tuition fee are as tabulated here.

Type of ExpenditureCost (in USD, per year)
Room and board8,350
Meals1,100 to 4,400
Books and Supplies1,200
Required Health Insurance1,736
Personal Expenses1,350

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Baker University offers several merit and athlete based scholarships for international students to study in the USA. As for the application process, no separate form is needed to be filled either. The online application form is students’ admission and scholarship as well. 

The candidates are eligible for awards up to 14,000 USD which can be availed on the basis of merit, need or by participating in areas like art, music, theatre, creative writing, among others.

Some of the awards available for international applicants are as follows:

  1. Edward Lin Harter & Sylvia Lloyd Harter Scholarship

Full tuition fee renewable for up to 4 years by maintaining a standard minimum average GPA.

  1. Ada Hopkins Lake Endowed Scholarship

Waves full tuition fee, housing, meals and books, etc for up to 4 years by maintaining a standard average GPA.

  1. Presidential Scholarship

Awarded for participating in Academic Scholarship Competition Day along with other studentships that the candidate is eligible for.

Some of the other merit-based stduneshtips that a student can avail are:

Name of ScholarshipAmount (in USD)Minimum GPA
Honors Scholarship13,0003.00
Academic Merit Scholarship10,0002.50
Wildcat Scholarship8,0002.25
University Award6,0002.15

Note that all these awards are eligible for up to March 15 only.

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Baker University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3741
FAFSA Code001903
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$29,300 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-69- -
IELTS-6- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10309501110 7%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500460540-
Mathematics530490570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232125 94%
English232026-
Mathematics242126-

Baker University Acceptance Rate

85.7%

Acceptance Rate

805

Total Applicants

3741

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

41.2%

Male

58.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program85.7%
Total Applicants2848
Total Enrolled2441
Graduate
Graduate Programs85.7%
Total Applicants1517
Total Enrolled1300

Baker University Enrollment

Enrollment
Baker University Enrollment3741
Undergraduate Enrollment2441
Graduate Enrollment1300
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate46.5%

Attendance Cost

$29,300

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$29,300 / Year
Post Graduate Program$10,508 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,310 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,974 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$8,146 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,974 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,880 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,374 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
63351005533018
785-594-6451
TELEPHONE
618 Eighth Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006
ADDRESS

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Hospital

Family Medicine Of Baldwin City0.62 Km
Palmyra First Important Repair Stop1.06 Km

Pharmacy

AuBurn Pharmacy0.64 Km

Book Store

J Hood Booksellers Inc4.26 Km
Michener & Rutledge Booksellers4.47 Km

Airport

Vinland Valley Aerodrome-K646.88 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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