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Colleges / Baker University

Baker University

Baldwin City, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

About Baker

Baker University Overview

Baker University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Baldwin City, Kansas. Baker was founded in 1858 and enrolls around 1,147 students a year, including 1,147 undergrad students. Baker ensures on-campus housing for up to 576 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Involvement at Baker

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Baker's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Baker students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Baker has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Baker has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Baker on the Student Life page.

2022 Baker Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $31,620
Percent of Need Met 85%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,246

Is Baker a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer look at what Baker offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

Baker Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Baker. The acceptance rate at Baker is 99%. Last year, 637 students applied to Baker and 631 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Baker

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bakerreturn for their sophomore year. Around 62% of students who started at Baker earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Baker Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Baker directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Baker's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Baker's endowment was valued at $51.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Baker spends about $5,900 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Baker

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Baker meets 85% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,246 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $30,476 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Baker.

Based on this information, does Baker seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Baker a good school for you?

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Where is Baker?

Baker is located in the small town setting of Baldwin City, Kansas, less than an hour from Kansas City.

If you want to see Baker for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Baldwin City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Baker and Baldwin City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065

Campus Setting: Small Town

Baker Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baker is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baker is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Baker ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

18 to 26

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Baker is 21. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Baker. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Baker SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Baker Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,720

In State

$42,720

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$31,620
$31,620
Fees
$600
$600
Housing
$9,300
$9,300
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

Wondering what life at Baker is like? There are approximately 1,147 students enrolled at Baker. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from KS and 31% percent of students are from other states.

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

69%

In State

31%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,147

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

99%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,220

Out-of-State

$32,220

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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