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Colleges / Baylor University

Baylor University

Waco, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate46%

About Baylor

Baylor University, located in Waco, Texas, is a leading private Christian university where students find their calling in a supportive, energetic community. With a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, Baylor fosters education that's informed by Christian values. The campus buzzes with Big 12 athletic events, vibrant arts performances, and a slew of student-led activities. Its dedication to research and scholarship creates a stimulating academic environment. Known for its active student life, caring community, and the iconic Pat Neff Hall glowing green for victories, Baylor University is a dynamic hub of academic excellence and spirited tradition.

Did You Know? 

Baylor University’s most popular campus tradition is Dr. Pepper Hour, which occurs weekly. Students gather together and drink Dr. Pepper together and even make Dr. Pepper floats! Students who attend more than 10 meetings are even inducted into the Dr. Pepper Hour VIP Club!

What the CC Community is saying about Baylor

“Baylor is dry ON campus as it is a private Christian university.”

Baylor University is a private, religious university in the city of Waco, Texas. Baylor was founded in 1845. The university enrolls around 20,709 students a year, including 15,213 undergraduates.

Baylor Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Baylor. Around 46% of applicants get into Baylor each year. In 2022, 18,697 out of 40,724 total applicants were accepted.

Baylor University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 46%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 57%

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Baylor University is located in the city of Waco, Texas, near Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see Baylor for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Waco, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Waco Regional.

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College Info

1311 S 5th St. Waco, TX 76798

Campus Setting: Urban

Baylor Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baylor is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baylor is Jun 1.

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

Baylor SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1360


Math SAT Range

580 - 690


Reading SAT Range

590 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1360 and Above


1170 to 1360


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Baylor students is 1267. Applicants with SAT scores of 1360 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Baylor, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1360 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Baylor.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Baylor is like? There are approximately 20,709 students enrolled at Baylor, including 15,213 undergraduate students and 5,496 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from TX and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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