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Colleges / Baylor University

Baylor University

Waco, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

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 institution in the city of Waco, Texas. Baylor was founded in 1845. The college currently enrolls around 20,626 students per year, including 15,191 undergraduates.

Baylor Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Baylor. In 2022, Baylor accepted 57% of applicants. In 2022, 36,588 students applied to Baylor and 20,741 were admitted.

Baylor University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 55%

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Baylor University is locatedin the city of Waco, Texas, in the city of 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Baylor University and Waco are like without leaving home.

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.

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Baylor SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1350 and Above


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1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Baylor students is 1258. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Baylor, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1350 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 20,626 students enrolled at Baylor, including 15,191 undergraduate students and 5,435 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from TX and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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