If you are thinking about applying to Baylor, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Baylor by April 10.
|Baylor 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||50%|
|Mean SAT Score||1278|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||50%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||50%|
Baylor University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Baylor will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Baylor is 0%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Baylor is moderately difficult. Baylor evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Baylor accepted 68% of all applicants, around 23,061 of the 33,680 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Baylor, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Baylor has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Baylor must submit the following items. Double check with Baylor's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. 4.0. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Out of all students that were admitted, 48% submitted a class rank. At Baylor 50% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 79% were in the top 25% and 96% were in the top 50%.
|At Baylor University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Baylor considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Baylor has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 50% of Baylor's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Baylor applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Baylor 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Baylor student is 1278.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Baylor students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Baylor students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Baylor, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Baylor's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Baylor students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Baylor. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Baylor during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Baylor?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Baylor.
Does Baylor accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Baylor accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Baylor?
No, Baylor is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is Baylor's acceptance rate?
Baylor's acceptance rate is 68%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Baylor?
Baylor's early decision acceptance rate was 0% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Baylor? Baylor is a somewhat selective institution. The Baylor acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baylor is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baylor is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Baylor is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Baylor. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1350 and Above
1200 to 1350
1200 and Less
The median SAT score for Baylor students is 1278. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Baylor, while applicants with SAT scores between 1200 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1200 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Baylor.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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