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Baylor University Student Life

Baylor University is on a 1,000-acre campus in an urban setting in Waco, Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth. Baylor University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Baylor University also has fraternities and sororities..

The Baylor University community comes together each year for Diadeloso (Student Day of Fun), Homecoming and All-University Sing.

Does Baylor University Offer Student Housing?

Baylor University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Baylor University students live off campus. In 2021, 34% of undergrads at Baylor University lived in some kind of on-campus housing There are 5,103 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,399 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,730 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Baylor University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Baylor University Athletics

At Baylor University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Baylor University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Club Teamsheerleading NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Baylor University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Baylor University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Baylor University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Baylor University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Baylor University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Baylor University, take Interstate 35 to Waco, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Waco Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Baylor University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Baylor University Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

66%

In State

34%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

62%

16%

8%

5%

4%

3%

1%

0.34%

0.14%

Undergraduate Students

14,399

Graduate Students

4,898

Non-Resident / International Students

584

Baylor University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

19,297

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,232

Out-of-State

$50,232

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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