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Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX 4-Year Private

About Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Plainview, TX

Founded in 1908, Wayland Baptist University currently enrolls around 4,827 students a year, including 3,543 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $82,782,720. The school spends $11,113 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Wayland Baptist University

Acceptance rate: 97%

Average GPA: 3.33

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Wayland Baptist University Acceptance Rate

Wayland Baptist University is a minimally difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Wayland Baptist University is 97 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.33 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Wayland Baptist University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

About 41 percent of students who start at Wayland Baptist University return the next year. Out of the 354 students who started at Wayland Baptist University as first-time freshman, 22 graduate within four years.

Around 19 percent of students who started at Wayland Baptist University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 51 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $29,555 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Wayland Baptist University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Wayland Baptist University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1900 West Seventh Street Plainview, TX 79072-6998

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wayland Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wayland Baptist University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wayland Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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

Wayland Baptist University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


16 to 22


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wayland Baptist University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Wayland Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wayland Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

880 - 1055


Math SAT Range

440 - 530


Reading SAT Range

440 - 530

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1055 and Above


880 to 1055


880 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wayland Baptist University students is 979. Applicants with SAT scores of 1055 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wayland Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 880 to 1055 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 880 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wayland Baptist University.

Wayland Baptist University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Wayland Baptist University is like? There are approximately 4,827 students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University, including 3,543 undergraduate students and 1,284 graduate students. 25% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from TX and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Application Deadline

Aug 1
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