If you are planning on applying to Baker, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Baker's admissions stats.
|Baker 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||5%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||83%|
These are the application deadlines for Baker University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Baker does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to get into Baker. Baker evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Baker accepted 99% of all applicants, around 631 from 637 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Baker, 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.
Baker has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 on the admissions factors where you stand out.
What does Baker consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Baker for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Baker, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Baker's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||ACT or SAT scores|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Baker have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Baker 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.
At Baker University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Baker directly.
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. 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.
Baker looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Baker 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 2022, 5% of Baker's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 83% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at Baker, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Baker's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Baker students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Baker. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Baker during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Baker?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Baker.
Does Baker accept transfer credits?
✅ Baker accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Baker accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Baker accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Baker?
❌ No, Baker is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Baker's acceptance rate?
✅ Baker's acceptance rate is 99%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Baker?
❌ Baker does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Baker? Baker is a somewhat selective institution. The Baker acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Baker is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Baker is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Baker, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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