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Baylor University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1845
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 11,831
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $870,168,000
Admissions Address

1 Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798

Website

http://www.baylor.edu

Admissions E-mail

Admissions@Baylor.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Carron
Admissions office telephone: (800) 229-5678
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/undergrad_apply.asp Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 1 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: N/A
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 43%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 43%
Total applicants: 21,393
Total acceptances: 9,097
Total freshman enrollment: 2,783
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 7,793
Male acceptances: 3,361
Male freshman enrollment: 1,065
 
Female applicants: 13,600
Female acceptances: 5,736
Female freshman enrollment: 1,718
Out-of-state freshmen: 19%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 3,427
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,423
Students enrolled from waiting list: 295

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 70%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 67%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 650
Math: 560 – 660
Combined: 1100 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 12.2% 14.1%
600-699 38.9% 46.1%
500-599 39.4% 34.5%
400-499 9.0% 5.1%
300-399 0.1% 0.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 33%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 27
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.2% 17.1% 10.9%
24-29 56.3% 45.3% 50.0%
18-23 31.5% 34.3% 34.3%
12-17 1.0% 3.3% 4.8%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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