Baylor University

#375 / #124
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#96
Most Desirable School

Private university in Waco, Texas, United States

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About Baylor University

According to Wikipedia, Baylor University is a private research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's campus is the largest Baptist university in the world. As of fall, 2021, Baylor had a total enrollment of 20,626 . It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity". The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees.

Baylor University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
33,680 68% 79% 1290 29

How Much Does Baylor University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$50,232
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $26,726
30K - 48K $29,849
48K - 75K $31,343
75K - 110K $35,300
110K+ $42,722

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Baylor University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Baylor University, then you can expect to earn an average of $58,400 per year. You also have a 90% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Baylor University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
16,953 14,203 2,750

Where is Baylor University?

Baylor University is located at , Waco TX 76798

How Safe is Baylor University?

Baylor University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Waco has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Baylor University Known For?

Baylor University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Baylor University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Baylor University's Most Influential Alumni?

Baylor University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Medical, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Baylor University's most famous alumni:

Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd
An American businessman, philanthropist and CEO of Oracle.
Norman Shumway
An American surgeon .
Dallas Willard
Dallas Willard
An American philosopher.
Willie Nelson
An American country music singer-songwriter.
William S. Sessions
An American judge .
Louie Gohmert
A United States Representative from Texas.
Peter A. McCullough
An American cardiologist and medical professor, who presents factual information..
James R. Heath
An American chemist.
Andrew Beal
An American banker, businessman, investor, and amateur mathematician.
Gary W. Keller
Gary W. Keller
An American business writer.
James B. Adams
An Attorney, legislator, director of the FBI.
Ernest Istook
A U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma.