Baylor University
#397 Overall Influence#96 Desirability Rank

Baylor University

Private university in Waco, Texas, United States

Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Baptist research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered under a different name in 1845, by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Now operating under a different charter, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating universities in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Upon the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university’s campus is Earth’s largest Baptist University. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”. The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

37,083

Acceptance

39%

Graduation Rate

74%

Median SAT Score

1280

Median ACT Score

28

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$41,194

Fees (in-state)

$4,348

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$24,220
30K-48K$25,887
48K-75K$28,185
75K-110K$32,628
110K+$40,716

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$58,400

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

17K

Under-Grads

15K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

, Waco TX 76798

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

36 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is Baylor University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#101 World Rank #50 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#129 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Nursing
#210 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Medical
#164 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Business
#339 World Rank #146 USA Rank
Sociology
#273 World Rank #152 USA Rank
History
#300 World Rank #156 USA Rank
Education
#323 World Rank #165 USA Rank
Law
#231 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Communications
#456 World Rank #175 USA Rank
Chemistry
#398 World Rank #180 USA Rank
Biology
#566 World Rank #195 USA Rank
Mathematics
#549 World Rank #207 USA Rank
Engineering
#453 World Rank #226 USA Rank
Political Science
#451 World Rank #256 USA Rank
Social Work
#699 World Rank #267 USA Rank
Philosophy
#529 World Rank #271 USA Rank
Psychology
#716 World Rank #279 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#166 World Rank #124 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#3443 World Rank #891 USA Rank
Economics

Influential People

Who are Baylor University's Most influential alumni?

Baylor University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Nursing, and Business. Baylor University’s most academically influential people include James R. Heath, Thomas Harris, and Lawrence Sullivan Ross.

James R. Heath

American chemist

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Thomas Harris

American author and screenwriter

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Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Lawrence Sullivan Ross

Governor of Texas, Confederate States of America general, Texas A&M University president

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Hayden Fry
Hayden Fry

American football player and coach, college athletics administrator

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Joe Allbritton

American businessman and publisher

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Sid W. Richardson
Sid W. Richardson

American businessman

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Noble Willingham
Noble Willingham

American actor

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Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd

American businessman, philanthropist and CEO of Oracle

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H. Bentley Glass

American geneticist

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John Spencer Hardy
John Spencer Hardy

American lieutenant general

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Roberta Seelinger Trites

American academic

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Steven C. Currall
Steven C. Currall

American academic

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