#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Baylor University

Waco, Texas

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Student Population
Baylor University overview
Location Waco, Texas
Online baylor.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Baylor University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 37,083 prospective students applied, and 14,442 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,366 enrolled in the school.  16,451 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 766 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $41,194 plus fees of $4,348. Baylor is ranked 132 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Baylor is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Very High
Baylor University overview
SAT 1190/1370
ACT 26/31
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Feb 1, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Baylor University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,230
Other Fees$4,348
Room and Board $12,595
Budget for Other Expenses$3,160
Total One Year Cost$62,527

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$56,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
72% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Baylor University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Health Professions 10%
Biology 10%
Communication 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=223232 IPEDS survey data for Baylor University.