#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

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 36,588 prospective students applied, and 20,741 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,271 enrolled in the school.  18,501 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,125 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $50,232 plus fees of $0. Baylor is ranked 155 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Baylor is rated within the top 27% 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 1160/1350
ACT 25/32
Estimated GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
Baylor University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Baylor University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,302
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,274
Budget for Other Expenses$3,318
Total One Year Cost$68,126

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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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