|Admission Standards||Very High|
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How hard is it to get into Baylor and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,676 out of 34,582 applicants were admitted making Baylor a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent. Baylor University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Baylor University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1200|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1380|
|Average SAT Score||1290|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Baylor University?
Baylor University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1380 and Above||Good||>58%|
|1290 to 1380||Avg +||45%-58%|
|1200 to 1290||Avg -||32%-45%|
|1110 to 1200||Reach||22%-32%|
|Less than 1110||Low||<22%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Baylor?
Admission data indicates that Baylor regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Baylor University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>58%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||45%-58%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||32%-45%|
|23 to 26||Reach||22%-32%|
|Less than 23||Low||<22%|
What GPA do you need to get into Baylor University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Baylor. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Baylor University was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Baylor will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.74 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
75% of Baylor University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||42%|
|Top 25% of class||75%|
|Top 50% of class||97%|
|Bottom 50% of class||3%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||20%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Baylor University is $0.
What are the requirements for admission to Baylor University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=223232 IPEDS survey data for Baylor University.
46% of students submit their SAT scores to Baylor. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
45% of those who apply are granted admission to Baylor. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1380. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 32. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.