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Baylor Admission Requirements

Waco, Texas

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Chances of getting into Baylor University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
68%
Admission Difficulty for Baylor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Baylor and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Baylor is 68%.  It ranks #29 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Baylor is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 23,061 out of 33,680 applicants were admitted.

Baylor University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Baylor application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Baylor University.

Baylor SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
46%
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Baylor ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
54%
ACT Scores for Baylor University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Baylor University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Baylor GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.74*
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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 #7 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Baylor accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

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*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.

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High School Class Rank

79% of Baylor University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Baylor University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 50%
Top 25% of class 79%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Baylor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 20,718 12,962 33,680
Accepted 13,605 9,456 23,061
Acceptance Rate 66% 73% 68%
Enrolled 2,235 1,496 3,731
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
125

Applicants have 125 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Baylor University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Baylor University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Baylor University Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Baylor University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Baylor University prefer SAT or ACT?

46% of students submit their SAT scores to Baylor. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Baylor University?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Baylor. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.