Baylor Admission RequirementsWaco, Texas
Chances of getting into Baylor University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Baylor and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,442 out of 37,083 applicants were admitted making Baylor a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent. Baylor University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Baylor SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT46%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1190|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1280|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Baylor University?
Baylor University typically requires applicants to be in the top 26 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1190 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1280 to 1370||Avg +||39%-52%|
|1190 to 1280||Avg -||27%-39%|
|1100 to 1190||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 1100||Low||<18%|
Baylor ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>55%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||39%-55%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||29%-39%|
|24 to 26||Reach||21%-29%|
|Less than 24||Low||<21%|
Avg. High School GPA3.74*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Baylor University. 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.
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)||24%||22%||23%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Baylor University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
46% of students submit their SAT scores to Baylor. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
39% of those who apply are granted admission to Baylor. Admission competition is high 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 1190 and 1370. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.