Chances of getting into Baylor University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.9%
Admission Difficulty for Baylor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Baylor and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #8 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 18 percent. 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1260-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1340

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Baylor University?

Baylor University typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 36 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Baylor University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >52%
1340 to 1420 Avg + 39%-52%
1260 to 1340 Avg - 27%-39%
1180 to 1260 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1180 Low <18%
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Baylor ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for Baylor University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Baylor University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
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 #6 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Baylor University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Baylor University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Baylor University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

75% 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 42%
Top 25% of class 75%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Baylor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 22,035 15,048 37,083
Accepted 8,553 5,889 14,442
Acceptance Rate 39% 39% 39%
Enrolled 1,982 1,338 3,320
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 23% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Baylor University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Baylor University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.