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Baylor Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

39.7%
Admission Difficulty for Baylor University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Baylor? The school has a 40% acceptance rate. Last year, 13,758 out of 34,636 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. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1190-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
38%
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1190
SAT Scores for Baylor University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
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. 38 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
1370 and Above Good >53%
1280 to 1370 Avg + 40%-53%
1190 to 1280 Avg - 28%-40%
1100 to 1190 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 1100 Low <19%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
62%
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 30
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 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 62 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
30 and Above Good >53%
28 to 30 Avg + 40%-53%
26 to 28 Avg - 28%-40%
24 to 26 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 24 Low <19%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Admission Statistics

Baylor University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 19,755 14,881 34,636
Accepted 7,868 5,890 13,758
Acceptance Rate 40% 40% 40%
Enrolled 2,054 1,449 3,503
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
52

Applicants have 52 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are 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.