As part of the Baylor community, you’ll be among the best

A selective, top-ranked university with a close, faith-based community and a strong school spirit.

Your studies

Established in 1845, Baylor is a private university located in Waco, Texas. It selects high-achieving students and has a reputation as a top-tier research institution. At Baylor, you can expect the same top quality resources as larger universities, with the family atmosphere of a small school.

Students can choose from a wide range of degree options. These include more than 140 majors in popular areas such as engineering, business and pre-health programs. You’ll be taught and supported by leading faculty in small average class sizes of 27, with a student to faculty ratio of 15:1. Faculty members care about your success and they get to know their students personally.

Life on campus

Set within 1,000 acres of green space and historic buildings, Baylor’s campus is home to students from more than 90 different countries. Grounded by faith, Baylor students share a traditional school spirit and strong community ethos.

Almost 40% of students live on campus in the university’s 12 residence halls. You’ll have the support of live-in faculty who help to create a nurturing environment. Dining halls, libraries, and classrooms are all located on campus.

You can choose from more than 330 clubs and organizations to be part of, including 19 varsity sports teams. Students are known as Baylor Bears, and there is a strong culture of supporting each other and cheering other students on at sports events.

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Undergraduate majors 125
Graduate programs 75
Academic entry requirements
  • Undergraduate and Transfer: GPA 3.0
  • Direct admit GPA 3.0, IY GPA 2.75
English Language requirements
  • 3-sem (IEP + 2 sem IY) / IELTS 5.0 overall / TOEFL 50 overall
    2-sem IY / IELTS 5.5 overall / TOEFL 60 overall
    1-sem IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL 68
    Direct / IELTS 6.5 overall / TOEFL 80.
  • Post-arrival requirements: ALEKS Math Placement Test and English Placement Test

Graduate admissions tests N/A
Most popular majors Accounting, Biology, Biological Sciences, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Comp Engineering, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management Informationb Systems, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Supply Chain Management,
Institution type Private
  • #79 in National Universities (U.S. News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #27 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects (U.S. News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #120 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (U.S. News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #75 in Best Value Schools (US News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #66 in Business Programs (US News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #8 in Entrepreneurship (US News & World Reports, 2020)
  • #8 in First-Year Experiences (US News & World Reports, 2020)
Specialized accreditations Association of American Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, American Association of University Women,
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

50+ specialized accreditations for academic programs including Computer Science: B.S.C.S. degree accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Average class size 27
Student-to-faculty ratio 14:01
Student population 14,108 undergraduate
3,925 graduate/professional students
International student population 4.5%
Countries represented 91
Number of alumni 165,000+
Location Waco, Texas
Campus setting Mid-sized city
Campus size Over 1,000 acres (over 4 square km)
Nearest big city Dallas - Fort Worth and Austin (90 minute drive)
Student clubs and organizations 330+

Social life

Baylor University attracts students from all 50 US states and more than 90 different countries. All students are part of the Baylor family, and the university offers a wide range of sports and social activities.

You can choose from more than 330 student organizations to join, These range from academic and professional clubs, to Greek sororities, music groups, and religious organizations. Regular worship services and sacred spaces are also provided on-campus.

Baylor has a full range of student sports facilities. Activities include football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer and acrobatics, as well as golf, tennis, volleyball, equestrian, cross country and more. Baylor is the largest private institution represented in the Big 12 Conference.

Home life

All first year students are required to live on campus for one year. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other students with different interests and backgrounds. In total, around 40% of all Baylor students live on campus across the university’s 12 residence halls.

Alongside Baylor's whole-school community, smaller groups are organized around academic programs and interests. Open to first year students, these include: Baylor & Beyond, Business & Innovation, Fine Arts and Leadership.


Baylor is located in Waco, a mid-size city in Central Texas. The big cities of Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth are an hour and a half away; Houston and San Antonio are around three hours away.

Baylor campus is walking distance from Cameron Park. Set beside the Brazos River (the longest river in Texas) the park has 416 acres of cliffs, trees, walking trails and picnic areas, and is home to the Cameron Park Zoo.

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Degree programs
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate Tuition
  • $41,194 per year
Room and Board (estimate)
  • $13,038 per year
Books and Supplies
  • $1,276 per year
Intensive English Program
  • $9,500 per year


All students are charged a General Student Fee. This helps cover the costs associated with a variety of benefits provided to students, including technology, libraries, facilities, lab/course fees, and athletic events.

  • US university fees are given in United States Dollars (USD).
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrolment Advisor.

Application Deadlines: 

Summer 2020
March 1
Fall 2020
July 1

Next start dates

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“I’ve changed a lot since coming to Baylor. […] I think it is has helped me learn and understand a lot more about people and different races, and get to know people more, which has made me more confident and more open.”

Tutu from Nigeria
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