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College Factual ranked Baylor as #123 out of 2,238 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Baylor held the #153 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Out of the 116 colleges in Texas, Baylor is ranked at #7.
If you're applying to Baylor University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 57%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
About 39% of students accepted to Baylor submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 680.
The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Baylor University, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Baylor University is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Baylor University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Baylor for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,399 undergraduates at Baylor with 14,145 being full-time and 254 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Baylor, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Baylor, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $13,181 a year. That adds up to $52,724 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Baylor is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Communication & Media Studies||177||$36,068|
|Finance & Financial Management||156||$60,896|
|Health/Medical Prep Programs||144||$22,864|
|Business Administration & Management||137||$52,689|
|Management Information Systems||124||$62,614|
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2020-2021, 12,730 students took at least one online class at Baylor University. This is a decrease from the 17,850 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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