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Campus & Student Life at Baylor University

Home to about 14,399 undergraduates in 2020, Baylor is a large, private university located in Waco, Texas. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Baylor offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Baylor can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Baylor Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Baylor University is Affiliated With the Baptist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Baptist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Baptist Colleges and Universities.

Baylor Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 8.0% of the student population at Baylor. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Baylor Disability Services.

Baylor for the Military

While not a "service academy", Baylor does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information, check out our Baylor for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Baylor University

Baylor offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Baylor University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Baylor University

Baylor has a comparatively large, student body. There were 14,399 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 14,145 (98.2%). Part-time attendance was 254 (1.8%).


Baylor University is Ranked #243 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Baylor receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Baylor #243 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Baylor University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Baylor by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Baylor Diversity Guide.

Baylor University Competes in the NCAA

Baylor has a total of 670 student athletes, 277 men and 393 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$67,823,109
Total Expenses (all teams)$67,823,109

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Baylor University Athletics

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