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Baylor University

Waco, Texas
Another view of Burleson Quadrangle credit: Lpret at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
14,109 Undergraduates
40% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Baylor University
Waco, Texas
76798
(254) 710-1011
www.baylor.edu

Baylor University, a private Christian university located in Waco, Texas, is one of the top 80 colleges in the nation. The school was established in 1845, when the Texas Baptist Education Society sought to charter a Baptist university in the state. It was started when Texas was still a republic. Today, the campus size is 1,000 acres. The school’s motto is “Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana” or “For Church, For Texas.” Notable alumni include actress Angela Kinsey, comedian Jeff Dunham, football quarterback Robert Griffin III, Former Governor of Texas Ann Richards, Olympic runner Michael Johnson, screenwriter John Lee Hancock and actress Elizabeth A. Davis. The school’s colors are green and gold, and its mascots are two live bears – Judge Joy & Judge Lady – which live on the campus in a zoo. It also has a costumed bear named Bruiser that comes out to the games. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FBS – Big 12, and varsity sports offered include men’s football, track and field, baseball, basketball and cross country, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf and equestrian. Baylor is home to the first campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which provides homes for families in need.

Location

Waco is a city in central Texas and is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is situated along the Brazos River and I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin. The city had a 2010 population of 124,805, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the state. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

90

restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

426

New Transfer Students

Admissions
40%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

1120-1310

SAT Range

34,636

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$36,294

Typical Cost

$43,790

Average Tuition

98%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$20,000

Median Debt

Academics
15.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

75

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

99

Doctorates Awareded

Marketing And Marketing Research

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, 330 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 40 on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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