Baylor University

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Baylor University can be found in Waco, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around nineteen thousand students enrolled per year at Baylor University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1200 (25th percentile) - 1380 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 26 (25th percentile) - 32 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Baylor University average GPA ranges from 3.48 to 3.78 for accepted students. Baylor University admits approximately 50% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, around 21% enrolled. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Baylor University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 39%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Baylor University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Baylor University was reported as 45.3% in Fall 2020 with over 34,600 college applications submitted to Baylor University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Baylor University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Baylor University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Baylor University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 39.7%
  • 2017-2018: 38.9%
  • 2018-2019: 38.9%
  • 2019-2020: 45.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 38.6%

How Does Baylor University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Baylor University is twenty-five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Tarleton State University55.8%
Texas Christian University47.2%
Southern Methodist University47.3%
Texas Woman's University93.2%
Prairie View A & M University80.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Baylor University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 680
Math600 - 700
Total Score1200 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 34
Math25 - 29
Composite Score26 - 32
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