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 sixteen thousand students enrolled per year at Baylor University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1650 (25th percentile) - 1970 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 29 (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 3.35 to 3.64 for accepted students. Baylor University admits approximately 60% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, around 19% enrolled. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Baylor University acceptance rate 2015 will be around 54%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Baylor University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Baylor University was reported as 57.5% in Fall 2013 with over 29,200 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

  • SAT Scores: 1650 - 1970
  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.64

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Baylor University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 49.9%
  • 2010-2011: 47.8%
  • 2011-2012: 39.7%
  • 2012-2013: 60.7%
  • 2013-2014: 57.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 53.6%

How Does Baylor University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Baylor University is four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Tarleton State University56.8%
Dallas Baptist University42.3%
Texas Christian University47.4%
Southern Methodist University50.7%
Sam Houston State University65.0%

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
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Baylor University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math570 - 670
Writing530 - 640
Total Score1650 - 1970
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 30
Math24 - 28
Composite Score24 - 29
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