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Baylor University

Waco, TX
#71

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Baylor University, located in urban Waco, TX, partners with the city in some of its research initiatives including the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems and the Waco Mammoth Site. This private institution, founded in 1845, is active in volunteerism. Every semester students donate 12,000 hours of time to service projects in the community and students even get sent abroad in the Global Missions.

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Quick Facts


1 Bear Place
Waco, TX 76798

2014-2015 Tuition

$38,290 Tuition and Fees

Students

13292 undergraduate students
42% male / 58% female

Admission

February 1 application deadline
57.5% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1845

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Information Technology, Computer Science, Special Education and Teaching, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Health Occupations Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Linguistics, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, General, English Language and Literature, General, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Exercise Physiology, Bioinformatics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Applied Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Forestry, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Religious/Sacred Music, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geophysics and Seismology, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Administration, Social Work, Anthropology, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Slavic Studies, Fashion/Apparel Design, Interior Design, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology, Acting, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Music Pedagogy, Health and Wellness, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Pre-Nursing Studies, Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other, Environmental Health, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business/Commerce, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Business/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Financial Planning and Services, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Real Estate, Insurance, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, Fashion Merchandising, Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,292
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 13,033
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 188
Percent of male undergraduates: 42%
Percent of female undergraduates: 58%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, career, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 3 1 0
Burglary 5 11 7
Motor vehicle theft 1 1 2
Arson 2 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 2
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 5 8 4
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 1 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0
Aggravated assault 2 0 1
Burglary 7 4 6
Motor vehicle theft 0 1 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 8 10 9
Liquor law violations 50 62 83
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 1 0 0
Drug law violations 5 5 5
Liquor law violations 43 52 71
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 9 18 11

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.