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Baylor University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Contact Information

Address: 1311 S 5th St, Waco, TX
Phone Number: (254) 710-1011

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $22,869 $24,645 $26,239 $28,070 7.0%
Books and supplies $1,502 $1,548 $1,634 $1,398 -14.4%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,933 $7,306 $7,563 $7,971 5.4%
Other $3,733 $3,880 $3,840 $3,882 1.1%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $35,037 $37,379 $39,276 $41,321 5.2%

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Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 31,440 13,372 18,068
Percent admitted 50% 50% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 19% 20%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,808 58%
ACT 1,290 42%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 530 640
SAT Math 550 650
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 23 28



Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges 1/1/1914 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Academy for Liberal Education
Liberal Education (LBRL) - Institutions of higher education and programs within institutions of higher education that offer liberal arts degree(s) at the baccalaureate level of documented equivalency 11/9/1997 -   Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1931 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics 3/1/1984 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 7/1/1949 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs 4/26/1976 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 6/1/1990 -   Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 1/1/2002 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 3/3/2000 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1930 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1997 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 9/1/1981 -   Accredited