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Baylor University

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at BU
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at BU
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
16,019
22,941
# Admitted
6,361
9,090
% Admitted
39.7%
39.6%
% Overall
39.7%

Students who got into BU:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (26), Grades (33), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (12)
I applied straight out of high school and didn'tMay 10 2015Psychology
I applied straight out of high school and didn't get in (no shocker, i had senioritis junior year!) I went to a community college for two years including both summers, with my goal set on transferring to baylor. I didn't do well my second semester but I eventually got my gpa up to a 3.1 after the second summer but applied in February with a 2.8 or so gpa.
It's definitely easier to transfer into Baylor than it is to just go straight from high school IMO. But be careful with the classes you take! If you know what major you want when you transfer, 1. make sure you know the degree course requirements and the variable classes! ( Call the transfer office they're VERY helpful!) 2. Don't register for a course without checking course equivalence FIRST on baylor's website! (don't go by the list your juco or comm. college says SHOULD transfer) 3. If you can, take AND FINISH : spanish requirements, math requirements, art, and english/ social science requirements, at your school you're transferring from! I say take and finish the requirement, because sometimes, even if the class transfer, sometimes it's 10x's harder to do well in Baylor's courses if you don't have a rigorous teacher or if your classes weren't as in depth as Baylor's. Spanish is recommended prior to baylor just because it's super hard! and i feel it's a rule of thumb to try to finish english and social science classes first. 4. Just incase the classe(s) you took don't transfer, it's possible to get them evaluated for credit. Baylor is expensive, but you get what you pay for, anyone who says you don't hasn't looked at the tools available or is just ungrateful. Transferring is about $100,000 cheaper (and in some ways easier) if you transfer from a juco if you follow my advice!
Oh, and to the high school students, more specifically the ones who don't plan to transfer and the ones who are still freshmen and sophomores, don't waste your time with AP, Honors, or Dual-credit. The only way it benefits you is if 1. you transfer in from a juco/ comm college, 2. If you take and FINISH the course in HS or at a juco, or 3. the class you take is not going towards your major. So, granted you do well enough to actually receive credit in though courses, those "special classes" are pretty much like stickers. When it comes to college admins, it's fluff that can be looked over and given a pat on the back for, but it won't help you succeed or get into Baylor.
ACT: 26 Female
Private high school, 3Oct 12 2014Political Science
Private high school, 3.8? Strong SATs. 4X Letters in Lacrosse, team captain, 2X letters in Football, Co captain senior year, 4X Letters Ice Hockey, Captain.

NHS, Prefect, Hunting Club
SAT: 2000 Male

Have a sufficient GPA, SAT, and ACT scoreJun 19 2013Biology
Have a sufficient GPA, SAT, and ACT score. With Baylor's exorbitant cost, it also helps a lot to have good enough scores to obtain university merit scholarships. Be sure to put time into the essays and answer them truthfully. Sic em.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1870 Female
I was very bright in Highschool, honours and lot'sDec 26 2012Communications
I was very bright in Highschool, honours and lot's of school involvement. I auditioned as a music student (vocal) and got a full ride. Your grades, your essays, and you involvement in highschool are very important. Financial aid at Baylor is NOT awesome, but if you are bright (very bright) you will get paid well, OR if you are an athlete ( expect to stay five years).
Visit the university, meet some of your potential professors, figure out who is on the board of admissions and shmooze a little. If you find people to fight for you, youwill end up with more money,and a much higher chance of getting in. Private universities can do whatever they want it would seem, especially when it comes to admissions. The bottom line for Baylor- If you try hard,3.5 GPA in HS, and are a member of 1 club.. you will get in. Good luck!
Female
Get involved and make yourself standout!Apr 06 2012Art & Design Department
ACT: 35 SAT: 2300 Male
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