Baylor University

The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas and affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is both the states oldest institution of higher learning and the worlds largest Baptist university. Established to be a servant of the church and of society, Baylor seeks to fulfill its calling through excellence in teaching and research, in scholarship and publication, and in service to the community, both local and global. The vision of its founders and the ongoing commitment of generations of students and scholars are reflected in the motto inscribed on the Baylor seal: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana - For Church, For Texas.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1845 N/A Semester $1.2 billion 1 Bear Place, Waco, TX 76798 (254) 710-1011
overall score total score state city online paying global
56 100.0 Texas Waco 260 255 51

Tuition & Expenses

Title Value
Room and board $12,588 (2017-18)


Title Value
Average need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $24,060
Students who received need-based scholarship or grant aid (freshmen) 58%
Average non-need-based scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $14,716
Average non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant award (freshmen) $33,569

Financial Aid

Title Value
Used GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance tuition and fees 3%
Average total indebtedness of 2016 graduating class $44,540
Graduating students who have borrowed (any loan type, 2016) 53%


Title Value
Average need-based self-help aid award (freshmen) $5,309
Students who received need-based self-help aid (freshmen) 46%