Baylor Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Baylor? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,033 out of 32,136 applicants or 44% were admitted making Baylor a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 17,565 14,571 32,136
Accepted 8,234 5,799 14,033
Acceptance Rate 47% 40% 44%
Enrolled 1,969 1,425 3,394
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Baylor University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Baylor regularly accepts students with ACTs of 25 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Baylor University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1200 1380
SAT Reading 600 690
SAT Math 600 700
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 25 32
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >60%
27 to 30 Avg + 44%-60%
25 to 27 Avg - 34%-44%
23 to 25 Reach 25%-34%
Less than 23 Low <25%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >57%
1290 to 1380 Avg + 44%-57%
1200 to 1290 Avg - 32%-44%
1110 to 1200 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 1110 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Baylor University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Baylor University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=223232 IPEDS survey data for Baylor University.

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