No, an interview is not required as part of the Baylor admission process.
Yes. Students are not required to sign any statement of faith to be accepted to or to attend Baylor. In fact, our students come from 50 U.S. states and more than 100 foreign countries, and that diversity means a variety of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs.
No, we do not select students based on their religious affiliation or legacy status. We do ask these questions on the application in order to provide additional data to add to your profile.
Yes, you can change your major. Just contact our office, and we can update that for you. At Baylor, when admitted to the university, you aren't admitted to a particular school or college. This gives you the flexibility to change majors at any time, contingent on meeting any departmental requirements prior to or upon enrolling.
Yes, if you are accepted to Baylor you may defer your enrollment. Learn more details here.
As a private institution, Baylor's costs are the same regardless of your residency status.
Nationality does not affect the cost of attending Baylor since Baylor is a private institution.
Yes, freshmen are allowed to have cars on campus. Vehicles must be registered with Parking Services. Parking permits are available for purchase for the year, semester or summer session. Baylor is a mid-size campus, and students can easily walk from one side of the campus to the other in about 15 minutes. Aside from walking or biking, Baylor provides shuttle services around campus.
The Baylor University Police Department is committed to ensuring the safest campus possible. Most crimes reported to Baylor police involve property crimes. This includes thefts, burglaries and criminal mischiefs. Crimes against persons such as assaults, robberies and sexual offenses are historically low.
The Office of Access and Learning Accommodation is committed to ensuring equal access in all aspects of the college experience for students with disabilities in all of Baylor’s programs, including those taking courses online. Accommodations can include any changes, modifications, equipment, or services requested by students because of their disability—that includes classroom, housing, meal plan or mobility needs.
No. Admitted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.
In addition to merit scholarships, Baylor offers some scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. Be sure to complete your FAFSA and CSS Profile to see if you qualify for institutional or federal need-based scholarships. Departmental scholarships are also available and while they are generally awarded to upperclassmen, a few departments have scholarships for incoming freshmen. . Outside scholarships can also be found online, and we encourage you to apply for those. Your high school counselor should also be able to assist you in determining what is available in your community. Learn more about the variety of scholarships available here.
Baylor is a welcoming place and is home to students from many different faith traditions from all over the world. This diversity enriches our culture. With more than 375+ student organizations on campus, there are opportunities for everyone to get immersed in the Baylor culture, regardless of your background. You can even start a new organization if you're passionate about something that's not already represented. If you're interested in a religious organization that is not Christian, there are local places of worship that often meet students' needs. There are also vast opportunities for student employment on campus. Some paid student leadership positions have a Christian requirement, but the majority of student positions are open to all religions.