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WHO QUALIFIES FOR BAYLOR

Baylor is a competitive learning and research environment. So, naturally, we must take into account the academic history and college entrance exam scores of each prospective student. The median SAT score range for accepted freshmen is 1130-1300 (math and critical reading), and the median ACT score range is 24 to 29. Seventy-five percent of the entering freshman class were in the top quartile of their graduating high school class.

Some colleges and schools have additional requirements for entrance into specific majors. Examples include the Engineering major within the School of Engineering and Computer Science or the Business Fellows major within the School of Business. To learn more about these additional requirements visit the Major-Specific Admission Requirements webpage.

That said, test scores and GPAs are only part of each student's story. That's why we also carefully review any recommendations, short answers, awards and activities that you share with us.

Overall, we are looking for students who:

  • want to be part of an academically rigorous community that values faith and your strengths and personal calling
  • are excited and motivated about intellectual activity
  • have challenged themselves academically and embraced opportunities outside the classroom
  • recognize that life, learning and service go hand-in-hand beyond the four years of college

We are also looking for those who can gain the most from a Baylor experience and those students with a demonstrated interest in becoming a Baylor Bear.

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