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Residential College

The Residential College is open to all students enrolled in an Honors College academic program. Admission is by special application only.

Recognized campus-wide as the most selective undergraduate academic program at Baylor, the University Scholars Program generally accepts 50 students per incoming class -- less than two percent of the University's entering students.

It is an opportunity to pursue an individualized course of study with the advice of a program director, in addition to taking a three-course sequence in Great Texts, creating an independent reading list, and submitting a senior thesis.

University Scholars are:

  • Those who are intellectually gifted and highly motivated, having a wide range of interests and an intense love of learning.
  • Those who are National Merit Finalists and/or those who rank in the top ten percent of their high school class and present strong dossiers and very solid ACT/SAT scores for admission.