How do you describe today's Baylor student?
Wears pajama pants to class. Runs 5 miles a day. Volunteers at an animal shelter. Studies Latin vocab at midnight. Sings opera in the shower. Teaches a first-grade Sunday school class. Tutors in biology. Practices three-pointers. Writes poetry. Speaks English as a second language. Can't wait for the real world. Just added another major. Has a cell phone attached to the ear.
If you haven't been on campus in a while, you might not recognize Betty Baylor or Joe College anymore. We spent a day with photographers in the Bill Daniel Student Center to show you some of the faces of today's Baylor.
Who are they?
- 55 percent female
- 44 percent Baptist
- 13 percent Catholic
- 10 percent Methodist
- 73 percent white
- 9.1 percent black
- 8.2 percent Hispanic
- 6 percent Asian
- 74 percent involved in student organizations
- 28 percent involved in Greek system
Where are they from
- 49 states and the District of Columbia
(83 percent from Texas, 0 from North Dakota)
- 75 foreign countries
What do they think?
- 75 percent believe being at Baylor contributed to their spiritual growth
- 88 percent agreed with the statement, "I am a leader"
- 93 percent agreed with the statement,"I can make a real difference in the community by participating in service activities"
- 74 percent agreed with the statement, "I am under a lot of stress"
- 63 percent of seniors said they had changed their majors at least once while at Baylor
- 92 percent said they are proud to be at Baylor
Why are they here*
- 72.6 percent said top reason was to learn more about things that interest them
- 64.6 percent said top reason was to prepare for graduate or professional school
- 61.5 percent said it was to be able to make more money
*Data from fall 2003 Information Management and Testing Services and fall 2003 student survey conducted by the Division of Student Life.