To be chosen by Baylor is to be
among the best.







What makes Baylor University special?

A top ranked institution, Baylor University is globally renowned for academic excellence. Our welcoming campus is home to a select community of high achievers. Together, we share a powerful school spirit.

What Baylor means to international students

Top-tier research institute

Baylor science student in a lab

As a Baylor student, you’ll contribute to world-class research. Working with leading faculty at our state-of-the-art research park, you’ll produce original work that will advance your skills and impress future employers.

We focus on excellence

A large and nurturing university, Baylor students receive individual attention and outstanding opportunities. You’ll study in small classes with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Faculty communicate with you directly, and will encourage you to achieve more.

An elite graduate network

Baylor graduates belong to an elite global network that can help you get ahead in your future career. Famous Baylor alumni include influential lawyers, editors, and the first Vietnamese American elected to Congress.

A sense of belonging

Baylor students doing sports

Our diverse community is united by a strong sense of belonging. Representing more than 90 different countries, we cheer each other on and compete in varsity sports teams as the Baylor Bears. At Baylor, there are more than 350 university clubs to be part of.

Direct admission

High achieving international students are invited to apply for undergraduate direct admission. A select number of applicants are admitted each year – you can greatly increase your chances of selection by applying through us, or your local agent.

International Year

Our programs are created especially for international students. We provide English language tuition, study skills, and personal support to help you meet the challenges of a Baylor education.

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Design and Product Development
  • Apparel Merchandising
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Music
  • Arabic and Middle East Studies
  • Art History Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Aviation
  • Administration
  • Aviation Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Business Fellows
  • Business French
  • Business German
  • Business Russian
  • Business Spanish
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Choral Music
  • Church Music
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Communication Specialist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Fellows
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education – Elementary Education
  • Education – Middle Grade English, Language Arts and Reading
  • Education – Middle Grade Mathematics
  • Education – Middle Grade Science
  • Education – Middle Grade Social Studies
  • Education - Secondary Business
  • Education – Secondary English, Language Arts and Reading
  • Education – Secondary Life Sciences
  • Education – Secondary Mathematics
  • Education – Secondary Physical Sciences
  • Education – Secondary Social Studies
  • Education – Spanish All Level
  • Education – Special Education
  • Education Certification - Music Education
  • Education Certification – Physical Education
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Film and Digital Media
  • Finance
  • French
  • General Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Great Texts of the Western Tradition
  • Greek
  • Health Science Studies
  • Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Instrumental Music
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Humanities
  • Music
  • Music Composition
  • Music History and Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Pedagogy
  • Political Science
  • Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Leisure Services
  • Religion
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Russian
  • Science Research Fellows
  • Slavic and East European Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Sponsorship and Sales
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Performance
  • Theatre Studies
  • University Scholars
  • International Year: Minimum GPA 2.75 
  • Undergraduate Programs: Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Transfer Students: Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Engineering Undergraduate Transfers: Minimum GPA 3.2
English language
  • Undergraduate Direct Entry: Minimum IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 90
International Year study plan options
  • 1-term IY: IELTS 6.0
  • 2-term IY: IELTS 5.5
  • 3-term IY (with the 1st term EAP): IELTS 5.0
Fall 2018 (per semester):
Tuition (Based on 12 hours): $20,597
IEP Tuition: $9,500
General Student Fee: $2,090
Room & Board (estimated) $6,519
Meal Plans (The Everyday 150 plan): $2,910
Books & Supplies: $615
Course or Lab Fee: $50
Chapel: $80
Matriculation: $100

A great place to be part of

Baylor University is located in the small and friendly city of Waco, Texas. As a community we’re proud of our vibrant campus, with its stunning buildings and relaxing outdoor spaces.

The campus is within walking distance from Waco’s shops, restaurants, leisure attractions and nature areas – these include the 114-acre Cameron Park, and the beautiful Brazos River. The big cities of Dallas and Austin are around 90-minutes away by car or train.

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