Baylor University Reviews

  • 87 Reviews
  • Waco (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,738
96% of 87 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 87 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Danielle Prouty
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Overall, I had a positive experience at Baylor University. I double majored in International Studies and Linguistics, and I really loved most of my classes that were related to my majors, especially Linguistics. My Linguistics professors were extremely kind and helpful, and really tried to relate with their students. All of my classes for my major were 20 students or less. I had some great professors for International Studies as well, but as it is a much larger department, it was more hit or miss. It felt less personal and you really had to put in the work yourself if you wanted to make connections. On the positive side, I liked the freedom to choose from a large selection of classes and focus on what I was interested in. I think your academic experience at Baylor will largely depend on which department you are studying in. I thought the career services were okay but could have been improved upon. There are career fairs and decent resources if you seek them out, but once you graduate, they are not very helpful. Thats how most of the resources are at Baylor you can find them if you search, but they are not out in the open. I feel like it can be a really beneficial and fulfilling place to study if you enjoy your department of study and seek out professors that can help you academically, as well as utilize career and professional resources while youre a student at Baylor. I would recommend talking to people in the program you are interested before committing to study there, because everyones experience varies greatly."
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2019
  • Degree: Finance
"My younger bro and I attend here, I graduate this Spring. What a disappointment. The majority of profs are poor. The forced religious studies is an effort to get the students to doubt the Bible and fall from faith. The messages are the typical liberal garbage you would expect at UCBerkly, ridiculous anti American nonsense. Job placement was all up to me, no help from faculty or placement center, including my internship. It was a 4 year disappointment."
Rey Kieser
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I decided on Baylor University for its well known reputation in the state of Texas and how beautiful the campus is. Coming from a small town, Baylor was the perfect size, big enough to feel like a college, but small enough so that you wouldn't feel as though you were no one in a sea of people. The nursing program is one of the best in Texas and again, offers smaller class sizes so you can get the attention needed for such a vigorous course load. However, this school is expensive! Keep that in mind when applying. Loans seem easy when you're eighteen and need them to make ends meet, but when you become a working adult and have to repay, they can really take away from you financially."
Andrew Glick
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"Baylor was fantastic. I loved everything about the engineering program. It was challenging, yet encouraging. What stood out the most to me was the availability of the faculty. No only were faculty always available to answer any questions I may have, but they also cared about me personally and my education. I developed great relationships with my faculty and peers that I treasure today."
Lydia Prince
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Baylor University is an amazing school to attend. I did not have a professor who did not seem to care about my wellbeing and about my academics. The school had many different clubs and organizations to join. Everyone had a place to fit in. Baylor provided many opportunities for me to develop as a whole person. Professors held outside seminars where I could learn more and further develop my understanding of a certain subject. The religious aspect of Baylor University allowed me to be comfortable and confident in my religion. I never felt pressured religiously. Even though Baylor is a Baptist institution, they are very open to every religion. I loved my academic department and my counselor was always helpful. My department helped me prosper as a student and as a student. I never felt lonely or unwelcome on campus. Everyone is so kind and willing to help. I love Baylor University and if I could repeat my experience here I would."
Sarah Revette
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Baylor University's Speech Pathology Graduate Program in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provides an outstanding education. This program provides a high number of clinical hours, challenging academic coursework, and a state of the art facility. But the most outstanding thing about Baylor's program is the incredible faculty at Baylor. Professors and supervisors truly care about the student as a whole, academically, personally, and in our future careers as professionals. Clinical supervisors and professors are helpful and always willing to make time to meet with students. The quality of supervision and instruction along with small class sizes provide an individualized graduate program experience. I feel I have grown in my work ethic, my academic knowledge, and my skills as a clinician through this program."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Amazing, prepared me for the real business world"
Sarah Biggar
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Baylor University provides an excellent experience for the overall development of a student, not just academics. This starts with "welcome week" when you first arrive, and continues until you are greeted by a line of your professors at graduation. My professors truly cared about me, and wanted me to be successful in my future career. The academics are rigorous and challenging, with classes both inside and outside your major. Baylor provides the benefits of a large school-sports, excellent facilities for students like the marina and student union building, while also providing the benefits of a small school such as small class sizes and a family feel. I would recommend Baylor to anyone looking for a college-there is a place for everyone in the Baylor family!"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Baylor was a wonderful expierence for graduate school. It was a good combination of education, fun and spiritual life. Classes are wonderful because the teachers are engaged and the class sizes are small. At most schools it is easy to be disengaged when you are in graduate school but at Baylor they draw you in to campus life."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Baylor is an excellent school! It has a family feel in a wonderful Christian environment."
Ivorry Gomez
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
"I chose Baylor University not because of it's rigorous curriculum or their dedication to prepare students to provide quality care to patients but because of its dedication to global health. At Baylor I was able to provide education on health and hygiene in a small village in Ethiopia. We then traveled to Sierra Leone where they had the highest maternal mortality in the world. Our care emphasized use of midwives and not village "witch doctors", routine prenatal care and HIV testing. My final year I worked in a small, impoverished village in eastern India. I worked closely with a community whose members had leprosy or had a family member with the disease. Though leprosy (or Hansens Disease) is curable, the stigma is still present. I will always be thankful for my time at Baylor University."
Kim Griffin
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"As a self-started I gained quite a bit of professional and educational experience that I desired. I worked hard and took classes that I knew would not only develop my artistic ability but would make me desirable in the job market. Baylor set me up for success and provided me with the skills that I needed to immediately work in my field right out of college. I have been in a number of theatre jobs, and I have Baylor to thank for that! While the theatre department is not perfect, it is growing in size and prestige. It is a great family to be a part of and a challenging yet productive experience."
Reed Hunter Stevens
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"The Political Science program at Baylor University has a tremendous faculty. I encourage prospective students to figure out early on which field of Political Science they would like to focus on: theory, comparative, international relations, or American. Every student at the university is required to take a intro level Political Science class on the U.S. constitution. Overall, Baylor has incredibly strong team of faculty for each subfield, with comparative probably being the weakest due to fewer members. The real strength of Baylor's Political Science program comes from its theory department, which will assist any student in developing their researching and critical analysis abilities. I would also encourage students to participate in either Model United Nations or Mock Trial to help prepare them for a professional level of competency."
Taylor Ruzicka
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Baylor's accounting program is well-known around the U.S., and it has been a huge benefit while applying for jobs. The curriculum is very rigorous, but rewarding when hard work pays off. My teachers have been eager to help me succeed, offering one-on-one help with homework or studying for tests, and have offered me on-campus jobs to make some extra money. I'm so glad I chose Baylor and decided to pursue a career in accounting."
Devan C
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I believe that Baylor University is a wonderful school. The campus atmosphere is one that always feels welcoming and warm, which is occasionally hard to find on a college campus. The professors here are some of the best I have ever seen, as they are knowledgable in their fields and they genuinely want to build a relationship with you. Overall, I loved my time at Baylor University and I would no doubt recommend it to anyone who is looking to further their education while pursuing the Christian faith."
Jacqueline McCleneghen
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I have been so pleased with my time at Baylor, especially time spent in the Honors program. Professors pushed me to think and ask difficult questions. I was often challenged, but the challenges were offered as opportunities for growth, not as opportunities to put me down. The pre-health programs gave me ample opportunities to strengthen my resume, making my an excellent candidate for graduate school. My fellow students dived deeply into meaningful friendships with me and encouraged me to learn, inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the rather high price, I wouldn't trade my experience at Baylor for anything."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Baylor is a exceptional school. I not only received an excellent education in social work but also learned how to be a Christ filled person."
Allison McCullough
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2016
  • Degree: Law
"The International Studies program at Baylor is perfect for students who have various interests. It allows you to choose a subject focus and a work area focus; I chose to study the politics of western Europe. But you could also study language, history, art, etc. of anywhere in the world. You can tailor this degree to be exactly what you would like, and there is also flexibility to change your path as you go. The one major drawback to Baylor is a lack of diversity; not only does it lack diversity of race and religion (religion, understandably), but also lacks students who represent all socioeconomic backgrounds and regions of the country and world. As a student coming from out of state, I felt woefully out of place for a long time. The quality of education I received at Baylor was top-notch. There were many opportunities to explore subjects in depth, and professors to help you along the way. I was challenged, but not left to go it alone. I realized that I was so much more able that I had first thought. Being at Baylor stretched me and made me a better student and a better human overall."
Sarah Wilkins
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
"Baylor University was a place that I thrived academically, emotionally/mentally, socially, and spiritually. It changed my life. I made so many amazing friends and still keep in touch with 1/3 of my professors today. I am unbelievably grateful and blessed for such an amazing time in my life to explore, learn, grow, and experience college at this institution. I have been impacted by my professors and changed by all the amazing support I had there. I miss Baylor so much that I visited three times this year. Baylor helped integrate me into campus life, participate in all the traditions, and encouraged me to become a better person. I am forever a proud alum and am extremely grateful!"
Jonathan Tunwar
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"My experience at Baylor was great from the very beginning. Student Life does a great job of providing you opportunities to make connections. I had the opportunity to be involved in many different activities and make lasting relationships. Studying Political science was great. The faculty are passionate about their content matter and make it engaging. I only took one course taught by a graduate student and never had a Political Science course with more than 25 students."