Baker University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Baker University
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Baker University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 78%, Baker University isn't highly selective. To apply, students must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT--either test is accepted, and neither is valued above the other. Students must also submit high school transcripts and complete an online application. There is no essay component on the application, but there are a few short-answer questions, such as why the applicant is interested in Baker, and what the applicant is looking for in a college experience.

While visiting the campus is not a requirement, it is always encouraged, so interested applicants can see if they would be a good match for the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Baker University Description:

Founded in 1858 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Baker University is the oldest university in Kansas. The university is made up of four colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Professional & Graduate Studies, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing. Most undergraduate programs are housed on the main campus in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 areas of study with business and nursing being most popular. Academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university also offers evening and online courses; roughly 44% of students take classes part time. Student life on campus is active with over 70 student clubs, organizations, and activities.

On the athletic front, the Baker University Wildcats compete in the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference. The university fields ten men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,726 (1,867 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 58% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $28,030
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,230
  • Other Expenses: $4,880
  • Total Cost: $42,340

Baker University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,172
    • Loans: $6,794

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Nursing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Bowling

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics