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Can I get into Baylor?

Knights09Knights09 Posts: 1,739Registered User Senior Member
edited April 2009 in Baylor University
White/Male
High School: Leading prep school in Atlanta, sends many to top schools
GPA (the killer): 3.46 UW (on a 5.0 scale), don't know what it is W - upward trend
Class Rank: 60-80/100 (don't know exact)
SAT: 1240/1930, 640 CR, 600 M, 690 W (March, retaking in October)
ACT: 32
SAT IIs: 630 Literature, 710 US History
APs: By graduation I will have taken AP US History, AP English, AP Environmental Science, and AP Art History

ECs:
Varsity Lacrosse (9,10,11,12)
JV Lacrosse (9,10,11)
Spanish Club (9,10,11,12)
Ultimate Frisbee Club (9,10,11,12)
Interact Club (9,10,11,12 - helps with Blood Drive and such)
Peer Leadership (12 - seniors only, helps freshman assimilate into the high school, very selective, only 16 students get it)
Young Life (9,10,11,12 - very active, senior leader)
Went to Exploration Summer Program during the Summer after 9th
Volunteered for 3 weeks at Young Life Camp Summer after 11th - 11-13 hrs. a day
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Replies to: Can I get into Baylor?

  • Knights09Knights09 Posts: 1,739Registered User Senior Member
    Bump.......
  • Knights09Knights09 Posts: 1,739Registered User Senior Member
    A second bump.
  • literaturegirlliteraturegirl Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    You're probably fine. Admission into Baylor isn't exactly competitive. Of course, no one on this board can give you a truly accurate answer.
  • TexasmamaTexasmama Posts: 237Registered User Junior Member
    I think you will get in. My daughter's SAT scores were similar to yours and she was admitted. she was in the top 15 percent of her class.
  • Knights09Knights09 Posts: 1,739Registered User Senior Member
    For what it's worth, I'm apparently eligible to be a Presidential Gold Scholar if admitted.
  • schismmanifestoschismmanifesto Posts: 390Registered User Member
    Its a easy school to get into...not exactly prestigious by any stretch of the imagination
  • literaturegirlliteraturegirl Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    Ha! schismmanifesto, I couldn't have said it better myself.
  • PaPa HPaPa H Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    It isn't the most difficult, nor the easiest. Depending on your field, it is very well respected. If you are in Texas, Baylor is nice on a resume. Just like many other schools, Baylor has some super intelligent people who could have gone numerous other places but felt Baylor was the one, and visa versa. If you look at comparable universities-price, size, goals, Baylor grades out fine. Knights should be fine. Scores are probably enough already-apply early to assure a spot, that way you won't be playing roulette like literaturegirl-sorry for your experience so far. If Baylor is right, it will work out fine, if not, something else will-Best of luck to both of you.
  • literaturegirlliteraturegirl Posts: 55Registered User Junior Member
    Haha thanks PaPa H. So far no good, but eh.

    And yes, Knights, if I have learned anything this year, it's a) beware of expensive schools that have crummy to zero finaid. Don't count on getting much, or anything, with which to go there on. Luckily though, Baylor's really really good on scholarships. It's costing me practically nothing to go there. And most importantly, b) apply for housing AS SOON AS you get your acceptance. There is, evidently, a horrific housing shortage at Baylor. HORRIFIC.
  • CelticancestorCelticancestor Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Does anyone know if they have rolling admissions? How soon do they let you know if you are accepted?
  • bandnerd91321bandnerd91321 Posts: 396Registered User Member
    I have never heard of anyone NOT getting into Baylor! You should be fine.
  • jollybeanjollybean Posts: 19Registered User New Member
    Did you know that Baylor received nearly 24,000 applications last year? Of those, about 8,000 students were accepted. Moral of the story: because of the sheer volume of applications, Baylor isn't an automatic "yes" for anybody. I know of several students over the past couple of years who assumed they'd be accepted and were shocked to find themselves on the wait list.

    If Baylor is a top choice, apply early and get your housing deposit in quickly.
  • BUbearsBUbears Posts: 42Registered User Junior Member
    you can probably get in...
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