Baker University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Baker University

Founded in 1858 and associated with the United Methodist Church, Baker University is the oldest institution in Kansas. The institution is made up of four colleges and schools. Most undergraduate degree options are housed on the main campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. Undergraduates can choose from more than 40-degree options, with business and nursing being the most favorite. Academics are bolstered by a 9 to 1 student/faculty ratio. The institution also offers evening and online classes; roughly 44% of students take classes part-time. Student life is robust, with over 70 student clubs, organizations, and activities. The Baker University Wildcats play in the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference. The institution sponsors ten men’s and ten women’s intercollegiate sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,214 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male/56% Female
  • 59% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,800
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $8,350
  • Other Expenses: $5,070
  • Total Cost: $44,420

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,256
    • Loans: $6,891

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration and Management, General; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; Sport and Fitness Administration/Management; Psychology, General; and Accounting

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Overview of Baker University Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 88%, this institution isn’t highly selective. To gain admission, students must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT. Students must also provide high school transcripts and complete an online application. There is no essay required, but there are a few short questions, such as why the applicant is attracted to the school, and what the applicant is looking for in a college. While visiting the campus is not required, it is urged, so applicants can see if they would be a good fit for the university.

Admissions Data

  • Baker University Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 445/585
    • SAT Math: 485/590
    • ACT Overall: 20/25
    • ACT English: 19/25
    • ACT Math: 19/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Baker University, then it should be easy for you to gain admissions to the schools below. If Baker University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Basketball, University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Baker University, then you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Baker University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Arizona, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas

Applying to Baker University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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