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Baker University is a private institution that was founded in 1858. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 935, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 10 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Baker University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 33. Its tuition and fees are $24,470 (2012-13).
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Baker University's College of Arts and Sciences offers a life enhancing experience that promotes rigorous scholarship and integrates student learning, student development, and student engagement in ways that educate the whole person and inspire student success and fulfillment. Liberal arts education provides the foundation of the College educational experience for all academic programs, including those leading to a professional degree. The curriculum is infused with exposure to ethical considerations, experiential learning opportunities, and thoughtful reflection that, together, help students translate theory and research into practical tools for principled decision making and creative problem solving at work, at home, and in the global community. This intentional combination of liberal arts, professional programs, and experiential learning is designed to produce open-minded critical thinkers who understand diverse people and perspectives and are prepared to lead in their chosen profession. By encouraging faith and values exploration and deliberately surrounding the students with meaningful opportunities for student development and engagement in learning communities outside the classroom and beyond campus borders, we encourage each student to embrace our core values of community, character, and responsible citizenship. These pursuits reflect a steadfast belief in the relevance and importance of liberal arts education and a resolute commitment to our United Methodist heritage.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Baker University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||86.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Baker University is 13:1, and the school has 63.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Baker University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Education; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.
Baker University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 935, with a gender distribution of 49.9 percent male students and 50.1 percent female students. At this school, 55.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 19.0 percent of students live off campus. Baker University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Baker University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Baker University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Baker University, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Baker University.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Baker University, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,198.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$24,470 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,660 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data