Baker University

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PO Box 65

Baldwin City, KS 66006

Phone: (785) 594-6451
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#62 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Baker University is a private institution that was founded in 1858. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 936, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 62. Its tuition and fees are $25,580 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1858
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $33,777,857


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 84.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Baker University is 12:1, and the school has 72.1 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; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 39%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Education 15%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 13%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Social Sciences 7%

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Student Life

Baker University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 936, with a gender distribution of 52.6 percent male students and 47.4 percent female students. At this school, 74 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26 percent of students live off campus. Baker University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 936
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Baker University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Baker University, 82.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,350.

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Tuition and fees $25,580 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,850 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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