University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

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900 College Street

Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 295-8642
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#54 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a private institution that was founded in 1845. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,926, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 54. Its tuition and fees are $25,300 (2013-14).

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

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor prepares students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. Academic excellence, personal attention, and broad-based scholarship distinguish this Christ-centered learning community. Chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845 and affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, UMHB is one of the oldest and most reputable universities in Texas. Today, more than 3,200 students attend UMHB and enjoy small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. UMHB offers 56 undergraduate majors/programs and 14 graduate programs. The beautiful 200-acre campus is conveniently located in Belton off I-35 between Dallas and San Antonio.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1845
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $59,550,762


When applying to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. The application fee at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 93.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 93.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 25

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is 16:1, and the school has 60.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 27%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 22%
Education 16%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 6%
Psychology 6%

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Student Life

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,926, with a gender distribution of 38.9 percent male students and 61.1 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,287
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 85.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,349.

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Tuition and fees $25,300 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,750 (2013-14)
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