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University Scholars, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (BCR) Waco, TX, United States
The University Scholars major is a program within the Honors College at Baylor University. It is the most selective Baylor academic program and requires a separate application.
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Overview

University Scholars at Baylor University work with a program director to design an individualized academic degree plan. This plan will align with their academic and professional plans. The degree plan includes a required reading list that needs to be completed by the students' junior year with the students' chosen major. 

The reading list consists of works of literature, politics, theology, and philosophy. These topics are discussed in small, seminar-style classes. Students must complete an exit interview in the spring of their junior year based on the required readings. As part of the program, students must also complete a senior thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The University Scholars program is ideal for students wishing to attend in law, medical, or graduate school. Students accepted into the University Scholars program are often National Merit finalists. 
  • They often also rank in the top 10% of their high school class with strong standardized test scores. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Official transcripts can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source (Slate.org, Parchment, CommonApp, or TRex). 
  • Applicants from schools with external exams or leaving certificates should have their exams or certificates submitted to Baylor directly from the testing agency (IGCSE, GCE, WAEC, CBSE, IB, etc.).
  • Students applying from secondary schools outside of the U.S. are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to Baylor;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22272 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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