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University Scholars, B.A.

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University rank #801 (QS) , TX,
The University Scholars major at Baylor University is a program within the Honors College. It is the most selective Baylor academic program and requires a separate application.

About

University Scholars 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.

The University Scholars program at Baylor University 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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  • Minimum required score:

    540

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcripts: Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. 
  • Submission of Documentation
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Single Choice Early Action applicants)

Tuition Fee

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    41194 USD/year
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    41194 USD/year
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

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