Baker University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Other

State: Kansas


Founded in 1858 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Baker University is the oldest university in Kansas. The university is made up of four colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Professional & Graduate Studies, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing. Most undergraduate programs are housed on the main campus in Baldwin City, Kansas. Undergraduates can choose from more than 40 areas of study with business and nursing being most popular. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university also offers evening and online courses; roughly 44% of students take classes part time. Student life on campus is active with over 70 student clubs, organizations, and activities. On the athletic front, the Baker University Wildcats compete in the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference. The university fields ten men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4112
Total Grad Students: 1970
Undergraduate Students: 2142
Faculty: 71

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 58:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 30:1

Percent Male: 44%
Percent Female: 56%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City Kansas 66006


Main Email:

Main Phone: 785-594-7891

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Terri Blake
Sr. Associate Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
785 594 4569

Transfer Services Contact:
Ruth Miller
Registrar, Office of Records and Registration
785 594 8436

International Admissions Contact:
Daniel McKinney
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
785 594 8458

Athletics Contact:
Theresa Yetmar
Athletic Director, Athletics
785 594 8474

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.5 and above, admitted. 2.3-2.9, admitted with conditions. Below 2.3, Denied or referred to admissions committee.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
No minimum. Maximum

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer students are required to submit either ACT or SAT results. For SAT, 890 total for Critical Reading and Math combined is required. For ACT, an 18 Composite.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or counselor at the college level.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Transfer Students who are eligible for academic scholarships are encouraged to interview on campus and to write a brief essay for an additional $1,500.00 Academic Leadership Scholarship.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 20 26
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 450 555
Math 435 560

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 92%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -92%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 4418

Room and Board: 7340

Tuition and Fees: 23390

Total Cost: 36348

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
In addition to need-based State of Kansas and Federal Financial Aid, Grants, Low-Interest Loans, and Scholarships, Baker University honors the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship transfer students. We also offer up to $9,500 in Academic Scholarships.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7119

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 78%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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