School’s been in session for almost a month already (how time flies!), which means we now have official numbers on this year’s enrollment. Even in this down economy, Baylor is bigger than ever, with 14,614 students on campus this fall — the fourth straight year that enrollment has topped 14,000.
Perhaps more exciting is the continued growth in minority enrollment; a record 35% of first-year students are minorities, up from last year’s record 31%. Over the past four years, minority enrollment among freshmen has increased 62%, making Baylor the second-most diverse school in the Big 12!
Demand for a Baylor education continues to be strong, as well. Not only did Baylor enroll a near-record number of freshmen this fall (second only to last year), the University also received a record number of applications — somewhere in the neighborhood of 31,000 high school seniors last year applied to become Baylor Bears! And the continued growth has not hurt the class of 2013′s academic quality, either; officials reported an increase in the freshman class’ academic index, which measures a combination of class rank and SAT/ACT scores.
Sic ’em, Baylor students!