BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

School of Engineering and Computer Science

USD 10,000 - USD 66,000 loan size
up to 20 years loan term

Courses supported

MS in Computer Science
MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS in Biomedical Engineering
MS in Mechanical Engineering

Established in 1845, Baylor University is the oldest continuously operating University in Texas, with a campus area of 1,000 acres. It is recognised as a “Doctoral-university; Very high research activity institution” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science was set up in 1995 to provide premium education by mixing interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school 161 among the Best Engineering Schools in the country for 2023-2024. The school ranks 20th in the list of Most Innovative Schools in the US. More information on rankings can be accessed here.

Alumni of the engineering and computer science school have achieved spectacular success in their respective careers. A few of them include Rick Tullis (President & CEO, Capstone), Heather Benoit (senior mechanical engineer and programme manager, M3 Design, Inc.), and Jay D. Battershell, (president and CEO, McLane Intelligent Solutions).

Located along the Brazos River, Waco is known for its affordable housing, giving off a charming town-like feel even amidst urban growth and regeneration. The city enjoys a moderate climate and a healthy jobs market.

What can you study at Baylor University - School of Engineering and Computer Science?

  • MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

How hard is it to get into Baylor University - School of Engineering and Computer Science?

The acceptance rate is 56.7%, suggesting this University is moderately selective. You would have to ace most of the admission requirements on the application, to get in. What are these requirements?

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or undeniable proof of equivalent training at a foreign university
  • Ample weight is given to your academic records, followed by your performance in extracurricular activities, participation in intellectual activities, personal qualities, and the work experiences you may have gained
  • Your Statement of Objectives (SOP) must highlight all such achievements and attributes to create a solid impression
  • Application fee: $50
  • Average UG GPA: 3.7
  • CV/Resume: Required
  • Statement of objectives: Required
  • Recommendations: 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE test: May be required for specific courses
  • Transcripts: Required
  • Proof of degree equivalency: Required
  • Language eligibility test: Duolingo, TOEFL, IELTS Minimum test scores:

TOEFL iBT: (Computer-based) 213 TOEFL PBT: (Paper-based) 550 IELTS Academic: 6.5 Duolingo: 125

Note: Minimum test scores required may vary between courses.

  • Tuition fee: $50,270
  • Fees: $200
  • Housing: $8,628
  • Meals: $6,498
  • Books/Course materials: $842
  • Supplies: $248
  • Miscellaneous: $2,224
  • Transportation: $1,514
  • Total annual cost of admission: $70,424

Scholarships for international students at Baylor University - School of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Baylor University offers various scholarships and financial aid opportunities to international students. They are eligible to apply for various merit-based or departmental scholarships
  • The President's Gold Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship awarded to freshmen based on academic achievement, leadership qualities, and community involvement
  • The Provost's Gold Scholarship is another merit-based award that recognises outstanding academic achievements and leadership potential
  • The Baylor Academic Scholarships are based on a student's academic profile, including GPA, standardised test scores, and class rank
  • Departmental Scholarships may also be available to international applicants. They can enquire with their respective departments for scholarship opportunities within their fields of study

Waco campus

City

Waco, TX

City Population

141,997

Region

South-central US

Climate

Waco experiences an average low temperature of around -3°C/27°F and a high of 36°C/97°F. The temperature rarely drops below 27°F or exceeds 39°C/102°F

Nearest Airport

Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW), Houston (IAH), Austin (AUS), Dallas (DAL), Waco (ACT)

Time Zone

Central Daylight Time (GMT-5)

Fast facts about Baylor University - School of Engineering and Computer Science

Private University

  • University enrolment numbers: 19,994
  • Living alumni: 120,000
  • Graduate students: 4,132
  • International students: 920
  • International grad students: 276
  • Countries represented: 39
  • Top countries represented: China, Nigeria, South Korea

Baylor University - School of Engineering and Computer Science job placement

The college prides itself in equipping students with the necessary skills, training, and coaching to propel their career growth and development for life. It strives to create an experiential learning environment that goes beyond textbooks.

The career services available to Engineering and Computer Science students include:

  • Career Coaching Appointments
  • Career Strategy
  • Résumé Writing and Review
  • Communications (Cover Letters and Emails)
  • Interview Preparation
  • Personal Branding and Networking
  • Job Negotiation

Students are also offered Special Career Courses to enhance their career journey. The Professional Development course focuses on exploring your passion, strengths, and weaknesses, while preparing you for your desired industry, company, and position.

It prioritises securing internships and optimising full-time employment opportunities. You'll refine leadership, communication, and employable skills, and cover topics such as emotional intelligence, networking, and job interview skills.

  • Google, Amazon, AT&T, Samsung, Microsoft, and IBM are among the top employers of the school’s engineering and computer science graduates
  • As high as 84% of graduates receive jobs in just 90 days of course completion
  • Average starting salary of the school’s engineering and computer science graduates is $73,901
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Last updated: 30 Nov 2023

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