Admissions Exceptions | Fall 2020 Semester

In response to school closures and ACT testing cancellations over COVID-19 concerns, Baker University has made exceptions to its admissions requirements for students applying for the fall 2020 semester.

  • Students with a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA are eligible for admissions with or without ACT scores.
  • Students with a 2.5 – 2.9 unweighted high school GPA and a current minimum ACT composite score of 18 are eligible for admissions.
  • International students who meet our English proficiency requirement and have done well in their education by meeting our freshmen or transfer GPA requirements may be admitted without ACT scores. 

Small University. Big Possibilities.

Join our dreamers and achievers.

At Baker, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom: lively discussions and challenging course work, research and preprofessional conferences, leadership opportunities, study abroad, and student clubs.

Despite our small size—Baker graduates are known for their big accomplishments. Fortune 500 CEOs, New York Times best-selling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Super Bowl champion all proudly claim Baker, the first university in Kansas, as their alma mater.

Baker University is located in Baldwin City, Kansas, a small town of about 4,000 residents. It’s just far enough away.

Minutes from Lawrence

Minutes from Kansas City

Meet your admissions counselors

Brian Boyle | Associate Director of Admissions

913.800.5462 |

A 1996 graduate with a degree in history, Brian has been a part Baker since childhood, when he served as a ball boy for the football team and batboy for the baseball team. He played football for the Wildcats, earning First Team All-Conference and playing defensive end in the national semifinal game. After graduation he coached football for nine seasons. After a 10-year career in the mortgage industry, Brian returns to Baker to work in the Office of Admissions. He and his wife, Jill, who graduated from Baker in 1997, have three children, all of whom consider themselves future Wildcats.

Sydney Doster | Director of Admissions

785.594.8327 |

Sydney is a two-time Baker graduate. She earned bachelor’s degrees in French and Spanish in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in 2018. While teaching English in Nepal as a Fulbright Scholar, she summited a 16,352-foot mountain in the Himalayas. It remains the most physically and mentally challenging thing she’s ever done. She enjoys walking her dog, Mo, wither her finance, whom she met at Baker. Although she’s traveled to over 25 countries, she is happy to call Kansas and BU home.

Leilani Jauregui | Admissions Counselor

913.439.5733 |

Influenced early as a world traveler with an appreciation for food and strong coffee, Leilani enjoys traveling and breakfast dates with her husband, walking her dogs, and being active. Having finished an AA in liberal arts from Hawaii, Leilani returned to Southern California to complete her BA in religion with an emphasis in ministry and leadership. Having recently completed her MBA from Baker University, she is also part of Sigma Beta Delta. Leilani loves learning, and whether on an island, in a big city, or in a small town, she’s happily found home in the Heartland.

Anna McCullough | Assistant Director of International and Transfer Recruitment

785.329.1016 | +1 913.832.7756 |

Anna, a native of Topeka, Kansas, earned a degree in history from Baker in 2002. She also completed a master’s and Ph.D. in Latin and Roman history from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is a humanities proselytizer and global citizen with over 10 years of experience in higher education. Her top-five favorite world cities are Cape Town, Beirut, New Orleans, Tel Aviv, and Seoul. She is a proud minion to two benevolent feline overlords.

Haley Roberts| Admissions Counselor


Having graduated in 2018 with a degree in elementary education, Haley is ecstatic to return home to her alma mater. While in college she was very involved in music and theatre and has continued to act in productions in Lawrence. Haley also loves iced tea, exercising, reading, and spending time with her family.

Nick Yarbrough | Admissions Counselor

913.444.6323 |

Nick, from Olathe, Kansas, graduated from Baker University in 2017 with a degree in business management and minors in Spanish and accounting. While on campus, he was involved as a University Admissions Assistant and in Fraternity and Sorority Life. Nick is an avid baseball fan and spent his first two years at Baker on the baseball team. After spending several years after graduation in the professional fraternity and sorority life industry, he is excited to come back home to help students make the best decision of their life to attend Baker University.



Eva Durand, BS '92, MLA '99
Director of Campus Visit Experience
Office: Denious Hall

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