A Place to Call Home

At Baker, we treat our international students as they truly are — special. We have a team of people who will stay in contact with you from the moment you show interest until our university president hands you your diploma on graduation day.

There’s a home for everyone at Baker. With more than 75 clubs and organizations, you will have many opportunities to be involved in college life. Learn more about our 40 areas of study and you’ll see that Baker is the right place for you. 

“I came to visit in April and I instantly knew that this was the place I wanted to be. I couldn’t have found a better fit anywhere. From the coaching staff, professors, students—I walk across campus and I might have five people say hi to me. I might not know those people, but the great thing is that I know I have the time to get to know them on a personal level. It’s very exciting. As well, it might sound awful and please don’t hate me, mom and dad, but, I don’t miss home as much as I expected because I feel so at home here.”

LIAM | Scotland

“It’s hard coming to a new place with no close family, but Baker becomes your family. It’s a dependable support system determined to help you succeed. They take an interest in who you are, where you’re from and allow you to be you. Because Baker is small, it helps you transition; you don’t feel overwhelmed, you feel supported. Coming to Baker was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
ALEXIA | Zimbabwe

Admission Requirements

leaf   Apply online

leaf   Official copies of secondary and post-secondary school transcripts and corresponding exam results.These must be verified, stamped, and sealed by your school.

In some cases, Baker may require that these international credentials be sent for evaluation to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org), or another evaluator approved by the university. The transcript evaluation fee charged by ECE or other evaluators, which may vary depending on the type of evaluation required, will be paid by the applicant. Detailed instructions are provided in the international student application for admission.

leaf   Standardized Test Results: TOFEL, IELTS, SAT, and ACT are all acceptable standardized tests.

Only exam results sent directly from the testing agency will be accepted.

leaf   Official bank statement

This document should show the maximum amount of support you will have for study in the United States. If you have questions regarding this requirement please let Emma Carter, your admissions counselor, know as soon as possible.

leaf   pdf Statement of financial support will be required for I-20 but not for the admissions process.


The Admissions Office will NOT begin to review your credentials until it has received ALL of the credentials mentioned above. Scanned copies are not accepted as official documents and will not be considered for admission.

I-20 Process

Once you have completed the admissions process and been academically accepted into the university, we will send you an I-20 form.

leaf Complete the pdf statement of financial support and return it to Emma Carter at emma.carter@bakerU.edu.

leaf If you are a transfer, take the pdf school eligibility form to your current school. They should complete it and return it to Baker University.

Office of Admissions

Baker University
Attn: Office of Admissions
618 Eighth St.
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006

Tuition $28,430
Required Fees (instructional fee, matriculation fee) $630
Room and board $8,310
Books (approximately) $1,200
Required Health Insurance (estimated) Aug. 1 — July 31 $1,350
Deposit $100
Personal Expenses (approximately $150 per month for 9 months) $1,350
Total $41,270

International students are eligible for academic merit scholarship ranging from $US 5,000 to $US 13,000.

Note: Scholarships for our student-athletes are packaged differently than for students who do not participate in varsity athletics. Athletic awarding is done on a case-by-case basis. Coaches will visit with prospective players about the aid they are eligible to receive.

Students can also apply for a campus job once they receive a Social Security card.

leaf  Payments can be made through your students portal or with the help of the Business Office. The Business Office provides many services to the Baker University community, ranging from accounts payable and student account management to financial reporting.
Enrollment Checklist

leaf  Completed the pdf statement of financial support and I-20

leaf  Pay $100 deposit

leaf  Fill out your housing application by June 1. Learn about our housing options.

leaf  Health history and record of required immunization form is due by June 1.

leaf  Sign up for enrollment and have your preenrollment advisory meeting

leaf  Freshmen, make sure you get your visa!

Move In Tips

What to Bring or Order

o   Waterproof mattress pad (required and should be purchased at a retailer offering extra-long twin mattress pads)

o  Sheets, pillow, pillowcases (extra-long twin)

o  Comforter and blankets

o  Bath linens and supplies

o  Laundry detergent

o  Computer

o  Hangers

o  School supplies

o   Clothing appropriate for four seasons

o  Something to remind you of home

Closest Shopping

Target and Walmart are both 15 minutes away. You can shop and ship to campus!

*When shipping items to campus please format the address like this

Student’s Given Name (no nicknames)

Baker University
618 Eighth Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006


There are no city buses in Baldwin City, but everything is within walking distance. Transportation to and from other cities can be organized through Student Academic Success or through students. For a ride from MCI (Kansas City airport) contact Emma Carter at emma.carter@bakerU.edu.

Hi, everyone! I will be your go-to person during your time at Baker! I will help you with your insurance, a Social Security card, and whatever else you may need during your time at Baker. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions.

Collins Library 120 | +1.785.594.8352 | kathy.wilson@bakerU.edu

Kathy Wilson

Student Academic Success Coordinator

Insurance Information

pdf 2016-17 Baker University Insurance Plan

leaf  The policy cannot be pro-rated and is purchased by semesters.

leaf  Connie Deel (connie.deel@bakerU.edu) is available to review personal existing coverage and determine whether it is acceptable.  Students need to provide an electronic copy to Connie (in English) and she will determine whether the policy covers major medical as it relates to collegiate sports and repatriation.

leaf  International students may not participate in practice, games, or class without insurance coverage.

About Baldwin City, Kansas

Baker University is located in Baldwin City, a community of 4,100 people. You will enjoy the safe, quiet college community but also take advantage of the many cultural and social attractions in nearby cities.

  • Kansas City is a major metropolitan area within an hour’s drive.
  • Lawrence, a city of 90,500 people and the home of a major state university, is only a 15-minute drive north.


Kansas enjoys four seasons.

  • Summer is usually hot and humid.
  • Fall is cooler and pleasant.
  • Winter ranges from very cold to somewhat mild. Although it snows, heavy snow is unusual.
  • Spring is warm and can be rainy.


Office of Admissions
fax: +1.785.594.8353

Emma Carter
Assistant Director of Admissions
Cell: +1.913.832.7756
Office: +1.785.594.8458

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address
Baker University
P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006