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Baylor University


Baylor offers the resources and reach of large research universities but the community and intimacy of small private institutions. Students thrive in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere and enjoy the beauty of life in Waco. Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is one of the largest Baptist universities in the world, and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in the state.

The university community at Baylor is bound together tightly by religion, and a large proportion of the student body is particularly active in the field of volunteering. 

Baylor offers a dynamic and invigorating campus life. From concerts to Big 12 athletics to almost 300 student organizations, the Baylor campus is alive with students throughout the year.

Baylor University faculty and students are active in research. The university partners with the city of Waco in some of its research initiatives, including the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research and the Waco Mammoth Site.

Notable alumni include Michael Johnson - a retired American sprinter who won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals, Thomas W. Horton – CEO of AMR Corporation/American Airlines, and Willie Nelson – country music star and winner of six Grammys.

As reported in the 2017 "Best Colleges" rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Baylor is ranked tied for the 71st in the national universities category.

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Academic specialism

Baylor offers a variety of courses and there are 12 separate units governing these, which include: 

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Diana R. Garland School of Social Work
  • George W. Truett Theological Seminary
  • Graduate School
  • Hankamer School of Business
  • Honors College
  • Law School
  • Louise Herrington School of Nursing
  • Music, School of
  • Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering & Computer Science

The most popular majors by the number of registered students are biology, nursing, accounting, finance, psychology, marketing, business administration and management, journalism.

Several Baylor graduate programs including its Law School, Hankamer School of Business and programs in the sciences and education are nationally ranked.

2017 "Best Colleges" rankings by U.S. News & World Report ranks the undergraduate engineering program as tied for the 12th best in the nation and, on the graduate level, ranks the law school tied for the 56th best in the nation and the business school tied for the 58th.

Baylor University
1301 S University Parks Dr Waco,
United States
TX 76798
United States
United States
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+1 800-229-5678

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The university is located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin. Waco, which is 100 miles from Dallas and Austin, is a small city with outdoor recreation opportunities like hiking and mountain biking.