About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Sep
18
2017

Happy 130th Birthday, Old Main!

For 130 years now, the spires of Old Main towering above campus have been a signature image of Baylor University. In fact, it was 130 years ago this week — Sept. 19, 1887 — thatOld Main opened and held classes for the first time. The building — originally known simply as “Main Building” — was …

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will Host Author Paul Marshall on Sept. 19

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2017) –The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host author Paul Marshall, Ph.D., the Baylor University holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), on Tuesday.

Most Americans Do Not Use the Internet to Seek — or Share — Spiritual Matters, Baylor Survey Finds

Most Americans Do Not Use the Internet to Seek — or Share — Spiritual Matters, Baylor Survey Finds

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2017) — Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/baylorreligionsurvey">Baylor Religion Survey</a>.

Baylor at No. 75 in U.S. News Rankings

Baylor at No. 75 in U.S. News Rankings

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University is ranked No. 75 among National Universities in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Baylor on the ‘Cool Schools’ List for Campus Sustainability Practices

Baylor on the ‘Cool Schools’ List for Campus Sustainability Practices

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has been honored for the fourth time by SIERRA Magazine, which has named the University to its 2017 “Cool Schools” list.

Nationally Renowned Expert to Discuss Role of Entrepreneurs in War-Torn Societies

Nationally Renowned Expert to Discuss Role of Entrepreneurs in War-Torn Societies

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise kicks off its annual Free Enterprise Forum this week with one of the nation’s leading experts on entrepreneurship education – Steve Mariotti, founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and author of “An Entrepreneur’s Manifesto.”

Enrollment Remains Strong; Diversity, Retention and Graduation Rates Increase to Record Levels

Enrollment Remains Strong; Diversity, Retention and Graduation Rates Increase to Record Levels

WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2017) – Baylor University topped enrollment milestones for the diversity of its student body, enrolled a highly selective, high-achieving freshman class and advanced its retention and graduation rates to record levels, according to 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).

‘Trumpism’ and Fear of ‘Others’ Revealed as National Patterns in Baylor Religion Survey

‘Trumpism’ and Fear of ‘Others’ Revealed as National Patterns in Baylor Religion Survey

WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) — “Trumpism” — a new form of nationalism that merges pro-Christian rhetoric with anti-Islam, anti-feminist, anti-globalist and anti-government attitudes — and a fear of “others” emerged as prominent patterns among Americans in the latest findings of the Baylor Religion Survey.