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.

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What were Sam Houston’s connections to Baylor University?

What were Sam Houston’s connections to Baylor University?

No singlename is more synonymous with Texas independence and statehood than legendary Texas general, president, governor and senator Sam Houston. Given Baylor’s position asTexas’ oldest continuously operating university, it seems only fitting that Houston would have strong ties to Baylor.Houston’s Baylor connectionactually changed his life, and that of his family. The 1830s and 1840s were …

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) – Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Honored with National “Going Beyond the Meal” Award

Baylor Campus Kitchen Honored with National “Going Beyond the Meal” Award

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent "beyond the meal" initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.

United States Parents Not as Happy as Those without Children, Baylor University Researcher Says

United States Parents Not as Happy as Those without Children, Baylor University Researcher Says

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2016) — Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University.

Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, ‘Bite At All Times Of The Day,’ National Expert Says

Zika Mosquitoes Differ From West Nile Mosquitoes, ‘Bite At All Times Of The Day,’ National Expert Says

WACO, Texas (June 21, 2016) – The nation is on high alert for the Zika virus – and rightfully so, said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes.