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’s it like to be a Baylor Bear from outside Texas?

What’s it like to be a Baylor Bear from outside Texas?

Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it wasto your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not beeasy. But for many Bears, that leap …

Baylor Professor Helps Discover The Secrets Of The Philistines

Baylor Professor Helps Discover The Secrets Of The Philistines

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2016) — Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was part of the discovery and excavation of a Philistine cemetery outside Ashkelon, an ancient city in Israel that was occupied for more than 3,000 years.

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

Baylor Regents Approve New Joint Seminary/Education Degree, Infrastructure Work on Seventh Street

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

Associated Press: Black and a cop: Detective says 'We've all got work to do'

July 17, 2016 - Feature on Chelsea Whitaker, B.A. (Business Administration) ’05, a former Baylor women’s basketball player now Dallas Police officer and law student, about her perspective as a “messenger of peace” in an era of distrust between blacks and police. As a police officer and a black woman who has taken to Facebook to talk about police shootings, violence and race relations, Whitaker believes she has an opportunity to help bridge the divide. "It takes courage for all of us to meet in the middle, and that's hard to do," she said. "Perception is everything."

Baylor University Alumni Help Turn Hospitalized Children into Superheroes

Baylor University Alumni Help Turn Hospitalized Children into Superheroes

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2016) – Every month, people of all ages meet at Union Coffee House in Dallas to cut, sew and decorate child-sized superhero capes.