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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#BearsOfBaylor — “I really, really love science.”

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really, really love science.”

“I really, really love science. I’m that kind of geeky person that looks into the microscope and is like, ‘This is in your body!’ sort of thing. I’m just so impressed, and I think it’s so beautiful and it’s so amazing that it’s in us. “The great thing about being pre-med is that we don’t …

An Update from Baylor's President

An Update from Baylor's President

As we begin another academic year at Baylor University, I want to extend my deep appreciation for your support of this remarkable institution of higher education.

Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference to Address Water Resource Issues and Collaborate on Research

Baylor University Hosts Big 12 Water Conference to Address Water Resource Issues and Collaborate on Research

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting a select group of scientists at the second annual Big 12 Water Conference Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, through Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian Speaks at Baylor for 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Historian Speaks at Baylor for 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture

WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2016) – Acclaimed author and historian David McCullough will give the 2016 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016) – “Can you afford a lawyer?” That’s the first question Stephen Rispoli, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, asks when he speaks about the access-to-justice gap – the staggering number of Americans who have basic legal needs but cannot afford the services of an attorney.

School Breakfast Participation on the Rise in Texas

School Breakfast Participation on the Rise in Texas

WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).

Enrollment Nears 17,000; Retention Continues to Rise

Enrollment Nears 17,000; Retention Continues to Rise

WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2016) – Baylor University topped milestones for overall, graduate and undergraduate enrollment and again improved its freshman fall-to-fall retention and graduation rates, according to statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing (IRT).

Professors Address Literacy Gaps in New Book

Professors Address Literacy Gaps in New Book

After years of research and first-hand teaching experience with literacy in American public schools, two Baylor professors decided change was imperative. Assistant professors of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, Lakia Scott, Ph.D., and Barbara Purdum-Cassidy, EdD, compiled and edited “Culturally Affirming Literacy Practices for Urban Elementary Students,” a textbook about literacy gaps for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Baylor Professor Chosen as One of 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers

Baylor Professor Chosen as One of 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers

WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2016) – Baylor University philosophy professor John Haldane, Ph.D., was selected as one of the 50 most influential living philosophers by TheBestSchools.org, a resource for college and online education.