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 — “We had a really cool Welcome Week group…”

#BearsOfBaylor — “We had a really cool Welcome Week group…”

“[Welcome Week] was fun. I feel like we got lucky because we had a really cool Welcome Week group, and about half of us really connected and really stuck together. It’s what the majority of our hangout group is still, which didn’t happen with a lot of Welcome Week groups. But it was fun getting …

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).

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2016) — Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.

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.