Awards & Rankings

Baylor University enjoys high standing among many national rating services that evaluate quality of education, research activity, affordability, baccalaureate value, and athletic excellence. These rankings recognize not only Baylor as a whole, but also our many respected schools and departments, which are led by our gifted, award-winning professors. Their awards are too numerous to include.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Baylor No. 71 on their annual review of colleges and universities. Baylor is a Tier 1 school among national universities. The magazine also lists Baylor University as No. 45 on their list of High School Counselor Rankings among national universities.

Schools in the national universities category offer a full range of undergraduate majors, master's and doctoral degrees. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

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Kiplinger: Best Values in Private Colleges

Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges (2013-2014) ranks Baylor as No. 54 in the nation. The rankings consider "academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for two-thirds of the total," and Baylor University scored highly in both.

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Fiske Guide

The Fiske Guide to Colleges, a best-selling resource for college-bound students and their parents, lists Baylor University a "Best Buy" for 2016. Baylor is one of only 44 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain to earn the designation.

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American Bar Association (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award
ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

The Baylor Law School is one of only three law schools since 1984 to receive the prestigious American Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award—presented each year to five separate individuals and/or organizations that have “demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.”

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Best Colleges for African Americans
Best College for African Americans | Baylor

Baylor is listed as one of the best colleges for African Americans. The list, compiled by M. Clayton & Associates, lists colleges that demonstrate a commitment to African American students by having the highest graduation rates amongst their peer groups, and a sizeable African American student community.

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American Council of Trustees and Alumni: What Will They Learn

Baylor was one of only 23 universities nationwide to receive an "A" from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in a 2015 report that gauges an institution's commitment to general education: composition, literature, foreign language at the intermediate level, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics, and natural or physical science.

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Chronicle of Higher Education: Great Colleges to Work for 2014
Chronicle: Great Colleges to Work for - 2014

Baylor University joined an elite group of universities when it was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country's "great colleges to work for." Only 10 national universities identified by the Chronicle as "large four-year colleges" were awarded honor roll status.

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Athletics: The Director's Cup
Director's Cup

In the 2014-2015 Learfield Director's Cup standings, Baylor ranked no. 23 in the nation. Baylor placed third among Big 12 universities, indicating the strength of the overall athletics program at Baylor.

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Student Advisor Top 100 Social Media Colleges
Student Advisor Top 100 Social Media Colleges

In the 2013 Student Advisor ranking of the top Social Media Colleges, Baylor ranked no. 16 in the nation and first in the Big 12.

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Colleges of Distinction
Colleges of Distinction

Baylor is listed in the 2015-2016 Colleges of Distinction publication for its innovative, teaching-centered, undergraduate education and its strong record of preparing graduates for real-world success.

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College, Department and Program Rankings

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Accounting Program
Hankamer School of Business
Public Accounting Report's 32nd Annual Survey of Accounting Professors ranks Baylor's accounting undergraduate program at No. 18 in the nation. Read more »
Baylor accounting graduate students ranked No. 6 in the U.S. (and tops in Texas) for overall pass rate for first-time candidates on the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. BU students also led the state with the highest average score. Read more »
Army-Baylor MHA | MBA Program
Graduate School
The U.S. Army-Baylor master's degree program in health administration was ranked the 11th best in the country in the 2012 U.S. News survey**. Read more »
Army-Baylor MPT|DPT Program
Graduate School
The U.S. Army-Baylor doctoral degree program in physical therapy was ranked fifth nationally in the 2012 U.S. News survey**, tied with the University of Iowa. Read more »
Department of Biology
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Biology ranks No. 84 in the 2014 U.S. News survey of biological sciences graduate programs. Read more »
Hankamer School of Business Baylor's undergraduate business program in the Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 58 in the 2014 U.S. News survey. Read more »
Hankamer was named the "Most Innovative Business School" in the southern U.S. by EuropeanCEO magazine. The publication applauded Baylor's holistic, global and entrepreneurial approach to education. Read more »

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Hankamer was ranked No. 29 among the "Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Schools" by Read more »
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Chemistry ranks No. 96 in the 2015 U.S. News survey of chemistry graduate programs. Read more »
Earth Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Geology ranks No. 106 in the 2015 U.S. News survey of earth sciences graduate programs. Read more »
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor University's Executive MBA program is ranked 44th in 2012 for United States-only based programs, according to the Financial Times' 2012 rankings. Read more »
For the first time, the Executive MBA program (EMBA) at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business has been named among the best programs in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Executive MBA ranking. Baylor is ranked 37th worldwide, and the program, which includes campuses in Dallas and Austin, also ranked third among programs in Texas. Read more »
School of Education Baylor's School of Education was ranked No. 92 by the 2015 U.S. News survey of 356 graduate programs in education. The schools were surveyed in fall 2013 and early 2014. Rankings are based on a weighted average of 10 quality measures, such as assessment by peers and superintendents nationwide, student selectivity, faculty resources, and research activity. Read more »
School of Engineering Baylor's engineering program continues to be highly ranked No. 13 by the 2014 U.S. News survey of the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs." The category is for schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a bachelor's or master's degree. Read more »
English Department
College of Arts & Sciences
The English Department's graduate program ranks No. 121 in the 2015 U.S. News survey. Read more »
John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review rank Baylor's entrepreneurship program as No. 3 in the country out of more than 2,000 institutions in their 2015 survey. Additionally, Bloomberg BusinessWeek also ranks the program third in the nation. Read more »
U.S. News and World Report ranks Baylor's entrepreneurship program No. 11 among the nation's best entrepreneurship programs. Read more »
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Baylor's Department of Environmental Science ranks as tied for No. 31 in the nation among the 116 departments based on Academic Analytics 2013 database, making this the top ranked department of Environmental Science in the Big 12.
Financial Planning
Hankamer School of Business
Financial Planning magazine ranks Baylor University's program for financial planning as one of the nation's 25 best. Read more »
Law School Baylor Law School was ranked No. 51 overall in U.S. News' "Top 100 Schools" listing for 2015. In the law specialties rankings, Baylor's trial advocacy program rose to No. 3 in the nation.Baylor was ranked a "Best Value Law School" for 2014 by preLaw Magazine Read more »

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Mathematics Department
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Mathematics ranks No. 134 in the 2015 U.S. News survey of mathematics graudate programs. Read more »
Hankamer School of Business
Baylor's Hankamer School of Business was ranked at No. 65 among the top-rated master's programs in business accredited by AACSB International. In all, 453 MBA programs were surveyed in fall 2013 and early 2014.

The MBA specialization in healthcare administration was ranked No. 25 in the 2011 U.S. News survey** of health care management programs.
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Baylor Symphony Orchestra
School of Music
The American Prize awarded the Baylor Symphony Orchestra for the best recorded performance by a collegiate ensemble in the United States for 2014.
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Louise Herrington School of Nursing The master's degree program at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas is ranked No. 64 in the 2011 U.S. News survey**. Read more »
College of Arts & Sciences
Academic Analytics data from 2008 places Baylor philosophy No. 8 nationally in the percentage of faculty with a scholarly publication. Equally impressive, the firm's ranking of total faculty scholarly productivity (publications, citations and awards) places Baylor's philosophy program in the top 20 nationally, along with much older and more established programs such as Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. Read more »
Department of Physics
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Physics ranks No. 123 in the 2014 U.S. News survey of physics graduate programs.
Center for Professional Selling
Hankamer School of Business
The Sales Education Foundation named Baylor's Center for Professional Selling a 2013 top program. Established in 1985 as the first sales center in the country, the center has gained prominence among national sales programs through its contributions as a full member of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA), participation in over six annual sales competitions, and its preparation of some of the finest sales professionals in the country. Read more »
Department of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Pyschology and Neuroscience ranks Baylor's graduate program in psychology as No. 101 in its 2013 survey.

In the most recent National Research Council* survey, doctoral programs were placed within a range based on the highest rank a program received and the lowest rank it received. Baylor's psychology program's percentile range was 34th-60th, with a midpoint of 47th.
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Clinical Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
Baylor's doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD) was listed at No. 79 in the 2012 U.S. News survey**. Read more »
Department of Religion
College of Arts & Sciences
According to Academic Analytics, Baylor's doctoral program in religion ranked in the top 10 nationally in books publications, citations per publication and citations per faculty member, which placed Baylor at the same general levels as programs such as Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Read more »
School of Social Work The School of Social Work was ranked No. 23 in's 2015 national rankings. The school's master's degree program in social work jumped from No. 87 in 2004 to No. 60 in the 2012 U.S. News survey**. Read more » Rankings »
College of Arts & Sciences
U.S. News ranks the Baylor graduate program in sociology at No. 84 in its 2013 survey.

The 2006 National Research Council* rankings show the program ranked as high as the top 18 percent of the nation's 118 sociology doctoral programs.
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Speech-Language Pathology
College of Arts & Sciences
The university's speech-language pathology graduate program was ranked No. 73 in the 2012 U.S. News survey**. Read more »
Department of Statistical Science
College of Arts & Sciences
The Department of Statistical Science ranks No. 75 in the 2014 U.S. News survey of graduate statistics programs. Read more »