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Mission: The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Motto: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana (For Church, For Texas)
Enrollment At a Glance
15,364 total enrollment (12,918 undergraduate) from every state and approximately 73 foreign countries
Median SAT score range of entering freshmen: 1140-1320 (math and critical reading sections only)
Median ACT score range of entering freshmen: 24-29
72% of entering freshmen were in the top 25% of their graduating class (those who attend schools that rank)
90% of Baylor students receive some form of financial assistance
Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Average Undergraduate Class Size: 28
At Baylor, we seek to provide students with the opportunity to interact and dialogue with individuals from different backgrounds and with diverse experiences. By creating this "dialogue of difference" in our residential communities, organizations, activities and classrooms, we hope to prepare our students for meaningful engagement in a global society.
US News & World Report ranks Baylor #75 on their annual review of college and universities. Check out our latest awards, recognition and rankings
Olympic gold medal sprinters Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner
Jerry Clements, named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Law" in America by the National Law Journal
Drayton McLane Jr., former chairman of Houston Astros Baseball Club and chairman of the McLane Group, L.P.
Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll
Marjorie Scardino, the first woman to head a top 100 firm on the London Stock Exchange
Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Famer and current NFL coach
Angela Kinsey, actress, The Office
Steven Stucky, recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music
2007 NBA Finals participants David Wesley, guard, and Melvin Hunt, assistant coach, both with Cleveland Cavaliers
Bill Townsend, founder of the Web search engine Lycos, Inc.
Trey Wingo, host of ESPN's NFL Live and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Hal C. Wingo, former senior editor of Life magazine and a founder of People magazine
2007 NFL Super Bowl XLI participants Fred Miller, Chicago Bears tackle, and Justin Snow, Indianapolis Colts deep snapper
MLB players include Kip Wells, Colorado Rockies pitcher, Jason Jennings, Texas Rangers (2002 Rookie of the Year with Colorado) pitcher, David Murphy, Texas Rangers outfielder, and Kelly Shoppach, Cleveland Indians catcher