Living in Waco

Baylor Business MBA

Heart of Texas

Waco provides the perfect balance of rural and metropolitan and affords a broad spectrum of opportunities. Home to 18 museums including Baylor's Mayborn Museum, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and the Dr. Pepper museum, Waco actively supports a symphony orchestra and many heritage festivals.

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Outdoor lovers find their niche in Waco. The 416-acre Cameron Park provides nature enthusiasts a chance to enjoy Waco's lake-cooled climate and ample sunshine. Cameron Park also houses Cameron Park Zoo, a zoo that accommodates rare animal species, such as a new Blue-Eyed Black Lemur. Situated directly west of Waco is Lake Waco, a primarily recreational lake that is the site of a 2.8 mile trail that provides a scenic view from the dam.

Waco Named one of America's Least Expensive Cities, 2012

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) gathers data from 309 urban areas to rank them in their Cost of Living Index (COLI). Read more at:

The cost of living in Waco is significantly below the national average. To compare it to other cities, you may want to use the Cost of Living Calculator.

On-Campus Housing Options

Limited on-campus housing is available for graduate students in the Speight-Jenkins Apartments. Information on rental rates is available through Baylor's Department of Residence Life (phone 254-710-3642). Students are encouraged to apply early.

Off-Campus Graduate Housing

The Quadrangle apartments are privately managed to be affordable for families and individuals who are interested in being involved with graduate students from other disciplines. Seminars and socials will be set up on a regular basis in the meeting room, located next to the swimming pool, to further the growth of a vibrant graduate community. Information about The Quadrangle apartments is available at

Other Off-Campus Housing Options

The Baylor off-campus housing guide identifies most of the housing options that are within the Baylor neighborhood. Other housing options can be found in the Waco Tribune Herald or at online apartment locators such as

Buying A Home

Because of Graduate students' varying needs in housing, we have also included two resources for students who are interested in buying a home. They are and The National Association of Realtors.

Other Sources of Information

Two sites provided by the Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau provide resources that include information on various points of interest in Waco, as well as hotel information, and contact numbers for utilities.

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