Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, categorized as a research university with high research activity (RU/H) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas.
Those early Texas Baptist trailblazers envisioned and resolved to establish a university “that would be susceptible of enlargement and development to meet the needs of all the ages to come.” Today, their dreams are being fulfilled and remain foundational for the high quality academic experience that Baylor offers. At Baylor, students engage with world-class faculty in first-rate facilities and enjoy a dynamic campus life in a caring Christian context. Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor attracts students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to pursue a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.