Academic Excellence

Baylor offers students a growing academic enterprise that ignites educational excellence, leadership, and discovery. Through 12 schools and colleges, Baylor offers 144 baccalaureate, 77 masters, 33 doctoral, a juris doctor, and 2 education specialist programs.

At Baylor, students learn how to think critically, to reach informed conclusions, and to contribute to their chosen academic disciplines. With dedicated professors and a commitment to Christian values, students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to lead, serve, and succeed in their future.

Baylor is:

  • Ranked in the top 10 percent in the National Merit Scholars program;
  • One of the select 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which is the nation’s oldest scholastic honor society;
  • Nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; and
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Since 2001, Baylor students have received 38 Fulbright Scholarships, four Truman Scholarships, 11 Goldwater Scholarships, seven Critical Language Scholarships, and two Marshall Scholarships. Other highly competitive scholarships earned by our students include a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation, Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowships from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and honors internships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Baylor University - Top Tier Academics