News Archives for Aug. 2003
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ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution,
characterized as having "high research activity" 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. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to
study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors
19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.