About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Ranked 15th nationally, Baylor soccer ready to build on stellar season

Ranked 15th nationally, Baylor soccer ready to build on stellar season

Baylor soccer turned heads across the country last fall with a stirring postseason run that featured some of the sport’s most dramatic moments of the season. In a memorable month of November, the Bears earned their first-ever Big 12 tournament championship and reached the NCAA’s Elite Eight for the first time in program history. As …

With New Class Hymn, Freshmen Are “Shining Bright” in Baylor Chapel

With New Class Hymn, Freshmen Are “Shining Bright” in Baylor Chapel

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2018) – Baylor University's annual freshman hymn, dedicated to the Class of 2022, was unveiled during over the summer during New Student Orientation. This year’s hymn, “Shining Bright,” was written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, D. Min., with music by Truett Seminary students Joslyn Henderson and Ross Tarpley.

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health, Study Finds

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2018) — Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children.

Business Students Share Consulting Skills with Community Through Management Course

Business Students Share Consulting Skills with Community Through Management Course

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2018) – Baylor University business students are taking their management skills and sharing them with more than a dozen local businesses.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins The American Prize for Fourth Consecutive Year

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins The American Prize for Fourth Consecutive Year

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2018) — Baylor Symphony Orchestra, led by Baylor Conductor-in-Residence Stephen Heyde, has received The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college/university category, making this its fourth consecutive year to win first place. This also marks the first time any a university has achieved that many consecutive first-place wins.

iEngage Civics Camp Teaches Students How to be Engaged, Active Citizens

iEngage Civics Camp Teaches Students How to be Engaged, Active Citizens

WACO, Texas (July 26, 2018) – One hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and how to be an engaged, active citizen during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute July 30-Aug. 3 on the Baylor campus. The camp, in its sixth year, is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

Doctoral Student Receives National Recognition as Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Doctoral Student Receives National Recognition as Outstanding Teaching Assistant

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – Bart Yeates, geology doctoral student in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2018.

Environmental Scientists Identify Most Pressing Issues Posed by Chemicals in the Environment in Europe

Environmental Scientists Identify Most Pressing Issues Posed by Chemicals in the Environment in Europe

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2018) – Environmental scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe.

Study: Discuss Religion, Spirituality When Treating Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness

Study: Discuss Religion, Spirituality When Treating Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2018) – A majority of young adults with severe mental illness – bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression – consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.