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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It’s #BaylorHomecoming Week!

It’s #BaylorHomecoming Week!

In 1909, Baylor hosted the first collegiate homecoming celebration in the nation. This weekend, we again renew that tradition, as the Baylor Family returns to campus to “catch that Baylor spirit again,” as President Samuel Palmer Brooks famously wrote so long ago. As usual, the festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Mass Meetingand the …

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Neil K. Garg will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching Finalist Neil K. Garg will Present Public Lecture at Baylor

Waco, Texas (Oct. 13, 2017) – Neil K. Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and finalist for Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award, will present his public lecture, "How Organic Chemistry Became One of UCLA's Most Popular Classes," at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Baylor Sciences Building Room B.110, 101 Bagby Ave.

Dress for Success - Baylor’s Career and Professional Development Teams Up with JCPenney for “BU Suit Up” for Students

Dress for Success - Baylor’s Career and Professional Development Teams Up with JCPenney for “BU Suit Up” for Students

Waco, Texas (Oct. 12, 2017) – Resume, check. Interview, check. Professional wardrobe, check. Thanks to Baylor University’s Career and Professional Development (CPD) and its partnership with a Waco department store, students from all majors were able to afford new professional outfits on a college budget.

Baylor to Honor Texas Family Businesses for Dedication to Community, Commitment to Employees

Baylor to Honor Texas Family Businesses for Dedication to Community, Commitment to Employees

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University will honor the 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners with a banquet on Nov. 3 at Baylor University's Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Baylor University to Inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone as University’s 15th President on Oct. 26

Baylor University to Inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone as University’s 15th President on Oct. 26

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.

How Can We Have A Civil Discussion About Climate Change? Start With 'Observation,' Baylor Expert Says

How Can We Have A Civil Discussion About Climate Change? Start With 'Observation,' Baylor Expert Says

These days, it doesn’t take much to turn a civil conversation into a full-blown catastrophe. Just mention the words “climate change” and feathers can start to ruffle. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dan Peppe, Ph.D., climate change expert and associate professor of geosciences at Baylor University.

Gift from Sherri and Robert Patton Will Enhance Legal Writing and Pro Bono Clinic at Baylor Law School

Gift from Sherri and Robert Patton Will Enhance Legal Writing and Pro Bono Clinic at Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Sherri W. and Robert “Bobby” L. Patton Jr. of Fort Worth that will enhance the legal writing and pro bono programs in the nationally ranked Baylor Law School. Their gift will help underwrite two programs that already distinguish Baylor Law among its peers, while also providing student scholarship assistance.

Baylor University Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

Baylor University Named to Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List

WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2017) – Baylor University, which implemented expansive new policies in April that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty, has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2017 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not that of Hispanics and African-Americans

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2017) — Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.