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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After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

When your child heads to college, whether for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you expect them to take a few years to finish that degree — maybe an extra “victory lap” year. But you never, ever expect their time on earth to end before their studies do. That very thing happened to the Swanson family …

Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) — The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented financial sector should boost such a community’s well-being.

Baylor Psychology Professor Named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science

Baylor Psychology Professor Named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of <a href="https://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/"><b>psychology and neuroscience</b></a> in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a “Rising Star” by the <a href="https://www.psychologicalscience.org"><b>Association for Psychological Science</b></a> (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.

Baylor Environmental Science Student Attends UN Conference of Parties

Baylor Environmental Science Student Attends UN Conference of Parties

WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) — Baylor University student Thomas Watson was among nine undergraduate observers selected by the American Chemical Society to attend the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Scholarship Programs Give Students Opportunities Across Academic Disciplines

Scholarship Programs Give Students Opportunities Across Academic Disciplines

WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) – Baylor University will welcome high-achieving prospective students to campus for Invitation to Excellence, a special weekend program Jan. 19-20 that showcases several exceptional academic opportunities, including one of the newer opportunities, the Getterman Scholars Program, offered by Baylor.

Baylor Law Launches Nation’s First Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management

Baylor Law Launches Nation’s First Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Beginning in the fall of 2018, Baylor Law School will offer the first Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management in the nation. The master’s degree program was created to address a critical problem facing professionals in the legal field: how to strategically manage litigation to control the continued escalation of litigation costs.

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather than Belief in Only One Religion

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather than Belief in Only One Religion

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) — Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study.

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor University Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor University Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2018) — Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.