Why Baylor University?

Baylor University enjoys a high standing among many national rating services that evaluate quality of education, research activity, affordability, baccalaureate value, and athletic excellence. These rankings recognize not only Baylor University as a whole, but also its many respected schools and departments, which are led by gifted, award-winning professors.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Baylor No. 76 on their annual review of colleges and universities. Baylor is ranked among the top national universities. The magazine also lists Baylor University as No. 48 in the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking, and No. 75 among Best Value Schools among national universities.
  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recognizes Baylor University as a "Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity" or "Research 1" institution, joining the nation’s top-tier research institutions as a doctoral university with very high research activity while also elevating Baylor as a preeminent Christian research university.
  • Kiplinger's 2018 list of Best Values in Private Colleges ranks Baylor as No. 61 in the nation. The rankings consider academic quality and affordability.
  • Baylor was one of only 23 universities nationwide to receive an "A" from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in a 2015 report that gauges an institution's commitment to general education: composition, literature, foreign language at the intermediate level, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics, and natural or physical science.