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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Who was Gladys Allen — namesake of Baylor’s Allen Hall?

Who was Gladys Allen — namesake of Baylor’s Allen Hall?

Since 1956, Allen Hall has been home to thousands of Baylor Bears — but where did the hall get its name? Allen is one of at least a dozen Baylor buildings named for women — specifically, it was named in honor of Gladys Allen, a Baylor graduate, trustee and benefactor whose impact is still felt …

Beall Poetry Festival Brings Contemporary Poets to Three-Day Event

Beall Poetry Festival Brings Contemporary Poets to Three-Day Event

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2023) – Baylor University will host the 29th annual Beall Poetry Festival March 29-31, a premier American literary event of contemporary poetry, with poetry readings, a panel discussion and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry.

2023 Pruit Symposium Honors Life and Legacy of Grammy Award-Winning Musician Andrať Crouch

2023 Pruit Symposium Honors Life and Legacy of Grammy Award-Winning Musician Andrať Crouch

WACO, Texas (March 1, 2023) – The music of the legendary gospel music singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch will be featured at a series of free concerts, panels and presentations as part of Baylor University’s 2023 Pruit Memorial Symposium, “My Tribute: The Life and Legacy of Andraé Crouch,” which will be held March 15-18.

Baylor University to Host Women's History Month Events Series

Baylor University to Host Women's History Month Events Series

WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2023) – Baylor University will celebrate Women’s History Month, highlighting the contributions of women to events, history and contemporary society through a series of events in March.

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing Receives Five-year Renewal of U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing Receives Five-year Renewal of U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 28, 2023) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a five-year renewal of its program in cooperation with the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN).