Baylor University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Honors College. Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, which is classified as a Doctoral University with Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The University has an international reputation for educational excellence built upon the faculty’s commitment to the integration of Christian faith in their teaching, scholarship, and interdisciplinary research.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor University is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. With 12 nationally recognized academic divisions, Baylor students study a broad range of degrees. Baylor’s 1,000-acre campus is located on the Brazos River, which flows through the heart of the vibrant Waco metro area with its population of over 245,000. Baylor students, faculty, and staff annually volunteer more than 150,000 hours of community service locally. Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Baylor houses over 18,000 students, split between roughly 14,500 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate and professional students. The overall student population at Baylor is highly accomplished: 44 percent of entering freshmen with high school class ranking were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes with a mean SAT score of 1293 on the redesigned SAT and mean ACT score of 28.8. Baylor is in the Top 7 percent in the National Merit Scholars program and is one of the select 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Honors College enrollment is 1,375 and for the Fall 2018 entering students the mean SAT was 1374 and the mean
ACT was 31.7.
Baylor’s student population is also diverse, with 38 percent of the incoming freshman class composed of minority students. While 65 percent of students originate from Texas, Baylor students come from all 50 states and 91 countries. Baylor’s residential campus culture is strong, with 39 percent of students living on campus. Baylor alumni include missionaries and pastors, heads of Fortune 500 companies, governors of Texas, and professional athletes. Over 81,000 Baylor alumni reside in Texas.