Baylor Named a ‘Best Buy’ in 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges

July 9, 2014

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WACO, Texas (July 9, 2014) – Baylor University again has been named a “Best Buy,” this time in the 2015 edition of the best-selling Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Baylor is one of only 44 public and private colleges and universities to be included on Fiske’s “Best Buy List,” which is based on four- or five-star academic rankings, affordable cost and high quality of student life on campus. Baylor was one of three Big 12 universities and six Texas institutions named to the list.

The authors of the new 2015 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges selected Baylor as a "Best Buy" based on the quality of the university's academic programs and campus experience in relation to the cost of attendance. From that combined data, the Fiske researchers determined Baylor offered one of the best values in higher education.

For more than 30 years, The Fiske Guide to Colleges has provided college-bound students and their parents an insider's look at the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. The guide's author, Edward B. Fiske, served for 17 years as education editor of The New York Times. He also is the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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