A top ranked institution, Baylor University is globally renowned for academic excellence. Our welcoming campus is home to a select community of high achievers. Together, we share a powerful school spirit.

As a Baylor student, you’ll contribute to world-class research. Working with leading faculty at our state-of-the-art research park, you’ll produce original work that will advance your skills and impress future employers.

Baylor University in Waco, Texas, is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution.

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, the District of Columbia, and 89 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Where We Are

  • In Waco, Texas
  • Metro area population greater than 245,000
  • Approximately 1,000-acre campus located on the Brazos River

Who We Are

Fall 2017 Enrollment

  • 3,320 new freshmen in the fall of 2017
  • 44 percent of entering freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
  • Mean SAT score of 1276 and mean ACT score of 28.2.
  • 37.8 percent of the freshman class are minority students.
  • 17,059 total enrollment (14,316 undergraduate and 2,743 graduate/professional students)


  • 86.5% of students find jobs or start graduate school within 90 days of graduation.
  • 142 undergraduate degree programs
  • 75 master's programs
  • 42 doctoral programs
  • Education Specialist programs
  • Baylor students interact with outstanding full-time faculty from their first days on campus.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 15 to 1. The average undergraduate class size is 27.
  • List of Academic Units

Campus Life Experience

  • 330 clubs and organizations, including 40 national and local sororities and fraternities
  • Baylor is among the 10 percent of U.S. universities with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter.
  • Baylor students, faculty and staff annually volunteer more than 150,000 hours of community service locally.
  • Home of the first campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity
  • 39 percent of students live on campus in 12 residence halls.


  • NCAA Division I, Big 12 Conference
  • 19 varsity sports
  • Women's basketball 2005 and 2012 NCAA national champions
  • Men's tennis 2004 NCAA national champions
  • Four Olympic gold medalists with 10 gold medals won
  • Baylor has finished either first or second among Big 12 institutions in Graduation Success Rate score six times in the last eight years.
  • Baylor has won a combined 65 Big 12 Conference championships (41 regular season, 24 tournament) in the league's 17-year history.

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