BAYLOR UNIVERSITY IS a private Christian university and a nationally ranked R1–Very High Research Activity institution. The university provides a lively campus community for more than 15,000 undergraduate and nearly 5,000 graduate 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 continuously operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred countries to study among its twelve nationally recognized academic divisions. The university offers 126 baccalaureate, eighty master’s, 46 doctoral, and Juris Doctor degree programs.
Students participate in more than 330 clubs and organizations, including the first collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and forty sororities and fraternities. Baylor sponsors nineteen varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.