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Baylor University


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.


Baylor offers students a growing academic enterprise that ignites educational excellence, leadership and research discovery. With dedicated professors and a commitment to Christian values, students are provided with the tools to lead, serve and succeed in their future.

At Baylor, students discover how to think critically, analyze to reach informed conclusions and contribute to their academic disciplines. Students find a college experience that prepares them for a path of excellence, discovery and achievement in their professional careers.


Research at Baylor has long been an important part of the academic life of the University. The faculty's standing commitment to excellent teaching, scholarship and research continues to produce outstanding graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The current strategic plan, Pro Futuris, Baylor's aspiration to develop into one of America's leading Christian research universities, promises to dramatically strengthen the current research environment in the coming years.


The University offers a variety of staff employment opportunities in the areas of professional, service maintenance / skilled craft, clerical / administrative support, information technology, technical / paraprofessional, and administration.

In addition to regular full- and part-time employment, Baylor offers temporary and summer employment opportunities.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Living on-campus at Baylor, students will experience a supportive Christian environment with people and services in place to help them achieve personal growth and academic success.

First-year students are required to live on-campus for their first two semesters in one of three community options for first-year students: First-Year Communities, Living-Learning Centers, and Residential Colleges. Many students choose to continue their on-campus experience by living in an Upper-Division Community or renewing their membership in a Living-Learning Center or Residential College.

Library services

  • Armstrong Browning Library

While committed to a focus on the British-born poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the Armstrong Browning Library is a 19th-Century research center.

  • W. R. Poage Legislative Library

This library is located near the Central Libraries and is comprised of the Baylor Collections of Political Materials and the Graduate Research Center. 

  • Central Libraries

ICT services

Baylor supports online communications and web efforts through a hybrid organization that inlcudes Electronic Marketing, Electronic Communications (which are part of Baylor's Marketing and Communications division), and Internet Services (which is part of Information Technology Services). Despite the multiple budgetary organizations, the various departments function as one team.

Medical services

Baylor University Health Services provides comprehensive health services to Baylor University Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, and Seminary Students. Baylor faculty and staff are welcome to come to the Health Center to receive immunizations.

Campus life

 We cultivate a rich campus life that will help you grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. Whether you're enjoying Diadeloso (our campus-wide "Day of the Bear" celebration).

The Baylor campus is a beautiful place to be. But it's also a first-rate learning environment with excellent academic resources. From the East Village Complex, including Teal Residential College and Earle Hall, to our magnificent historic buildings, each space has been designed with students in mind.

In addition, Baylor's innovative Living-Learning Centers blend residence hall life with classrooms and faculty offices to create a place where students can collaborate with each other and with faculty on a daily basis.

Sports facilities

Student-Athlete Services has the overall responsibility for the academic welfare and support of Baylor's student-athletes, both scholarship and non-scholarship, in 19 varsity sports. Support activities include:

  • academic advising and degree planning
  • weekly academic counseling meetings
  • review of student-athletes' academic performance
  • supervised study hall facilities
  • tutoring in a variety of academic subjects
  • life skills which will prepare the student-athletes for life time activities after completion of their collegiate athletic careers.
Student-Athlete Services is located on the second floor of the Simpson Center.

Student clubs

  • African Student Association
  • Asian Student Association
  • Association of Black Students
  • Brazilian Student Association
  • Ethiopian/Eritrean Student Association
  • Indian Subcontinent Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Korean Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association

Baylor University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

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