Baylor University, located in Waco, Texas, is a private Christian university and nationally ranked research institution. Founded in 1845 by Baptist pioneers and chartered by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the state’s oldest continuously operating university. Students from across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and over 90 countries attend Baylor to pursue degrees across 12 academically renowned divisions.
Baylor’s mission focuses on educating students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian values within a caring community.
Baylor maintains high standings in many national college rankings that evaluate educational quality, research, affordability, value, and athletics. These recognitions highlight Baylor as a whole and its esteemed schools and departments, led by gifted, award-winning faculty.
At Baylor, students are challenged to expand their thinking through domestic and global research, study abroad opportunities, and use university resources to build a successful future.