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About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 19,000 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 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Location: Waco, Texas

Chartered: 1845 by the Republic of Texas

President: Dr. Linda Livingstone

Enrollment: 19,297 (14,399 undergraduate and 4,898 graduate/professional students)

Campus size: Approximately 1,000-acre campus located on the Brazos River

Metro area population: Greater than 270,000

Academics: 126 undergraduate degree programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the J.D.), the Education Specialist program and Master of Laws program

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Average undergraduate class size: 26

Faculty: 1,105

Rankings: No. 76 among national universities by 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Chronicle of Higher Education Great Colleges to Work (2011-2020), Best Values in Private Colleges in 2018 by Kiplinger’s, Best Buy in 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges

Nickname: Bears

Colors: Green and Gold

Athletics: NCAA Division 1 in Big 12 Conference


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