Baylor University

The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas and affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Baylor is both the states oldest institution of higher learning and the worlds largest Baptist university. Established to be a servant of the church and of society, Baylor seeks to fulfill its calling through excellence in teaching and research, in scholarship and publication, and in service to the community, both local and global. The vision of its founders and the ongoing commitment of generations of students and scholars are reflected in the motto inscribed on the Baylor seal: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana - For Church, For Texas.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1845 N/A Semester $1.2 billion 1 Bear Place, Waco, TX 76798 (254) 710-1011
overall score total score state city online paying global
56 100.0 Texas Waco 260 255 51


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The The student-faculty ratio at Baylor University is 15:1, and the school has 51.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Baylor University include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 89 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 51.7%
20-49 39.3%
50 or more 9%


  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General, 7%
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, 6%
  • Accounting, 5%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General, 4%
  • Psychology, General, 4%

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • First-year experiences - N/A
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Writing in the disciplines - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A
  • Learning communities - N/A