Baylor University

Waco, TX
Baylor University

Brief Description

Baylor University is located in Waco, Texas. Waco is located about halfway between the cities of Dallas and Austin. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population 124,805 people. Much of the city's industry is located along the Brazos River. The city is largely considered a service oriented community. Major attractions include the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and several quality museums.

Baylor University in a private Christian (Baptist) school. They offer and extensive array of degrees including 144 undergraduate degree programs, 74 master's programs, 34 doctoral programs and a Juris Doctor. The school has highly recognized programs in business marketing, law, science, English and music. According to The Princeton Review, Baylor's marketing programs are ranked as the second best in the nation.

The university participates as a Division I school in the Big 12 Conference. The team nickname is the Bears. The athletic department funds teams in 19 major varsity sports. In recent years, the men's football team has qualified for BCS bowl games and The Lady Bears have won national championships in basketball in 2004 and 2012.

Campus life revolves around a student population of approximately 5,000 students who live in the 12 residential halls or with the numerous sororities and fraternities located on university grounds. The campus provides many social clubs and intramural sports programs to keep the students active and connected. The school also offers a strong ROTC program for students who are considering a career with the U.S. Military

Baylor University has graduated a very distinguished group of alumni. They group include Mark Hurd (President of Oracle Corp), Bill Townsend (founder of Web search engine Lycos, Inc), Leon Jaworski (special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal), Rand Paul (U.S. Senator and former Presidential Candidate), Jeff Dunham (Award-winning ventriloquist and comedian) and Robert Griffin III (NFL quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner).

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 11806

Total institution enrollment: 13719

School type: 4-year private, not-for-profit

School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award at least ten doctoral degrees/1 per year across three or more disciplines,2 or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.

Campus Location

Main Address

Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798


(254) 710-1011


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 42%

Female undergraduate population: 58%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree

Accounting And Finance
Acting And Directing
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
American Studies / Civilization
Applied Mathematics Other
Architecture General
Art History Criticism And Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Asian Studies
Biological Sciences / Life Sciences Other
Biology General
Biology Teacher Education
Business / Managerial Economics
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Management And Administrative
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Business Statistics
Business Teacher Education Vocational
Chemistry General
Classics And Classical Languages And Literature
Clinical Psychology
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
Communication Disorders General
Communications General
Communications Other
Computer Science General
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum And Instruction
Dietetics / Human Nutritional Services
Divinity / Ministry Bd Mdiv
Drama / Theater Arts General
Drama And Dance Teacher Education
Earth And Planetary Sciences
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education Of The Speech Impaired
Educational Psychology
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Engineering General
English Composition
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
Enterprise Management And Operations
Environmental Science / Studies
Fashion Design
Finance General
Financial Planning
Fine / Studio Arts
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
Forensic Technology / Technician
French Language And Literature
French Language Teacher Education
General Teacher Education Other
Geophysics And Seismology
German Language And Literature
German Language Teacher Education
Greek Language And Literature
Health And Medical Preparatory Programs
Health And Physical Education General
Health System / Health Services Administration
Health Teacher Education
History General
History Teacher Education
Home Economics General
Human Resources Management
Individual And Family Development Studie
Insurance And Risk Management
Interior Design General
International Business
International Economics
International Relations And Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language And Literature
Law Llb Jd
Management Information Systems And Business Data
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Museology / Museum Studies
Music Conducting
Music General
Music General Performance
Music History And Literature
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory And Composition
Nursing Administration Post Rn
Nursing Family Practice Post Rn
Nursing Rn Training
Operations Management And Supervision
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Physics Teacher Education
Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology
Piano And Organ Performance
Political Science And Government General
Pre Dentistry Studies
Pre Law Studies
Pre Medicine Studies
Psychology General
Public Administration
Reading Teacher Education
Real Estate
Religion / Religious Studies
Religious / Sacred Music
Russian And Slavic Area Studies
Russian Language And Literature
Science Teacher Education General
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Speech Teacher Education
Sport And Fitness Administration / Management
Teacher Education Specific Programs Other
Technical Theater / Theater Design
Urban Affairs / Studies