History, Affiliations and Rankings
Baylor University was founded in 1845 when the president of the Republic of Texas signed the charter. The university is the longest-running educational institution in the state. It's a prominent Christian private university. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has granted university accreditation (SACS-COC). Many of the programmes it offers have also been authorised by numerous professional groups and organizations.
Baylor Institution is a Texas-based private research university. Since 2018, Baylor has been ranked between 801 - 1000 by QS (top universities). According to Times Higher Education, Baylor University's rating has risen from 601-800 in 2020 to 801-1000 in 2021. US News has ranked Baylor among the top 100 universities in the United States.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
There are 12 academic colleges and institutions on the campus. The Baylor University campus is stretched out over 1,000 acres along the banks of the Brazos River near Waco, Texas. The campus has a first-rate infrastructure and provides students with the best-in-class learning environment. It has hi-tech laboratories, libraries, art studios, IT labs, and a lecture hall on the second floor. Indoor and outdoor stadiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, stores, and other amenities are also available. Over 330 student clubs and organisations operate on campus, including sporting competitions, cultural festivals, and other activities. In addition, the university campus contains 12 world-class residence halls that provide outstanding student housing.
Baylor University's 12 schools and colleges provide 127 undergraduate, 78 master's, and 46 doctorate programmes, as well as a variety of professional and educational specialisation programmes. Arts, sciences, advertising, accounting, languages, mathematics, business, management, communication, law, computer science, education, engineering, design, philosophy, psychology, journalism, and theatre are among the university's programmes. The institution offers a fantastic group of highly competent professors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1, with an average class size of 26 students.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Baylor University has produced a number of prominent and successful alumni. Angela Kinsey is a well-known actress who has been in television shows such as "The Office" and "Your Family or Mine." Hewlett-Packard Ann Richards served as the governor of Texas for a time. John Lee Hancock is a famous screenwriter and film director who directed films such as "The Rookie," "Saving Mr Banks," and "The Highwaymen."Jeff Dunham is a stand-up comedian, actor, and ventriloquist. Robert Griffin III is a football player in the NFL. As a sprinter, Michael Johnson won eight gold medals at the World Championships and four gold medals at the Olympics. Mark V. Hurd is the former CEO of Oracle Corporation and currently serves on the board of directors of the Oracle Foundation.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Baylor has a total enrollment of 18,033 students from 50 states in the United States and 91 countries, of which 13,906 are undergraduate students and 2,957 are graduate students. 60% of Baylor's full-time undergraduates are female, while forty per cent are male. There is a high ethnic variety at Baylor University. The student body's high ethnic variety means students have lots of opportunities to engage with and learn from people from all backgrounds and cultures.
Companies like Bank of America, Hershey, Goldman Sachs, Allstate, and Accenture recognise the value in employing Baylor students and come to campus to interview students for available jobs and recruit the next generation of leaders. Each year, dozens of organisations collaborate with Baylor to allow students to interview for national and international positions without ever leaving campus.