Founded: 1845

Discover Baylor's rich history.

Mission: 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.

Motto: Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana (For Church, For Texas)

Enrollment At a Glance

• 15,364 total enrollment (12,918 undergraduate) from every state and approximately 73 foreign countries 
• Freshmen: 3,254 
• Median SAT score range of entering freshmen: 1140-1320 (math and critical reading sections only)
• Median ACT score range of entering freshmen: 24-29
• 72% of entering freshmen were in the top 25% of their graduating class (those who attend schools that rank)
• 90% of Baylor students receive some form of financial assistance
• Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
• Average Undergraduate Class Size: 28


At Baylor, we seek to provide students with the opportunity to interact and dialogue with individuals from different backgrounds and with diverse experiences. By creating this "dialogue of difference" in our residential communities, organizations, activities and classrooms, we hope to prepare our students for meaningful engagement in a global society.


US News & World Report ranks Baylor #75 on their annual review of college and universities. Check out our latestawards, recognition and rankings.

Notable Alumni

• Olympic gold medal sprinters Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner
• Jerry Clements, named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Law" in America by the National Law Journal
• Drayton McLane Jr., former chairman of Houston Astros Baseball Club and chairman of the McLane Group, L.P.
• Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll
• Marjorie Scardino, the first woman to head a top 100 firm on the London Stock Exchange
• Mike Singletary, NFL Hall of Famer and current NFL coach
• Angela Kinsey, actress, The Office
• Steven Stucky, recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music
• 2007 NBA Finals participants David Wesley, guard, and Melvin Hunt, assistant coach, both with Cleveland Cavaliers
• Bill Townsend, founder of the Web search engine Lycos, Inc.
• Trey Wingo, host of ESPN's NFL Live and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
• Hal C. Wingo, former senior editor of Life magazine and a founder of People magazine
• 2007 NFL Super Bowl XLI participants Fred Miller, Chicago Bears tackle, and Justin Snow, Indianapolis Colts deep snapper
• MLB players include Kip Wells, Colorado Rockies pitcher, Jason Jennings, Texas Rangers (2002 Rookie of the Year with Colorado) pitcher, David Murphy, Texas Rangers outfielder, and Kelly Shoppach, Cleveland Indians catcher 

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