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Baylor University, Waco

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Baylor University is a private research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin, the university's 1,000-acre (400-hectare) campus is the largest Baptist university in the world. As of fall, 2021, Baylor had a total enrollment of 20,626 (undergraduate 15,191, graduate 5,435). It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity". The university grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees.

Baylor University's athletic teams, known as the Bears, participate in 19 intercollegiate sports. The university is a member of the Big 12 Conference in the NCAA Division I.
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  • Did a self driving tour around and through the campus one early evening with destination of the Baylor Ballpark to watch some men's baseball. Beautiful campus. Arrived at the ball park and a decent... 
    Did a self driving tour around and through the campus one early evening with destination of the Baylor Ballpark to watch some men's baseball. Beautiful campus. Arrived at the ball park and a decent...  more »
  • The Baylor campus is a nice place to walk. There is a creek that runs through campus that is available to see in the middle of campus. 
    The Baylor campus is a nice place to walk. There is a creek that runs through campus that is available to see in the middle of campus.  more »
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  • I have visited Baylor several times. It is a beautiful campus. I love walking around looking at the trees, buildings and sculptures. I have an aunt who worked here and cousins who attended here. They all have wonderful stories and are truly dedicated to and love this school. Makes me wish I could have attended college here. I was sad it was too hot for the bears to be out and about today. #sicembears
  • Baylor University - This campus has a palpable atmosphere of being a great place to attend college. Impressive campus, legendary history, ambitious future. Not too big, and not to small. The folks on campus are friendly and helpful. Clear diversity and much broader than one might guess for a Baptist supported school. It is in fact a first class campus with a global perspective. A real spirit of family and unity is available to embrace with a strong sense of belonging to a unique campus focused on education.

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