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Baylor University, Waco

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Baylor University, or simply Baylor, is a private Baptist research university in Waco, Texas. Baylor was chartered under a different name in 1845, by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas. Now operating under a different charter, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating universities in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. Upon 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 Earth's largest Baptist University. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – 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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  • A beautiful campus. Interesting history. Surprised by how large the campus is and it is all beautifully manicured and cared for.  more »
  • Took a drive around the outer roads of campus and then onto campus, to the extent you could get there. Was really trying to see what things look like in terms of students and others being out and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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

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