A Private Christian University and a Nationally Ranked Research Institution. Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. The Baylor story consists of many chapters. Read how we integrate science and faith, calling and vocation, and service and leadership. 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.
The best and the brightest excel at Baylor. And each member of the Baylor Family past, present and future brings their own bright spirit to our beautiful campus. That’s why we say “lights shine bright” here. Whether you’re a student or a parent, faculty or staff, with God in your heart, Baylor spirit in your soul, and green and gold on your back, you can light up the world. BAYLOR STANDS APART AS A CHRISTIAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY — a position that empowers our aspiration to become America's preeminent Christian research university. Illuminate, Baylor University's Academic Strategic Plan, has one overarching goal: To bring light to the world as we accelerate our quest toward preeminence as a Christian research university, building on Baylor's historic strengths and strategically investing in new areas of research and service.
A campus majestic in beauty, Baylor's picturesque setting serves as a beautiful backdrop of our students' diverse and shared experiences. The Baylor campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Charged with guiding Baylor's mission, our leadership upholds Baylor's heritage, tending to its present, honoring its past, and molding its future. A humble college founded before Texas was a state, Baylor now stands as one of the premier institutions of higher education in the world. Joining the Baylor family is an opportunity to experience a top academic environment within a dynamic Christian community.