Baylor University

Baylor University, South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX, United States

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Baylor University (BU) is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, it is the oldest continuously-operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States. It is among the largest Baptist universities in the world. The university's 1,000-acre campus is located on the banks of the Brazos River next to I-35, between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Austin. Baylor University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Motto: For Church, For Texas.

Endowment: $1.17 billion (2015)

Administrative staff: 1250

Students: 16,787 (Fall 2015)

Undergraduates: 14,189 (Fall 2015)

Postgraduates: 2,598 (Fall 2015)

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