Baylor University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
Baylor University provides an excellent experience for the overall development of a student, not just academics. This starts with "welcome week" when you first arrive, and continues until you are greeted by a line of your professors at graduation. My professors truly cared about me, and wanted me to be successful in my future career. The academics are rigorous and challenging, with classes both inside and outside your major. Baylor provides the benefits of a large school-sports, excellent facilities for students like the marina and student union building, while also providing the benefits of a small school such as small class sizes and a family feel. I would recommend Baylor to anyone looking for a college-there is a place for everyone in the Baylor family!
As a self-started I gained quite a bit of professional and educational experience that I desired. I worked hard and took classes that I knew would not only develop my artistic ability but would make me desirable in the job market. Baylor set me up for success and provided me with the skills that I needed to immediately work in my field right out of college. I have been in a number of theatre jobs, and I have Baylor to thank for that! While the theatre department is not perfect, it is growing in size and prestige. It is a great family to be a part of and a challenging yet productive experience.
Baylor's accounting program is well-known around the U.S., and it has been a huge benefit while applying for jobs. The curriculum is very rigorous, but rewarding when hard work pays off. My teachers have been eager to help me succeed, offering one-on-one help with homework or studying for tests, and have offered me on-campus jobs to make some extra money. I'm so glad I chose Baylor and decided to pursue a career in accounting.
I have been so pleased with my time at Baylor, especially time spent in the Honors program. Professors pushed me to think and ask difficult questions. I was often challenged, but the challenges were offered as opportunities for growth, not as opportunities to put me down. The pre-health programs gave me ample opportunities to strengthen my resume, making my an excellent candidate for graduate school. My fellow students dived deeply into meaningful friendships with me and encouraged me to learn, inside and outside of the classroom. Despite the rather high price, I wouldn't trade my experience at Baylor for anything.
The International Studies program at Baylor is perfect for students who have various interests. It allows you to choose a subject focus and a work area focus; I chose to study the politics of western Europe. But you could also study language, history, art, etc. of anywhere in the world. You can tailor this degree to be exactly what you would like, and there is also flexibility to change your path as you go. The one major drawback to Baylor is a lack of diversity; not only does it lack diversity of race and religion (religion, understandably), but also lacks students who represent all socioeconomic backgrounds and regions of the country and world. As a student coming from out of state, I felt woefully out of place for a long time. The quality of education I received at Baylor was top-notch. There were many opportunities to explore subjects in depth, and professors to help you along the way. I was challenged, but not left to go it alone. I realized that I was so much more able that I had first thought. Being at Baylor stretched me and made me a better student and a better human overall.
Baylor University was a place that I thrived academically, emotionally/mentally, socially, and spiritually. It changed my life. I made so many amazing friends and still keep in touch with 1/3 of my professors today. I am unbelievably grateful and blessed for such an amazing time in my life to explore, learn, grow, and experience college at this institution. I have been impacted by my professors and changed by all the amazing support I had there. I miss Baylor so much that I visited three times this year. Baylor helped integrate me into campus life, participate in all the traditions, and encouraged me to become a better person. I am forever a proud alum and am extremely grateful!
My experience at Baylor was great from the very beginning. Student Life does a great job of providing you opportunities to make connections. I had the opportunity to be involved in many different activities and make lasting relationships. Studying Political science was great. The faculty are passionate about their content matter and make it engaging. I only took one course taught by a graduate student and never had a Political Science course with more than 25 students.
Baylor's education program is extremely thorough. You are placed in classrooms your first year, working with students in Central Texas. The program also is heavily research-driven. Unlike many schools, where pedagogy and teaching strategies are an afterthought, Baylor is constantly working to find strategies that are backed by science. If you want to specialize in areas like occupational therapy, speech pathology, or learning disorders, Baylor is doing cutting edge research in these areas.
It's a great school and it took me places I could only dream of and it can do the same for you.
Baylor is an institution that is unwaveringly dedicated to the academic wellbeing of its students, particularly in regards to those studying STEM-related fields. In many cases, professors are more than willing to engage undergraduates in their personal research, provided students are willing to approach them in-person and show initiative through coursework. Some of the most meaningful relationships I made at Baylor were with professors outside my field of study, so do not fear deviating from a logical "path" of coursework.