Baylor University Reviews
Overall, I had a positive experience at Baylor University. I double majored in International Studies and Linguistics, and I really loved most of my classes that were related to my majors, especially Linguistics. My Linguistics professors were extremely kind and helpful, and really tried to relate with their students. All of my classes for my major were 20 students or less. I had some great professors for International Studies as well, but as it is a much larger department, it was more hit or miss. It felt less personal and you really had to put in the work yourself if you wanted to make connections. On the positive side, I liked the freedom to choose from a large selection of classes and focus on what I was interested in. I think your academic experience at Baylor will largely depend on which department you are studying in. I thought the career services were okay but could have been improved upon. There are career fairs and decent resources if you seek them out, but once you graduate, they are not very helpful. Thats how most of the resources are at Baylor you can find them if you search, but they are not out in the open. I feel like it can be a really beneficial and fulfilling place to study if you enjoy your department of study and seek out professors that can help you academically, as well as utilize career and professional resources while youre a student at Baylor. I would recommend talking to people in the program you are interested before committing to study there, because everyones experience varies greatly.
I decided on Baylor University for its well known reputation in the state of Texas and how beautiful the campus is. Coming from a small town, Baylor was the perfect size, big enough to feel like a college, but small enough so that you wouldn't feel as though you were no one in a sea of people. The nursing program is one of the best in Texas and again, offers smaller class sizes so you can get the attention needed for such a vigorous course load. However, this school is expensive! Keep that in mind when applying. Loans seem easy when you're eighteen and need them to make ends meet, but when you become a working adult and have to repay, they can really take away from you financially.
Baylor University is an amazing school to attend. I did not have a professor who did not seem to care about my wellbeing and about my academics. The school had many different clubs and organizations to join. Everyone had a place to fit in. Baylor provided many opportunities for me to develop as a whole person. Professors held outside seminars where I could learn more and further develop my understanding of a certain subject. The religious aspect of Baylor University allowed me to be comfortable and confident in my religion. I never felt pressured religiously. Even though Baylor is a Baptist institution, they are very open to every religion. I loved my academic department and my counselor was always helpful. My department helped me prosper as a student and as a student. I never felt lonely or unwelcome on campus. Everyone is so kind and willing to help. I love Baylor University and if I could repeat my experience here I would.
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.
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'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.
I love Baylor and if I need to ever further my education, I hope I can attend again. It is challenging but the feeling of pride when you receive your diploma is worth it
Baylor University is an incredible university. I had many wonderful experiences there and those experiences shaped who I am today. Baylor's Honors College programs are academically rigorous, but professors will share their vast knowledge with you, speak to you on a personal level, and help you form intelligent opinions on various issues. Professors are friendly, knowledgable, and glad to share their vast knowledge with students. Baylor gives you a sense of community and you truly feel at home there. It's a place where you can grow intellectually and personally. I cannot recommend Baylor enough to those who are interested in applying or attending. Sic 'em!