International Study Center

Baylor campus life

Our friendly campus

Baylor University campus is located in the small and friendly city of Waco, Texas. The campus is within walking distance from Waco’s shops, restaurants, leisure attractions and nature areas – these include the 114-acre Cameron Park, and the beautiful Brazos River. Students are active in the community, and they volunteer in local projects that make an impact.

Where is Waco?

Baylor’s campus is located in downtown Waco, where you will find interesting places to visit and fun things to do. Waco has welcoming Southern hospitality, vibrant culture, and a beautiful setting on the Brazos River. The big cities of Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston are easy to reach by car.

Waco, Texas

Texas is the second-largest state in the USA. Waco is located in central Texas.

Getting involved

Students are Baylor Bears and can get involved in campus in many ways. They can gain experience and work in one of the services or on-campus businesses, attend events and relax in the grounds.

Top places to visit in Waco

  • McLane Stadium
  • Cameron Park
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument
  • Magnolia Market at the Silos
  • Lake Waco

Virtual tours

Student services

Our campus encourages students to engage in the Baylor community, invest in traditions, cultivate meaningful friendships, and explore their personal calling.

The Baylor family

Our caring community is united by school spirit, Christian values, and a desire to achieve. Baylor has the family atmosphere of a small institution, with the facilities and opportunities of a larger university.

Wellness and support amenities

  • McLane Student Life Center
  • Bear trail
  • Group prayer
  • Multi-faith places of worship
  • Health services
  • Counselling services
  • Care team
  • Residence support

Safety and security

Baylor University has its own police department on campus. This helps students, professors, and faculty stay safe and secure, whether they study, work, or live on campus.

Top outdoor activities

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • City Tours
  • Sand Volleyball
Rhys, a Baylor student

"I think the best thing about being here was learning to adapt and learn more about people's cultures and to not be put off by them not knowing my culture. I feel like I'm learning how to interact with new people and understand their culture."

Rhys from Barbados
Major: Exercise Physiology