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Baylor University
Motto Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana(Latin)
Motto in English For Church, For Texas
Established 1845
Type Private
Religious affiliation Baptist General Convention of Texas
Endowment $1.1 billion
(May 31, 2013)
President Kenneth Winston Starr
Provost Elizabeth Davis
Academic staff 936
Students 15,616
Undergraduates 13,292
Postgraduates 2,510
Location Waco, Texas, United States
Campus Urban,"College town"; 1,000 acres (3 km²)
Sports Baylor Bears
  Green and Gold
Nickname Bears
Mascot Judge Joy & Judge Lady (live bears)
Bruiser (costumed)
Affiliations Big 12, ASAIHL

Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas, United States. There are about 13,000 students enrolled and it was founded in 1845.


Baylor University's men athletics teams are called the Bears and the women's athletic teams are called the Lady Bears. Baylor has 16 varsity teams and they compete in the Big 12 Conference.


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