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

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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