Baylor Spring Premiere Returns to In-person Event for Prospective Students

More than 4,000 visitors expected on campus to learn more about what Baylor offers

March 13, 2024
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WACO, Texas (March 13, 2024) – On the heels of record-shattering applications for Fall 2024, Baylor University is answering the high demand for a Baylor education by returning to an in-person Premiere for the first time since spring 2019. On Saturday, April 13, more than 4,000 visitors are expected to attend Premiere, including high school juniors, seniors and prospective transfer students who are considering Baylor as their future college home.

Beginning at the spectacular new “front door” to Baylor’s beautiful and vibrant campus – the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center – Premiere provides opportunities for prospective students to explore campus and learn more about academics, admissions and financial aid processes (in English and Spanish) and student life at Baylor. Registration is available at on the Baylor Undergraduate Admissions website

“Baylor Premiere has been a hallmark event for more than 20 years, and we are so excited to bring it back to our award-winning campus after five years of being in a virtual environment,” said Ross VanDyke, B.A. ’03, associate vice president of enrollment management recruiting, marketing, and innovation. “In the college search process, we know that nothing beats physically stepping foot on our beautiful campus, meeting with faculty and students face-to-face, and experiencing the welcoming community that sets our Baylor Family apart.” 

At Premiere, prospective students will: 

  • Learn more about potential majors and areas of interest;
  • Hear from the University’s world-class faculty members who will show students the best of what Baylor has to offer as a Research 1 (R1) Christian university;
  • Tour Baylor’s award-winning campus in Waco, Texas;
  • Hear directly from staff about the admissions and financial aid process; and
  • Get the latest information from Campus Living & Learning, Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities and other areas of Baylor Student Life.

As a preeminent Christian Research 1 university, Baylor’s mission is to educate students for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Students are drawn to the University from all 50 states and more than 100 countries for the Baylor experience that combines Christian mission and academic excellence with a midsize university that maximizes opportunities and competes in Power 5 athletics.

Baylor provides numerous academic and research opportunities across various disciplines through 126 baccalaureate programs in fields as varied as business, engineering, pre-medicine, engineering and computer science, religion, nursing and music, along with 81 master's programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the Juris Doctor), the Education Specialist program and Master of Laws program.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Baylor students interact with outstanding full-time faculty - deeply value teaching and mentoring - from their first days on campus through graduation while also pursuing research and scholarship at the highest levels. The University’s vibrant campus life also includes nearly 400 clubs and organizations and varsity athletics competing in the Big 12 Conference. 

Through Baylor’s Illuminate strategic plan that has built on the University’s historic strengths and strategically invested in new areas of research and service, Baylor University today is one of only two private Research 1 universities in the state of Texas, along with Rice, and among an elite list of 39 private universities designated as R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Through top-tier research, scholarship and external funding support, R1 universities bring their voice to bear in addressing the world’s most significant challenges, with Baylor as a Christian research university infusing the quest for solutions, at the highest levels, with the University’s distinct voice and mission.

Prospective students can learn more about Baylor University, visiting campus or applying to become a student at Baylor by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions website.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.