Baylor University

Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana
(Latin for "For Church, For Texas")

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Campus Origin and History:

The Texas Baptist Education Society then petitioned the Congress of the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university in the fall of 1844. Republic President Anson Jones signed the Act of Congress on Feb. 1, 1845, officially establishing Baylor University. Reverend Huckins, the first Baptist missionary to Texas, was Baylor's first full-time fundraiser and the third founding father of the university. Although these three men are credited as being the founders of Baylor University, there are many others who worked to see our university established in Texas.

After the University was chartered on February 1, 1845, four communities made bids to be the location: Travis, Huntsville, Shannon's Prairie and Independence. Independence was selected, and classes for preparatory students began in May 1846 with college courses offered the following June. In 1886, Baylor and Waco University consolidated to form Baylor University at Waco.

Fight Song
"Old Fite"

Campus Life/ Traditions

The Baylor Line

Baylor Line: will fill the first 13 rows-all gold benches-behind the visitor's bench, from goal line to goal line.

About 45 minutes before the game, the Baylor University Golden Wave Band will march through the student tailgating area, across the Umphrey Bridge and into McLane Stadium with the Line following them to the stadium.

The Line will queue behind the scoreboard, then run down the ramp, around the field, and line up in the northeast corner to welcome the team.

Once the team has cleared the tunnel, the Line will take their seats. At McLane Stadium, they'll go through the tunnel-the same the player exited-and form two lines, heading up onto the service level of the stadium and then coming down into their seats, filling the section from the top down.

Admission Requirments

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 57%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 660
    • SAT Math: 570 / 670
    • SAT Writing: 530 / 640
    • ACT Composite: 24 / 30
    • ACT English: 24 / 28
    • ACT Math: 24 / 28
    • ACT Writing: 7 / 8

    Tuition and Costs

    Fall 2015/Spring 2016

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT Tuition and Required Fees Amount Estimate for
    12 Hours or more
    Tuition, per semester (12 hours or more)*

    Cost of Attendance                                       $54,709

    Tuition and Fees                                           $38,120

    Room and Board                                           $11,309

    Books and Supplies                                      $1,250 

    Other Expenses                                            $4,030

    Total                                                              $109,418

    Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

    Degree Plan in Law

    Core Courses for the Pre-Law Track (9 hours)

    Choose at least 3 courses from among the following:

      Criminal Justice and Community Law Enforcement

      Criminal Law

      Law and Religion in the United States

     Public Policy and the Courts

     International Law

      Environmental Law

      American Constitutional Law I

      American Constitutional Law II

    Career Description

    Criminal defense lawyers represent clients or organizations who have been accused of criminal misconduct. Criminal defense lawyers employed by the government are known as public defenders. A criminal defense lawyer researches, prepares and argues a case on the behalf of a client in order to defend them from the criminal charges. Like all attorneys, they must earn a bachelor's degree, then complete three years of law school, specializing in criminal defense, before taking their state's bar exam. The job of criminal defense lawyer can pay well and may be prestigious, but the work is often stressful because your pay depends on how you do your job. Annual Salary can

    range from $45,000 to $130,000.

    Requirements to be come a Defense Attorney

    A criminal lawyer must hold a juris doctorate and an attorney’s license in order to practice criminal law. Experience in criminal law is advisable before obtaining a position as a criminal lawyer. However, significant clinical experience may be equated with some criminal law experience for a recent graduate. Or, participation in internships, volunteer positions or part-time jobs with public defenders and prosecutor offices can be the necessary work experience required.

    Recommendation Letter

    Dear, Baylor University:

    It is without any reservation that I write this letter of recommendation for Justice Curlee for a scholarship in the law department to attend your prestigious college. Mr. Curlee is a, as you say, an over achiever, he goes above and beyond to get the job done and will stop at nothing but to achieve the best he possibly can. He can excel at any challenge you give him and will accomplish any task that is given no matter the difficulty.

    One of Mr. Curlee many assets is his ability to comprehend the task that is given. He doesn't just try completing that task and turning in mediocre work but goes above beyond to get that A. He also knows how to manage his time with school and many of the extracurricular activities he does after school.His abilities and knowledge not only benefit him but can lead to a better program at your school and better the community. All he wants is what's best for him and for the school he attends and will do whatever it takes to better that school.

    Mr. Curlee is available for new challenges only because of his desire to learn and grow further.There is no doubt in my mind that he will not be a great adversary to your school and will better your campus. If you would like to discuss Mr. Curlee further, you may contact me at, or via phone: (915)491-6350.

    Best Regards,

    Devon Howard

    Attorney Affairs Department


    El Paso Court Room

    El Paso, TX 79938

    Tel: (915) 491-6350


    Cover Letter

                                                                                                                            May 19,2015

    Good evening Luke Meier,

    I am applying for the position in Law school in response to our meeting in the office at the University of Baylor Law School.

    I have had a lot of experience with dealing with cases, in high school I was in a class where we had to decide what we were going to do with real case topics, then we would act them out and then do what a real court would. I was once in a real court because my dad's an officer and he had to take me to a court because my mom wasn't home, I still remember the topic, it was on a man who was coming home from a party while drunk and hit and killed someone. So I got to see the Defense Attorney in action trying to defend the man that killed someone, I witnessed how important these courts and all the people in the court are, so I would like to help with these courts.

    I have noticed that Law is an important role in the legal system. I believe I am a good candidate for your program and that this opportunity would help me alot in the long run so I can pursue my dream job I would like the opportunity for an interview so that I can show my interest in your college and your wonderful community.

    Thank you if you decide to meet with me so we can discuss my opportunity in attending you prestiges school.


    Justice E Curlee

    12345 Tierra Alamo

    El Paso, TX 79938


    Persuasive Essay

    “It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree.” This quote is true because in this time in the world you won't go anywhere if you don't have a good education. In my life this has been my motto, because I believe people should strive to be the best, and in this generation if you don't strive you will be the same as all the other people. So I think if I strive to be the best then I will be a good candidate in the running for a scholarship in any college.

    Obviously if you don't try to be the best then you’ll never accomplish anything in life.

    I have tried my hardest all my life to be the best in everything I do no matter the cost. When I was in middle school through high school I received nothing but the best grades I could achieve. I will prepare for every test, every assignment, everything I will stop at nothing until I receive the best, and that is why i will do good at this college. Another reason is because when I try hard and get good grades, it tends to make the people around me want to get good grades to be competitive.

    Secondly I will be good for this college because I will not only get good grades and try my hardest, I will help out everyone, doing community work, I will try and do every service I can. If I mess up on something I always try my hardest to fix it until it is the way it should be. Another reason would be because I will be a good person to be around, I am always happy no matter what, I am a positive role model. No matter what life puts in my way I will try my best to overcome it.

    I want to be the one who is known as the best, I want to be recognized as one of the best that went to one of the best colleges, and I think you college and program will be the one that makes me one of the best.


    Justice Curlee

    12345 Tierra Alamo

    (915) 202-8897


    I would like to obtaining a Law position at Baylor University that allows me to pursue my career as a Defense Attorney, I see his as an opportunity to be successful and be happy with what I am doing.


    Graduated from Pebble Hills High School and kept all A’s throughout the four years


    Anticipated graduating with a 3.7 through 4.0 GPA


    • Participated in nearby Courts and cases
    • Always interested in the cases they have to deal with
    • Took law classes in High school
    • Took top 10% in High school
    • Had all A’s
    • Graduated as highest ranking student
    • Received Bachelors in Pre law


    Took Law classes in High School

    Witnessed multiple court cases

    Got accepted to the libertas Program At Americas


    • Like to go watch how real court's work
    • Enjoy playing Basketball
    • Enjoy watching police shows
    • Have a good memory
    • Always happy to help
    • Trustfull

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