Just gonna tell you what I heard

<p>My parents both taught at Baylor when I was a bun in the oven, and they have expressly said I am to NOT go here. The people here are VERY VERY VERY conservative and religous. I guess since they are a Southern Baptist school, they feel the need to spread the hate. The kids here are disgustingly anti- jew, anti-gay, anti-catholic, anti- black, ant- hispanic. </p>

<p>My parents moved right after I was born so that I wouldn’t be brainwashed into joining the KKK or some other hate group that Baylor kids seem to be so into.</p>

<p>A lot of people who I have spoken to have told me similar things about Baylor and it is the main reason why I probably will not be going there.</p>

<p>You guys are sounding as judgemental as you claim Baylor folks to be!</p>

<p>Do you spread hateful stuff like this about everyone, even folks you do not know?</p>

<p>Um, actually, Waco and the people that live there are actually racist. And if your from a place where you aren't going to get attacked for not being a WASP, you possibly may be in for a surprise.</p>

<p>Muslim</a> student attacked on Baylor campus</p>

<p>Baylor</a> University || The Lariat Online || News</p>

<p>Our close family friend, a super flamboyant gay man, who is now working at the university that my parents teach at, but also taught at Baylor a little bit before my parents taught was beat up at the Mclean tennis courts. A PROFFESSOR, beat up by some kids for being gay. </p>

<p>Baylor is a southern baptist school, and i guess for southern baptists, even though it says love your neighbor as yourself, they feel its necessary to spray paint the n-word on some black students car after smashing in it's windows.</p>

<p>We have visited Baylor and Waco. I found the school and the people there very nice.</p>

<p>Woah, there. yesnomaybeso7, I think you are taking things too far. I've been a student at Baylor for almost 4 semesters, and while I don't believe the school is anywhere near perfect, you are indeed being unfair, especially since everything you have said is hearsay. </p>

<p>I had a long post half written defending the school, but I just erased it because I don't think it'll make you change your mind. You seem bent on being judgmental and hateful. If anyone truly interested in attending the school wants to know my response to these accusations, I'll give them, but it's frankly not worth my time to do it here when yesnomaybeso7 has already decided she's not even going to give Baylor a chance.</p>

<p>I'm sorry I just don't like what that religion teaches. I wouldn't go anywhere where people throw around the n word and call gay people fags.</p>

<p>BUT if you are a white christian(as long as you aren't catholic) and aren't gay, you will probably fit in fine. I visited a couple months ago, and people were super friendly to me. So just choose somewhere were you will fit in.</p>

<p>Um...the fact that you don't like what Christianity teaches is fine, but that doesn't mean you should put down a Christian school. I'm a Christian, and therefore don't agree with Muslims or Jews or Atheists, but that doesn't mean I automatically dislike them or go out of my way to put them down. I used to go to a public school, where I actually had more non-Christian friends than Christian ones, and that was fine with me. So maybe you could try being more open minded and tolerant as well?</p>

<p>I haven't once heard the n word or a gay person called a fag at Baylor. Doesn't mean it doesn't happen (Actually, I'm pretty sure you can run across that at any school), but it's not common. </p>

<p>I'm not white, and I have quite a few friends who aren't as well (and it's not like I went out searching for other minority students, as some people do. It just happened that way). No, Baylor's not as diverse as I'd like, but I haven't seen hate shown to those who aren't. (Well, the administration's attitude towards gays and other things they don't believe in can be ridiculous at times, as shown in the second link you provided, but that's not the student body as a whole). And Catholics actually make up a pretty good percentage of the student population. </p>

<p>Yes, if a student is homosexual, Baylor's not the most accepting environment. But it's not as bad as you portrayed. And yes, if a student feels uncomfortable at a place where a majority of students (though not most, imo) are white Christians who are well-off financially, Baylor's not the place for him/her. </p>

<p>But please don't make assumptions and over generalizations. Baylor people tend to be friendly in general, in my experience, and not just towards people who are exactly like they are.</p>

<p>The people I know from high school who went to Baylor are among the nicest people I've ever met. </p>

<p>However, a friend who currently goes there told me about his friend who decided to come out of the closet while there. The school made him go to counseling to try to "fix" him. Like an above poster said, if you're not gay you should be fine -- but if you take issue with your gay friends being treated like this, you might not be happy there either.</p>

<p>I actually visited Baylor during a three-day weekend this semester to see some old friends. The dorms are single-sex, and I attend a school where boys live right next door to me, so this was weird to me. Also, you can't be in the dorm of the opposite sex (not just the room, you can't even enter the building) between midnight and 1 PM on weekdays. There is no "lounge" area where you can hang out. This was frustrating to me because there was nowhere for me to hang out on campus with my male friends other than a 24-hour subway. On weeknights, I believe the no-visitation hours are 1 AM -- 1 PM, which still seems pretty excessive to me.</p>

<p>But again, if you're not bothered by the attitude toward homosexuality or the strict visitation rules, Baylor may be the place for you. It has a great music program, a pretty campus, and Waco really isn't that bad.</p>

<p>By your standard, Boston and the people that live there are racist. You will get attacked for not being a WASP. So there goes Harvard, MIT, BC and BU.</p>

<p><a href="http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511925%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=511925&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Yes, there are visiting hours, the school is strict about drinking policies, you have to go to chapel and take religion classes, and other such things. Research them, because they're not right for everyone. Though a quick correction about visiting hours - you are allowed in the lobby 24/7, and the visiting hours a bit stricter than that (I forget exactly what they are) unless you're in the on campus apartments, where they're 10am-2am.</p>

<p>I have gay friends who don't go to counseling, though I don't know the official policy. The school's take on homosexuality, as I've said before, isn't the most accepting, and I'm sure percentage-wise, gay/lesbian/etc. students are likely to face more prejudice here from students than elsewhere. Once again, do your own research and take it all into consideration before making your decision. The school is great for many reasons, but it's not for everyone. Just keep in mind that students at Baylor are more tolerant than they are stereotypically portrayed.</p>

<p>HEY!!! I live in waco, and have yet to experience any form of hatred or racism (I am hipanic) in the 13 years I have been her...I know tons of Baylor professors and students and they are some of the best people I have encountered in my life...honestly you can't have a real opinion about the general population here unless you live here....really people here are generally cool....if Baylor is your dream school go for it...I promise the citizens of Waco will be able to resist stoning you...
(talking about a previous post)</p>

<p>Wait a minute yesnomaybeso7!</p>

<p>What is a flamboyantly-gay guy doing teaching at Baylor?
It is a Christian school so don't they require a statement of faith for prospective faculty?
And wouldn't the school talk to him about his behavior?
I'm am not condoning the beating up of gays by the way, just not hiring them to teach at Christian universities.</p>

<p>So you know...I grew up in Austin and chose Baylor though I wasn't particularly religious at the time. The reason I mention Austin is because of how liberal UT is perceived to be. While in Waco, I saw a relatively equal number of discouraging events. I can't defend some of the actions anywhere, but Baylor doesn't advertise falsely. The school is faith-based. While there, I saw both the good and bad of human nature. I experienced multicultural/different socioeconomic/gender issues, but no more than my friends at other schools.</p>

<p>Best advice is to find the right fit. You don't have to be white and Baptist, but expect that someone you meet will be (of course, if you rule out schools by this criterium...).</p>

<p>I just want to say that even though I don't attend Baylor, I find it very very VERY hard
to believe some of the propaganda and slander being said about the students and the school. First of all, I would be considered a minority (being part african-american) and when I visited, the faculty and students there were nothing but friendly and helpful. Alsom my aunt and uncle both attended baylor and they told me straight up about the pros and cons, and of those cons, they said that the student body being racist was far from the truth. and as for the school's policies regarding homosexuality, while I do not believe someone should be mistreated or kicked out because of it, Baylor is a CHRISTIAN school and therefore, they do have a different set of values and you can't judge someone becuase they aren't in alignment with yours. Hope yall all have an awesome day. Katelynn</p>