Welcome to the Baptist University of the Americas, the academic leader of San Antonio, Texas! Boasting an active student population of more than 1000 engaged young people from all across the United States and abroad, BUA is an inspiring example of what a university experience should be.
Founded in 1952, BUA has established itself as an educational powerhouse with a wide array of degree programs and more than 25 professional-level sports teams. With a faculty and staff of dedicated professionals focused on providing students with the best possible learning experience, BUA has built a solid foundation for academic excellence and success.
Our diverse student body represents cultures from all over the world, which makes BUA a cultural melting pot. With an average class size of 15 students, BUA has maintained its small class sizes while still offering some of the best quality programs in its field. This is because BUA's professors are highly qualified professionals who bring their expertise and real-world experience to their classrooms.
In addition to offering core undergraduate degrees, at BUA you can find specialized degree programs in areas such as business administration, nursing, applied technology, and homeland security. Whatever you choose to focus your studies on, our staff will help put you on the path to success.
When it comes to student life at BUA, there is something for everyone! With more than 25 teams combining for more than 100 games each year on the athletic field or court — from basketball to soccer to volleyball — there's always plenty of excitement for our student-athletes. But there is more to student life than just sports — with many clubs, activities, service projects and events taking place throughout the year, you will never be bored!
The best part about being a student at BUA is that you don't have to miss out on any of your fun activities due to financial concerns — our department of financial aid will work with you to ensure that you have the means to cover your educational costs.
If you are looking for an education that gives you the best possible learning experience while still allowing you room for fun and adventure, look no further than Baptist University of the Americas. Experience all that we have to offer — including a staff dedicated to making your experience here as rewarding as possible—and start your journey today!