Mary' s University is a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution located on 135 acres ( 0. 55 km 2) west of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. Mary' s is a nationally recognized master' s- level school ranked among the top colleges in the west for best value and academic reputation by U. News and World Report.
Baylor University ( BU) is a private Christian university in Waco, Texas. Chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, it is one of the oldest continuously operating university in Texas and one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River in the United States.