• Baylor named the No. 6 most influential college on Instagram


    Baylor launched its official Instagram account less than two years ago. In that short time, it has attracted almost 24,000 followers, ranking @bayloruniversity among the most-followed university Instagram accounts in the country.

    Over the past two years, Baylor photographers have shared more than 1,200 glimpses of life in the Baylor family, from athletic events and shots of our beautiful campus to behind-the-scenes photos of traditions like Homecoming and Sing, and even sharing photos taken by Baylor students and alumni.

    [FOLLOW @BaylorUniversity on Instagram]

    Given such numbers, it was no surprise to hear that Baylor was recently named the No. 6 most influential college on Instagram by CollegeAtlas.org, an online encyclopedia of higher education.

    Thanks for your engagement, Baylor Nation! Despite our small size — Baylor’s student body population ranked 142nd out of 161 schools in the study — each Baylor Instagram image averages more than 1,500 “likes.” That level of interaction played a large part in placing BU in the ranking’s top 10 alongside such schools as Stanford, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana — and ahead of such schools as Harvard, Florida and Penn State (not to mention every other university in Texas).

    Baylor’s Instagram account is just part of the university’s presence on social media, alongside the official Baylor Facebook page, @Baylor on Twitter, and of course, @BaylorProud on Twitter and Pinterest. Give ’em all a follow and see for yourself why Baylor was named the No. 16 social media college in the country last fall.

    Sic ’em, Baylor Instagram!

    [Where are you flinging your green and gold this summer? Tag your Instagram photos with #MyBaylorSummer, and Baylor will share favorites all summer long — shots like this, this and this.]

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