About Houston Baptist University

Founded in 1960, Houston Baptist University. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,332 full time undergraduate students, and 938 full time graduate students.

The Houston Baptist University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 136 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Houston Baptist University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate34%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range940-1140
ACT Range21-26

Admissions at HBU are considered More Selective, with ,35% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 4 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 64% were in the top quarter, and 30% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Houston Baptist University.

9%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
51%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
36%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
41%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
51%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
9%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
56%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
25%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
40%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
17%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
24%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
52%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
49%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
51%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
36%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
41%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
51%
“There might be people who do”
7%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Houston Baptist University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    113 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    77 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    123 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    126 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    125 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    126 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    125 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Houston Baptist University?

73 Students rated Houston Baptist University

KeShay - 06/24/2021

I can\'t believe I\'m a college student. The Staff are very helpful with registering and getting everything done. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. Thank you for helping me. The placement test was fairly easy. I will be getting a bachelor\'s of arts in psychology degree and im excited

Gerardo - 01/22/2021

It is an opportunity that I will never take for granted. I appreciate all the things that make the school memorable. There is no other way that I would have met the love of my life without going to the university's orientation a few years ago—plenty of opportunities to grow spiritually, academically, and personally.

Chidi - 01/12/2021

it is a cool and good college for learning i will love to attend the school when i graduate from high school my may 2021 . And i will be majoring in nursing and public health as a minor if accepted by God's grace. From what i have seen online and heard about the school it is a great place , with good learning Environment for education, and also great sport and other good thing too.

Nathalia - 06/30/2020

Houston Baptist University has been a life-changing college experience. I am grateful for the time I have had so far as a student here because my relationship with God has grown so much more. I have met incredible professors who truly care about you as an individual and want to see you succeed. Christ-centered friendships and mentors have made the journey here even better. Thank you Houston Baptist University.

Houston Baptist University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Houston Baptist University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Houston Baptist University is 34%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Coming from a small state, garduating in a class of 9 I needed to be in an enivornment that I would not have culture shock. Going to Houston Baptist is what was best for me. The small class sizes allowed me to get more of an individualized classroom and learning experience but also allowed me to shine as a leader. All of the faculty, staff and students were extremely friendly which allowed me to get more comfortable and start to open up more. The University enivorment helped to deleop me as a leader but also grow in spiritually ways and at the same time give me the best education. Had I not attended college, I would have ended up just working in fast food or retail my entire lief and I am roughly a couple of credit hours away from getting my bachelors degree. Once I finish I would like to become a teacher and educate the future leaders of the world.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    One thing that's disappointing about HBU is the cost. Because it is a private school you wont get as much finacial aid, you will have to pay out of pocket! The school offers scholorships but, they are limited to what they can offer. I would say if you were want to go to HBU I would start looking for scholoarships otherwise you will need to have a wealth family member to help pay for school.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had know what major I really wanted, because I ended up spending a lot of money for a underdeveloped major, and I wish we had better technology.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    All the buildings are close together so you dont have to go very far for your next class.

    Read all  15 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    anyone who is well rounded and very diverse.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is a small, close knit community comprising of people from different cultures and beliefs, different financial backgrounds, and a dominant female ratio.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very friendly and willing to help. They are supportive and caring. They dont mind helping you when you need help.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Houston Baptist University is best known for being a Christian liberal-arts school. I love that about my school. When people think of Christian universities, they think of uptight, conservative universities (*cough*Brigham Young*cough*) and when they think about liberal arts schools they think of a bunch of hippies playing guitar and protesting. Houston Baptist University is the best of both worlds. We are widely diverse. We have have morals that keep us accountable yet we follow our passionate dreams of art, medicine, international missions, sociology, etc.

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag most about the professors. They were so caring about their students progress

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    It gets frustrating not having many places to go on campus. We do have the second floor on top of the cafeteria where students play pool, work out, or just hang out and surf the web, but other than that our options are limited. HBU has a very small campus and whenever I am just stuck there waiting to attend meetings of the organizations I am in, hanging out at my friend's dorm is sometimes a bore, especially since she does not have a television.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that is open to learning about religion, they require that every student takes Chrisitainity course as well as complete 80 credits in Spiritual Life points in order to graduate. If you are looking for a deverse campus that has small class sizes then this is a great school to attend. Professors are willing to stay after class and answer any questions and will know you by name and not by a number, or have to ask. Small campus but great enivornment and plenty of extra-curricular activites to get involved with.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to say the best thing about my school is that I have dedicated professors and advisors. I'm pretty lost in this whole college thing, and as cheesy as it sounds, without the help of my advisor and my professors, it would be hard to adjust to the college life. Besides that, the professors are really dedicated in what they do. Even though my english professor was hard, he made me become a better writer. I thought I was going to fail his class at the beginning, but I received a B, so I was pretty happy.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are very different at my school being that it is a public Christian University. So most of the curriculum is like Christianity classes and stuff and I love the atmosphere because there's a small class number for every class so you have better interaction with the professor

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular girls are the sororities and fraternities because almost everyone is in the one

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Most people think that only nerdy and boring people go to my school but that is not the case there are so many people that are wild and exciting which surprised me

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Student Body

Students

62%

female

38%

male

2,332

Total Undergrad Enrollment

938

Total Grad Students

3%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

45

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

2

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

43%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
% Black or African-American
18%
% Hispanic/Latino
33%
% White or Caucasian
26%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Houston Baptist University receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,800

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$7,858

Room and Board

39,658

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,378
$30 - $48K
$19,303
$48 - $75K
$20,313
$75 - $110K
$24,362
$110K & UP
$25,226

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