Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University


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

Houston Baptist University, is a small, private collage that is staffed with a highly effective faculty and staff, is attende...

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

Houston Baptist University, is a small, private collage that is staffed with a highly effective faculty and staff, is attended by exemplary students, and is gaining a reputation as a top tier university.

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

First I would think about what you would like to do in college. Find out what career path you want to take. Once you've figured that out, do research on colleges. Find out which collages and universities have programs that fit your needs, and would be beneficial in your career field. An important thing to consider is whether or not you want to stay in state or go to college out of state. Once you have narrowed down the list to a few. Send in applications to those schools. Once you are accepted to a school, call the office of admissions and arrange a tour. This will allow you to get a feel for the campus, and know where everything is and what building is what. If you are satisfied make final preparations to attend. If not, then investigate the other schools that were on your list and you recieved acceptance letters from. In order to make the most of college experience, it is not necessary to go all out in your studies. You need to maintain a healthy balance of serious studying, and casual recreation. A proper balance must be maintained in order to reduce stress.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusterating thing about HBU is some of the required courses that are necessary to graduate. I however have realized the reason that some of these courses such as kinesiology, were included as required courses. They promote and reinforce the idea of healthy and hardworking students. The 9 hours of christianity courses required for graduation, are understandable. HBU is a Baptist school and promotes religion and sprituality. This is also why around 80 community life points are also required to greduate. Because of these reasons I have learned to accept and deal with any frusterations that I may encounter.

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

I would advice: parents and/or students to visit several different colleges. ask all questions that they may have at each s...

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

I would advice: parents and/or students to visit several different colleges. ask all questions that they may have at each school. plan early. process financial aid early. with the results from each college compare and contrast each school. ask about how much financial aid the school offers find out about the safety of the school. I would narrow down the results and select the school that best meet the student's needs and pick the college that the student feels the most comfortable during the visits.

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

I would like to have know more about their financial aid process. Also I would like to have more information on transferring from a different college into their nursing problem. Alot of things I found out was at the last minute or two late.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing was finding out all the details to for acceptance in their nursing program too late.

Daniel
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are generally very ethinically diverse and most students want to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are generally very ethinically diverse and most students want to learn.

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

I believe that the most important aspect in finding the right college is to find a place where there will be many opportunities to grow and develop you so that you will be prepared for life after college. Do not just look for a college that has good parties or a fun atmosphere but try to find a college that is committed to developing you into a better, more equiped person than when you first enrolled. In order to get the most out of your college experience, I believe there are two main aspects. The first one is to work your hardest at everything you do. Never settle for less than the best that you can do at anything. This is an important principle to live by regardless of your stage in life. The second is to build as many relationships as you can. Those relationships will benefit you in more ways that you may realize at the time and could be important connections for you as you graduate. Do not be afraid to try to build relationships with your teachers as well. Most are willing and want to help you in whatever way they can.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Houston Baptist University is the fact that we are required to double major. While it will be useful later, it makes it much more difficult and time consuming to get a degree.

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

Visting a college prior to enrolling is key. The culture can really make or break your college experience, so go where the ...

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

Visting a college prior to enrolling is key. The culture can really make or break your college experience, so go where the environment is most comfortable for your personality. Don't worry about whether people you know from highschool will be going to the same school because you will make tons of new friends that will last a lifetime. If you want to have the ultimate college experience, live on campus and get involved in whatever you can. Start a new organization if they don't have what you're looking for yet. Try new things and apply for leadership positions even if you never held one in highschool. This is the place to break out of highschool stereotypes and become whoever you want to be. It's a chance to start fresh! Last of all keep up with your studies, it may be tough at first but it will pay off in the end when you graduate and move on to the rest of your life.

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

I brag about how personally all the students know their professors and our small class sizes. Also the new dorm building and the proximity to downtown.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is sometimes very unorganized and doesn't have a good system for sending out campus news and events.

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly and they will help you when oyu need it.

Describe the students at your school.

They are friendly and they will help you when oyu need it.

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

I would say that you have to visit the school real know about it.

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

I usually tell them about the money that they can offer you.

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

HBU is a university that provides an great education as well as great opportunities to make life-long friends and being the ...

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

HBU is a university that provides an great education as well as great opportunities to make life-long friends and being the middle of Houston there's never a lack of things to do.

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

Finding a college that makes you feel at home is important. Never settle for something that looks good on paper if you haven't visited the school. Each school has it's own unique atmosphere and the trick is finding the school where the minute you step out of the car and see the campus you're like, "This is it." Sure, there's always pressure to go to well known school with great reputations, but the truth of it all is no matter where you go to school if you do well you will succeed when you graduate. It may be harder to compete against those who have graduated from schools with better reputations but you could be a stepping stone for giving your school that great reputation. Don't think college is supposed to be so hard you can't have a life. It's hard but at the right school you'll be able to find a balance between school and the rest of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about HBU is the size. While it can be a little too small at times, the fact that it is small makes learning better here. The class sizes are smaller allowing the professors to be able to interact with students on a more personal level and cater to the learning needs of students. Having more one on one time to be tutored by the professor really helps.

Carmen
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Houston Baptist University is unique in that the classes are small instead of the regular 200 students in an auditorium of la...

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

Houston Baptist University is unique in that the classes are small instead of the regular 200 students in an auditorium of larger colleges.

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

I strongly suggest for parents and/or students to consult with students from the prospective college they want to attend. The students are the ones that can really talk about the college. Visiting the school more than once is a must to know which college best fits your child. First, because you might not always catch anything the first time you visit. Second, it is nice to see how the school is when everything is normal, one cannot see that when there are events such as "Welcome Days", where everything is endlessly fun. Visiting the college or university more than once can help a person see the "real" college and university. I would also suggest people to get involved as much as possible in school events or organizations to make the most of the college experience. Although, it is best to consider your work load first before engaging in commitments; however, engaging in school would not only open doors for new friendships but it will bring a new perspective of the world.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Houston Baptist University is that you can be yourself. There is freedom in HBU to be who you are without any pressure to conform to others.

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

Find a college that looks as though it would interest you. You can tell by noticing campus life, the people, etc. Don't go ...

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

Find a college that looks as though it would interest you. You can tell by noticing campus life, the people, etc. Don't go to a college just because of parental pressure or whatever. Join a university that helps you grow, learn, and develop into a successful individual.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is looking to get a great education while getting hand on attention from professors.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about HBU is that there isn't enough social activities to get the students involved.

Shara
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a private school with a great faculty to student ratio that allow a very good relationship with the students and facult...

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

It is a private school with a great faculty to student ratio that allow a very good relationship with the students and faculty.

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

choosing the right colloge is not just about the academics but the people and the proffessors and the atmosphere is very important also.

What's unique about your campus?

everyone is so nice and friendly it makes me feel very comfortable.

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

Choosing the right college is one of the hardest things to do. It all depends on your child, the environment he/she likes. What they are used to in terms of class size, school size etc. If a student comes from a big school and they feel comfortable with the big classes, they might want to go to a big school where there are a lot of student. But my advice to you parents, talk to your children and find out what they want. College is a time in which students get to find out who they really are and what they really want to do with their lives. They might make mistakes but they sure will learn from them. Freshman year is the most difficult year of anyones college years. A student just got his/her freedom and is now an "adult" so they can do what they wish. It will be very hard for them to focuse but l promise you they will get there.

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