Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University


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

I would advise parents to let their children make their own decision on where to go to college. Personally, my girlfriend's p...

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

I would advise parents to let their children make their own decision on where to go to college. Personally, my girlfriend's parents tried to force her to go to University of Texas when they knew she wanted to go to Houston Baptist University. It is heartbreaking how hard it is to watch her struggle almost daily to pay her own way. I would plead with parents to respect their children's decision. It is four years of their life that they can't take back. Please respect that.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any type of person, really. It is more suited for Christians or religious people, rather than atheists.

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

I brag about how challenging it is. It is much more challenging than the course load at the University of Houston, as I hear my friends talk of the easy classes with no homework.

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Houston Baptist University is best known for its high academic standards, faith/Baptist values, and highly centered on maturi...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Houston Baptist University is best known for its high academic standards, faith/Baptist values, and highly centered on maturing students and preparing them in multiple fields for when they graduate and enter the working world. This is a double-major requirement school that trains a student so they will leave with a broad knowledge and many skills with which to offer future employers in real-world working careers.

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

Go to a college where you will be able to pursue what you love best; not for the popularity of the school or its name. Ask around and get other students' advice/feedback. Make sure you tour the college to get a "feel" for the campus and staff/faculty that work there. Pick a college that not only offers the major{s} you desire to pursue, but offers it with the quality training you need to learn the most about it.

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

The fact that it is a double major so I am getting two degrees instead of one, which gives my future employers more reason than one to employ me. Also my living arangement in the campus apartments is convinient and comfortable. Another thing is the size of the school; not gigantic so there is less walking from class to class compaired to other universities.

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

It is very important to do your research when it comes to an important decision such as where to go to college. At the same ...

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

It is very important to do your research when it comes to an important decision such as where to go to college. At the same time, as cheesy as it may sound, you need to follow your heart as well.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Some people feel that our school is very conservative. I which case, sometimes people should evaluate that prior to attending this school. Also, keep in mind that with smaller classes, it is difficult o get away from professors if you do not like them.

Sara
Describe the students at your school.

The people at HBU are friendly and very helpful, creating a pleasant environment.

Describe the students at your school.

The people at HBU are friendly and very helpful, creating a pleasant environment.

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

Universities that are too small or conservative will definitely thwart the typical college experience; instead, it will be more like an extension of high school, especially if the student resides at home during their undergraduate years. It is understandable that some parents are protective of their children and prefer that they remain in town or even at home for these college years. However, if the student prefers to go elsewhere for college, I suggest they oblige. Unfortunately, I was forced to attend a college in my hometown and this propelled me to pull away from my parents. Noone likes to be coerced into a decision, especially if it is one that will last for four years or longer. Finding the right college does not necessarily mean Ivy League, prestigious, or even expensive. It is all about the right fit. At this crucial time, parents and students should definitely hold many discussions about potential schools, allowing everyone to have their say. Communication is invaluable to compromise and if a midway can be achieved, both parents and students will be more grateful in the end.

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

Course offerings and times are inconvenient and not abundant. The student is forced to select class times at odd hours. Graduating seniors may have trouble fitting two required courses into their schedule, resulting in delayed graduation. School is too conservative.

Nirma
Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are very nice and help you when you dont understand anything.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates are very nice and help you when you dont understand anything.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The humanities and the science classes are very good.

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

Really look into what you are looking for in a college. The college that is right for one student may not be right for another. Look at whether you want small or a big campus and then further look into whether you want more emphasis on social life or school work. Over all just do alot of reading about the colleges you are considering and take tours to know more about them and make a informed decision.

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

The number one piece of advice I would give to a parent or a student trying to find the right college is to make sure that th...

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

The number one piece of advice I would give to a parent or a student trying to find the right college is to make sure that the student feels right at the school. Safety is a very important factor when leaving home, most importantly for the parents piece of mind. It is not only important to feel the atmosphere of the campus, but to understand all of the safety precausions the school has in place for their students. Are there campus police? Is there an escort service? How about emergency call stations placed throughout the campus? This shouldnt be taken lightly because the student is there to further their education in a safe and fun environment. It is important to check out those features because it is a new place that studnets need to work into their routine. After a short time the student will become comfortable, just like at home, feeling safe. The important thing is that they will know about campus safety if and when they ever need to put it into practice.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think that every type of person is welcome to attend Houston Baptist University. After attending there for one year I learned that there are very many different countries and people who come here and thrive. I would not discourage any type of person to come here just because of their race, religion, or orientation. There is a spot for everyone on this campus, and certainly makes things more interesting.

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

Houston Baptist University is an ethnically diverse, moderately conservative, small school in which the people and faculty ar...

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

Houston Baptist University is an ethnically diverse, moderately conservative, small school in which the people and faculty are friendly and encourage you to achieve your dreams.

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

I believe that the two most important aspects of a college or university are the spiritual environment and the academic influence. It is important to attend a school in which you know you can find other students that agree with your religous preferences. During your college years, there will be many different influences that push you to agree with them. This is apart of the process and it is something to be embraced because as a student you are the only person who can decided what you believe. Also, if there is strong academic influence at your school, you will be very likely to succeed. It is important to surround yourself with people who are academically minded but who also know how to have fun at times. I believe so strongly in this because the primary purpose of college is to get an education and be prepared for a successful career. Remember that if you put what you most value first, you will have an enjoyable higher education experience and be ready to conquer the world ahead.

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

Make sure that the goal for both the parent and student is to find a school that has great academic attributes, and a great ...

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

Make sure that the goal for both the parent and student is to find a school that has great academic attributes, and a great department in the area you want to major in. Find a school that is growing and has alot of extra-curricular activities and high school spirit. These are supposedly the "best four years of your life" as the saying goes, so take the time to find and be serious about getting in to your dream college atleast a year or two before you go. Find out what you can about the faculty and how accomidating the school is personally. Make friends with current students, ask questions, apply to back up colleges, but always aim for your dream school.

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

The worst thing about my school is the lack of school spirit. Only some of the students attend varsity sport games, however the school is growing very rapidly and in the process of becoming a NCAA division 1 school. So, hopefully school spirit will grow with the school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A goal oriented, focused, and friendly person. It's a small school, kind of like going to high school with more mature and racially diverse people. A person who likes having more attention fromteachers, and more one on one interaction in the classroom. The majority of the students are Christians, and do alot of community service. If they're interested in music , nursing, or business and want to be in an environment where there are many job opportunities just off campus, then HBU is a good choice. Some character traits of HBU's students... intelligent, friendly, mature, focused, confident.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,332
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $30,800
  • Acceptance rate
  • 35%

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