Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

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

In order to find the right college, the students need to examine themselves and know their beliefs and values, and research w...

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

In order to find the right college, the students need to examine themselves and know their beliefs and values, and research what colleges meet that criteria. Many people worry about the cost, but all I say have to say about that is that my parents do not have a lot of money, but I have managed to go to college with financial aids and a few loans. Money should not be excuse for not going to the college you want, becuase there is money out there; you just have to find it. In regards to making the most out of the college experience, I would say get as involved as you would like with the activities on campus and do not be afraid to meet new people and make new friends.

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

The worst thing about our school is the fact that it got rid of the quarter system because now the classes are a lot harder, you have a lower chance of being able to graduate early or with more than two degrees, and the class sized are starting to get too big.

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

I brag that the professors are very friendly and helpful. Usually, during the first day of class, any professor, regardless of what they teach, will give thier office hours and a number other than their office number where a student can reach them if they were ever to be needed. The professors help you believe in yourself and they encourage you to succeed.

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

HBU is unique becuase it has a very ethnically diverse campus. The students here are brought together with a religious undert...

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

HBU is unique becuase it has a very ethnically diverse campus. The students here are brought together with a religious undertone that matches the University's baptist curriculum and activities. Here at HBU discussions over the bible and other religions are not only allowed, but encouraged.

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

Life is what you make it, and so is college. Whether it's a diet of Ramon noodle soup for a week, or going to your first college party where there will be alcohol served, it all comes down to the choices you make and why you make them. Choose a college for yourself, not becuase your friends or parents want you to go there. Go there and visit the school before you enroll, becuase there's nothing worse then going to the school of your dreams, only to find out it's your biggest nigtmare. Don't be afraid to transfer schools either; just becuase you've committed to a school, doesn't mean you have to stay there. College can be a time of real self improvment and learning, don't short yourself by going somewhere that doesn't make you happy.

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

I wish I had known how much size effects the atmoshphere of a university. Simply put, size really does matter when attending a college.

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 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.

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

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