Houston, TX
Houston Baptist University


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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.

Alejandro
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The way faculty and staff interact with students at every level such as academic, social, financial, and personal interest is...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The way faculty and staff interact with students at every level such as academic, social, financial, and personal interest is what Houston Baptist University is known for.

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

My parents have taught me something life-changing. Finding the right college and making the most of the college experience depends on this. They taught me to trust in the Lord with all my heart and to not lean on my own understanding. Trusting in God involves intimitely speaking to God in prayer, asking for His wisdom and guidance, waiting for His answer, and aknowledging Him in everything. Suddenly the question of what life's purpose is comes to mind. Why do people go to a university after all? What experience do students want in college? Is the root of all this selfishness and greed or just an exiting interest? Class sizes, academic standing, fraternities, social groups, and career opportunities resonate in students' minds. There is something bigger and better to life than just worrying about those things. Place every plan and decision in God's hands, and He will use your life far above your expectations as a blessing to others and as a testimony of trust for His glory. He, not you, will find the right college for you. Also, your college experience of study, learning, and friendship will have a whole new meaning to life with Him.

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

Since the very beginning of my attending HBU, I have trusted in the Lord for guidance and provision. If it were not for my God and for all the wonderful advisors and volunteers who helped me in my transition from high school to this university, I truly do not know where I would be or what I would be doing. Therefore, I have no regrets or wishes of knowing something before attending HBU. I am grateful for what I have, a college education, and joyful that my God with me every step of the way.

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

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