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Houston Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

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

Never settle for anything less than excellence. Study hard and pay attention in class. When you are struggling, ask for help ...

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

Never settle for anything less than excellence. Study hard and pay attention in class. When you are struggling, ask for help because that is the only way you will learn. When you feel like giving up, search for the people around you to be your support system. Feeling like giving up is a natural feeling; it does not mean that you are quitter. You are not a quitter until you chose to quit. Believe in yourself in high school because if you don’t you it will be harder to do so in college. Utilize your time and your resources. College will be the best time of your life; however it can quickly turn to the worst time if you do not put forth the effort to excel in all that you do. Stay positive and work hard, and when and if you feel like giving up, look towards the sky and ask for the strength you need to keep moving forward.

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

If I would be able to go back to talk to my high school self I would tell them about all the preparation needed to do well. I...

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

If I would be able to go back to talk to my high school self I would tell them about all the preparation needed to do well. In order to do well you need to stay organized and stay focused on making your dreams come true. There is time for fun but responsible fun that doesn’t take you away from your classes. The number one thing a college student needs to do to succeed is go to class. If you miss too many classes this could endanger your grades and your dreams from coming true. College is a very important part of anyone’s life and to get to the next level of your life you need to properly complete all the previous levels to succeed. Life is all about having fun and working hard but the biggest issue for many people is balancing the two. College will be an eye opening experience that everyone should experience. Just remember in order to have fun you must work hard.

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

I would tell myself to have as much fun and experience as many things as possible. I would encourage myself not to limit myse...

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

I would tell myself to have as much fun and experience as many things as possible. I would encourage myself not to limit myself to one activity (volleyball) but to try to work with the scholarship if I still accepted it so as to experience a wider range of social events. I would tell myself to learn how to study - and fast! College does not wait for you to learn how to be a student and the higher level courses are not easy to fly through the way high school and basic level courses are. I would convince myself that I have a lot of room to grow and to prepare for many changes. I would tell myself to listen to my parents a little more because they do still know what is best for me, but to make sure they understand that I am becoming independent. I would ultimately try to ready myself for the changes I would soon be facing, while not limiting myself to the person I became in high school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A highly academic-focused person that may or may not hold social events high on their priority list. These events are available, but they are not often and they are hard to attend due to the rigor of the coursework here. The person should also be tolerant of other religions if her or she is not Baptist, because the school requires students to attend meetings, services, and/or other religious events to earn points needed for graduation.

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

I tell them that we are a Division I school with the NCAA and that I play a sport for my school.

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

A religious, and compelling school that provides a great education.

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

A religious, and compelling school that provides a great education.

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

College has been a completely new experience. The teaching is completely different than high school. It prepares you to be able to withstand the 8 hours of work that you will do in the future. It's helps you build a good social network for the future.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One that feels, he or she cannot participate in worship/ earning clw points.

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

What I really like about HBU is the small class sizes, there has not been more then 32 students in any one of my classes. I a...

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

What I really like about HBU is the small class sizes, there has not been more then 32 students in any one of my classes. I also enjoyed the student Transfer / Freshman day, it's a day when all Transfer and Freshman students come together and learn more about the campus life, the school and classes. The students are always eger to help a new student out, over all the school is a great school. Another plus about the school is, HBU is located in the Southwest part of Houston which make it accessable to people outside city limits.

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

Since being in college I have learned how to make sacrafices. Being a mother and wife there are many activities I wish I could part take in., but because of my first priorities I can't live the college life. College has also made me more responsible, there is no one telling me to go to class and there is no one checking in with me about my grades. I really regret not taking full advantage of high school, if I would have taken high school seriously I would not be struggling as much in college. But, college has also shown me that I can do anything. I am the first in my family to attend a four year college, and I plan to be the first to graduate.

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.

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

From my college experience so far, I made friends that will be in my life, probably until the day I die. Besides making new l...

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

From my college experience so far, I made friends that will be in my life, probably until the day I die. Besides making new life-long friends, I became a better writer. I believed that even though I worked hard in my English classes in high school, I will never be able to write really well. That all changed when I took one of the English professors' course at HBU. The first day of class, I was already ready to drop the course, however; I decided to stay and work hard, and see if I can pass with at least a C. When I received a B, I was overjoyed and I realized I can write really well as long as I keep working at my writing. For my essay assignments, I would get it revised by my professor before the due date so I can make my writing stronger. It has been valuable to attend because without college, I would not have the knowledge I have now. By attending, I am pursuing a higher education, and with that, I will better myself.

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.

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

The worst thing about my school is that it's changing to a liberal arts core. I really do not like that idea because I'm afraid I will not graduate on time, but I'm sure I will be able to if I plan my schedule correctly.

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

I attended Trinity University. An all girl school, and at first people always say, "how can you go to an all girl school?" I ...

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

I attended Trinity University. An all girl school, and at first people always say, "how can you go to an all girl school?" I simply reply why not? I love my school, there has been a lot of inspirational women who have attended my school, and have exceeded in there goals. I have learned a great deal of things at my school, even though I attended one year. My school has the best teachers, and tons of cultured women. I never thtought I would meet people who have come from all over the world and diffrent ages. When my school was built the nuns believed that women should have the same experience and empowerment every other school was offering that was only excepting men at the time. They have great activities for togetherness, and empowering women can do ANYTHING. My school is very valuable to me, it has showed me that I can achieve more than what society tell me I can not do. All my life Ive been told that I was a minority but as soon as I entered Trinity Univeristy in Washington,DC I felt as if I was the majority, and everybody was striving for something.

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

Houston Baptist University is unique offering more than an education, but an experience to college students.

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

Houston Baptist University is unique offering more than an education, but an experience to college students.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are intelligent, diverse, and accepting and share the same values of education as I do.

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

I have not only learned during my college experience, but I have experienced personal, professional, and spiritual growth. I have learned things that no one can teach you but can only facilitate an environment to help you learn things like patience and compassion. I have been given autonomy to participate in extracurricular activites, start a new club, and to invest my extra time to others through community service. My college experience has a monetary value but there is no monetary value to the long-time friendships, struggles, and successes I have experienced. Through this experience I am becoming an asset to our community and our county. I am forever indebt for the opportunity I have been granted and will continue to strive for excellence in everything I do.

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

Became a dislocated worker in Febuary of 2009, with no degree from high school or GED. I worked on my GED and passed, being o...

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

Became a dislocated worker in Febuary of 2009, with no degree from high school or GED. I worked on my GED and passed, being on unemployment they suggested I go to college and earn a degree and they would help me with this choice, so with both of my children graduated from college, I thought maybe it was my time and enrolled at Hill College in Hillsboro Texas, as a Medical Offfice Assistant, a two year program. This opened a whole new world to me, with classes and homework, it was difficult at first and being the oldest in class, took a little getting use to. I did met students that were my own age, but it's a small college and most were right out of high school. I learned alot my first semester, with keyboarding, English, Word, and Excel. Still have a lot to learn, since I have'nt been in school for 20+ yeasr and would really like to finish what I started this time around, with my head held high, and make my children proud. College and a new career would be a great accomplishment for me.

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

I'm going into my 3rd year of college and honestly without college experience or even trade school,I'm finding out that it wi...

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

I'm going into my 3rd year of college and honestly without college experience or even trade school,I'm finding out that it will only be harder to succeed. You can do anything you put mind but without proper training and education, life will most definitely be more complex for you. My parents didn't attend college but still managed to get decent jobs and I would never look down on either of them. I know what its like to push and strive for the greater good for others and myself. College is hard work and because students don't take it too seriously the first couple of semesters they fail out. Anything you do in college can be considered as a learning process. I know I've learned so many life lessons from my study habits to my social life. College can be one of the best experience of a life time and it should be affordable for all. houston Baptist has taught me that education at a private instutition will run the risk of putting you in debt but making it to graduation and kick starting your official adult life is well worth the wait.

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

I wish I would have kmown about financial aid alot earlier than the last minute.

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

HBU is over priced and not easy to deal with in the financial aid department. They don't let you know anything til the last minute. i know life is what you make of it but HBU makes life even harder.

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