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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
About Houston Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074
Website
From Houston Baptist University

If all your degree does is get you job, you've missed an opportunity. We believe you have an important role to play in the world, so every aspect of our student experience is designed to prepare you to succeed not only in your career but in life. It's why we are committed to providing a higher education that combines cutting-edge scholarship with the wisdom provided by a Christian foundation.
At Houston Baptist University, you will join a diverse community of student who share your values and a core curriculum designed to help you think critically, creatively, and ethically; a'' of which are keys to success not matter your chosen field. Through learning communities, student organizations, and residence life you will foster meaningful and long lasting relationships. At HBU we love that our 2,300 undergraduate students get to experience small classes with faculty who know you personally and are committed to your success will help you thrive.

Houston Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
940-1140
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,065/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,378/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,303/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,313/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,362/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,226/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,332Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    67%
  • Hard working but love to have fun
    11%
  • Boring, conservative, goody goody, homeschooled
    8%
  • Conservative, talkative, memorizer, surface think
    6%
  • Same as the second bullet, but with sarcasm
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.69 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Understanding
    27%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Conservative
    16%
  • Find your fit
    16%
  • Well intergrated
    11%
  • All-encompassing
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Houston Baptist University is a great university to go to because of the environment and the staff members who work at the university. The environment is not only clean, but also positive as the people get along with one another. The staff members at Houston Baptist University always strive to encourage the students to do their best in classes and in their personal lives. They also create many different events and to try and engage with the students. The most important thing that Houston Baptist University offers is spiritual growth. The campus has a variety of programs (Bible studies, convocations, etc.) that allow the students to fellowship with their mentors and increase their love for God. Houston Baptist University is an excellent college to attend and a person would not regret applying to this university!
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I personally feel that HBU is the best of the best. I went there with my mother and was greeted instantly by friendly faces. I automatically knew that this college was right for me. When the director came to greet us personally, he offered water or tea which was really nice. Also, the meeting we had with the univesity director was great! This school has everything you could possibly ask for.!
Attending my first semester as a transfer at HBU, was exciting yet challenging. The courses here are not easy, which is why they have such high stats on their students entry into medical schools. The atmosphere is friendly and everyone is to themselves which is great if you are a private person. I am excited to start my next semester here!