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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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.

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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
1030-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,084/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,861/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,332Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
218
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    61%
  • Hard working but love to have fun
    15%
  • Boring, conservative, goody goody, homeschooled
    7%
  • Conservative, talkative, memorizer, surface think
    5%
  • Same as the second bullet, but with sarcasm
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Understanding
    27%
  • Find your fit
    18%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Conservative
    14%
  • Well intergrated
    10%
  • All-encompassing
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    48%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    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 has an phenomenal online nursing program! The professor are always available , the programs are easy to follow and you have your own success coach. If you have any issues or concerns your help is just a text, phone call or email away. IT is also highly accessible for any problems that may arise. At this point I am very pleased and impressed with the school. It has made going back to school after 26 years doable. I am comfortable knowing help is readily available.
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    I personally have a love-hate relationship, one minute I'm in love because the people honestly are the ones that make the university amazing. Then because it's so small, there is literally NOTHING TO DO! UNLESS YOU HAVE A CAR AND WILLING TO DRIVE EVERYONE! The professors are great! But let me tell you, CLW points and extra required courses will kill you! they'll hold you back! if you can I suggest you get some course done at a community college, it will save you a lot of time and money! Overall it's a good school! If you're more into ​academic life, then you'll love it here.
    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!