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Houston Baptist University
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  • 4 Year
  • HOUSTON, TX

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As of June 1, 2021, masking and social distancing requirements are optional. We have also officially adopted a test-optional admissions policy for freshman applicants - so, the SAT/ACT is no longer required! Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

7502 FONDREN RD
HOUSTON, TX 77074
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
From Houston Baptist University

If all your degree does is get you a 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 students who share your values and a core curriculum designed to help you think critically, creatively, and ethically; all of which are keys to success no 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 experience small classes with faculty who know you personally, are committed to your success, and who 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
71%
SAT Range
1020-1180
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$20,436 / 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
$22,366 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 63 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 63 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,067 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
565
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    63%
  • 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%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
45%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 75 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Understanding
    26%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Find your fit
    18%
  • Conservative
    14%
  • Well intergrated
    10%
  • All-encompassing
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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