B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Houston Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074
Website

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

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

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 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 34 responses
Report
  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    68%
  • Hard working but love to have fun
    12%
  • Boring, conservative, goody goody, homeschooled
    9%
  • Conservative, talkative, memorizer, surface think
    6%
  • Same as the second bullet, but with sarcasm
    6%

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.67 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Understanding
    29%
  • Amazing
    19%
  • Conservative
    17%
  • Find your fit
    17%
  • Well intergrated
    12%
  • All-encompassing
    7%

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.!
Houston Baptist University does have some great advantages during a college experience. However, it also has some serious flaws that the University needs to address. If you are looking for a place with ample opportunities to develop your faith, you are in the right place. HBU is a very small school with great opportunities to be involved in all types of organizations across campus. HBU is located near the Houston area which is a great place for networking and career choices. There are great academic resources for students within the library. However, the University does have its downfalls. Housing, on campus food, student involvement in allocation of funds, and the genuine care for each student at the University are all severely lacking. HBU has some great faculty members and those who make their students feel important and help them in any way possible, but there are also those who make students feel like nothing more than a paycheck.