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
960-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Houston Baptist University

Cost

Net Price
$20,181/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,834/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,392/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,720/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,858/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,254/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,332Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    70%
  • Boring, conservative, goody goody, homeschooled
    9%
  • Hard working but love to have fun
    9%
  • Conservative, talkative, memorizer, surface think
    6%
  • Same as the second bullet, but with sarcasm
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.66 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Understanding
    29%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Conservative
    17%
  • Find your fit
    17%
  • Well intergrated
    12%
  • All-encompassing
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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 Reviews

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Beautiful campus. I love the small class sizes and the professors really care about your individual success. I also like that there are many spirituality growth opportunities on campus. It's also in Houston, so when you want to go off campus you can explore the wonderful city!
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HBU is the most amazing and friendliest university. The moment I moved in, it felt like home. People make you feel so welcomed and even the professors truly care for your well being. I wouldn't change anything about my second home. It is already so wonderful!
HBU is a university that encourages each and every athlete to excel in their academic success as well in our sports. HBU has the full support of faculty and students, the team spirit is in every student! Through out the whole campus we show the support and Kiza (our school mascot) tends to be in every single game cheering our athletes. The pep-rallies every Friday before a game is what brings the students together to bring the strength and support. Go Huskies!