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  • 08/26/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    16 out of 18 people found this review useful. 1 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Best for students who want to have a growth in their spiritual lives or students who would like to continue their spiritual experience to grow even more.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to experenice HBU, you have to stay on campus. Many of my best memories at HBU have been in my dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is expensive, but it really is one of the best colleges to go to for your education. The price is a bit much, but i know I am get a wonderful education.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love being at HBU. The people are friendly (most of the time), there is always something fun and exciting to do, and HBU creates a very comfortable atmosphere.

    Will learn a lot

    HBU has a lot to offer and has a very well rounded academic selection.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HBU is a well-respected nursing school and is also good for Christianity majors. If you do not care about extra-curricular activities (or don't need them for graduate school), HBU is great for those areas. Also great for students who prefer one-on-one instruction.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard in high school, do well on the SAT, and be willing to apply yourself at HBU. Keep involved in activities outside of HBU in order to keep a good transcript for graduate school.

    Bang for the buck

    No specific opinions here...I know a few people who have been accepted to law schools and medical schools from HBU during the last year but I also hear stories about employers discounting HBU degrees.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are not many student activities and there are faculty members who are opposed to any new organizations. Besides student activities, it is difficult to keep up with requirements as the rules keep changing almost daily on what is required to graduate; what forms to fill out for permissions to take classes, etc.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at HBU know alot about their field of interest and share that passion with the students. Besides classroom instruction, with small class sizes, the professors are willing to answer questions and discuss material outside the classroom.

  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    6 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot for your ACT or SAT because the scholarships you can get for high scores will reduce your total of college by a whole lot!!!

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for any student who is up to anything. You will learn a lot, have a great experience, and become a better person. Its also great place for Pre-med students, being that we do have an excellent medical program. It is also great for spiritual students, being that we do take take religion seriously and would like to reach out to as many people as we can.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I really have is that this school is Baptist so we do have christian courses that we do take. I am not Baptist, I am Catholic, but even because of it I have learned new things and have gotten closer to God. Just make sure you are willing to take these types of courses and if going to a religion based school is what you want. There is nothing wrong with what religion you posses, being that we do have a vast variety of students who are of different religions.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes this school is a bit pricey, but you are getting your money's worth. If you think you can not afford it, do not worry, this school gives out great scholarships. They do it based on your rank and SAT or ACT scores, so just study hard and you without a doubt recieve a well amount.

    Am enjoying being here

    As I am a commuter, I really do not get the opportunity to stay on campus for some things, but I still have had a great experience here. There are so many things to do here, there are events held almost everyday and when you have friends when is there never a time to waist. The atmosphere is great, the people are very nice, and its just a great place to be, to be free of any pressures and enjoy yourself.

    Am learning a lot

    At Houston Baptist University, there are so many things to learn when arriving at any college, but HBU is a place where there are great professors that teach you the material in their own way. Many of my professors add their own flair to the class, which provides great interest and it becomes an exciting class to attend.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HBU has a legit and competitive nursing and pre-med program. They are the college of liberal arts, so if you want to major in music, arts, or business, it's all there. HBU is a well-rounded university that I would recommend to any student!

    Tips for prospective students

    HBU is difficult to keep with if you aren't motivated and dedicated to your work and studies along with the required things you have to do in order to graduate. The course workload is also more difficult compared to a 2 year community college like HCC. Make sure you get your finances done early as well!

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is expensive, I'll admit that. But if you apply for FAFSA early, you're bound to receive some sort of help from the government. If there isn't enough grants to cover your tuition, there's always student loans that they offer to students as well. HBU offers PLENTY of scholarship money based on ranking percentile, SAT and ACT scores in high school if you are an incoming freshman. HBU also offers merit awards to TRANSFER students based on your current college GPA at your current institution along with an additional Phi Theta Kappa scholarship if you are in good standing with them at your current college. Scholarships from other foundations and companies are also available and accepted at HBU. So if you set it up and complete your tasks, you should be good!

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm planning to live on campus because it's easier to deal with the events, attend classes, and study for my classes. The people and staff at HBU are so welcoming and friendly with a positive attitude. The lakefronts and walking trails are all so beautiful, you never want to leave campus! The classroom student teacher ratio is 1:15 so it's personal. The professors know your name and they say hi to you as you're walking. It's such a warm environment.

    Will learn a lot

    I've gone to the campus and I've asked the coordinators and administrators, current students and some of the professors at HBU all the questions that I need to know. And I think that HBU is one of the greatest places to earn your bachelor's or master's degree in whatever you're planning to major in. They have given great confidence of attending here in the Fall of 2011 and I'm eager to learn new things. I'm Buddhist, and HBU is strongly Christian-based and you are required to take 3 classes dealt based on the religion. I thought about how I could be struggling with it along with the 'points' that you are required to reach before graduation, but I'm now confident that I will achieve my goals and get to learn the Christianity faith.

  • 08/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Best for students who want to have a growth in their spiritual lives or students who would like to continue their spiritual experience to grow even more.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to experenice HBU, you have to stay on campus. Many of my best memories at HBU have been in my dorm.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is expensive, but it really is one of the best colleges to go to for your education. The price is a bit much, but i know I am get a wonderful education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at HBU. The people are friendly (most of the time), there is always something fun and exciting to do, and HBU creates a very comfortable atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    HBU has a lot to offer and has a very well rounded academic selection.

  • 11/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christian, diverse, open-minded, hunger for learning, hungry to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a student who's involved, and also a professor about the school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but the staff help you find scholarship and loans. It is well-worth paying the money. My father was without a job for a whole year, and I have still managed to make it through.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have found friends among my teachers and classmates. It's very diverse, with different backgrounds. Everyone is very successful, and not dramatic.

    Am learning a lot

    All the teachers are well-rounded. Not only do they want to teach your education, but teach you wisdom, and about life. They actually care about being involved in your life, and that you are successful.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HBU is great for people who are hard working, people who loved to get involved, people who love to laugh and be goofy, and people who are open-minded. HBU also has a very, and I mean very competitive Pre-med and nursing programs, so if you want to be in the medical field and are dedicated to studying than choose HBU.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get the highest scores possible on the ACT and SAT because HBU gives higher scholarships for the higher scores. 2. If you can choose to live on campus, do it! Living on campus is worth the room and board because people feel more at home and you get to know almost everyone. 3. Get involved!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The truth is HBU is expensive. However, we have many financial aid opportunities with many scholarships and grants available. (You just have to work for them.) But with all that said HBU is worth every penny!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    If I had a do-over and could pick my college again, my choice would still be HBU. I love it here! People are nice, caring, and just overall funny. Plus, we have a lot (maybe not compared to some other colleges) of extracurricular activities which people can get involved in. Oh and if we do not have a club that you are interested in on campus you can make one. As long as you follow the guidelines and get them approved HBU welcomes new organizations. My friends just made a Nerf club... I know we are all just big kids here!

    Am learning a lot

    HBU has a lot to offer for mostly everyone. However, we are on the smaller side for colleges so we do not have as much choices for majors as the public school or bigger private schools, which is understandable. But, with that said HBU has a lot of great professors in all of our majors that are willing to make each one of us learn to the best of our abilities. Believe me, I am a science major and boy am I learning a lot! Plus with HBU's small size we have a smaller ratio between us and our professors which is AWESOME because it helps not being just a number or another face in the classroom. Additionally, HBU is changing the curriculum to a more liberal-arts based foundation which will even further expand your education.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all walks of life. You won't know if it's for you unless you take a leap of literal faith. Trust God and the school could be for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that God is in control when coming here. The price is not a reason to leave. Come with a plan on staying and the ride/journey will be worth the price. Be open and willing to change because college is a great lesson in life and it is a crazy experience. Live laugh and learn. But learning is the most important. It's not for everyone. And by it, I mean college. It's hard and you need the determination. HBU is also not for everyone, but there are many schools out there that are great and different. It's not like High School so don't think it will be. HBU is the best though, but I'm bias. :)

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, but HBU has not given me a reason to feel it is not worth the price. It is a lot of money, but God is in control and he led me here with my husband and it has been nothing but good.

    Am enjoying being here

    HBU is my home. From over a year ago when I got married I moved here and have stayed for the whole time. I enjoy the atmosphere and location. It's a great home away from home whenever that will be after college. I love it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot from the teachers and even more about myself. The way the professors teach and lecture (some of them) is helpful and encouraging for all kinds of knowledge. The curriculum is shaped in a way that you are learning spiritually and wholly in every class. It is a great feeling of unity.

  • 01/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    HBU is probably more for the students who are dedicated and hard working, but also like to be a part of the community. It is also good to have a sense of faith.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to be focused and dedicated, but it is a lot of fun. There are always events to attend and people to talk to.

    Bang for the buck

    This university is definitely expensive. Without scholarships I would not be able to attend. However, the environment and education you receive is well worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I spent my first two years of college at a community college and I am happy to say that I enjoy HBU much more. Every time I have a question and need some assistance, someone is there to help me. Or if they can not help me, they will find someone that can. The campus is clean and beautiful and everyone is so nice.

    Am learning a lot

    Even though I have only been attending HBU from a few weeks I can truthfully say that I am learning a lot. I am taking my Christian classes that I need to graduate and being that I have never gone to church it has been quite interesting and eventful for me.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want a place where you can freely worship, or a place to feel at home, this is for you. They don't force Christianity on you. They explain things to you, but they never force you to accept it if you don't believe the same way they do. They respect your own beliefs.

    Tips for prospective students

    The workload at first might seem completely crazy, but manage your time and you can do it. You still will have time to have a social life, but I would take that as a second to my education.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is pretty expensive. But in a way, the fact that not many people go to HBU makes your college experience all that more personal, at least classroom wise. HBU has a good reputation among employers, especially in the nursing department.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are so nice here!! I was scared because no one I knew from high school was going to HBU, but I've made some really good friends. Students aren't mean and just having that Christian feel on the campus makes me feel right at home.

    Am learning a lot

    Since the first day of classes, we were immersed into learning. The professors are nice and kind and willing to lend a hand when you need it. All you have to do is ask for help and they gladly will sit with you and help you until you understand the concepts. Classes are small so you get more attention from the teachers and are able to learn better. Yes, sometimes it's frustrating having all classes give a test on the same week, but it's do-able.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For literary students who enjoy reading, history and the arts, this place is good. It also carries an outstanding nurse and doctor program. It also is very intriguing for those looking for meaning in psychology, religious studies and sociology. It is for those who like the big questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get up and go, this college will only deliver if your willing to take action. If you wait for something, you will miss all oppurtunities. This university is very religious, so be prepared for that. If your not used to that, it may be hard to enjoy yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    The best part of this college is that its size gives you more opportunity to learn in small classes for the same price as another big time college. Most of the teachers enjoy their jobs and make your money's worth work. The campus is working to give more enjoyment for the money's worth, but it is located in an ideal place in Houston to get to anything you want off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although it is a small campus, there is a lot you can do off campus near downtown Houston. The smaller size gives it a more friendly air, and the dorms are pretty good. Most people complain about the food, just because it is cafeteria food, but I think it's pretty good. I enjoy how we try to do events, but they need to be more often and involve more better choices, but that's probably because everyone is strapped for cash. The residents usually leave the campus too often, or stay in their rooms too often, that's the only things that make it boring. Studying for big events is fun because everyone gets together and we throw parties.

    Am learning a lot

    HBU is turning into a Liberal Arts college and focuses on the Classics of Literature. If you enjoy reading and discussions on the greatest literary works, this is the place for you. You will learn facts, but you will also learn how to think, how to learn in ways that better suit you. You can go beyond just your major, you can learn about things that never crossed your mind.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    HBU is really expensive. Make sure to find as many scholarships as possible!

    Will enjoy being here

    I am so excited to attend HBU. It sounds really fun!

    Will learn a lot

    They have plenty of majors and even though I am undecided, I am confident HBU is the place for me to find God's purpose in my life.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Just delicious! WE have all kinds of food in the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are excellent!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Houston Baptist is a great learning environment.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist is an excellent school. The professors know you by name, really care about you and want to see you succeed. It's small school so you get a lot of attention from your professors!

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. The entire campus is gated. Gates are closed at 11 pm each night, to get through the gates you have to say your full name and ID. Everything is pretty safe ON campus. OUTSIDE is a different story. The school is in the middle of HOUSTON so.. you can not really expect it to be really safe.

    Greek Life

    Not much of a greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are highly focused on academics and academics only.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is expensive but if you are really into your academics and focused on school then it is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing. There's always religious services and activities to do, intramural sports and all that but it's definitely not a place to have fun as the typical freshman first year's experience.

    Food and Dining

    There's one cafeteria with food buffet-style. I guess it's okay. Nothing great.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very very very serious when it comes to academics. I believe that's all their good for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check the school out for yourself. The website is not that helpful. You really have to see what your getting in to and your whole mind perspective will be set. Warning you now: freshman dorms are terrible.

    In three sentences

    I went for a visit to HBU and I was highly disappointed. The school needs much more modernizing. The freshman dorms that I was shown on the tour were terrible.. It kind of resembled a beat old run down motel. I was interested in their nursing program as well and once I toured the nursing school my hopes dropped. The nursing school is EXTREMELY competitive and not worth the money. About 150 or so apply to the nursing school, 30 are accepted, and only about 10-15 actually graduate and make it out of the nursing school. That is highly unacceptable. I even asked one of the current nursing students how her professors were... She hesitated and about 8 seconds later said They're alright.. That definitely wasn't the answer I was looking for.The school is more so focused on the best kids so they can make the school look better. You want a school that is willing to help even the lower kids and that is not what HBU is about. It's a great school if your really good with academics, big on religion and really want a very small school (about 2500). I was looking for something a little bit more fun, well rounded, and helpful. HBU just wasn't it. But what's best for me is different for someone else. Good luck on your college searching if you read this! (:

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Fire drills are conducted periodically, and the campus is gated. Those that come on the grounds after 10 pm must enter a numerical code to access campus.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous fraternities and sororities on campus, including BYX and Alpha Chi Omega.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who are nursing or pre-med majors or who want to feed their spiritual lives as well as their academic/social lives will find great rewards here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshmen typically wear beanies - blue and orange baseball caps - for the first week of classes. If they lose the annual tug-of-war with the upperclassmen, they are required to wear the hats for another week.

    Bang for the buck

    There are numerous grants/scholarships given to offset the substantial cost of attending HBU.

    What to do for fun

    There are frequently athletic events on campus, particularly basketball beginning in the late fall/winter and baseball beginning in the late winter/early spring. There are also leisure events organized by the Student Programming Board.

    Food and Dining

    Food is usually satisfactory, although there are occasional lapses in quality at the cafeteria. There are alternatives, however: Tila's Taqueria, located in the Brown Complex, is open during the week.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are simple but effective and are normally cleaned by housekeeping staff at least once a week.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academic difficulty varies depending on the courses and teachers you take - some classes are more difficult than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to attend certains services created by Spiritual Life, as those services provide some of the 80 CLW credits you need to graduate. Also bring rain boots, as the campus has mild flooding semi-annually.

    In three sentences

    HBU is an intimately sized, Christian-based campus with a very good journalism program. It has three different types of living quarters, which are mostly high-quality. It is also reported to have an excellent nursing/pre-med program.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe! nothing to worry about!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the clubs and Activities! don't miss out!!

    Bang for the buck

    Get to grow in your spiritual life and learn loads of the bible.

    What to do for fun

    The clubs and sports are a great way to get the full experience of the University! Meet knew people and make new life time friends!!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food! they have a variety of foods and its all delicious!

    Dorm Life

    It is amazing and fun! lots of places to study and a great place to stay!

    Academic Rigor

    They are great academically and the teachers are very helpful especially of the low teacher to student ratio! It's awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend their events such as SOAR and Welcome days! They are great in welcoming you and in answering all your questions and helping you at what you need to do!!!

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University show that they really care for you and are interested in knowing you and finding out who you are. They dedicate time in getting you comfortable and ready for your new life in their campus. They are a wonderful University and I can not wait to start as a Husky this fall!!!

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit expensive, but worth it. Try to get as many scholarships and grants as you can, as soon as you can. Don't waste any time!

    Academic Rigor

    So far I have only experienced the summer session of this university, but as with any university you attend, you will need to practice self-discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as many scholarships and grants as you can, as soon as you can. Don't waste any time!

    In three sentences

    I have only attended this university this past summer, but I can already tell I am going to love it here. The campus safe and pleasant and I appreciate that it is a christian affiliated university . I know that Houston Baptist University will be an important part of my life, all the way to graduation and beyond.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is fresh and healthy. There are different places on campus to eat and your student ID gets you discounts at some local restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Compared to most freshman living quarters at other campuses, HBU has pretty nice sized dorms. Girls have different living options than guys, but their pretty similar. You'll find that enduring Freshman living is definitely worth it once you see the upperclassmen's living areas.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't easy, but they are small which allows a better student-teacher relationship. The professors are really in tune with you as a person, not just another student.

    Tips for prospective students

    You definitely want to get involved. The more involved you are, the better your experience there will be.

    In three sentences

    HBU is a great place for meeting new people. There are so many opportunities to get involved and make lasting connections with people. Here, you will truly have a great college experience.

  • 04/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you do not want to take classes online, never ever. If you like small schools with little activities. If you like nice dorms and nice apartments ( available for resident students). If you like to learn religion at school - mandatory for all- ( even if it is not about your own religion). This is the right university for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    HBU do not transfer or recognize any class ( or credit) that was taken in online environment. Even if the classes are taken from State Universities like University of Houston or California State. They say that online classes are fake. ( ??? ) There is a rule in writing - they do not accept any credit from any online class! So if they know it they will not accept it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Very expensive with few activities. The financial Aid is very confusing and the Advisors are always changing personnel. In fact, the faculty members full time are the people who work as advisors as well. The disciplines are not clearly scheduled and students end up in (expensive) summer school, or with graduations delays

    Will learn a lot

    My best friend is in this school and she likes a lot. She said she is learning a lot and the school is very restrict with absences etc. However, a lot of professors does no have PhD. Most of them have only master degrees.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who know where they want to go and have the desire and drive to get there.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, for me I got in on scholarship. So im assuming this school is prrettyyy expensive.

    Will enjoy being here

    Great campus. Loved meeting other freshmen just like me with the same aspects and interests.

    Will learn a lot

    Just by the raves I've gotten lately, this school is definitely one to have on your belt loop when job searching.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I believe they should try their harderst in highschool to obtain a good scholarship, HBU does offer alot of those.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, and although they do offer various scholarships it may take a little out of pocket money to make it in there.

    Will enjoy being here

    Although it is a religious school, it has lost of nice students and throughout orientation everyone was very nice.

    Will learn a lot

    I am currently going to go to HBU, and I found it quite exciting because of the Nursing program they have, I believe I will be learning alot.

  • 12/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard to learn more and grow in your faith.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is expensive but it is really worth it if you care about a quality education in a great atmosphere.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is not big but it has a very diverse friendly group of students. there are many opportunities to get involved. Commuters are involved as much as the people on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small and student centered. The professors take the time and effort to make sure you understand everything if the student puts in the effort needed.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police available 24/7. dorm rules provide a safe environment. after 11 gate closes to

    Greek Life

    christian based for alot of them. only a couple not.

    Clubs and Activities

    greek life, clubs, honor societies, student life, recreational team.

    Great for these types of students

    amazing nursing program. great for liberal arts and christianity majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    freshman go through a week long beannie celebration. there are plenty of hangout places all across campus. volleyball with blue sand.

    Bang for the buck

    its a private school so it is pretty expensive. however, the more courses you take, the more bang your gonna get since its a fixed rate.

    What to do for fun

    student life allows so many opportunities to get connected an have fun. there are recreational areas all around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    very limited on food on campus, also pretty pricey.

    Dorm Life

    small campus allows students in dorms to walk a short distance to classes. also, many opportunities to be apart of the community. its like one big family in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    courses challenge you to think philosophically and gain wisdom, rather than knowledge. every course has a liberal arts connection.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to live on campus for at least your first year. it allows an opportunity to understand and live the campus life as well as gain relationships with fellow students.

    In three sentences

    this school includes a small class atmosphere in every course. student life is filled with friendly peers who share similar religious backgrounds. many opportunities to be involved for sports, activities, and community.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 65

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    What to do for fun

    My peers and I like to go out to eat, or hang out at the mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind. It is a christian college.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is a great place for students looking for a small campus that feels like a large campus. The selection of degree programs is great. HBU now has a new football coach.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue lights around campus and police patrol. The surrounding SW area of Houston is questionable though.

    Greek Life

    Phi Mu and AXO are the largest.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who values a Christian education and hearing professors' viewpoints from this perspective. Someone who wants a small campus/class size with limited amenities, but can stand a high price tag.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HBU freshmen wear blue and orange beanies and have a tug of war

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition has increased way too much since I started my degree in 2008!

    What to do for fun

    Random events like dances or volleyball games in the colored sand.

    Food and Dining

    The Baugh isn't the worst, but definitely not the best either. Other options like the Java City or Husky Express are better, but a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    The Lakehouse is pretty one the outside, but walls are paper thin and fire alarms are annoying. Also there's only one set of elevators for all 6 floors and it does break sometimes. The Husky Village apartments are the way to go, but you have to be an upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are usually easy to work with, but don't expect A's to be handed out like high school. I would definitely say it's harder than HCC or UH.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can afford tuition plus a dorm, otherwise commuting will use a lot of gas money. Take summer school! It's a great deal and will make sure you graduate in 4 years! Don't procrastinate on getting your 80 CLW/SLP.

    In three sentences

    I love my professors and the education I am receiving at HBU. I do not like the tuition increases, strict absence policy or how grades of finals are not given to students. Overall I think some of the recent changes are unnecessary, but I do like that HBU is a small Christian university (all my classes have had less than 30 students).

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    27 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is safe. The surrounding areas....not so much, especially at night

    Greek Life

    Did not join any Greek organizations

    Clubs and Activities

    They have some very interesting and fun clubs and activities. As a commuter student, I was only able to join a couple of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of student - mostly liberal arts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Weekly convocation, which was very interesting, since it is a Christian university. Students had to earn a certain number of spiritual life points in order to graduate, but they always had opportunities to earn those points. Freshman have to wear hats called beanies the first week of classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and books were very expensive - and kept going up every year.

    What to do for fun

    They had fun activities on campus. They have an activity center where students can play games, use the computers, study, and watch TV. There is also a fitness center on campus. Never really a dull moment on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Did not eat on campus that often. It was kind of expensive, but the food was not bad.

    Dorm Life

    Did not stay in the dorms - too expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the professors were very tough, making the classes challenging, but it was worth it in the end. Definitely learned a lot in the classes. Speaking of classes, they were small, which was awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work and study hard in the classes. Manage your time effectively. Also, prepare for the high cost of tuition and books.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice, and has grown a lot within the past several years. The professors and staff are very helpful. The campus is filled with a diverse group of students.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 65

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations to choose from so it really is up to the students on which they want to choose from!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is great but it can add up monetary and weigh wise.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so this does not apply to me. I heard that the dorms are well priced.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a nursing major so the classes are tough! However, what you learn in them are worth the sacrifices.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tuition is high compare to other colleges but the education you get makes it worth the cost. Since it is a very small school, so the social aspects of college life there is very limited depending on who you know.

    In three sentences

    It is a close knit community that values the integrity, faith, and education of students. It is culturally diverse in students and the professors are great educators who really cares about the students well being. The university is a safe environment and is greatly expanding every year academically.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to fund your tuition fees. Very few internal grants and scholarships available.

    In three sentences

    Its a private university so do not expect a lot of scholarships or instate fees etc. Class sizes are small and so it is great for students who want more of their professors help in catching up with the class. Campus is clean, good crowd and near downtown with easy access.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Gated campus. Gates close at 2AM. Smoke free campus- I love this!

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is the most affordable school I have found so far. They help you meet your financial needs.

    What to do for fun

    Play beach volleyball which is inside the campus and also swim at the outdoor pool. Campus is full of activities!

    Food and Dining

    Good food but needs improvement. Small dining area and I believe needs more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Great activities all of the time. Some dorms have been renovated and there are new buildings being built.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College provides a different academic environment outside of the liberal arts curriculum so if this is for you, you should apply. I believe it should have more of an academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    View the website and almost all components before waiting for orientation days such as applying for the Honors College which is a separate application. Make sure to complete all forms and required documents prior to SOAR(student orientation) day. When attending orientation keep in mind all of first and last names of potential roommates.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and almost creates its own separate world. Students and staff members are very nice, helpful, and welcoming. This school is small but full of resources.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HBU is extremely safe - Houston Police Department works on the campus. Each dorming facility is equipped with a key code, as well as the whole university is gated.

    Greek Life

    Sororities include: Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Sigma Phi Lambda, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Alpha Kappa Alpha. Fraternities include: Kappa Alpha, Phi Psi, and BYX.

    Clubs and Activities

    HBU has many clubs, activities, and sports available. With the new Bradshaw Fitness Center, more activities and events are available to students.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a smaller school, want to go to school in the Houston area

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Beanie Ceremony requires all the new freshmen to wear beanies for the first 2 weeks of school, unless they win at the traditional tug-of-war game against the upperclassmen.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU can be very pricey.

    What to do for fun

    HBU is conveniently located within 20 minutes of the Galleria, the Montrose District, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Since HBU is ever-changing, the university is doing more to expand food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming at HBU instead of commuting to and from home is a lot more convenient, and serves as a great way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Especially in the nursing school, the work is tough, but will only prepare you for the real world of nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great school especially for those who prefer a smaller university.

    In three sentences

    As a nursing student, HBU is well known throughout the highly-proclaimed Medical Center of Houston, TX. HBU's professors have an open door policy; they are always open to questions in and outside of the classroom. The student population may be on the smaller size, but guaranteed close relationships are to be made.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HBU is completely fenced in and has plenty of security and security systems.

    Greek Life

    Same as the clubs and activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not quite sure about the quality of HBU's clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Home schoolers Honors classes Christians Biblical languages majors Business majors Christian studies

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All freshmen wear beanies their first week. If they beat the upperclassmen in a game of tug-of-war, they do not have to wear the beanies a second week. Honor's College students wear a cape their first week. Dunham Bible Museum contains a large collection of rare bibles and tells the story of the Bible's history.

    Bang for the buck

    Given that HBU is a private Christian university, the tuition is high, but not for no good reason. Quality education comes with a price.

    What to do for fun

    Whether it is working out at the top-notch Bradshaw Fitness Center, or playing beach volleyball in the blue sand court, HBU has several activities to do for fun. Just get involved in the inter-mural sports, from underwater basket weaving to ultimate frisbee. Or, if you stay away from sports, just get involved in any of the Greek families to guarantee a great time.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Baugh Dinning Hall and other places across the campus is amazing. I was extremely please when I first tried the food, and I continue to be amazed at the taste and quality.

    Dorm Life

    While I have not yet moved in (I plan to in a few days), I know that the freshman dorms are average quality. The upperclassmen however are privileged to much nicer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College at HBU creates a challenging environment for the best of the best at the university. Dividing the students into four houses, the college encourages friendly academic competition, while creating an atmosphere of family. Following the classical approach to education, this program ties all subjects together instead of keeping them separate, thus strengthening the student's understanding of each topic.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all who are looking at attending Houston Baptist University, while talking with professors and deans is helpful, the best way to discover the college is to visit the campus and converse with the students themselves. If that is not an option, then at least attend one of HBU's previews. A day long chance to tour the campus, hear college helps, and meet the professors.

    In three sentences

    Growing larger and more successful each year, Houston Baptist University provides an excellent atmosphere for students with a plan to achieve academic greatness. The Honor's College program further expands such a dream as it pulls together diverse but brilliant students and classically educates them. Though a Christian university, HBU provides an encouraging and respectful atmosphere for students of all religions who wish to pursue academia.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Looking to join a sorority.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Love the benie tradition for freshmans!!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out by the volleyball court/blue sand!!

    Food and Dining

    Delicious!!!

    Dorm Life

    LOVE IT!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Smile!! :)

    In three sentences

    I love being here. The students along with my professors are/have been very welcoming. The overall fit of this school is so me!

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have gates all around campus which you either give your HBU ID number or key in a code to get in! Super safe and police officers are always on campus and their office is directly on campus!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely active at HBU! There are many different sororities and fraternities to choose from! Plus, rush week is fantastic!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are WAY too many organizations on campus to count! There's definitely something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    HBU is great for anyone. Don't think that if you aren't Baptist you can't come here. I have so many friends who range from being Muslim to Catholic and back. HBU is a great place for all students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have GREAT traditions. Definitely coming in as a freshman makes the experience even more fun! (But I can't disclose our traditions!)

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is one of the best universities you could choose to further your education and to develop you into a whole and amazing successful person.

    What to do for fun

    Campus organizations give you SO much to do. No matter what time or what day, there is always something fun going on!

    Food and Dining

    I personally love the declining balance dollars that HBU gives with meal plans. You can use these for coffee, salad, chips, drinks, anything! They're the best part about the meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is GREAT. It is such an amazing opportunity to live on campus and to really get to experience the school for all it has to offer. Being on campus also encourages you to study and form new friendships and become more active on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very demanding, yet if you stay focused and up to date, you should have no problem attaining that 4.0 you desire!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely be prepared to hit the ground running! Houston Baptist University is very active and has a lot in store for all of its students.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is the PERFECT place for anyone looking for more than just an education. Not only does this university concern itself with academic success, Houston Baptist University concerns itself with developing a whole person. Houston Baptist University nourishes academics, spirituality, and teaches you how to be a strong, independent, successful person in the real world.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I really trust the school when it comes to safety since i been there i havent heard and complains. I have even left my things in class alone before and nothing has happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is over 65 student organizations thats all i got to say. lol =)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a huge tug a war with freshman and transfers vs upper class! -) Tradition since it opened!

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive but its worth it the teachers have been amazing they know there subject!!! They go beyond teaching they really want to make an impact in your life.

    What to do for fun

    We have A LOT of clubs and sports games all year around so you will never get bored! =)

    Food and Dining

    So far so good there is a lot of options but i don't really eat there.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't expect it to be easy but it is possible. You have to give it your all and you should with the money your paying. lol

    Tips for prospective students

    The students are great very helpful and friendly. You will make friends easily. Have fun with school get envolved! There is more then enough to do at HBU! =)

    In three sentences

    Its a perfect size school not to big or small. The Clubs are great! Everyone is very nice.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 65

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I do a lot of things off campus since I am a commuter, but the fun things that I do on campus consist of me and my friends going to eat on campus or going to the book store. I love the mini events that are also put on by different orginizations. I also enjoy attending convocation.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining of HBU is pretty good. I wish we had more variety in food choices though. Other than the lack of choices I do like the food that they provide.

    Dorm Life

    I can't personally account for dorm life, because I am a commuter, but i hear nothing but good things form my friends. I wish i could have had the means to be able to live on campus but sadly i don't. Dorm life seems so much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at HBU is very put together. Professors and leaders are really serious about what they say and always expect highly of their students. I have never felt like i was being pushed to try my best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Three tips that i would give prospective students is that should not procrastinate, because it will just make you overwhelmed in the long run. You should also always read you syllabus, so that you know what is coming up and so you never fall behind. The last tip i would give is to just stay positive about school, it may seem like a lot at some times, but it will all pay off.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. I always see policemen driving around.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is the best thing on campus to me. They are always showing their faces and hosting events.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs on campus don't really seem to advertise themselves as you would think. Most of the events are held by Greek Life or the Student Programming Board.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have cars. Students that live in Houston. Students who like the private school education. Students who can make friends easily. Students who are nursing or education majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The beanie ceremony for Freshman at the beginning of the school year is when Freshmen have to wear a hat with the school colors for the first week of school. There is a tug of war game at the end of the week against the upperclassmen, and if the Freshmen lose, then the beanie has to be worn for another week.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally think that if the school does not stress your major enough, like mine which is Mass Communication, then you may want to consider how you are spending your money. Residents basically pay for everything on campus, which I don't see this as being efficient because we have to pay for things like laundry, which is free on a public school campus. Money is just being spent in every aspect.

    What to do for fun

    Volunteer; events held on campus; Homecoming; other attractions around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The only cafeteria on this campus is not good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay. Pretty decent for a freshman student.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the rigor of the academic curriculum. The professors expect a lot from a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Bring a car. 2. Make sure you have friends. 3. Get as many scholarships as you can.

    In three sentences

    The cafeteria food isn't the best (#1 on the list of the worst health code inspection violators). The school is very faith-based, which is awesome. HBU is a very small campus, so the experience is personal.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school resides in among the most dangerous part of Houston but has a very low crime rate. Campus police are present at all times and can regularly be found patrolling the school. The school is wary at night of letting non-students in and locks the gates except for students (proof of being a worker or student is shown by giving a designated number during late hours).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs at the school such as Mock Trial, Debate, Choir, Intramural sports, Student Programming, Student Council, Dance, etc. However, certain organizations are not very large but are not too difficult to get in with proper preparation for certain teams like Mock Trial.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for students who may wish to seek careers in business, education, the medical field, as well as religious vocations and such. The school has rising programs in political science and offers a mock trial team as well as debate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For incoming transfer and Freshman students, the Beanie ceremony involves a week of wearing the hat until the first Wednesday of school in which upperclassman have a tug of war match against the freshman where if the freshmen lose, the beanies are to be worn for one more week.

    Food and Dining

    The Baugh Center's buffet has had issues in the past concerning health code violations and while the situation is being addressed, in its current state, it probably should not be the first choice in eating on campus. Tila's Cafe is a restaurant on campus offering mostly Mexican food (nachos, burritos, tacos) and is open only from 11 AM - 2 PM. The Baugh Center serves breakfast in the morning from 7 AM to 10 PM, Lunch from 11 AM - 2:30 PM, and dinner from 5-8:30 PM. The other options on campus are usually open from the morning to day such as Java City which is like a Starbucks as well as Husky Express which serves mostly sandwiches and soda. One can use a declining balance if they have a meal plan to pay for items that are not included in a meal plan and this extends to a local Papa Johns as well.

    Dorm Life

    There are a number of fraternities and sororities such as Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Mu. Freshmen live in the residential colleges with men being limited to just the Men's College while freshmen women have the option of staying in either the Women's College (which is an exact copy of the men's college building) or staying in the Mest Hall which offers larger dorms and is a bit more modern than the College and is priced the same. There are events fairly regularly going on in residential areas such as the Lake House and Husky Village apartments (Lake House is a 5 story building which houses sophomores, juniors, and seniors) with all the fraternal groups being housed on the fourth floor. Times are usually given for events all over the school (typically on sidewalks in chalk or emails) so there are many opportunities to have a social life.

    Academic Rigor

    With recent changes to the website Blackboard, certain professors have been a bit unorganized in their assignments. Overall, many professors care deeply about their students and one on one attention is a focus at the school. Many tutorial programs are offered as well as fast credit programs. The curriculum itself can be very challenging with a required 125 hours needed to graduate in any major. Majors such as education require a great deal of time such as fieldwork beginning in just the prerequisite courses. The nursing program also involves several classes so basics should be out of the way if one decides to join the nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is fairly expensive with a 4.1 percent increase in tuition planned for the 2013-2014 school year. Currently, it stands at 38k per year including room and board and is at 26k without. Coming in with college credit from courses like AP classes are recommended due to the number of hours required to graduate. Having a car is not a necessity due to the hours of food services though if one wants to make a 3 AM run for food, the last food services close at 10 PM thus either leaving one to walk (which is not recommended in the area due to the crime rate) or driving.

    In three sentences

    The university has a wide range of programs. While there aren't a large amount of majors currently at the school, programs such as criminal justice are being started. The school is in the process of expanding its resources and introducing new sports teams.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HBU is a very safe campus. It has 24 hour campus police and the HPD is always close by and on call. Most of the university is gated and the school definitely takes safety seriously.

    Great for these types of students

    Houston Baptist University is great for students who do not just want to be another number. Your professors will know your name and care about you. If you want to grow in your spiritual life, HBU is the perfect place for you. If you're not a Christian, HBU is still a fun place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The first two weeks of your freshman year you have to wear a blue and orange beanie that the upperclassman give to you during welcome days. It's a fun tradition that allows the freshman to get to know each other and share a hilarious, embarrassing, and humbling experience.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have fun on the weekends, the best thing to do is explore your options in the Houston area. Houston Baptist University usually does not have much going on during the weekends so many students go home on the weekends. It's best if you have a car or have friends who have cars. Houston is a great, huge city with tons of things to do if you really explore. Houston has over 2 million restaurants, many art galleries, a huge theatre district, and is home to many local bands and musicians. There's always something to do in Houston, but you have to look out for the opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The food at HBU isn't the best. The cafeteria is called the Baugh center. It offers comfort food (things like meatloaf, mashed potatoes, ect.), sandwiches with all the condiments, soups, a salad bar, burgers, fried rice, pastas, and other salads. The food generally contains a lot of sodium and seasonings. If you want to eat healthy, it's a bit of a challenge but certainly doable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for freshman is not exactly luxurious. However, the way the suites are set up allows you develop close relationships with your peers. For the freshman dorms, you will have one roommate and share a bathroom with another room with two other people. You will share a kitchenette area and living room with 3 other rooms (including the room you share a bathroom with). The dorms are old, but there are janitors who come by once a week to clean the bathrooms and sweep/mop the kitchen and living room area. For upperclassman, the dorm is called the Lakehouse. It is a new dorm and it is very nice. Many rooms in the Lakehouse allow you to live without a roommate and share a bathroom with only one other person. HBU also offers apartments for juniors and seniors, which seem to be nice and fairly new.

    Academic Rigor

    The Honors College at Houston Baptist University is a little hard at times, but the professors understand that you probably have 4, 5, or even 6 other classes. For the honors core specifically, you're looking at 1 paper and 1 test a week on average as far as work load. There's a lot of reading, but for the most part, it's interesting. For non-honors classes, it honestly depends on the professor and the class. For some classes you may have difficult homework every night, for others you may have simple homework once a month. Overall, Houston Baptist University isn't Harvard, but like most colleges, it will challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus is a great decision even if you live in Houston. It helps you to develop close relationships with your peers and truly plug in to the university life. If you live out of state and bringing your car is an option, bring it. It is hard to enjoy and explore the great city of Houston without a car because public transportation in Houston isn't the best. If you decide to attend Houston Baptist, I highly recommend looking into the Honors College. It's a great opportunity to explore your academic abilities and experience a special camaraderie between other honors students.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is truly a school centered around serving God, and attributing all truths to Him. The professors are personal, always willing to help, and they genuinely care about each and every student. The close sense of community at Houston Baptist allows students to grow together academically, spiritually, and emotionally.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 65

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    lots of recreation

    Food and Dining

    not so good.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus but i heard its ok.

    Academic Rigor

    Very Hard

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. they dont play any games

    In three sentences

    Very strong in academics. Very small and nice campus. Eager staff to help.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police officers are always on the move throughout campus. Even in the wee hours of the morning. Also, around 11 pm they close the gates so no visitors can come inside campus to help with safety. Students could still come in and out, but they need to use their ID to come in. There is also a hospital that is down the block from the campus in case someone gets hurt or something.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is amazing. I am in Sigma Phi lambda. It is the Christian sorority on campus. Great Girls!! There is also AXO. Phi Mu, AKA and also Sigma lambda Gamma. They are also great girls. The fraternities are good as well. There is KA, Beta Upsilon Chi, and Phi Kappa Psi. My greatest recommendation to anyone who is considering greek life is to do your research before you choose to commit to one!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to do there is too much to type! There is everything from quidditch, to theatre. From intramural sports, to being part of the school spirit group or even dancing.

    Bang for the buck

    If you keep up with your classes, and materials, yes it is definitely bang for your buck. But that is everywhere. There is the spiritual aspect of the school and it is amazing. Although it is a baptist univeristy, they do not force it upon anyone.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do on and off of campus. Res life always puts on events for the residents. Lots of food places to check out. Zuma is a fun place to go to. The malls, city centre, galleria is not that far.

    Food and Dining

    The baugh and Tila's serve good food. I prefer the meal equivalency because I do work a lot during the lunch period. Tila's serves mexican food. The Baugh serves buffett style food everyday. But it is good. Good variety!

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely love dorm life. Big community. Residence life are great people that are very understanding and are always willing to help.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depending on your major. Science majors have the biggest work load. That may be the case, but HBU better prepares you for the MCAT, nursing school and tests you would need to take for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Totally recommend living on campus and getting involved in the things that interest you. It really takes you places and builds your leadership for your career.

    In three sentences

    This university is so diverse with the religions, and people. There is amazing community between students and staff.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is off the highway and one would expect so much noisiness, cars honking and all, but it's nothing of the sort. The campus is completely safe and tranquil all around.

    Greek Life

    Absolutely amazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that I would not know where to start. The HBU website has most of them listed, that would be extremly helpful!

    Great for these types of students

    People who are better with learning in smaller environments, HBU is great for them. I'm one of those people and that's one of the reasons why I chose this university.

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is pretty expensive, but the education and time spent here is worth it. Professors are great and so is the college life

    What to do for fun

    The gym is a great place to go if one doesn't find the time to work out in their busy scheduling. Depending on how one schedules classes, one can just spend their breaks at the gym. There are also a lot of parties and events for everyone to attend and just have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend this college to future students. Although it may not be too well known as some other colleges, it as an amazing experience to get to know others a lot better, and because it gives a chance to communicate with the professors, I would say to not miss out on the opportunity. To actually get a feel of the college, one must consider living on campus. I'm a commuter, but the campus life will truly share the experience of HBU.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is a liberal arts college, and it helps broaden your knowledge by teaching you not only subjects for one's major but also to help prepare for the real world. I absolutely love attending this college because it's small and allows me to focus more; it gives more one on one attention with professors and more time to get to know each other and communicate.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe campus. HBU police are always there.

    Greek Life

    Phi Mu and Alpha Chi Omega

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beanie Tradition-Freshman wear beanie for first week of school.

    Food and Dining

    Pizza, Sandwiches, and salads always available. Only one cafeteria though.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty Nice Dorms. Spacious. Allows you to meet other people easier.

    Academic Rigor

    Core requirement classes are not hard as long as you do the work. Classes are pretty easy going.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Get involved as much as possible, but still balance well your academics.

    In three sentences

    HBU has really good and caring teachers. It is a very friendly and spiritual campus. Really nice campus as well.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HBU has a real live husky named Wakiza (Kiza for short) that lives on campus. She's very sweet and loves being petted. I got to meet her on my campus tour!

    Food and Dining

    I didn't have a chance to eat the food, but from listening to students I learned that the food is ok, but slowly increasing in quality. Basically, the food is edible but won't be winning any awards yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I sat in on a contemporary poetry class that was very challenging and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm sure you've heard this before, but I highly suggest you go see the campus and meet the people there. Go check out some of the university publications such as The Collegian and The City Online. Also I suggest you take a look at the Honor's College, which is a unique way HBU offers to complete your GE requirements.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Good education

    In three sentences

    It is in a convenient location, looks well organized, and has many programs to choose from.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HBU is not located in the best part of Houston (it is in the middle of Sharpstown), but we have gates surrounding the entire campus that close at night (don't worry students can come and go as they please) and police that patrol 24 hours. You have no reason to feel like your safety is in jeopardy.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek Life on campus, but I am not a part of it. I have multiple friends who are though and they absolutely love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are loads of clubs and activities on campus. I am a member of the Dance Team and the University Singers. I met great friends in both of theses environments and always had a great time! Get involved because that is where the true fun in college lies.

    Great for these types of students

    HBU is great for students who want to strengthen their relationship with God and meet Christian friends who they can keep for life. It is also very well known for its Nursing Program so if you want to become a Nurse with a very credible and applicable degree, this is the place for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A couple unusual locations on campus are the fountains, which I have swam in on multiple occasions (under the cover of night of course), and the tunnels underneath the school, the tunnels are a bit creepy so bring a flashlight and a big burly man, both of these are quite the adventures though!

    Bang for the buck

    Houston Baptist University is a private Christian university and is therefore quite expensive. I don't think that it should cost as much as it does to go here, but if you come in as a Freshman they give GREAT scholarships! It is definitely manageable and overall it is a fantastic school.

    What to do for fun

    There is a volleyball court and two gymnasiums and if you think working out is fun there is Bradshaw Fitness Center (to which all the students have free membership). There are also loads of things to do in Houston itself, but most of those require a car. The Houston Rodeo is a blast!

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple food options here on campus. There is the Baugh Cafeteria, Tilas (a mexican food joint), Java City (a coffee shop), Husky Express (a snack station), and the POD (a late night food option). The cafeteria will get you the most for your money, but many people prefer the other food options for quality and taste.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman you will live in the Women's Residence College or the Men's Residence College, these dorms are quite old and the maintenance are not quick to respond to issues. In your following years though, you will be able to live in the Lake House or Husky Village Apartments and they are very nice. Dorm life kind of dies on the weekends, because everyone goes home.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College here at HBU and the homework load is quite a lot. It involves a ton of reading, but other than that the essays and tests aren't too horrible. I would definitely recommend the Honors College to anyone who wants to take their education a step further.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to live on campus, bring a car, because it can get lonely on the weekends. Take advantage of all the spiritual growth opportunities here, it will help your relationship with God tremendously.

    In three sentences

    I would give Houston Baptist University a 7 out of 10. It is a beautiful school with a beautiful campus and awesome Godly people, but it does have its drawbacks. It has great academics though and you will definitely learn a lot.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    basketball

    In three sentences

    Cost a lot of money but the education is great. Not a lot to do here. Gets boring fast

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have not been any incidents since Ive gone here. There are always police officers nearby.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active and entertaining. Each group has its own unique way of having fun and doing well.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun campus activities sponsored by the student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many options for food. The few choices are pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I commute, but the dorms are really close and well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, and they require a lot of dedication and study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to study well and be organized.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent university for dedicated students. The classes are small and difficult enough to teach prepare you for anything. The environment is friendly and up lifting.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations to join, and new clubs are more than welcome. There are also intramurals for those who wish to play sports.

    Great for these types of students

    HBU is a school known to be great for homeschoolers. It's also a great campus for those who want to truly develop their relationship with Christ. Even if you are not one of the people I described above, its still a good school to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Granted, there's not a whole lot of things to do. Organizations will have events planned. There are basketball games and now, football games starting this fall.

    Food and Dining

    It's not exactly mom's home-cooked meals, but it'll do when you're hungry. If you're really not up for food in the Baugh (the dining hall), there's Tila's, sandwiches or salads at Java City, food at the P.O.D., and soon to come to campus a Chick-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to get to know more people. As freshmen, the RA's continually try to get everyone involved and genuinely care.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be difficult, but if you find the right study group, you can do well. Also, don't be afraid to ask professors for help or go to the Learning Center on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do whatever you can to get involved; it's the best way to start the next four years off with a bang and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    I think HBU is a great school. I have met so many great people who I believe will be friends for life. The connections made here in all areas of campus will definitely help anyone moving towards their future.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security of the college is very good. They have the polic patrolling all day on the campus. HBU is under good hands.

    Clubs and Activities

    Im interested in join HBU track team as well as trying out for the dance team.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I run track, dance, and a little singing.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a big fan of food and i must say there food is finger licking good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms is where that independence come in. You get that somewhat living on your own experiment.

    Academic Rigor

    The requirements there are high. You have show/prove to them why accepting you would be good for there college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget why you went to college, stay focus. Education aways come first.

    In three sentences

    Not wanting to go far away from home is good reason to choose HBU. The staff and student body is ready to help you. HBU is the college i hope to be accepted into.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Cultured

    What to do for fun

    No clue

    Food and Dining

    Could be worse

    Dorm Life

    No clue

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes it seems like professors intentionally try to find a way to make things harder than they need to be... sometimes. But the experience at the end? One can not afford to be lazy at HBU though

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you've got the money

    In three sentences

    Probably not everyone's first choice for a university but one does not simply go through Houston Baptist University and come out the same. It changes your mindset in more ways than one.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe no matter what!

    Great for these types of students

    ALL STUDENTS!

    What to do for fun

    Inturmurals are a lot of fun. I enjoy grilling with my friends by the pool and going to watch a softball or soccer game. Houston Baptist University is close to Sugar Land, and there are a lot of good places to eat and hang out there.

    Food and Dining

    Really good food!

    Dorm Life

    Nice size dorms and centrally located on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is demanding, depending on your major, but the teachers make the topics enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would reccomend to get involved in an extracuricular activites. The campus is beginning to grow and there are many wonderful people to meet. Also, the teachers are extremely friendly and are always willing to help. Don't be afraid to ask them for help or advice; they will always help you in any way they can.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is one of the most welcoming and friendly campuses I have been to. The moment I stepped on campus, I was greeted by strangers who instantly became my good friends. The atmosphere is a phenominal place to learn and grow.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    HBU's PD is top notch and keeps the campus very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus life hosts a number of activities during the day including mini golf.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that are very focused on academics will find themselves at home in this environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friendship Bridge is a unique part of HBU being an interesting place to stand and look out on the pond. The top of the Lake House also sports a nice view

    Bang for the buck

    HBU is rather expensive though they do give you multiple payment waves with grants and scholarships avaliable.

    What to do for fun

    Houston is just beyond the gates, and the city has a lot to offer dining and fun wise. Within the school itself, there is not a lot to do fun wise though there are clubs and the like.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best. However, there have been changes in the works, so we'll hope for the best.

    Dorm Life

    Reslife is decent. They sometimes have various activities for residents, but generally, it's just a standard dorm. The Lake House is the best of the buildings considering it is not only the newest but generally the most well to do.

    Academic Rigor

    There is much to offer in the way of academics and getting involved in academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a school to play around at, go find another. HBU is a serious academic center, and thus those looking simply to have a good time are not going to find what they are looking for here. However, if you are a serious student hoping to expand your horizons, this is a place to do it.

    In three sentences

    The HBU experience is amazing if you let it be. You have to walk into the school with an open mind in order to fully get everything that there is to offer from there. Academically, the teachers are knowledgeable in their fields and willing to go out of their way to help students succeed. Though it may not be a high party school, it is for those that are serious about their studies and wish to succeed.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe school

    Greek Life

    Not many to choose from but the one that they do have are great.

    Great for these types of students

    church-goers, non church go-ers, quiet types, basically everyone. If you are looking for a big school this is not for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great spiritual life here, if you do not know God or want to form a relationship with him this is the place. Professors will pray and most have a religious affiliation. Great feeling here all around..

    Bang for the buck

    HBU seems very expensive. But financial aid is given based on the cost of the school and your need. It is not outrageous in this aspect..

    What to do for fun

    The school is small so there is less to choose from in terms of events, but it will be easier to find your niche this way. You will feel more at home in a shorter amount of time. There are two panhellenic sororities for girls: Alpha Chi Omega and Phi Mu; both welcoming and loving girls. I do not know much about men's actvities but i do know there is Kappa Alpha and BYX frats. There arre great clubs to join like the newspaper: HBU collegian, best buddies, different service organzations etc.. Night life in Houston is very fun also.

    Food and Dining

    Much like a cafeteria.. Could be made more affordable also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the nicest in the world and could be made more affordable, but the friends you will make and the experience you will have make up for it. The dorms are nicer once you complete freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the classes will be easier or more difficult. A science or math major will be more difficult than say an art major. Focus on what you really want and the time you put into your work will be the deciding factor of your GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your high school GPA up, being in top 10% or 25% will land you with half the tuition costs of the average student, before financial aid is even included. Email the school with any questions, they are very helpful and want you to be here.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is a small, quaint University that is devoted to your success. In the past few weeks I have been here, my professors have mentored me and taught me more than I could ever have thought I could learn in this short period of time. If you are looking for a place to call home and a quiet atmosphere to really get your studies in, this is the place. HBU is made affordable with financial aid and many scholarships offered.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Variety of foods to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to make new friendships and enjoy campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Small classes, great professors and many opportunities in your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to as many scholarships as you can. Join organizations and manage your time.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University offers a great opportunity to achieve your goals along with a christian based community. Everyone is very supportive and helpful.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I think you're like gated in so that's safe but frightening that you have to be.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the money from what I saw, their programs aren't even developed.

    Food and Dining

    Got there late and left ear at so didn't eat but it looked gross.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't look at them but I hear their like suites/hotel rooms with cleaning service.

    Academic Rigor

    Every person I met there seemed off and not too intelligent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really look into the major you want to go for and make sure it's worth it, they also said they just canceled and took apart every major. They pretty much are just begging for students.

    In three sentences

    I went to HBU preview today and make me refuse to go at all. The campus was nice but they didn't really show the whole Christian side about their campus which is supposed to be the main point. I went to a session for the cinema and new media studies and the dean basically said they don't even oven cameras for the students to use and there's so studio to work in at this time, what in the world would I be paying for then?

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You are safe on campus but outside the gates you should be careful

    What to do for fun

    Try club sports.

    Food and Dining

    Tilas is great. The Baugh has good days and bad days.

    Dorm Life

    The people are great. It all depends on who you know. I loved my roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    You can get by in some classes while other's you must study unless you don't mind failing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get to know your professors. They will help you as long as you are willing to do the work. Use ratemyprofessors.com it's pretty accurate.

    In three sentences

    Campus fun is what you make it. Choose what you eat in the Baugh carefully. Befriend your professors.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    We just formed a football team, so there are more games to go to. We sometimes hold Christian related concerts and conferences.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining areas that you can choice from to eat. There is the traditional cafeteria, a cafe place that serves coffee, smoothies, and pastries, then there is a newly Chick-fi-la.

    Dorm Life

    I feel everyone should live on campus at least one year. The dorms at HBU are comfortable. Some are more expensive than others, but the quality of them is worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    HBU is a great for science majors, being that I'm a Biology major. As you advance in the classes, they tend to get harder. The classes are meant to prepare you for major test that will get in the doors of graduate or medical school. They also prepare you to think outside the box.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, make sure you are coming to college because you want to gain a degree, not because someone is making you. Don't come to college to just have fun. You can do that at home for free. Whatever college you decide to go to, make sure you enjoy yourself along with gain an education.

    In three sentences

    HBU is a great academic school to attend. You are surrounded with great professors who will help you find connections to help you get into the field of your choice. If you are interested in small class sizes, a beautiful campus, and friendly people to meet, then HBU is the school for you.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is good and there is also a Chick-Fil-A and a coffee place that is similar to Starbucks called Java City. All the restaurants are good, but a little more variety wouldn't hurt.

    Dorm Life

    I wasn't too fond of my dorm experience, but that is only because I missed staying home. The University creates alot of activities for the students to try and help them get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are fine, but the Christ classes may make you feel uncomfortable if you are not a Christian. I'm not but I still try my best to succeed. They accept all religions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be patient with the school and be sure to take college one day at a time. Don't be so quick to grow up, and don't expect anybody to do any work for you. Just be the best student you know you can be and you will be fine.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is a school that knows how to make you feel at home because of the building diversity there. They have some of the best teachers I have ever met, and they treat you with respect. They work with you to help you make sure you succeed at their University.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    To say its in the more rough part of Houston this is probably one of the most safe campuses I have been on. The police and security presence is very strong.

    Greek Life

    Not too many traditional big Greeks but many rumors are circulating with new chapters being added in the near future.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports on campus is great. Most of the school either participates or watches and it is extremely competitive but fun for all.

    What to do for fun

    They're aren't too many on campus events for fun. Earlier this year there was a rave thrown by one of the Greeks that was GREAT! Was we'll planned and extremely fun for everyone. There are off campus parties thrown on a regular basis that are usually pretty fun but on a daily basis it's mostly not much. The game room called the Corner Pawket which has pool tables, ping pong and other things is pretty cool but mostly the campus is what you make it. If you're social, upbeat, and a fun person you'll live it but if you need events and can't generate fun for yourself you'll quickly hate it.

    Food and Dining

    The general cafeteria is pretty decent overall but the variety isn't great at all. After the first month or two it get pretty predictable and boring. The quality is pretty good in general and every once in a while they do something different. And it is buffet style. A big highlight is there is amen on campus Chick fil A that is great and comes in handy more than anyone could ever know.

    Dorm Life

    I was fortunate enough to stay in The Lakehouse and overall I like it. All rooms have cable and the campus has great wifi throughout. Rooms are a pretty decent size and all have windows. Only downfall is of course bed size but that's pretty much at every university nation wide.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers expect a lot from the students. They aren't heartless and evil but they do expect great things from every single student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study because distractions are everywhere. Set realistic expectations, yes college is a fun place but it's not like movies, not all fun and games. Take advantages of resources the school is designed to help you be successful so take initiative and help yourself.

    In three sentences

    HBU is a great school doing many great things to improve. It is a small environment where everyone knows each other and is like a huge family. It allows great opportunity and is pretty fun being located in the middle of Houston.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not very many groups

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to improve spiritual walk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must get CLW points to graduate

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get as much scholarships as possible.

    In three sentences

    Most people are very nice. Their are some facilities that could improve. However the University is pleasent.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    HBU is in the middle of Houston, one of the biggest cities in the US... there is plenty to do; both on campus and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Limited options, but decent food. Oh and the on-campus Chick-fil-A is the bomb!!

    Dorm Life

    Life living on campus is great. Its true when people say that your college roommates will be some of your best friends. The people you meet and live with truly to become life-long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Houston Baptist has a liberal arts core curriculum, but this type of curriculum allows you to develop a deeper education. The classes offered are not easy, but they are not super hard or rigorous either.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist is top ranked place of education. It fosters the building of longtime relationships and lifetime knowledge. It may seem small, but this allows you to get to know many people on a deeper and intimate level.

  • 05/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. The campus is gated off at a certain time, and their is always security on campus to make sure we are safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is christian based and is very encouraging and supportive each other which makes it fun to be a part of. They do a lot of events to help support and raise money for various causes.

    What to do for fun

    The campus tries to put on small events every Monday, from free snocones to having puppies on campus as a small stress reliever. The other main events are held at least once a month by the fraternities or sororities which always have a great turnout. They do everything from crawfish boils to sand volleyball games.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious. It is home cooked and always different.

    Dorm Life

    In my opinion staying on campus was the best choice I made. It allows me to stay focused and build a sense of community with my fellow huskies. The living facilities are very clean, safe, and well maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is paced so that you are always learning something new and working your brain. It is a challenge but the university offers many tutoring sessions and the professors are always ready to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    HBU has is a great learning environment, and the professors are always there to help you succeed. A small campus makes it easier to make friends that you may see in many of your other classes if yall are the same major.

    In three sentences

    Houston Baptist University is an amazing school. It has a beautiful small campus and has great faculty that really care about their students. Classes are small so everyone knows each other usually.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Everyone knows that Sharpstown is not the safest to be in but HBU is ranked one of the safest places. I have never had any incidents, or anyone I know.

    Greek Life

    Not in it Yet, but I will be in it! *3* one day!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    WOOO!! I am joining the Chess club next year, y'all should join. But anyways, HBU does not have any Martial Arts clubs, I know disappointing (If they do tell me!) HBU has one of the biggest Gyms for it's school size (which I don't go to because I don't need it..ha!) HBU has -FSA (Filipino Student Asso.) -HSA (Hispanic Student Asso.) -etc., Volleyball team, just look at your hand sheet..

    Great for these types of students

    Nerdy and geeky (Please report to the Honors College) Fun and ADHD (Please report to the Honors College) Short and Tall (Please report to the Honors College) Pre-Med, Pre-anything (Please report to the Honors College) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seriously if you are religious YOU should definitely attend HBU, as an agnostic I get alone really really well with religious folks.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the Friendship Bride, If you go at night after a dance party it should be tons of fun. I went with over 5 people and we sung some songs while we pass through the bridge. The Myth says that if you walk the bridge with people those people will be your friends for life, OR you might never get to see them again. SCARY right? Still.........NIKE (Just do it)

    Bang for the buck

    What is Bang for the buck? ohh is the money worth going to this school? (I am not a genius) If it is then, I won't really know come here and find out. Apparently they are making HBU really BIG like half the size of UH and UH is humongous. Well I've seen the the blue prints and how it's going to look, you should Google it, in the future HBU is going to be well-known so better start now!

    What to do for fun

    Who has fun in College? What is fun to you? Fun to me will be going to the carnival (adrenaline Junkie), or eating food..mmmmmmm...

    Food and Dining

    HBU has the Baugh and Chick-fil-ah(AT HBU), which is expensive, yet we still have Burger king 2 minutes away, Taco bell 5 minutes away, Subway 3 minutes away, Whataburger 6 minutes away. (Still you have to drive to go there).

    Dorm Life

    I did NOT live in dorms but I stayed a few times over and it was amazing hanging out with my friends at 3 am in the morning by the volleyball playground singing Evanescence and other Disney songs in Frozen.

    Academic Rigor

    HBU to me, as a freshman has been easy. Besides my writing skills(which I think rarely anyone is a pro as a freshman) everything else is fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    HBU is right for you if you like to make life time friends that you will probably have class with. Awesome proffesors, If you are religious a few teachers pray for about 1 minute or less.........................

    In three sentences

    HBU is awesome because I say so. People are so nice some good friends buy you food, they invite you to their dorms and they love you sincerely. If you need help ask just about anyone PROFESSORS CARE, FACULTY&STAFF CARE, AND students CARE sincerely.

  • 07/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The part of Houston that surrounds HBU is not somewhere you would want to be at night. However, HBU has taken care of that with extensive security patrol officers and a sturdy cast iron fence that surrounds the entire campus. In addition, the portion of campus that contains the residences is close to the security office and many other residence buildings that are outside the fence. As a female, I have never felt in danger during my commute to this school or in danger on the campus during various hours of the school day.

    Greek Life

    Exists in a small population. Unable to comment as I am not greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    With a smaller tight knit student population, students generally are very busy with studies, athletics, or clubs and activities. In general, there is always someone doing something within a group of friends and finding your way into one of the many niches on campus is no problem no matter who you are.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, self-driven, motivated individuals. Additionally, as a baptist based university, christian values are a plus but definitely not a must!

    Bang for the buck

    Most students at HBU are on some sort of scholarship or receive some sort of academic aid whether it be athletic, academic, or need based. Additionally, once the aid comes through, most students are only looking at a cost of $3,000 to $7,000 out of pocket each semester (not bad compared to sticker price).

    What to do for fun

    With a smaller tight knit student population, students generally are very busy with studies, athletics, or clubs and activities. In general, there is always someone doing something within a group of friends and students are always found supporting each other in athletics, arts, activities or even just hanging around campus!

    Food and Dining

    Best food and dining experience of all the colleges that I have attended or visited!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, therefore I am unable to comment. However, I do know that the residencies on campus are new and very well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    An above average college due to the small class sizes and the accountability of the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Obtain a good mentor and line out your degree plan early! Degree plans at this school are the key to graduating in a timely fashion.

    In three sentences

    After transferring from Marietta College to Houston Baptist University I was very satisfied with my decision. I have had a wonderful experience with students, teachers, and staff from my personal interactions and transfer process. All in all, Houston Baptist University gets a thumbs up from this Education Major!