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Houston Baptist University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,188
Total Undergrads
Including 237 Part-time
516
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

67% Women
33% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Great West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $67,788)
6
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,140)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 25 30 - -
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 15 15 - -
Golf 9 10 - -
Soccer 22 32 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 19.2%
Hispanic 26.1%
Non-resident alien 4.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.8%
Two or more races 2.5%
White/non-Hispanic 32.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Judy from Humble, TX
  • 4
  • 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.…

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  • FaQuazia from Katy, TX
  • 4
  • 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…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Eliana from Midlothian, TX
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeteria has many options. In addition, there are several places to eat on campus which can be paid for using the regular meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Tallon's favorite mentee
  • I am a current student here

    People complain about the Baugh (on-campus cafeteria) but I thought it was fine honestly. I usually went to either the pasta line or grill only though. They have a pretty good variety of food options. The Baugh's hours suck though. HBU only has a Chick-fil-A on campus but they have recently added a new retail/restaurant area off the freeway that has some other places to eat. You could walk to the strip center from campus if you wanted. They're going to continue adding places. You won't starve.

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  • 1
  • Anonymous from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    In the first two weeks of the semester, I ate at the Baugh (the only cafeteria on campus) once, and got food poisoning the next day. There are more health code violations in that building than there are people capable of fixing it. I've found bugs in the salad and mold on the bread. It's a running joke on campus that, if you hate yourself, you'll eat at the Baugh. Chik Fil A on campus has a limited selection, low quality food, and high prices. The hours for any given food source are incredibly odd (Fridays everything is closed by 2:00 except for the Baugh).

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  • 1
  • Jess from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    This is an area where HBU really lacks. The only dining hall on campus (The baugh) has the weirdest hours and the food is disgusting. On the weekends they don't serve breakfast until 11 and stop serving dinner at 7! For anyone who works off campus these hours are insane as I can't even eat 1 meal here during these times. The workers are pretty incompetent and take about 5 minutes to swipe my id. They serve the same thing everyday and the salad bar is a joke. They redeem the dining life with a chick-fil-a and a coffee shop on campus but again, weird hours. (chik-fil-a closes at 2:30 on Friday?)

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  • 3
  • Current student
  • I am a current student here

    There is Chick Fil A, the POD, and Husky express. The Buagh is good occasionally, it has its moments.

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  • 3
  • Erika from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    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).

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 2
  • Chosen One
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alexis - Pasadena, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at Houston Baptist University is so much fun. We have tailgates in the fall for the football season which is a great time to hang out with your sisters and other friends in Greek life. I do wish we did more as Greek life together. We only have one Greek week per semester and even then we normally stay with our chapter. They need to change it to be more interactive between the chapters in attending.

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  • 0
  • Tallon's favorite mentee
  • I am a current student here

    I never once even thought about doing Greek Life, but even if I did...there isn't much to it. At the start of my freshman year, there were 3 frats and 3(?) sororities. Now, nearly four years later, there are...3 frats and 3(?) sororities. Due to the lack of campus involvement and events and stuff, the frats and sors don't really play much of a role on campus. In fact, I can only name one of the sororities off the top of my head right now. At HBU, you're definitely just paying for a friend group. The activities that you do won't be worth those dues you'll be paying.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Chosen One
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Timna from Nevada, TX
  • I am a current student here

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

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