Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX, USA
3.50 Average Rating

Houston Baptist University is a 4-year institution located on 100 acres of land just outside of its namesake town in Texas. The university promotes academic, spiritual, and academic excellence centered around their central confession “Jesus Christ is Lord,” so attendance at convocation is mandatory for graduation, but HBU welcomes all religions worldwide. The liberal arts curriculum spans 9 colleges and schools, including an Honors College, and students can opt to take core classes in a Fastterm that earns 3 credits in 10 days.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Southern Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
44%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1060
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,270
Total Number of Undergrads
2,332
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
51%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,057
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,730
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,730
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,242
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
70%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,456
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,543
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,837

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,409
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
55
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
36%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Huskies
School Colors
Orange/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southland Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
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.
Brittany from Katy, TX
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.
FaQuazia from Katy, TX
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.
D'Alyssa from Missouri City, TX