Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate
7,051
Students Applied
42%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
268
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
96%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
40
29%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1096
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
590
Reading
25th
520
75th
610
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
28%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
24
Top 25%
57
Top 50%
83

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-969-3210
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.51 Average Rating
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!!!
Shelby from Montgomery, TX
Talk to a student who's involved, and also a professor about the school.
Giovanni from Porter, TX
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.
Brittany from Katy, TX
You definitely want to get involved. The more involved you are, the better your experience there will be.
FaQuazia from Katy, TX
Try to get as many scholarships and grants as you can, as soon as you can. Don't waste any time!
D'Alyssa from Missouri City, TX
The best way to experenice HBU, you have to stay on campus. Many of my best memories at HBU have been in my dorm.


rohana from Houston, TX
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.
HBUStudent from TX
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.
Tania from Simonton, TX
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!
Jeannie from Houston, TX
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. :)
Kylee from Houston, TX

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