Houston Baptist University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Houston Baptist University Admissions Overview:

Since the school has an acceptance rate of only 35%, it is considered selective. Students are encouraged to apply online, through Houston Baptist's website. Additional materials include a high school transcript and scores from either the SAT or ACT. There is no essay component of the application. While applicants are not required to visit the campus, a tour is always encouraged--prospective students will get a chance to see if the school would be a good fit for them. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Houston Baptist University Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Houston Baptist University Description:

The 100-acre campus of Houston Baptist University is located in Southwest Houston, Texas. The school is affiliated with the Baptist Church and describes itself as a Christian liberal arts university with a faith-based campus community. HBU prides itself on the meaningful interactions between students and their professors -- the university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 60% of classes have fewer than 20 students. No classes are taught by teaching assistants. Among undergraduates, biology and business are the most popular fields of study. On the athletic front, the Houston Baptist Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Popular sports include football, soccer, basketball, track and field, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,270 (2,332 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,800
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,858
  • Other Expenses: $4,174
  • Total Cost: $43,832

Houston Baptist University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,456
    • Loans: $6,409

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Mass Communication, Nursing, Psychology, Teacher Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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