Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$34,500

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
61%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
62%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
67%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,943
Declined 2,498
Total Received 8,441
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Private

2,632

undergraduate students

1,109

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Houston Baptist, founded in in 1960, is a church-affiliated university. Its 100-acre campus is located in southwest Houston.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,741
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational

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100-acre, urban campus in Houston (population 2,312,717). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Houston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: William P. Hobby

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston
77074-3298

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Baptist Student Ministry
  • Filipino Student Association
  • African Student Association
  • American Red Cross at HBU
  • TriBeta

Top Events

  • Late Night Breakfast
  • Homecoming
  • Welcome Days
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
61%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
62%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
3%
24-29
22%
18-23
67%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.43

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,943
Declined 2,498
Total Received 8,441

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $32,350
Room & board $9,130
Additional fees $2,150
Total $43,630
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Art Teacher Education
Art Therapy/Therapist
Bible/Biblical Studies
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Divinity/Ministry
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Language and Literature
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,741

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

2,632
students

Female
66%
1,728

Male
34%
904

30%

1,109
students

Female
75%
833

Male
25%
276

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

2,067
students

Female
66%
1,345

Male
34%
722

22%

565
students

Female
68%
383

Male
32%
182

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

268

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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