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Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

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

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Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

Tuition & Fees

$34,500

$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
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
62%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
38%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
68%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,943
Declined + 2,898
Total Received 8,841
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Private (nonprofit)

2,632

undergraduate students

1,109

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6282
ACT 4101

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School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,741
Established in 1960
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Houston, TX

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

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074-3298

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 3% of male students
 
5 sororities 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
61%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
17%
500-599
62%
400-499
16%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
7%
500-599
38%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
24%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
25%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
68%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,943
Declined + 2,898
Total Received 8,841

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Clint Strickland
Director of Admissions
P: 800 969-3210
F: 281 649-3217
admissions@hbu.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,796

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,350
Room $4,850
Board $4,280
Additional fees $2,150
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $44,630
Average Financial Aid - $29,796
Total with Avg. Aid $14,834

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,228,731
State $2,826,570
Institutional $26,866,058
Other external $985,174
Total $37,906,533

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $8,120,333
Other external $255,205
Total $8,375,538
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 281 649-3749
F: 281 649-3298
financialAid@hbu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

LeChelle Davenport
Interim Director
financialAid@hbu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

basketball, soccer, tennis

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, soccer, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, karate, outdoor hiking, rock climbing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Steve Moniaci (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Steve Moniaci (women's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division I), Southland Conference
Mascot
Huskies
School colors
orange and royal blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Allied Health
Apologetics
Art Therapy
Biblical Languages
Biblical Studies
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Counseling
Christian Leadership
Christianity
Cinematic Arts
Classics
Classics/Early Christianity
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Cyber Engineering
Divinity
Education Diagnostician
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Art Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English
English Language Arts/History
English Language Arts/Reading
Executive Educational Leadership
Family Studies
Finance
Government
Graphic Design
Great Texts
Higher Education
History
Human Resource Management
Human Services Counseling
Interactive Media/Digital Design
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Keyboard Performance
Kinesiology/Athletic Training
Kinesiology/Sport Management
Kinesiology/Sports Management
Kinesiology/Wellness Management
Latin
Liberal Arts
Life Science
Management
Management/Entrepreneurship
Managerial Studies
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Media Arts
Math Studies
Mathematics
Medical Humanities
Mental Health/Human Services
Music
Music Education/Instrumental
Music Education/Vocal/Keyboard
Music Theatre
Nursing
Organ Performance
Pastoral Counseling
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics
Piano Performance
Political Science
Practical Theology
Pre-Law/Legal Studies
Pre-Professional Art Therapy
Professional School Counseling
Psychology
R.N. to B.S.N.
Reading Specialist
School Psychology
Science
Screenwriting
Social Studies
Spanish
Special Education Leadership
Studio Art
Theological Studies
Vocal Performance
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

3,741

total students

97%

in-state

3%

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 Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
37%
Hispanic/Latino
23%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Angola
Canada
China
Mexico
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Shannon Bedo
Director of International Student Services
281 649-3292
sbedo@hbu.edu

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