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HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - [HBU], HOUSTON, TEXAS

Houston, TexasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1960Established Year
  3325Enrollment

Houston Baptist University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Houston Baptist University is a private university located in Sharpstown, Houston, Texas, United States of America. It is a Baptist University, which was established in 1960. Houston Baptist University offers admissions for certificate courses, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students from all round the world. It has a large campus spread over 158 acres located in an urban setting. The university has a semester based academic calendar. Around 3432 students are enrolled in the university. The student- teacher ratio is 12:1 while the average class size is 25.

Houston Baptist University Rankings

Ranked at #61 in the list of Best Regional Universities West by US News in 2020.

Ranked at #61 in the list of Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.

Ranked #68 in Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in America by Niche in 2020.

Ranked #167 Best Christian Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.

Houston Baptist University Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1960
Campus SettingUrban
Total Undergraduate Students2,321
Total Graduate Students1111
Acceptance Rate69%
Student-Faculty Ratio12:1
Average Class Size25

Houston Baptist University Campus

Houston Baptist University Campus

The campus of Houston Baptist University is spread across 158 acres. It is located in southwest Houston, which is the 4th largest city in the country. There is a fitness centre located on the campus, a Morris Cultural Arts Centre on campus, which is a place of worship, art, theatre and music.

The Hinton Centre has the School of Education, School of Business and Graduate School along with Human Resources. Other facilities on campus include Museums, Moody Library, Eula Mae Baugh Centre and The Glasscock Center. The city also has many attractions like Theater District, Parks, Sports Venues, Museum District, Food and Shopping Centres.

Residence Facilities at Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University offers on- campus residence facilities. There are 3 residence halls for the students to choose from. The 3 halls are Freshman Village Residence Colleges, The Sadie & Doug Hodo Residence College and Husky Village Apartments.

All the halls have basic amenities like laundry services, study area, high- speed internet facilities etc. The prices for various rooms range from USD 2,360- USD 3,950 per semester.

Programs offered at Houston Baptist University

The university offers undergraduate as well as graduate programs along with some online courses. Houston Baptist university offers programs in fields like Accounting, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, English, Finance, International Business, Business Administration and others.

Popular undergraduate majors include Nursing, Biology, Education, Accounting, Business Administration, Cinema & Media Arts, Christianity and Kinesiology-Wellness Management. Popular graduate majors include Divinity, Curriculum & Instruction, Fine Arts, Counseling, MBA, Human Resources.

There are 8 schools through which the university offers programs:

  • Archie W. Dunham College of Business
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Christian Thought
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Fine Arts
  • The Honors College

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Houston Baptist University can follow the below-mentioned application details:

How to Apply: For international undergraduate admissions students can apply via the undergraduate application form and graduate application for graduate admissions.

Application Fee:There is no application fee.

Basic Admission Requirements: 

  • Official transcripts of the last institutions attended.
  • International students have to prove their proficiency in English by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum scores required for are tabulated below:
TESTMINIMUM SCORE
TOEFL- iBT80
PTE Academic53
IELTS6.5
SAT I480 on EBRW; 1010 Combined Score
ACTComposite score: 21; English Score: 20
  • SAT or ACT scores are not necessary but should be submitted if you want to be considered for the academic scholarships.
  • Copy of passport and financial documentation.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for the academic year 2019-20 are tabulated below:

ExpensesLiving on-campus
Tuition & FeesUSD 33,450
Room & BoardUSD 8064
Personal/ MiscellaneousUSD 2,802
Books & SuppliesUSD 1000
TransportationUSD 1,760
TOTALUSD 47,076

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Houston Baptist University offers a number of financial aid options to its students. The types of financial aid include grants, work- study options, loans and scholarships for international students to afford their study in the USA.

Some of the scholarships include Founders Scholarship, President’s Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship etc. USD 28 million were granted as institutional grants and scholarship amounts. Around 95% of the students receive some kind of financial aid.

Alumni Network

The alumni association has more than 22,000 members across the globe. There is no membership fee to be a part of the alumni association. A number of alumni events are conducted which include Class Ring Ceremony, Grad Fest, and Husky Social Hour.

Alumni are also offered with career opportunities through HBU’s Career and Calling. Spirit of HBU Awards Dinner is organized to honour the alumni. Some of the notable alumni include:

  • Michael DeVito (NFL Player)
  • Van G. Garrett (Poet)
  • Elliot Segal, (DJ host- Elliot in the Morning)
  • Colin Montgomerie (Professional Golfer)

Placements

The university organizes career fairs in order to provide the students with jobs and internships. Business fairs as well as education counselling fairs are also organized. The career fairs are organized by the Office of Career and Calling.

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Houston Baptist University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3885
FAFSA Code003576
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$30,480 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
IELTS-6.5- -
PTE-53- -
TOEFL-80- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score111010301190 75%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing555510600-
Mathematics555520590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 29%
English221925-
Mathematics231926-

Houston Baptist University Acceptance Rate

69.0%

Acceptance Rate

6461

Total Applicants

3885

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

34.6%

Male

65.4%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program69.0%
Total Applicants3846
Total Enrolled2654
Graduate
Graduate Programs69.0%
Total Applicants1784
Total Enrolled1231

Houston Baptist University Enrollment

Enrollment
Houston Baptist University Enrollment3885
Undergraduate Enrollment2654
Graduate Enrollment1231
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.6%

Attendance Cost

$30,480

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$30,480 / Year
Post Graduate Program$17,250 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$8,242 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,350 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,329 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,631 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,534 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,631 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
464129961645-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8.3/10

8/10academic
9/10infrastructure
7/10placements
9/10faculty
9/10extracurricular
8/10accommodation

Reviews

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Hanah, USA College campus program
Houston Baptist University
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2012
8.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

GREAT COLLEGE

This college had everything I was looking for. It was a Christian college. I loved it. Yes, I wanted to go here. This college really helped and changed me. This college allowed me to grow and learn. I would tell other people about it.


Course Curriculum - 

It was really good. Hbu always puts everything together very well. I love how they have good tutoring and good professors who care very much. Everyone at HBU works together to get each student where they need to be.

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academic
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faculty
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
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extracurricular
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+1-281-649-3000
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7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074
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Book Store

Houston Baptist University Store0.04 Km
Libreria San Pablo Catholic Bookstore3.49 Km
Christian Communication Inc3.62 Km
Jumbo Judaica of Texas3.96 Km
Unity Bookstore4.6 Km
Christian Science Reading Room Bellaire4.67 Km
Tienda cubana online Estodevivir4.96 Km
Bedrock City Comic Company5.02 Km
Bedrock City Comic Co5.02 Km
Tomfoolery Toys & Books5.17 Km
Research Periodicals & Book5.39 Km
Veritas Catholic Books5.71 Km
Books 'N Gift Shoppe (Islamic)6.82 Km
Second Baptist Bookstore7.09 Km
Hayes Campus Bookstore7.1 Km
Whole Earth Provision Co.7.43 Km
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Airport

Helipad0.48 Km
B and S Warehouse Heliport3 Km
You Asked for It-You Got It Heliport4.07 Km
First Bank Plaza Garage Heliport4.55 Km
Houston Taxis Service4.8 Km
Houston VIP Limousine Transportation Group5.06 Km
Car Service To Airport of Houston5.12 Km
Prudential Heliport5.42 Km
Westchase Heliport5.49 Km
ASC Heliport5.8 Km
SW Police Station Number 4 Heliport6.18 Km
Horlock Heliport6.18 Km
Pin Oak Stables Heliport6.34 Km
STP/5400 Westheimer Heliport6.39 Km
G H Hart Number 2 Heliport7.01 Km
Pearce Industries Heliport7.31 Km
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Shopping Mall

PlazAmericas1.33 Km
Braesgate2.44 Km
Harwin Outlet Mall2.8 Km
Harwin Square2.82 Km
Amazing Leather2.83 Km
Hillcroft Shopping Center2.99 Km
Harwin Central Mart3.04 Km
Bellaire Food Street3.4 Km
Bissonnet Beltway Plaza4.37 Km
Meyerland Commons4.91 Km
Meyerland Plaza5.28 Km
Hong Kong City Mall6.02 Km
Windsor Plaza Shopping Center6.4 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's6.79 Km
The Galleria6.91 Km
Sunglass Hut6.99 Km
Sage Plaza Shopping Center7.64 Km
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*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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