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.
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.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1960|
|Total Undergraduate Students||2,321|
|Total Graduate Students||1111|
|Average Class Size||25|
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.
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.
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:
International students who want to seek admissions at Houston Baptist University can follow the below-mentioned application details:
Application Fee:There is no application fee.
Basic Admission Requirements:
|SAT I||480 on EBRW; 1010 Combined Score|
|ACT||Composite score: 21; English Score: 20|
The cost of attendance for the academic year 2019-20 are tabulated below:
|Tuition & Fees||USD 33,450|
|Room & Board||USD 8064|
|Personal/ Miscellaneous||USD 2,802|
|Books & Supplies||USD 1000|
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.
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:
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$30,480 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Houston Baptist University Enrollment||3885|
|Average Graduation Rate||53.6%|
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
|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|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
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.
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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