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HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - [HBU], HOUSTON, TEXAS - ADMISSION

Houston, TexasLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1960Established Year
  3325Enrollment

Houston Baptist University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert

Considering the intake of 2018, around 3900+ students applied at Houston Baptist University. Almost 69% of student who cleared the eligibility criteria was welcomed at this University.

HBU offers admission in Graduate, Undergraduate and Online programs. The University possesses average admission standards with low applicant competition.

  • Applications are open for Fall, Spring and Summer seasons
  • For Graduate School, Application for Fall is between 15 July to 1 August, for Summer is between 15 April to 1 May and for Spring it s between 15 December to 1 January.
  • HBU has comparatively low tuition fees to provide an ease of education.
  • Scholarships are provided to students if they fulfill the university criteria.
  • Financial Aid is provided to Students on First Come First Serve Basis.
  • Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate School from the university which provided a bachelor’s degree to the student.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: Free of Cost
PG: 100 USD (International Students)
Acceptance rate69%
Average SAT scoreVerbal Score: 431-659
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for Graduate Programs
Financial AidLoans, Grants, and Scholarships available

Application Deadlines

Students are requested to submit their applications prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for admission. The University does not entertain late applications. Here are the deadlines for the enrollment seasons:

Term/SemesterDeadline
Undergraduate applicants
FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 1
SummerApril15
Graduate applicants
FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 1
SummerApril15

Admission Guidelines for International Students

Houston Baptist University accepts international students willing to study in the US, given that they have completed secondary education with a college preparatory curriculum, fulfilled the minimum grade point equivalency, provided required official academic records, met the appropriate deadlines, and verified financial support for one academic year.

The admission process is similar for both international and domestic applicants. However, international applicants need to meet some additional requirements.

Application Portal: Students may apply online at the university’s official website. There is a separate online form, respectively, for domestic undergraduate and international undergraduate applicants.

Application Fee: Free of Cost

Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for Houston Baptist University:

  • A completed application
  • Official high school and college transcripts
  • Transcripts evaluated by an authorized agency, which are:
  • Official Transcript Translations and Credential Evaluation
  • SAT/ ACT, and/or TOEFL/IELTS score report sent directly to ASU.
  • Verification of financial support, reflecting 27,768 USD4.
  • Affidavit of Support (I-134)
  • Copy of Passport

Optional Requirements: Personal Essay and Letters of Recommendation. 

International Transfer Students

International transfer students need to submit the following requirements:

  • Fill out the Transfer online application.
  • Transcripts from all the previously attended college or university.
  • SAT (code – 6282) / ACT (code – 4101).
  • Financial Statements.
  • Copy of passport.
  • English proficiency tests required
    • TOEFL-iBT
    • IELTS
    • PTE Academic
    • SAT (Reading & Writing)
    • ACT (Reading & Writing)

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants are required to present TOEFL, ESL and/or SAT scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are:

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL-iBT70+
TOEFL-PBT550
ESL program105+

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants can apply for a student visa to study in the US right after an application letter is issued. Students whose applications have been approved will be issued the I-20 Form. The I-20 form can be obtained via FedEx, once the admissions process is completed.

Aspirants will be required to submit the following documents while applying for a visa:

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form
  • I-94
  • Current United States Address and Phone Number
  • Original I-20
  • Receipt of 200 USD for I-901 Fee Payment

After the submission of the completed I-20 form and payment of SEVIS fee, students can schedule an interview with the nearest US embassy.

Houston Baptist University Undergraduate Admissions

Houston Baptist University offers Undergraduate Admissions in Accounting, Agribusiness, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Health Care Administration, Management and Marketing. Aspirants are required to submit transcripts, which should be in an unopened envelope from the sending institution–– printed within the last 6 months to be considered official.

Where to Apply: Application Portal

Application Fee: Free of Application Cost

Admission Requirements: Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Proof of residency
  • Guidance counsellor’s recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants
  • ACT/SAT Scores [ if applicable].

Houston Baptist University Graduate Admissions

Houston Baptist University offers graduate degrees in Business Management, Music Studies and Education training to students from all over the country and all around the world. Students applying must have a general GPA of 3 GPA.

Programs such as Human Performance, Physical Education, Humanities, US History, and Graduate Teacher Education require a 3.5 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

RequirementsInternational MBAMIBMLAMPCMA Phil
Application Fee (Non-refundable)2850 USD2850 USD1575 USD1725 USD1575 USD
TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Parking Fee (Annually)150 USD150 USD150 USD150 USD150 USD
EssayRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Work Experience2+ yearsNot required2+ yearsNot required1+Year
Professional CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
RecommendationsRequired (2 letters)Required (1 letter)Required (2 letters)Required (2 letters)Required (1 letter)
Admission InterviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

Graduate applicants are requested to send their transcripts to admissions@hbu.edu (for electronic official transcripts)

Conclusion

Most of the courses at Houston Baptist University are offered through the online mode. Applicants are recommended to make the applications 3 months prior to the course start date. It may take upto 4-5 weeks for the successful processing of application and arrival of decision. Students are notified about the admission decision via post. The admission letter guides the student about further procedures and requirements for admission and residence.

Upon acceptance, international students need to apply for an I-20 form. The I-20 form will be sent to them via Fedex.

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