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About Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Houston, TX, less than an hour from Houston.

Founded in 1960, the institution currently enrolls around 3,963 students a year, including 2,733 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Houston Baptist University's endowment was valued at $111,223,114 in 2021. The school spends $5,853 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Houston Baptist University

Acceptance rate: 72%

Average GPA: 3.45

Mean ACT score: 22

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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What's the acceptance rate at Houston Baptist University in 2021?

Admission to Houston Baptist University is moderately difficult. Around 72 percent of all applicants are admitted to Houston Baptist University each year. Last year, 8,518 students applied to Houston Baptist University and 6,162 were admitted.

The average high school GPA for a student at Houston Baptist University is 3.45 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 22.

Is Houston Baptist University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 71 percent of students who start at Houston Baptist University return for their second year of college. Out of the 615 students who started at Houston Baptist University as first-time freshman, 206 graduate within four years.

Houston Baptist University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 47 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,040 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Houston Baptist University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Houston Baptist University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

7502 Fondren Road Houston, TX 77074-3298

Campus Setting: Suburban

Houston Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Houston Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Houston Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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Houston Baptist University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Houston Baptist University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Houston Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Houston Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1170


Math SAT Range

510 - 580


Reading SAT Range

510 - 600

Houston Baptist University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Houston Baptist University is like? There are approximately 3,741 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University, including 2,632 undergraduate students and 1,109 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from TX and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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