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About Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Houston Baptist University will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Houston Baptist University Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

Houston Baptist University Overview

Houston Baptist University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Houston, Texas. Houston Baptist University was founded in 1960 and now enrolls around 3,963 students a year, including 2,733 undergrads. Houston Baptist University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,016 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at Houston Baptist University! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Houston Baptist University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Houston Baptist University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Houston Baptist University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Houston Baptist University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Houston Baptist University on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Houston Baptist University on the Student Life page.

2021 Houston Baptist University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 83%
Tuition $32,350

Is Houston Baptist University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a clearer idea of what Houston Baptist University offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Houston Baptist University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Houston Baptist University. Houston Baptist University admitted 72% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 8,518 applications received in 2021, 6,162 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Houston Baptist University

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 71% of students who start at Houston Baptist University return for their second year of college. Around 47% of students who started at Houston Baptist University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Houston Baptist University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Houston Baptist University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Houston Baptist University's endowment was valued at $111.2 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Houston Baptist University spends about $5,853 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Houston Baptist University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Houston Baptist University meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $29,821 a year.

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Houston Baptist University. Based on this information, how does Houston Baptist University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Houston Baptist University a good school for you?

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Where is Houston Baptist University Located?

Houston Baptist University is located in the suburban setting of Houston, Texas.

If you want to see Houston Baptist University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 59 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Houston Baptist University and Houston are like without leaving home.

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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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Houston Baptist University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

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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 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Houston Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Houston Baptist University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

500 - 580

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500 - 600

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Houston Baptist University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$44,886

In State

$44,886

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$32,350
$32,350
Fees
$2,250
$2,250
Housing
$9,286
$9,286
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Houston Baptist University is like? There are approximately 3,963 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University, including 2,733 undergraduate students and 1,230 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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Full Time

21%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,963

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

72%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$34,600

Out-of-State

$34,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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