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Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University Overview

Houston Baptist University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Houston, Texas. Houston Baptist University was founded in 1960 and the school currently enrolls around 4,120 students a year, which includes 2,780 undergrads. Houston Baptist University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,016 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Houston Baptist University!

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Interested in Greek life? 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.

2022 Houston Baptist University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 26%
Tuition $34,250
Percent of Need Met 69.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,336

Is Houston Baptist University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Houston Baptist University offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Houston Baptist University is 85%. Out of 9,685 applications received in 2022, 8,220 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Houston Baptist University

Retention refers to 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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Houston Baptist University, around 68% come back their sophomore year. 44% of Houston Baptist University undergrads graduate 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 rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Houston Baptist University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

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 69.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,336 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $33,047 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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, does Houston Baptist University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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, less than an hour from Houston.

If you would like 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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Houston Baptist University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

22 to 27

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Houston Baptist University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Houston Baptist University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Houston Baptist University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1240

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Math SAT Range

520 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Houston Baptist University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$47,185

In State

$47,185

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$34,250
$34,250
Fees
$2,350
$2,350
Housing
$9,585
$9,585
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Houston Baptist University is like? There are approximately 4,120 students enrolled at Houston Baptist University, including 2,780 undergraduate students and 1,340 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from TX and 5% percent of students are from other states.

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,120

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,600

Out-of-State

$36,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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