If you want to apply to Houston Baptist University, the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Houston Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Houston Baptist University is moderately difficult. Houston Baptist University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Houston Baptist University **accepted 72% of students, around 6,162 of the 8,518 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Houston Baptist University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to BSN, Honors College is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Houston Baptist University must submit the following items. Double check with Houston Baptist University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
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Students admitted to Houston Baptist University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 77.1% submitted a class rank. At Houston Baptist University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Houston Baptist University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||23.01%|
|3.50 and 3.74||24.56%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21.24%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14.38%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11.28%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.88%|
|Houston Baptist University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Houston Baptist University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 83% of Houston Baptist University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Houston Baptist University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Houston Baptist University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Houston Baptist University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Houston Baptist University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Houston Baptist University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Houston Baptist University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Houston Baptist University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Houston Baptist University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Houston Baptist University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Houston Baptist University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Houston Baptist University.
Does Houston Baptist University accept transfer credits?
Houston Baptist University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Houston Baptist University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Houston Baptist University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Houston Baptist University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Houston Baptist University?
Houston Baptist University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Houston Baptist University? Houston Baptist University is a somewhat selective institution. The Houston Baptist University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
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Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Houston Baptist University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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