Houston Baptist University

679 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Houston Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX 77074
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,487/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,670/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,567/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,641/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,722/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,230/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,137Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Hard working, Smart, motivated, friendly
    69%
  • Boring, conservative, goody goody, homeschooled
    9%
  • Hard working but love to have fun
    9%
  • Conservative, talkative, memorizer, surface think
    6%
  • Same as the second bullet, but with sarcasm
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Understanding
    30%
  • Amazing
    18%
  • Conservative
    18%
  • Find your fit
    18%
  • Well intergrated
    10%
  • All-encompassing
    8%

After Houston Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses

Reviews

679 reviews
  • Excellent
    125
  • Very Good
    245
  • Average
    245
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    21
My school is very small and pretty. The professors know you by name and you are much more than just a number. My school believes in God, therefore, my classes often talk topics within Christianity and even promote believing in Christ. The academic programs here are wonderful and not always easy, but the resources provided make success a clear destiny. The campus recreation and school life is great as well. They offer Cross Fit and Dragon Boat Racing, Paintball and Bible Studies; our fitness center (complimentary with enrollment at HBU) is pretty amazing! I wish my school was in a safer area of Houston; outside the school gates is very dangerous! After a football game, my family and I went to Denny's and just before leaving, I watched a man get shot! I also wish our new football team was much stronger, but that will come with time! Lastly, I wish Greek Life was aloud to have houses and had more support from within HBU.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 2 2015
HBU is a university that encourages each and every athlete to excel in their academic success as well in our sports. HBU has the full support of faculty and students, the team spirit is in every student! Through out the whole campus we show the support and Kiza (our school mascot) tends to be in every single game cheering our athletes. The pep-rallies every Friday before a game is what brings the students together to bring the strength and support. Go Huskies!
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago
I love the overall experience I have achieved at HBU, I am a proud Husky! I am glad that not only have I taken courses in my profession but also taken the time to learn more about God and finding myself. Professors are focused on each and every student and the teacher-student ratio is small. Obtaining that one on one setting with Professors and students alike is refreshing. The university although private and Christian is well diverse. I am glad to call HBU my safe heaven.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago