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Houston Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1960. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,088, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Houston Baptist University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 54. Its tuition and fees are $26,804 (2012-13).
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Houston Baptist University was founded in November 1960 with the aim of establishing a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. The mission of HBU is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual and professional excellence as a result of the central confession, 'Jesus Christ is Lord.'
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr., HBU is making progress on many of the key initiatives in its unprecedented vision for higher education in America ' The Ten Pillars: Faith and Reason in a Great City ' that boldly promotes a biblical worldview in a world-class city. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, HBU offers academic programs in more than 40 undergraduate and 11 graduate areas of study through the University's College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science and Mathematics, Honors College, Graduate School, and Schools of Business, Education, and Nursing and Allied Health.
HBU serves a broad range of undergraduate and graduate students from every social and economic background. Its diverse student body reflects the unique demographics of the Houston metropolitan area, enriching academic and social experiences on its 150-acre residential campus in southwest Houston.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Houston Baptist University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 38.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||38.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 25|
The student-faculty ratio at Houston Baptist University is 15:1, and the school has 60.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Houston Baptist University include: Business/Commerce, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Education, General; Psychology, General; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
Houston Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,088, with a gender distribution of 34.4 percent male students and 65.6 percent female students. At this school, 34.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66.0 percent of students live off campus. Houston Baptist University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Houston Baptist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Houston Baptist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Houston Baptist University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Houston Baptist University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Houston Baptist University, 75.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,269.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$26,804 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,290 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data