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Houston Baptist University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1960
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 1,815
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $82,289,211
Admissions Address

7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074-3298

Website

http://www.hbu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@hbu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Eduardo Borges
Admissions office telephone: (281) 649-3211
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 2
Total academic units N/A 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Not considered
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 60%
Total applicants: 806
Total acceptances: 480
Total freshman enrollment: 197
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 285
Male acceptances: 169
Male freshman enrollment: 76
 
Female applicants: 521
Female acceptances: 311
Female freshman enrollment: 121
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 1%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 66%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 77%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 600
Math: 480 – 600
Combined: 950 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 4.2%
600-699 27.0% 24.2%
500-599 36.0% 38.2%
400-499 28.0% 27.3%
300-399 5.0% 6.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 25
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 19 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 6.9% 1.7%
24-29 31.7% 31.0% 27.6%
18-23 61.7% 44.8% 44.8%
12-17 6.7% 17.2% 25.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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