Houston Baptist is a a family-like university in a world-class city, with the highest academic standards informed by a biblical perspective

Houston Baptist University has a bold vision that encompasses every aspect of the college experience—including the academic curriculum, student life, community service, NCAA Division I athletics and more—to offer what few others can: a family-like university in a world-class city, with the highest academic standards informed by a biblical perspective. HBU is uniquely positioned to offer “A Higher Education” that will help you both excel in your chosen field and succeed at life. We offer generous scholarships and domestic tuition to international students. HBU is a safe campus that offers small class sizes with an 18:1 student/professor ratio.

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 70%
  • Average ACT: 23
  • Average SAT: 1123
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Education, Engineering, English, Film/Cinema Studies, History, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: https://hbu.edu/academics/majors-and-programs/


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship; sports scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $34,500


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Women's Volleyball

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