Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationhttps://www.hbu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://www.hbu.edu/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctoral (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 84.87% and the yield is 9.76%. 3,261 men and 6,424 women applied to HBU and 2,666 men and 5,554 women students were accepted. Among them, 296 men and 506 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants9,6853,2616,424
Admitted8,2202,6665,554
Enrolled802296506
Acceptance Rate 84.87%81.75%86.46%
Yield 9.76%11.10%9.11%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 206 students (26% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 39 students (5%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 520. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520640
SAT Math520610
ACT Composite2227
ACT Math2225
ACT English2030
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Houston Baptist University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,080, ACT: 62 - private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Houston Baptist University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
HBU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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