Admissions Information

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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, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 71.05% and the yield is 11.49%. 2,986 men and 5,918 women applied to HBU and 2,129 men and 4,197 women students were accepted. Among them, 256 men and 471 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and the yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants8,9042,9865,918
Admitted6,3262,1294,197
Enrolled727256471
Acceptance Ratio 71.05%71.30%70.92%
Yield 11.49%12.02%11.22%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 619 students (85% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 221 students (30%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 600 and the 25th percentile is 510. The SAT Math score is 580 (75th) and 510 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 24 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510600
SAT Math510580
ACT Composite1924
ACT Math1824
ACT English1723
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Houston Baptist University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,075, ACT: 62 - Private (not-for-profit) Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) 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 .
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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 ScoresRequired
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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