Find out which students are getting accepted at HBU, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.Calculate My Chances
Sponsored by Cappex
How hard is it to get into HBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,326 out of 8,904 applicants were admitted making HBU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Houston Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Houston Baptist University?
Houston Baptist University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1180 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1100 to 1180||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1020 to 1100||Avg -||59%-71%|
|940 to 1020||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 940||Low||<46%|
Let HBU know that you're interested in learning more about the school.
Sponsored by CollegeXpress
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HBU?
Admission data indicates that HBU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Houston Baptist University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>82%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||71%-82%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||62%-71%|
|17 to 19||Reach||51%-62%|
|Less than 17||Low||<51%|
What GPA do you need to get into Houston Baptist University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into HBU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Houston Baptist University was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as HBU accepts 71% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.36 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
53% of Houston Baptist University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||21%|
|Top 25% of class||53%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||11%||12%||11%|
Applicants have 164 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Houston Baptist University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225399 IPEDS survey data for Houston Baptist University.
81% of students submit their SAT scores to HBU. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to HBU. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1180. 81% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.