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HBU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

69%
Admission Difficulty for Houston Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into HBU? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,459 out of 6,461 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Houston Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Houston Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Estimated Average SAT 1190
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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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Houston Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >79%
1185 to 1260 Avg + 69%-79%
1110 to 1185 Avg - 57%-69%
1035 to 1110 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1035 Low <44%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Houston Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Houston Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into HBU?

Admission data indicates that HBU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Houston Baptist University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Houston Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 69%-81%
20 to 22 Avg - 59%-69%
18 to 20 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 18 Low <49%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Houston Baptist University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

53% of Houston Baptist University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Houston Baptist University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Houston Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,209 2,252 6,461
Accepted 2,884 1,575 4,459
Acceptance Rate 69% 70% 69%
Enrolled 317 202 519
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Houston Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Houston Baptist University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Houston Baptist University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.