#23 Best Private Colleges in Texas

University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Belton, Texas

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University of Mary Hardin Baylor overview
Location Belton, Texas
Online umhb.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Religious Affiliation Baptist
University of Mary Hardin Baylor overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB), nestled in Belton, Texas, is a private Christian university with historical roots dating to its founding in 1845. Located approximately 60 miles north of the state capital, Austin, UMHB presents a picturesque campus characterized by Georgian-style architecture. The university offers a broad array of undergraduate programs with notable strength in nursing and education, alongside graduate and doctoral level degrees. While UMHB maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it is committed to providing a supportive educational environment. The institution affords comprehensive on-campus housing options, fostering a residential collegiate experience. Although not primarily recognized for its athletic achievements, UMHB competes in NCAA Division III sports as the Crusaders and has gained acknowledgment for excellence in football.

In the most recent statistical year 14,587 prospective students applied, and 14,491 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 861 enrolled in the school.  3,327 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 405 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $28,950 plus fees of $2,550. UMHB is ranked 759 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UMHB is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Mary Hardin Baylor overview
SAT 970/1160
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.53

Applications Accepted

University of Mary Hardin Baylor overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of Mary Hardin Baylor
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,550
Room and Board $9,500
Budget for Other Expenses$3,030
Total One Year Cost$45,330

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Mary Hardin Baylor students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 17%
Health Professions 17%
Business 14%
Psychology 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%

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