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Can I get into HBU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,825 out of 14,519 applicants or 33% were admitted making HBU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||11%||12%||11%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Houston Baptist University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that HBU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Houston Baptist University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>46%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||33%-46%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||22%-33%|
|17 to 20||Reach||15%-22%|
|Less than 17||Low||<15%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>46%|
|1130 to 1220||Avg +||33%-46%|
|1040 to 1130||Avg -||22%-33%|
|950 to 1040||Reach||15%-22%|
|Less than 950||Low||<15%|
Houston Baptist University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
What are the requirements for admission to Houston Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.