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HBU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,239 5,280 14,519
Accepted 3,056 1,769 4,825
Acceptance Rate 33% 34% 33%
Enrolled 338 207 545
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 11%

Scores you need to get in

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.

ACT Requirements

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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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
SAT Composite 1040 1220
SAT Reading 520 630
SAT Math 520 590
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Houston Baptist University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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