Houston Baptist University offers an intimate college environment in the heart of one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the United States: Houston, Texas. Coming to HBU as a student is about more than books, tests and lectures. It is about stepping into a community where each person is recognized as a distinct individual. HBU strives to not only develop each student academically, but spiritually, physically and relationally as well. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the more than 3,000 students of HBU get the personal attention they want and need. The beautiful 100-acre campus is located just minutes from the city-s thriving downtown district, and the opportunities for jobs, internships and fun surround it. The University has a very diverse student body, with an ethnic composition similar to that of America-s fourth-largest city. Although HBU is a Christian institution, a number of other world religions are represented within the student body, adding to the institution-s diversity. HBU-s location in the global hub of Houston creates opportunities for students to get important hands-on experience. Business majors intern with many of Houston-s Fortune 500 companies, mass media arts majors intern at network television affiliates, ad agencies and newspapers, education majors observe and teach in Houston-area school districts, and nursing and science majors benefit from the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. The curriculum includes many undergraduate and graduate programs. A strong portfolio of scholarships awarded on the basis of merit, talent, leadership and athletics make HBU an attainable choice among private colleges and universities.