University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas making it the oldest continuously operating college in the state. UMHB has continued to make history as a leader in the fields of education, business, nursing, and church leadership; in athletics through conference and national play; and in other important areas of campus life. Today, UMHB enjoys a robust student enrollment of about 3,900 students and employs more than 400 full-time faculty and staff committed to Christian higher education.

The university strives to create an atmosphere where every student is an integral part of the learning community. UMHB places student achievement first and emphasize this through personal attention, small class sizes, teaching excellence, campus activities, athletic programs, and leadership opportunities. The university is committed to encouraging each student to reach his or her potential spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. Student activities at UMHB include those designed to provide leadership training, service learning, spiritual growth, intellectual stimulation, cultural engagement, recreational opportunities, and social skills development; to allow the pursuit of individual interests; and to foster a better understanding of the world and of one’s self.

Additionally, UMHB competes in NCAA Division III non-scholarship athletics as a member of the American Southwest Conference.  The university sponsors twelve athletic teams: football, basketball, golf, baseball, tennis, and soccer for men, and volleyball, basketball, golf, softball, tennis, and soccer for women.  In addition to winning numerous conference championships and recognitions for their play on the national level, Crusader teams are well known for producing outstanding scholar-athletes.

Student Testimonies:

“The things I like the most about UMHB are the faculty and the curriculum. The faculty are experts in various fields and their experiences are very useful for us. It is not easy for international students to study abroad because we have many questions but with UMHB all of our questions are gone.”

“I thought I would have some difficulties coming to a new country by myself but coming to UMHB I have never been disappointed. Choosing UMHB was one of the best decisions I’ve made. It feels like home. I always feel safe. I always feel safe with everyone; the staff, the students, and their families. I am loving it here.”

Quick Facts

  • Chartered: 1845
  • Located: Central Texas; 60 miles north of Austin
  • Enrollment: More than 3,900 students representing 31 foreign countries
  • 94% of full-time freshmen live on campus
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19:1
  • Financial Assistance: Over 87% of students receive some form of financial aid
  • Academic Programs: Over 45 areas of study
  • Athletics: Competes in NCAA Division III

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UMHB views their students as the people who will shape our rapidly changing world. UMHB wants your education to matter, not just for a test next week, but for your life next year – and in 20 years.

That means you need more than a diploma – you need a way of understanding and engaging whatever is next. You need a worldview…an education for life.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: $25,860

Room & Board: $7,592

Financial Assistance: All full-time international undergraduate students on the F1 visa will qualify for $3750 per semester scholarship assistance. 

Graduate Tuition: Varies by academic program. Graduate students are eligible for $1000 per semester in financial assistance.

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements:

TOEFL: At least 60 (iBT) overall with at least 15 in each band.

IELTS: At least 4.5 in each band.

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT: Not Required.

ACT: Not Required.

*Freshmen, international students applying to University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are not required to complete the SAT or ACT. UMHB requires proof of high school completion either in the form of a transcript or diploma.

GPA Requirement: No Minimum GPA requirement.

Application Deadline: Fall Admission/May; Summer Admission/March