70%

Acceptance Rate

$16,253

Avg.Financial Aid

002502

FAFSA Code

About Southwest Baptist University (SBU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,357

Website

www.sbuniv.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Southern Baptist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

1600 University Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8005265859
Fax: 4173281514
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

70%

SAT Range

990 - 1213

ACT Range

18 - 25

Application Fee

$30

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. Southwest Baptist University has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $30. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 890-1165, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Southwest Baptist University, must score 22 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 19 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1600 University Ave, Bolivar, Missouri 65613-2596. To gather more information, they can call them at (800) 526-5859.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,765

Average Annual Cost

$23,100

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$978

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,720

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,000

Total One Year Cost

$35,298

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to SBU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $35,930 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($24,578), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($7,820), and budget for other expenses ($2,000). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

71%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

38%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

49%

Male Professors

51%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

218 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

48 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

33 Graduates

Psychology, General

28 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

24 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

23 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

18 Graduates

Biology, General

17 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

14 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

10 Graduates

Social Work

10 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

10 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

9 Graduates

International Business

8 Graduates

Bible/Biblical Studies

7 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

7 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

6 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

6 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

6 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

5 Graduates

Sociology

5 Graduates

Computer Science

4 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

4 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

4 Graduates

History

4 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

3 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

3 Graduates

Marketing

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Religious/Sacred Music

2 Graduates

Education, General

1 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

1 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

1 Graduates

Political Science and Government

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,664

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

39%

Full-time

67%

Part-time

33%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

68% White

21% Unknown

4% Black

3% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

31%

Out Of State

68%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$49,842 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 80% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

80%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,400/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,320/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,320/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bearcats

School Colors

purple and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

260

Total Female Athletes

119

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $7,820 per year for living on campus. Southwest Baptist University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SBU costs around $4,320 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SBU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. There are around 36% male and 64% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$33,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,205

$27,360

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$189 - 284

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,253

Students Receiving Federal Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,913

Students Receiving State Aid

38%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,352

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

77%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,391

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$16,951

$30K - $48K

$21,111

$48K - $75K

$19,682

$75K - $110K

$14,539

> $110K

$12,734

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$13,713,746

In case the students at Southwest Baptist University face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at Southwest Baptist University is around $15,745 and the federal grant is $4,824. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,571 as well as institutional aid worth $15,745. At SBU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $13,713,746 per year.

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