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Tuition & Fees

$22,440

$22,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 992
Declined + 612
Total Received 1,604
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Private (nonprofit)

2,952

undergraduate students

744

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6664
ACT 2368

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School Facts

Southwest Baptist University, founded in 1878, is a church-affiliated university. Its 152-acre campus is located in Bolivar, 28 miles north of Springfield, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,696
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Bolivar, MO

152-acre campus in Bolivar (population: 10,487), 28 miles from Springfield; branch campuses in Mountain View and Springfield. Major airport and bus serve Springfield; other major airport serves Kansas City (120 miles); train serves Warrensburg (75 miles).

Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
43%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 992
Declined + 612
Total Received 1,604

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Darren Crowder
Director of Admissions
P: 800 526-5859
F: 417 328-1514
dcrowder@sbuniv.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Division II)
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Assurance
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Bible
Biology
Biology Education
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Christian Ministry
Church Music
Commercial Art
Communication
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Specialist
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Technology
English
English Education
Exercise Science
Finance
General Studies
Health Education
History
Human Services
Intercultural Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Occupational Technology
Physical Education
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Recreation
Religious Education
Religious Studies
Science/Christian Faith
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Management
Theatre
Theology
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Undergraduate

80%

2,952
students

Female
64%
1,904

Male
36%
1,048

Graduate

20%

744
students

Female
62%
459

Male
38%
285

undergraduateFull-time

68%

2,011
students

Female
61%
1,216

Male
39%
795

undergraduatePart-time

32%

941
students

Female
74%
688

Male
26%
253

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 3

Spring: February 4

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Ghana
The Bahamas
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Carol Standley
Administrative Assistant, Admissions
417 328-1811
cstandle@sbuniv.edu

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