Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$25,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
470
75th
583
25th
480
75th
25
25th
18
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,131
Declined 411
Total Received 1,542
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Private

3,048

undergraduate students

896

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,944
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

152-acre campus in Bolivar (population: 10,885), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO
65613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
570
25th
470
75th
583
25th
480
75th
25
25th
18
75th
24
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,131
Declined 411
Total Received 1,542

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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Financial Aid

74%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$14,911

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $24,500
Room $3,400
Board $4,640
Additional fees $1,008
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $35,048
Average Financial Aid - $14,911
Total with Avg. Aid $20,137
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 526-5859
F: 417 328-1514
bgamble@sbuniv.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, Frisbee golf, soccer, softball, racquetball, volleyball (indoor/sand), water basketball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
General Studies.
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Missions/Missionary Studies.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Education.
Organizational Communication, General.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Religious Education.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech Teacher Education.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,944

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

3,048
students

Female
65%
1,972

Male
35%
1,076

23%

896
students

Female
63%
567

Male
37%
329

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

60%

1,833
students

Female
63%
1,140

Male
37%
693

40%

1,215
students

Female
69%
832

Male
31%
383

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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

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
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Australia
Brazil
Canada
Hungary
Spain
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special orientation
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