Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$25,508

not including housing and food

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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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-preparatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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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Financial Aid

74%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$14,911

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $24,500
Housing $3,400
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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
62%
1,140

Male
38%
693

40%

1,215
students

Female
68%
832

Male
32%
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 transferred

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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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