Tuition & Fees

$24,510

$24,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
21%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
24%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
26%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,370
Declined + 563
Total Received 1,933
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Private (nonprofit)

2,663

undergraduate students

693

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6664
ACT 2368

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,356
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Bolivar, MO

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).

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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
29%
500-599
50%
400-499
21%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
24%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
34%
18-23
35%
12-17
26%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
44%
12-17
18%

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

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,370
Declined + 563
Total Received 1,933

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Darren Crowder
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 800 526-5859
F: 417 328-1514
admissions@sbuniv.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,412

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $23,600
Room $3,400
Board $4,420
Additional fees $910
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $33,830
Average Financial Aid - $20,412
Total with Avg. Aid $13,418
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Financial Aid Deadline

Institution's own financial aid form
in December

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Brad Gamble
Director of Financial Aid
bgamble@sbuniv.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Baseball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Frisbee Golf, Soccer, Softball, Racquetball, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Water Basketball

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Athletic Directors

Mike Pitts (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
purple and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Assurance
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Athletics/Activities Administration
Bible
Biology
Biology Education
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Children's Ministry
Christian Ministry
Christian Studies
Church Music
Commercial Art
Communication
Computational Finance
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Computer Science Education
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Cybersecurity
Economics/Finance
Education Specialist
Education/Educational Leadership
Educational Administration/Leadership
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Technology
English
English Education
Exercise Science
General Studies
Health Science
History
Intercultural Studies
International Business
Journalism/Mass Communication
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nursing/R.N.
Occupational Technology
Pastoral Ministry
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion/Philosophy
Social Science Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication/Theatre Education
Sports Management
Sports Marketing
Teacher Leadership
Teaching
Theatre
Writing
Youth Ministry
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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

3,356

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

2,663
students

Female
63%
1,691

Male
37%
972

21%

693
students

Female
61%
424

Male
39%
269

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

1,780
students

Female
62%
1,093

Male
38%
687

34%

883
students

Female
68%
598

Male
32%
285

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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
3%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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

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

International Student Contact

Becky Van Stavern
Director of Admissions
417 328-1815
bvanstavern@sbuniv.edu

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