Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$25,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,401
Declined 572
Total Received 1,973
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Private

2,588

undergraduate students

693

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,281
Established in 1878
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Springfield-Branson National, Kansas City International

Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar
65613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Enactus
  • Student Government Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
  • PSY CHI

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Bye Bash
  • Concerts and Sporting events
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
23%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
8%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
33%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,401
Declined 572
Total Received 1,973

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Fencing, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting and Related Services, Other
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, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Child Development
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
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Financial Mathematics
General Studies
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing, Other
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Office Management and Supervision
Organizational Communication, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Religious/Sacred Music
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,281

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

2,588
students

Female
64%
1,655

Male
36%
933

21%

693
students

Female
59%
411

Male
41%
282

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

1,701
students

Female
62%
1,051

Male
38%
650

35%

887
students

Female
69%
604

Male
31%
283

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 35%
Student 5 year graduation rate 11%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

241

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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