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Southwest Baptist University Stats, Info and Facts

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3,669 students

88% admitted

  • 2,212 full time
  • 1,457 part time
  • 890 men full time
  • 1,322 women full time
  • 1,781 applied
  • 1,571 admitted
  • 514 enrolled

2,598 Undergraduates

$21,600 tuition/year

  • 727 Graduates
  • 344 Non-Degree
  • $21,600 in state
  • $908 fees
  • $7,460 room & board
  • $1,500 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Bearcats
School Colors: Purple
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Debra from Springfield, MO
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  • I recently completed my first semester at SBU. The instructors take an interest in your learning, they don't act like teaching is just a job. I would recommend SBU to…

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  • Haley from Springfield, MO
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  • It is truly a Christ-centered, caring, academic community. It is a beautiful campus, always striving to be better. Professors truly care about you as a person.…

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  • Nikolai from Higginsville, MO
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  • Southwest Baptist University is a great private school with reasonable tuition and plenty of scholarship opportunities. More importantly, the professors are first-class with high degrees of education and also caring…

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  • Debra from Springfield, MO
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  • My overall impression of this University is amazing. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I am very excited to begin my program of choice at Southwest Baptist University! …

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Mission Statement

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society.

Southwest Baptist University
  • Located in Bolivar, MO
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,669 students enrolled
  • 88% admitted
  • $21,600 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • happy student
  • I am a current student here

    I really enjoy SBU, and the dorm life is great. While we do not have fraternities and sororities, people in each dorm building become very close. I have made some very good friendships with other girls who live in my hall. One thing that we do together as a dorm is we have dorm activities such as joining a coffee house night or watching a movie. Each year at Homecoming, we show off our dorm pride by participating in the dorm competitions. My favorite of the dorm competitions is the Bed Races. That is an event in which each dorm building has a representative team. The team pushes one of its members on a wheeled bed as quickly as they can. The winning team gets points, and the team with the most points after all of the Homecoming events are over gets bragging rights and a prize.

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  • 4
  • Shawn from Salem, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I like the facility that they have at SBU-Salem. It has the up to date technology along with great teachers and office staff.

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  • 4
  • Abigail from West Plains, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Part of Southwest Baptist University's credo is that they are caring. This is a completely true statement. I am a rather shy person at first and I always felt welcome every time I came to visit before school started last year. The students waved to me. The ambassadors were warm and friendly. Several times, doors were opened for me by gentlemanly students here. The teachers make you feel comfortable and are very engaging. Yes it is a small school and yes it is in a tiny community, but the education and the social experiences you have here are worth it! I'm making memories and gaining to knowledge to last a life time! I love the chapel services. I love the Thursday night worship service in the tiny chapel in the middle of campus. Assassins week was a blast! And all of the student faculty (RA's, etc.) really make an effort to make you feel like you're a part of a family. By the way, they have an amazing city park in Bolivar. Seriously, it's gorgeous in summer and they decorate it up really well in the winter. You are going to enjoy it a lot.

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  • 5
  • Kara from Bolivar, MO
  • I am a current student here

    The faculty and students are very friendly and encouraging. I have been able to excel in my studies due to their willingness to help and genuine concern for the success of their students.

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  • 5
  • Garrick from Bolivar, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I love it here.Everyone is friendly which you won't find at a lot of schools.The environment is very comforting as well,especially having fellow believers surrounding you.

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