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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX, USA
3.95 Average Rating

Dallas Baptist University is a private Christian institution that features a “Christ-centered,” liberal arts curriculum with “selective” admissions. DBU operates three campuses around Texas in Dallas, Hurst, and Plano. A majority of students choose to study music management, religious education, or psychology. DBU also provides study abroad opportunities in places such as Australia, Jordan, Ireland, and England.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Baptist
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
56%
Submitting ACT
44%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1177
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
5,067
Total Number of Undergrads
3,161
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,645
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,480
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,480
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,740
Books and Supplies
$1290

Aid & Grants

0
100
61%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,111
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
94%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,757
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,355

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,630
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
43
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Patriots
School Colors
Red/White/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Houston
Austin
San Antonio
Tyler
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,200
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
DBU has provided me such a great experience. Some of the courses have expanded my knowledge and has allowed me to see and and understand new views I've never thought of before. There are so many great people at dbu and would not transfer anywhere else.
student
Dallas Baptist University is a university that puts values student leadership. From academics, to relationships with Christ, to the workers, faculty, and classes, Dallas Baptist University values each student and member and offers every possible way to help them grow.
CHRISTINA from Austin, TX
I would rate DBU a ten out of ten. I love absolutely everything about this school. Being at a school that is centered around God is the best thing I could ever be apart of.
Kailey from Dallas, TX
DBU has been a stepping stone in my personal and spiritual life. I am not only getting a great education, I am at a university that helps guide each student as they transition away from home. It has been challenging and rewarding to work hard, develop relationships, and take steps toward a future career.
Hannah from Glen Rose, TX
DBU is a fantastic place for students who are looking to not only further their education, but also their social life and faith. Everything at DBU oozes with fun, a sense of community, and the love of the Lord. I'm so excited to be attending there in the fall, because I know that I will grow in Christ and grow as a person as well.
Holly from San Antonio, TX