Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL, USA
4.12 Average Rating

The Moody Bible Institute is a school of higher education that was founded in 1886. Moody Bible focuses on Christian education including, but not limited to, biblical studies, divinity, and theology. Moody Bible has various spiritual enrichment programs, which include religious student groups and organizations, chapel services, mentor leaders, mission trips, and Founders Week, their annual Bible conference. MBI is also home to five music ensembles which play on various tours and local performances, including an annual performance as part of Candlelight Carols.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Interdenominational
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
66%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other February 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
17%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,442
Total Number of Undergrads
2,714
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
39%
20-39 Students
50%
40-99 Students
8%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
66%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,917
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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.
$1,215
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.
$1,215
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.
$5,337
Books and Supplies
$932

Aid & Grants

0
100
51%
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,118
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,045
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,497

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.
15%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,293
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
41
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
90%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sheepdog
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Detroit
Dallas
Grand Rapids
Los Angeles
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What Students Are Saying

4.12 Average Rating
When you enter the campus of Moody, you will walk out four years later a completely different person. Armored with the knowledge of God, and of the world and its cultures, you will be fully equipped to carry out every good work. AND, have an AMAZING experience along the way!
Melinda from Chicago, IL
A great solid Christian Institution that enables its students to go for ministry or work in the areas they are studying .
Bianca from Chicago, IL
Moody Bible Institute is an incredible school. I have been challenged and grown in so many ways, and the community has been so awesome. Moody provides a quality education - both academically and spiritually.
Arielle from Walworth, WI
Moody Bible Institute - Spokane is a wonderful and academically rigorous school. It offers a very family like environment with professors and students alike, while maintaining a professional and respectful atmosphere. At Moody - Spokane, one will not only grow spiritually, but academically.
Natalia from Spokane, WA
*Disclaimer!* I do not attend the Chicago campus, but the Spokane one. Though I applied to the Chicago campus and was deferred here, I would highly suggest anyone to take this route. It is the best decision I ever made!
Emily from Gilmer, TX
Excellent for ministry-oriented students. Easy on the wallet. Great for getting to know solid Christian friends.
Jesse Ann
Deeply theological.
Biblically rooted.
Extremely practical.
Nathan - New Port Richey, FL
Serving the world in creative yet wonderfully unorthodox ways will become your passion. Hard work does produce fruit, in your life and the lives you seek to impact. Moody is exceptional in its environment, its impact, and it's service.
Laurel from St. Louis, Missouri
Moody Bible Institute is excited about the Bible. The professors care about you and want to help you to learn, and grow in your relationship with God. Every time I visit MBI I feel at home and know that God is at work through the students and staff.
Elisabeth from Prophetstown, IL

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