Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO, USA
3.73 Average Rating

Southwest Baptist University is a 4-year Christian college in southwest Missouri affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention. SBU confers undergraduate degrees in over 80 areas of study. As a Christian university, SBU holds biweekly chapel services and requires participation in a minimum number of faith-building activities in order to graduate. Additionally, the SBU campus is home to the Center for Global Connections preparing students for missionary work abroad.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Southern Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
90%
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
79%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
90%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1058
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,592
Total Number of Undergrads
2,822
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
79%
20-39 Students
12%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,401
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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.
$24,100
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.
$24,100
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.
$7,720
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
81%
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.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,277
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.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,242
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,997

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.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,994
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.
$21,088
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.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
27
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
66%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bearcats
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great Lakes Valley Conference

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Springfield
Saint Louis
Kansas City
Dallas
Columbia
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
It is a great place to meet new people and connect with the community.
The courses are challenging but will help you in the long run.
They have a variety of majors offered.
Parker from Walnut Grove, MO
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.
Haley from Springfield, MO
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 anyone looking to further his education.
Debra from Springfield, MO
Southwest Baptist University - Mercy School of Nursing in Springfield, MO has been a wonderful learning experience with very dedicated instructors. The nursing program is very organized with hands on training and valuable life-skills. The program has given me an opportunity to grow both scholastically but also personally in my journey.
Julie from Springfield, MO
Southwest Baptist University is a great place to get an education. So far in my two years at SBU I have learned so much and have been challenged by every single one of my professors. I believe this university is preparing me to be a better person and future educator.
Katie from Bolivar, MO

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