Southwest Baptist University
Bolivar, MO, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
73%
Acceptance Rate
1,884
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
123
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
79%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
US States Represented
34
Countries Represented
16
87%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1136
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
440
75th
600
Reading
25th
460
75th
580
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
45%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
23
Top 25%
48
Top 50%
80

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-526-5859
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
Come to as many visit days as you can.
Participate in Bearcat Days.
Come to at least one home basketball game.
Haley from Springfield, MO
Like any college or school, you have to study to get good grades.
Debra from Springfield, MO
Be excited about starting college because it is a wonderful time of transition and personal growth. Don’t sweat the small things before you get there. On the more practical side, if you are living in a dorm, you might want to invest in some under-the-bed storage units. Those really come in handy.
happy student
Take advantage of SBU's events for prospective students, namely Bearcat Days and Fall Visitation. This will give you an opportunity to meet with faculty and determine if the atmosphere fits your particular needs and preferences.
Kara from Bolivar, MO
Be organized. Utilize your resources including study groups with peers and you tube videos. Don't give up your dream just strive harder.
Julie from Springfield, MO
If you are a prospective student I would definitely suggest going to see the university. As soon as I saw the campus, met some of my professors and adviser, I knew it was the place I wanted to be.
Katie from Bolivar, MO
Be ready to study, but also to have the time of your life! Don't be afraid to make new friends, because the friendships I've made here have been very deep, and have developed quickly.
Jennifer from Springfield, MO
I only have a few tips for prospective students:
1) Bring rain boots and a large umbrella. You wouldn't believe how much it rains in the spring. I thought I was living in Seattle there for a while!
2) You may want to allot some money for you to buy staple food items to keep in your dorm room. SBU does a pretty good job with their food at Mellars (the cafeteria) but it is cafeteria food and you get bored with it after a while. Don't rely on the wide variety of fast food restaurants that are conveniently nearby. Make use of the kitchen available in every dorm.
3) Get to know your professors outside of class. They are wonderful people and have lots of things to teach you within and outside of the classroom walls.
4) You don't need to bring your whole closet with you the first day. You've got time to go home and get the things you discover you still need before the weather becomes too dramatic to handle. I learned this the hard way.
5) Don't date anyone the first couple of months. This is the time to make friends.
6) Bring a bike/longboard/skateboard/rollerskates(?) because there will be mornings you run late.
7) Keep your grades up. You don't want to lose your scholarships.
8) Second semester is tougher than first semester in every single way possible.
9) Call whoever helped you make it to college, at least once a week that first semester. They REALLY want to hear how you are.
10) You are about to get a whole ton of freedom with your time. Don't abuse it. Don't sleep in until 2pm (missing your first three classes). Don't be stupid.
Abigail from West Plains, MO
If you attend, get connected and don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
Parker from Walnut Grove, MO

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