2,822
Students
Financial aid thermometer
19,846
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Southwest Baptist University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bolivar, MO, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO  65613-2597
United States
Contact Becky Van Stavern
Director of Admissions
Email: bvanstavern@sbuniv.edu
Phone: 417-328-1815
Fax: 417-328-1808

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,754
Applied
1,298
Accepted
2,822
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

1,012
Females Applied
749
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

742
Males Applied
549
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs 3 recommendations
Recommended Essay
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 539 460 580
SAT Math 534 443 600
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

23,100
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Fees

910
Full-time student fees
7,720
Room & board
3,400
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

19,846
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,107
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,593
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,391
Avg. Loan Aid
9,933
Avg. Grant Aid
6,299
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
71%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,822
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
14%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.71%
Black or African American 5.86%
White or Caucasian 82.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.89%
Asian 0.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.22%
Two or more races 1.11%
Other 3.86%

Gender

Male (36.04%)
Female (63.96%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 51%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Bye Bash and Concerts and Sporting events

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Enactus, Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Missouri State Teachers Association and PSY CHI

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

333
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 155
Part-time - 178
Male - 144
Female - 189