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Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO

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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 Mrs. Becky Van Stavern
Director of Admissions
Email: bvanstavern@sbuniv.edu
Phone: 417-328-1815
Fax: 417-328-1808

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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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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 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

1,973
Applied
1,401
Accepted
2,588
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

1,232
Females Applied
869
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

741
Males Applied
532
Males Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.49
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 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 525 440 600
SAT Math 513 450 560
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,500
Private
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Fees

940
Full-time student fees
8,040
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

22,411
Avg. Financial Aid Package
24,167
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
27,364
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,837
Avg. Loan Aid
3,997
Avg. Grant Aid
12,669
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,588
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.34%
Black or African American 5.46%
White or Caucasian 79.45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.73%
Asian 0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 1.64%
Other 6.96%

Gender

Male (36.05%)
Female (63.95%)

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 70%

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
1

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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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

337
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 153
Part-time - 184
Male - 146
Female - 191
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