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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
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Occupational Safety And Health Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/letters, Other Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Health And Medical Administrative Services, Other Checkmark
Radiologic Technology/science - Radiographer Checkmark
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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
Financial Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
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Theological And Ministerial Studies, Other Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,560
Applied
1,144
Accepted
2,379
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

982
Females Applied
704
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

578
Males Applied
440
Males Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

30
Application Fee
3.55
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
Out of state 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 532 480 580
SAT Math 626 473 568
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

25,100
Private
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Fees

960
Full-time student fees
8,150
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

23,632
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,639
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
23,570
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,817
Avg. Loan Aid
4,141
Avg. Grant Aid
11,194
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,379
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.68%
Black or African American 4.66%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.77%
Asian 0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 1.54%
Other 10.24%

Gender

Male (36.61%)
Female (63.39%)

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 65%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Bye Bash and Concerts and Sporting events

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
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
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

281
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 142
Part-time - 139
Male - 125
Female - 156
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