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Southwest Baptist University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOLIVAR, MO

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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Southwest Baptist is a private, Christian university located in Bolivar, Missouri in the Springfield, MO Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,701 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southwest Baptist acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 46% of students, Southwest Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.

About

1600 UNIVERSITY AVE
BOLIVAR, MO 65613
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference

Southwest Baptist University Rankings

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SBU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,344 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,400 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 25 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,701 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
887
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Friendly
    69%
  • Stuck-up
    15%
  • Determined
    8%
  • Judgy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 21 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Christ-centered, caring, academic community
    93%
  • Success-oriented
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 20 responses

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