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 1,835 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southwest Baptist acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Southwest Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Southwest Baptist University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
Most Popular Majors
Elementary Education45 Graduates
Radiologic Technician14 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies14 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12 Graduates
Healthcare Management10 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
Southwest Baptist University Reviews
Southwest Baptist University is a great school that creates an amazing Christian filled environment for its students. The professors are very helpful and are always there whenever you need them. The student body is absolutely amazing! There are many events put on to encourage fun while also building community.
I thought overall it seems like a good university. The professors for the most part are truly caring and get involved to make sure to help you succeed spiritually and physically in the world around you. I wish there were more options for some majors but they are in the workings of expanding classes! I was Criminal Justice/Psychology double major and those professors were really into what the students wanted and needed to help flourish in their fields!
I enjoyed my time at SBU. It has a very homey feel, with small classroom sizes. The teachers are friendly and everyone knows everyone! The downfall is it is in a very small town and there is not much to do or places to get part time work. I made some of the best friends I have ever had at this school, though because we weren't distracted by the busyness of a city and had to make our own fun possible!