Southwest Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Southwest Baptist University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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 Education37 Graduates
Business Administration and Management31 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics21 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies20 Graduates
Health and Medical Administrative Services14 Graduates
Computer Science13 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
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Southwest Baptist University is a perfect school for someone who likes to be surrounded with people that have the same belief as them. If you want support in your walk with Christ this is the school for you. Although, if you stray from the typical Christian you will be ridiculed and looked down upon because you are different. I would like to see the diversity in the SBU community greatly change to more open minded and wider ethnicity. The university is located in a small town and some people may like this but you have to drive 45 min for a decent night out.
Firstly, this university is solid when it comes to providing a Christ-centered education. The professors and staff here are Christ followers whose interest in your life extends beyond the classroom. They will talk with you, pray with you, and laugh with you. There are however, many downsides to this college. For instance, the financial aid department is incredibly flawed. The campus living, while adequate in terms of living conditions, is both overpriced and designed to screw you over. The requirements to live off campus are just a money-trap for the university. Not only that, but living in the dorms traps you into buying a full meal plan for the university, which essentially is garbage. This is also overpriced ($7 per meal). These dorms also come with rules and regulations. You are not allowed to bring members of the opposite sex onto the hall EVER except for specified times (once on Friday and once on Saturday), and as a freshman you have to sign a curfew sheet EVERY NIGHT.
I love Southwest Baptist University (SBU)! Welcome Week was a great experience that helped me get involved with the school and meet new people. Everyone at SBU is kind and caring. The professors are great and they care about their students on a personal level. The school is a little over an hour from my home, so it is far enough away to give me independence, but close enough to home for me to visit often. If I had to choose a college again, I believe that I would choose SBU.