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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
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 1,868 undergraduate students. The Southwest Baptist acceptance rate is 90%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 48% of students, Southwest Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
About Southwest Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
1600 University Ave
Bolivar, MO 65613
Website

Southwest Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,782/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,975/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,391/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,583/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,627/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,609/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    69%
  • Stuck-up
    15%
  • Determined
    8%
  • Judgy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
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
Report
  • Christ-centered, caring, academic community
    93%
  • Success-oriented
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Southwest Baptist University Reviews

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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!
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I am currently in the physical therapy program at SBU and I love it! The classes are small enough where I feel like I matter as a student, my professors care for us both inside and outside of the classroom. The campus is beautiful, the student life is awesome. No negative words to say about it!
I am currently a senior in high school, but I have visited SBU a few times. The atmosphere is wonderful! Everyone is so friendly and is always willing to help in whatever way they can.