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Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneC
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeC+
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 1,780 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southwest Baptist acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 48% 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 Education28 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science20 Graduates
Radiologic Technician17 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities12 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies12 Graduates
Computer Science10 Graduates
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
I strongly advise this school for women and girls; I've never had any problems with harassment or feeling unsafe on campus, and they have a very serious attitude towards these kinds of harassment! There's much less of the drinking and drug-related problems you find on other campuses, even if that means people use their energy to be a little... odd sometimes.
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.
Great school! The other students and staff are all very friendly and always more than willing to help. No one ever feels left, it feels like a large family.