Southwest Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Lakes Valley Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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 Education40 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science19 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services17 Graduates
Radiologic Technician16 Graduates
Business Administration and Management15 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics15 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies15 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
After Southwest Baptist University
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
Review Southwest Baptist University
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.
I never expected to feel comfortable being in a small town since I came from a rather large school in Kansas City, MO. I loved the atmosphere and everyone I spoke to was so full of God and they showed it. The eagerness to help each incoming student find the right place was overwhelming. The counselors helped me to receive a lot of financial opportunities and I could really feel god pushing me in the direction of SBU.