C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    D+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A
SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary is ...
Private not-for-profit, Pentecostal
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
735 - 105th Ave
Oakland, CA 94603
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

Cost

Net Price
$22,116/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,073/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,149/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,155/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,785/ year

Academics

Professors
D+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
431Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
40%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
17%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%

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SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary Reviews

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If you are looking to go into ministry and can't go away to school I HIGHLY recommend SUM. They are very affordable and you get both the biblical knowledge and practical experience. They also set-up their program so that you can feasibly work FT if you need too. All my classes are Monday/Tuesday, I still work with as a Property Manager and work for my church. My schedule is CRAZY but not impossible. Also, the teachers are great. They love God and really have a heart to prepare us for ministry. Go here if you can! The Pneuma Cohort in Manassas, VA is the best!
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I was able to get all the aid I needed, the only thing that I can complain about is the fact that I only qualified for loans. Due to the fact that I am 25 and was working FT prior to going back to school I did not qualify for grants and a lot of scholarships, where as my friends who were working PT qualified. It wasn't like I was making a ton of money! I had enough to cover rent and living expenses.. I was making to much to qualify for help and not enough to have enough savings to pay for school out of pocket. This saddens me. I felt like I was getting the short end of the stick because I had worked 2 jobs so I could afford to live without government assistance.
Academics and professors are solid, however the administration is difficult to contact and several members will completely ignore attempts to contact them regarding transfer of credits, financial aid, etc. While this is a problem in colleges across America, one would expect a Christian college to have a better reputation in this area.