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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
SUM Bible College is a private, Christian college located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 384 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the SUM Bible College acceptance rate is 66%. The only major offered is Biblical Studies. Graduating 36% of students, SUM Bible College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,300.
1107 Investment Plaza Suite 290
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary Rankings

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SUM Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,506/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,554/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C-
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

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    97%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
384Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
63
Undergrads Over 25
50%
Pell Grant
64%
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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
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%

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SUM is an online accredited private christian college. Some people say they can’t learn online, or it’s just not the same as being at a physical campus, well let me tell you- I feel like I have not missed a single thing. The program and technology will leave you lacking nothing. I am so grateful that I found SUM and was able to earn my bachelors from this amazing school!
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If you are called into the ministry, SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary is where you want to be! My college works out of the five-fold ministry and is solely focused on propelling called men and women of God to where they are supposed to be. Our academic program is set up with ministry in mind and this is reflected partly in the cost of our terms. when followed, SUM's financial plan can help you graduate debt free! For someone who is headed towards the missions field, this is extremely helpful because I must be debt free before fulfilling the calling placed on my life. That is only one of many benefits of attending my school, so if you have a call of God on your life then look no further than SUM!
I am very grateful to be a part of SUM. It has been years sense I have been to school and I couldn't ask for a better experience. I love the lay out as well as the Professors. It's been pretty hectic getting going, but the more I keep showing up, the better it's getting. The personnel who are involved are absolutely wonderful. They do everything that I ask of them. It would be a blessing to get this scholarship. Thank you for the opportunity. God bless!