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Southwest Baptist University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1878
Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,730
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $16,083,596
Admissions Address

1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613

Website

http://www.sbuniv.edu

Admissions E-mail

dcrowder@sbuniv.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Darren Crowder
Admissions office telephone: (800) 526-5859
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.sbuniv.edu/prospectivestudents/applyonline.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by July 1)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 0
Academic electives N/A 0
Total academic units N/A 13

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 26
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 26
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 1,311
Total acceptances: 989
Total freshman enrollment: 459
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 609
Male acceptances: 437
Male freshman enrollment: 222
 
Female applicants: 702
Female acceptances: 552
Female freshman enrollment: 237
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 56%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 83%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 12%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 580
Math: 430 – 560
Combined: 870 – 1140

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 21.0% 10.0%
500-599 31.0% 40.0%
400-499 35.0% 38.0%
300-399 13.0% 8.0%
200-299 0.0% 4.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 94%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 27
Math: 19 – 26
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 8.0% 15.0% 6.0%
24-29 38.0% 35.0% 42.0%
18-23 43.0% 36.0% 36.0%
12-17 10.0% 12.0% 16.0%
6-11 1.0% 2.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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