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Philadelphia College of Bible

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1913
Affiliation: Protestant, Evangelical
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,058
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $7,990,687
Admissions Address

200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990

Website

http://www.pbu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@pbu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Lisa Yoder
Admissions office telephone: (215) 702-4235
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
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: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.pbu.edu/admissions/undergrad/onlineapp.htm Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
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 1
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: N/A
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May not 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: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? N/A
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 94%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 94%
Total applicants: 389
Total acceptances: 366
Total freshman enrollment: 220
 
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: 176
Male acceptances: 165
Male freshman enrollment: 106
 
Female applicants: 213
Female acceptances: 201
Female freshman enrollment: 114
Out-of-state freshmen: 51%
 
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: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 78%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 65%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 89%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 600
Math: 450 – 580
Combined: 920 – 1180

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 2.8%
600-699 22.6% 15.8%
500-599 39.0% 41.2%
400-499 29.9% 32.8%
300-399 4.5% 5.6%
200-299 0.0% 1.7%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 18 – 26
Composite: 17 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
24-29 13.3% 20.0% 6.7%
18-23 53.3% 53.3% 53.3%
12-17 26.7% 20.0% 26.7%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 6.7%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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