PROFILE

Southwest Baptist University

About Southwest Baptist University


Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society. Since 1878, SBU has a legacy of excellence in academics along with an intense passion for building Christ’s kingdom. Integrating faith with every academic pursuit is the cornerstone of an SBU education, with more than 80 areas of study on the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Total enrollment is about 3,600 on all campuses.

About Our Students

FALL 2019 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.


Middle 50% ACT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Average ACT for first-time, full-time students for Fall 2014 is 23.4.

English 20 - 28
Mathematics 18 - 26
Reading 0 - 0
Science 0 - 0

The ACT has four tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), each scored on a range of 1-36, and an optional writing test (scores are not reported here...check with the institution). In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 20192017 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2019.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class
3.51

GENDER: ALL UNDERGRADUATES

Women 64%
Men 36%

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What Students Pay

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Our Graduates

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2019. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2019 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 67%

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Life on Campus

Southwest Baptist University's 152-acre main campus is located in Bolivar, Missouri. Southwest Baptist University also operates campuses at Salem, Mountain View and Springfield, Missouri.

Campus Safety

The department of safety & security consists of a director, assistant director, access coordinator, office coordinator and four patrol officers. Officers are available 24/7/365. The department's mission is to promote an atmosphere free from fear for personal safety, property loss or accidents and thereby contribute to SBU's academic excellence.

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