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Southwest Baptist University

314 reviews
  1. Bolivar, MO
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Southwest Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
1600 University Ave
Bolivar, MO 65613
Website

Southwest Baptist University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
910-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,892/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,941/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,345/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,746/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,378/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,039/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.19 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,011Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Friendly
    80%
  • Stuck-up
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.18 responses
Poll
7%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Christ-centered, caring, academic community
    88%
  • Success-oriented
    13%

After Southwest Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

314 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    121
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    9
It's small but the classes prepare you for the real working world. If you want a Christ centered education this is definitely it.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
The physical therapy program is extremely known around the US, therefore, earning a degree in that field from SBU is extremely valuable!
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
I love the professors I work with within my Exercise Science degree. They are always available to talk to, and I know they want to see me succeed.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago