1600 University Avenue Bolivar, MO 65613 417-328-1810
http://www.sbuniv.edu/ admitme@sbuniv.edu
About Southwest Baptist University
  • Year of Foundation 1878
  • Size of Campus 180 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Southern Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,701
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 66%, 34%, 2%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $16,500
  • Room and Board $5,720
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,646
Since 1878, Southwest Baptist University has been a Christ-centered, caring academic community preparing students to be servant leaders in a global society. SBU faculty brings learning and faith together to give students a liberal arts education that offers more than just preparation for a career. Students are given the guidance and opportunities to expand their world, grow their faith, and discover their calling. The goal is for students to begin a life of direction. SBU has been recognized for being one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 15 years and one of America’s Best Christian Colleges® for 14 consecutive years. SBU’s financial aid program has been recognized as one of America’s Best College Scholarships for the past four years.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) University Missions, Small Group Ministries, Discipleship Teams, Christian Service Organization, Theatrical Evangelism and Mission (TEAM).
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Association, da Vine
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Community Concerts, Small Group Ministries, Homecoming, Festival of Christmas, plays, concerts, athletic events
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Psi Chi, SBU Honor Society of Nursing, Delta Epsilon Chi, Delta Mu Delta, Chi Sigma Theta.
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Kansas City (160), Springfield (27)
  • Distance to nearest train Warrensburg (90)
  • Distance to nearest bus Bolivar (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (48%), men's dorms (37%), apartment for single students (12%), other housing options (3%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 7%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 63%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Books in Library 196,425
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 11,339
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,448
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums Driskell Art Gallery
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,080
  • Number Of Microforms 482,073
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities Library web site is www.sbuniv.edu/lib/libhome.htm. Member of MOBIUS, a consortium of 50 Missouri academic libraries that share a common library platform. Special collections include the R. Earl Allen Model Pastor's Library, Antique/Rare Books Collection,
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Subscriptions 49,600
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 16,325
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Southwest Missouri State University)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 80%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Price, Waterhouse Coopers; Cerner; McAfee; Koch Industries; Jack Henry, Burlington Northern; IBM; Shelter Insurance; Microsoft; Intel; Boeing; Lockheed Martin; Department of Defense; Baird, Kurt, and Dobson Accounting Firm; Walmart Corporate Office; Motor
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 56%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village