Southwest Baptist University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Bolivar, MO, Southwest Baptist University is one of the best universities in the state of Missouri. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Southwest Baptist University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Southwest Baptist University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, Southwest Baptist University is often abbreviated as SBU.

1600 University Avenue Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (800) 526-5859
Web site:

Rankings: Southwest Baptist University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.2
Graduation and retention ranking: 88
Average freshman retention rate: 71.0%
6-year graduation rate: 47.8%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 115
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 63.9%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 2.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 73.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 28
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-26
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 50%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 73.5%
Financial resources rank: 119
Alumni giving rank: 122
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 5.3%

Southwest Baptist University History

Essential Facts: Southwest Baptist University

  • Southwest Baptist University is Christ-centered. From its inception, and continuing today, the University is a distinctively Christian and Baptist institution supporting a Christian worldview.
  • Southwest Baptist University is a private, four-year comprehensive evangelical Christian university offering more than 80 areas of academic study .
  • Southwest Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,663, with a gender distribution of 37 percent male students and 63 percent female students.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 69%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 74%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 95%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA II
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook