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Colleges / Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University

Bolivar, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%

About Southwest Baptist University

Southwest Baptist University is a private, religious university in the town of Bolivar, Missouri. Southwest Baptist University was founded in 1878. The university currently enrolls around 3,039 students per year, including 2,379 undergrads.

Southwest Baptist University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Southwest Baptist University. Around 96% of applicants get into Southwest Baptist University each year. In 2022, 844 out of 878 total applicants were accepted.

Southwest Baptist University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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Southwest Baptist University Campus Tours

Southwest Baptist University is located in Bolivar, Missouri,.

If you want to see Southwest Baptist University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 44, State Highway 13 to Bolivar, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Springfield-Branson National, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southwest Baptist University and Bolivar are like without leaving home.

College Info

1600 University Avenue Bolivar, MO 65613-2597

Campus Setting: Small Town

Southwest Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwest Baptist University is Continuous processing.

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Southwest Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

998 - 1160


Math SAT Range

520 - 600


Reading SAT Range

483 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


998 to 1160


998 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Southwest Baptist University students is 1061. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Southwest Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 998 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 998 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Southwest Baptist University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwest Baptist University is like? There are approximately 3,039 students enrolled at Southwest Baptist University, including 2,379 undergraduate students and 660 graduate students. 57% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from MO and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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