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Colleges / The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About SBTS

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Overview

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is a private, religious school in Louisville, KY. SBTS was founded in 1858 and the school now enrolls around 3,190 students per year, including 668 undergrad students. SBTS offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to SBTS for Fall 2023 is July 15.

Student Activities at SBTS

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2022 SBTS Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $11,400
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $840

Is SBTS a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what SBTS offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Around 71% of applicants get into SBTS each year. Out of 110 applications received in 2022, 78 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SBTS

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 78% of students who start at SBTS return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for SBTS Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with SBTS directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SBTS

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend SBTS full-time are awarded $840 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $18,258 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SBTS.

Based on this information, is SBTS the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SBTS a good school for you?

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Where is The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Located?

SBTS is located in Louisville, KY.

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SBTS Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SBTS is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SBTS is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SBTS ACT Scores

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SBTS SAT Scores

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SBTS Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,346

In State

$19,346

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$11,400
$11,400
Fees
$496
$496
Housing
$7,450
$7,450
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at SBTS is like? There are approximately 3,190 students enrolled at SBTS, including 668 undergraduate students and 2,522 graduate students. 62% percent of students attend school full-time.

62%

Full Time

38%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,190

Campus Setting

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,896

Out-of-State

$11,896

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 15
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