Southwest Baptist University is on a 152-acre campus in the small town setting of Bolivar, Missouri.
There are many activities and organizations for Southwest Baptist University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.
Interested in Greek life? Southwest Baptist University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Southwest Baptist University has several thriving Enactus. In fact, more students participate in the Enactus than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Southwest Baptist University include Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Missouri State Teachers Association and PSY CHI.
Southwest Baptist University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Bye Bash and Concerts and Sporting events.
This table offers information on housing at Southwest Baptist University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||No|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||59%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,097|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||652|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||30%|
Southwest Baptist University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Southwest Baptist University students live on campus. In 2022, 59% of undergrads at Southwest Baptist University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 30% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southwest Baptist University. There are 1,097 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,379 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 652 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 70% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
At Southwest Baptist University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southwest Baptist University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Southwest Baptist University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southwest Baptist University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southwest Baptist University, take Interstate 44, State Highway 13 to Bolivar, MO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Springfield-Branson National, Kansas City International airport.
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