Dallas Baptist University: Narrative Description

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3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211-9299
Tel: (214)333-7100
Free: 800-460-1328
Admissions: (214)333-5360
Fax: (214)333-5447
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dbu.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Baptist General Convention of Texas. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 293-acre urban campus. Endowment: $21.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4577 per student. Total enrollment: 4,714. Faculty: 413 (96 full-time, 317 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 809 applied, 65% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 79% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,001 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,540 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 42 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 19% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 51% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, rank in upper 50% of high school class and 2.5 high school GPA, minimum ACT score of 21, combined SAT score of 1,000, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $16,254 includes full-time tuition ($11,610) and college room and board ($4644). College room only: $1830. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $387 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 34 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Baptist Student Ministry, Student Government Association, Student Education Association, International Student Organization. Major annual events: homecoming, Freshman Orientation/Student Welcome and Transition Week (SWAT), Spiritual Rush Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,211 college housing spaces available; 1,135 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Vance Memorial Library with 235,931 books, 517,334 microform titles, 561 serials, 6,171 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $872,343. 182 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Texas at Dallas.

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