Missouri Baptist University: Narrative Description

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One College Park Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141-8660
Tel: (314)434-1115; 877-434-1115
Admissions: (314)392-2296
Fax: (314)434-7596
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mobap.edu/


Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 65-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2827 per student. Total enrollment: 4,058. Faculty: 184 (54 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 391 applied, 61% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 1,137 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 2,199 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 29 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 27% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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 Maryville University of Saint Louis, Lindenwood University, Fontbonne College, Webster University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,830 includes full-time tuition ($12,480), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($5800). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $435 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 11 open to all; university social clubs. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Missouri State Teacher's Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ministerial Alliance. Major annual events: homecoming, Hanging of the Green, The MoBap Perk. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense classes. 239 college housing spaces available; 231 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Jung-Kellogg Library with 91,115 books, 45,595 microform titles, 450 serials, 4,596 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $288,125. 122 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

Community Environment:

See Washington University.

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