New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary: Narrative Description

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3939 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126-4858
Tel: (504)282-4455; 800-662-8701; Admissions: (504)282-4455; Web Site:

Description: Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 81-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 2,712. 85 applied, 82% were admitted. Students come from 29 states and territories, 5 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 100% 25 or older. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/9. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $3600 full-time. Mandatory fees: $170 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run radio station. Major annual events: Campus Revival, Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. John Christian Library plus 1 other with 206,321 books. 10 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: See Tulane University.

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