Appalachian Bible College

Mount Hope, WV

Appalachian Bible College, founded in 1950, is a private, coeducational Christian college. Its 120-acre campus is located in Bradley, 52 miles from Charleston.

Website: www.abc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
259
Undergraduate
Students
(38.6%) 100 Women
(61.4%) 159 Men
3
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
56% of 133 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
519 average
477-552 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
564 average
517-612 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$22,900
Tuition and Fees
$13,920
Room and Board
$7,960
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$13,401
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$15,421
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
23
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Mount Hope Population
2,040
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.4% Asian
1.4% Black/African-American
0.7% Hispanic/Latino
96.5% White
International Students
2.3% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
161 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Mount Hope, WV 25880
Phone
(304) 877-6428 x313
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@abc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
56% of 133 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 79 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 54 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
41 (55%) of 74 admitted students enrolled
Women
15 (39%) of 38 admitted students enrolled
Men
26 (72%) of 36 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
519 average
477-552 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
23%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
564 average
517-612 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$22,900
Tuition and Fees
$13,920
Room and Board
$7,960
Books and Supplies
$1,020
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@abc.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 15
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007544
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
54 (93.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
36 (66.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
36 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$13,401
Need-Based Gift
Received by 34 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,338
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16 (44.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,828
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (5.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
143 (91.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
105 (73.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
105 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1 (1.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$13,511
Need-Based Gift
Received by 103 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,243
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 52 (49.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,968
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 105 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7 (4.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,885

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$15,421
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
97
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
3
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
9
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
141
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$721
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Theology and religious vocations
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
23
Part-Time Faculty
12
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
17%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
15
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Mount Hope Population
2,040
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
110 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 76.4 average high in September
Rain
161 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 miles from campus in Beckley
Nearest Train Station
25 miles from campus in Prince

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
5%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
patrols by trained security personnel

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Soccer     x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Soccer    
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Soccer x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
259
Women
100 (38.6%)
Men
159 (61.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
148
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.4% Asian
1.4% Black/African-American
0.7% Hispanic/Latino
96.5% White
International Students.
2.3% from 9 countries
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
3

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
47.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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