Baptist Bible College and Seminary

South Abington Township, PA

Baptist Bible College and Seminary is a church-affiliated institution. Founded in 1932, it received academic accreditation in 1969. Its 121-acre campus is located in Clarks Summit, seven miles from Scranton.

Website: www.clarkssummitu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
722
Undergraduate
Students
(49.7%) 359 Women
(50.3%) 363 Men
279
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
38% of 424 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.31
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
17-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$32,110
Tuition and Fees
$23,890
Room and Board
$6,320
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,483
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
41
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

South Abington Township Population
5,118
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Defenders
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
1.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
89.7% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
0.1% from 86 countries
First-Year Students Returning
47.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
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 Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
538 Venard Road
City, State, Zip
South Abington Township, PA 18411
Phone
(570) 586-2400 x9271
Fax
(570) 585-9226
E-mail
admissions@clarkssummitu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
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
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Christian testimony required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not 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 X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
38% of 424 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 222 applicants were admitted
Men
33% of 202 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
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
3.31
3.75 and Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
17-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
54%
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
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$32,110
Tuition and Fees
$23,890
Room and Board
$6,320
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$900
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002670
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Received by 58 aid recipients
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,483
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
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
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Married Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,457
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Youth Ministry
Most Popular Disciplines
Theology and religious vocations, Education, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
All degree programs are available online

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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
41
Part-Time Faculty
6
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 53% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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
25
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

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Master of Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Ministries

Master's Programs of Study

  • Communication--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Communication--General
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Theology

Location and Setting


South Abington Township Population
5,118
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
124 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Scranton
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
8%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


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

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Defenders
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
722
Women
359 (49.7%)
Men
363 (50.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
568
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.6% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
1.5% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
89.7% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
0.1% from 86 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
279

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
47.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
36.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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