Baptist University of the Americas

San Antonio, TX

Baptist University of the Américas (BUA), founded in 1947, offers college readiness courses, diploma and non-accredited coursework, accredited associate of arts and bachelor's degrees and continuing education courses in language and culture, youth ministry training, and Bible study.

Website: www.bua.edu/

Private
Co-ed
195
Undergraduate
Students
(48.2%) 94 Women
(51.8%) 101 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$15,610
Tuition and Fees
$6,240
Room and Board
$7,670
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
8
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

San Antonio Population
1,382,951
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Antonio
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
87.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
8.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
20.5% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Not reported

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
Not reported
High School Program
 

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 Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
7838 Barlite Boulevard
City, State, Zip
San Antonio, TX 78224
Phone
(210) 924-4338
Fax
(210) 924-2701
E-mail
mary.ranjel@bua.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
 
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
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
Meningitis vaccination for students under 22 years required for freshmen
Financial Need
 

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 X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
43 admitted students enrolled
Men
46 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
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
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 0%
Top half: 10%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$15,610
Tuition and Fees
$6,240
Room and Board
$7,670
Books and Supplies
$600
Other Expenses
$1,100
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
aacosta.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 037333
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
Not reported
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
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

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

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
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
$2,624
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Music, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

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
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
8
Part-Time Faculty
28
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
8%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
22,821
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
122
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
None

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


San Antonio Population
1,382,951
Nearest Metropolitan Area
San Antonio
Campus Size
75 acres

Weather

Temperature
37.9 average low in January, 91.8 average high in September
Rain
82 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
9 miles from campus in San Antonio
Nearest Train Station
7 miles from campus in San Antonio

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
Gate code is required to enter the residence area

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, called club, spanish club, missions society, business society, bua band
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
195
Women
94 (48.2%)
Men
101 (51.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
128
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
87.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
8.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
20.5% from 14 countries
Average Age
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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