Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, TX

Dallas Baptist, founded in 1898, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 292-acre campus is located 13 miles from downtown Dallas.

Website: www.dbu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,161
Undergraduate
Students
(58.6%) 1,852 Women
(41.4%) 1,309 Men
1,906
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 3,770 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
577 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
599 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$41,170
Tuition and Fees
$28,870
Room and Board
$7,992
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$16,680
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,805
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
134
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Dallas Population
1,241,162
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Patriots
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
6.9% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.4%
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

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History   4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 31
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
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
City, State, Zip
Dallas, TX 75211-9299
Phone
(214) 333-5360
Fax
(214) 333-5447
E-mail
admiss@dbu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
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
 
Other
Rank in upper 50% of high school class 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 X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
39% of 3,770 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 2,319 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 1,451 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
917 (62%) of 1,486 admitted students enrolled
Women
554 (59%) of 943 admitted students enrolled
Men
363 (67%) of 543 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
3.52
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
577 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
55%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
599 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
63%
Score of 12 - 17
11%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$41,170
Tuition and Fees
$28,870
Room and Board
$7,992
Books and Supplies
$1,320
Other Expenses
$2,988
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003560
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
512 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
392 (76.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
391 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
138 (35.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$16,680
Need-Based Gift
Received by 251 (64.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,007
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 321 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,362
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 368 (94.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
119 (22.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,663

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,973 (82.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,518 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,498 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
516 (34.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$16,211
Need-Based Gift
Received by 950 (63.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,095
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,202 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,036
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,346 (89.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
490 (20.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,490

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,805
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
942
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
100
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
1,764
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
266
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,304
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Theology and religious vocations
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
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
134
Part-Time Faculty
526
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
16%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

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
430,327
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
214
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
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Asian Studies
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Project Management
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

Location and Setting


Dallas Population
1,241,162
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Campus Size
292 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
79 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Grand Prairie
Nearest Train Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Fort Worth

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
62% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
19%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
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 II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
Patriots
School Colors
Red, white, and navy blue

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball     x x
Cross-Country Running x x x  
Golf x x x  
Soccer x x x  
Tennis x x x  
Track And Field x x x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey, lacrosse

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, ministry fellowship, baptist student ministry, student government association, student education association, international student organization
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
14% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,161
Women
1,852 (58.6%)
Men
1,309 (41.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,423
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.2% Asian
13.5% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
6.9% from 43 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
1,906

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
58.0%

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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