Dallas Baptist University


Enrollment: 3,533.

Student Body: 59% female, 41%. male, 5% out-of-state, 8% international (56 countries represented). Asian 2%, African American 19%, Caucasian 62%, Hispanic 9%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 70% freshmen return for sophomore year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 123 full-time faculty, 72% hold PhDs, 14% are members of minority groups, 39% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, certificate, masters, post-bachelors certificate, post-master’s certificate, transfer associate.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; general studies; psychology.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), honors program, independent study, internships, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college.

Honors programs: www.dbu.edu/honors/ Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: Online job search engine—CareerBridge.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, wellness housing townhomes. 75% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Corrie Ten Boom Collection.

Computers: Students can register for classes online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, student government, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 36 registered organizations, 4 honor societies, 3 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track/field (outdoor). Women: Cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, track/field (outdoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Mahler Student Center, Burg Center, Coffee House, Collins Learning Center, Crowley Co-Ed.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.54. 19% in top 10% of high school class, 39% in top 25% of high school class, 61% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50%) range 499-637. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 478-643. ACT middle 50% range 18-22. Minimum paper TOEFL 525. Minimum computer TOEFL 197.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, application essay, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, religious affiliation/commitment, talent/ability. Important factors considered include: Extracurricular activities, first generation, interview. Other factors considered include: Recommendation(s), alumni/ae relation, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 2 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,718 applied, 43% admitted, 51% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, minimum college GPA of 2.5 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $25. Nonfall registration accepted. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $18,690. Room and board $5,868. Average book expense $2,040.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the schools own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $2,880. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 43% freshmen, 42% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 64% freshmen, 50% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 50% freshmen, 47% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 6% freshmen, 5% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 79% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $17,214.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, athletics, job skills, leadership, music/drama, religious affiliation.

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