Dallas Baptist University

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3000 Mountain Creek Parkway

Dallas, TX 75211-9299

Phone: (214) 333-7100
2013-2014 Tuition
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#49 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Dallas Baptist University is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,513, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 293 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Dallas Baptist University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 49. Its tuition and fees are $22,350 (2013-14).

At Dallas Baptist University, or DBU, faith is integrated into academics and campus life. The university is divided into academic departments such as the College of Christian Faith and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Baptist Student Ministries organizes events, Bible studies, and mission trips, and students can also worship at weekly men’s and women’s Bible studies meetings; university events such as an annual conference called “livepure;” and more.

The DBU Patriots sports teams compete in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference and are particularly dominant in baseball. For fun off campus, downtown Dallas is about 15 miles away. Notable alumni of Dallas Baptist University include Christian music artists Chris Clayton and Kari Jobe and former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

DBU is a Christ-centered comprehensive liberal-arts university offering 68 bachelor's, 20 accelerated bachelor/master's, 23 master's, 47 dual master's, and 2 doctoral degree programs. With 5,622 traditional age, adult and graduate students, DBU strives to incorporate innovation and Christian values to better serve its students. At DBU, students learn to exemplify servant leadership and how to integrate Biblical faith and academic learning in their daily lives. Located in South Dallas overlooking Mountain Creek Lake, DBU's main campus offers its students a beautiful environment in which to grow and encounter quality academics from a Christian world-view. With weekend and evening classes at locations throughout the Metroplex as well as online classes,DBU also offers the working adult the convenience and flexibility they need to complete their degree.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1898
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $31,637,973


When applying to Dallas Baptist University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Dallas Baptist University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 41.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 41.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Dallas Baptist University is 15:1, and the school has 66.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Dallas Baptist University include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Religious Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 41%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18%
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Psychology, General 9%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8%
Religious Education 7%

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Student Life

Dallas Baptist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,513, with a gender distribution of 42.6 percent male students and 57.4 percent female students. At this school, 51 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 49 percent of students live off campus. Dallas Baptist University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 5,622
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Dallas Baptist University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dallas Baptist University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dallas Baptist University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Dallas Baptist University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Dallas Baptist University, 65.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,698.

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Tuition and fees $22,350 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,768 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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