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Maranatha Baptist Bible College is a private institution that was founded in 1968. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 927, its setting is city, and the campus size is 68 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Maranatha Baptist Bible College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $12,860 (2012-13).
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Maranatha Baptist Bible College is an accredited college that desires to produce students who are spiritually and academically prepared to serve the Lord. We want to develop servants of Christ who are disciplined, creative, and passionate about the field to which they have been called. Our passion is to instill a missionary vision and dedication to worldwide outreach and personal evangelism. Since 1968 Maranatha has emphasized a balanced approach to life. Each student must take significant Bible and liberal arts classes in addition to their major's requirements. Because students can serve the Lord in many ways, Maranatha offers majors in departments such as applied science, Bible, business, church ministries, education, fine arts, humanities, nursing, or ROTC. Our rigorous, interdisciplinary academics as well as excellent student to faculty ratio produce well rounded graduates. Maranatha's guiding core values stress fidelity to God and His Word, student learning that equips to serve with competence, integrity and moral excellence, charity and kindness to all, leadership and service to God and others, unity within diversity, educational balance, family, and the pursuit of excellence. As an NCAA III school, we offer opportunities to compete in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, cross-country and wrestling. Our fine arts department encourages the development of talent through orchestra, band, plays, choral groups, and ensembles. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive college education that is founded upon a valuable Bible core true to our Baptist heritage and that is set in a nurturing environment where serving the Lord while in college is encouraged and facilitated.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Maranatha Baptist Bible College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Maranatha Baptist Bible College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Maranatha Baptist Bible College is 15:1, and the school has 62.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Maranatha Baptist Bible College include: Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Theology and Religious Vocations; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.
Maranatha Baptist Bible College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 927, with a gender distribution of 46.6 percent male students and 53.4 percent female students. At this school, 71.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29.0 percent of students live off campus. Maranatha Baptist Bible College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Maranatha Baptist Bible College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Maranatha Baptist Bible College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 47 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
|Students who have cars on campus||47%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 87.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,663.
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|Tuition and fees||$12,860 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,480 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data