Williams Baptist College

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PO Box 3727

Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Phone: (870) 886-6741
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#51 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Williams Baptist College is a private institution that was founded in 1941. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 566, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 185 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Williams Baptist College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 51. Its tuition and fees are $13,750 (2013-14).

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

Williams Baptist College provides academic excellence within an environment of Christian warmth and caring. A low student-to-teacher ratio and a highly qualified teaching faculty assure that students receive both personal attention and challenging instruction in the classroom. Outside the classroom, Williams students enjoy a wide array of student activities, including music, drama, varsity and intramural athletics, and a host of student clubs and organizations. The Office of Campus Ministries also facilitates spiritual growth and Christian service for students. Williams allows students to study abroad through the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1941
Religious affiliation Southern Baptist Convention
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $10,403,364


When applying to Williams Baptist College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Williams Baptist College is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Williams Baptist College is 14:1, and the school has 56.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Williams Baptist College include: Psychology, General; Bible/Biblical Studies; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 29%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology, General 20%
Bible/Biblical Studies 16%
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 13%
Elementary Education and Teaching 12%
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 9%

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Student Life

Williams Baptist College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 566, with a gender distribution of 39 percent male students and 61 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus. Williams Baptist College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 566
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

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

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Williams Baptist College, 72 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,491.

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Tuition and fees $13,750 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,200 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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