Southwest Baptist University Reviews

  • 7 Reviews
  • Bolivar (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,038
100% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 7 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/2/2023
  • Degree: Political Science
"The teachers are Christ-centered and subject matter experts, but the administration is HORRIBLE. It was good until the brought in new leadership. They got a new president who is very self centered and only cares about what he can do to get the school ahead financially. He spent money that was supposed to be spent on dorm remodels on his own inauguration. He also forces students to live on campus until they are at least juniors so that the school can pay for the excessive amount of dorms that they built when enrollment was high. The dorms have mold blowing out of the AC units, and all of the community bathrooms are covered in mold. The shower curtains are covered in mold and have not been changed in over six years. If you put in maintenance requests they just get denied and you are told to deal with it. In sum, the campus and upper management is sub-par, but the teachers are amazing."
Trinity Griffin
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Southwest Baptist University is a Christian University in southwest Missouri. The on campus community is very close. Professors and staff members are dedicated to helping students be ready for careers and life after college. I was a student in the social work program. Currently, I am pursuing my Master's Degree in Social Work and I have been more than prepared."
PT Student
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"SBU's PT program is a large program accepting up to 80 students which provides a large group of students and a potentially diverse class to learn with. Most of the instructors and faculty are outstanding with several exceptions (but what school doesn't have that one odd one?) They emphasize evidence-based practice and the importance of professional development and experience throughout the program. The building and equipment is relatively new (newer than all other schools I visited). I suggest giving it a tour if you are interested in a great PT program."
Kailyn Dearing
  • Reviewed: 9/15/2016
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"The Intercultural Studies department at SBU is very unique; it was the first of its kind. I just recently got back from my six months abroad, and my classes very much prepared me for living overseas and doing mission work. I would recommend this program to anyone who has a desire to do missions, especially overseas. You learn so much about other cultures but also about yourself!"
Darrin Wahl
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The pros of the DPT program is the ability to interact with a professor one-on-one if you are struggling or don't understand a certain subject. There is some busy work, but for the most part the program's classes and faculty provide the perfect opportunity for understanding and applying what I need to know to become a successful physical therapist. The only con is that some teachers are better than most, but all of them know what they are talking about because they are specialized in their specific classes."
Julie Henry
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2014
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"the graduate program at SBU is very helpful. The professors are very knowledgeable and work well with the students and the other departments across the school."
Matthew Standage
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Just beginning graduate school but everyone has been very helpful, encouraging and professional."