Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $40 for graduate school at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationwww.sbts.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.sbts.edu/admissions/start-your-application/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 77.26% and the yield is 66.42%. 172 men and 171 women applied to SBTS and 123 men and 142 women students were accepted. Among them, 91 men and 85 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants343172171
Admitted265123142
Enrolled1769185
Acceptance Rate 77.26%71.51%83.04%
Yield 66.42%73.98%59.86%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 57 students (31% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 90 students (49%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and the 25th percentile is 513. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 470 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 25 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing513610
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite1925
ACT Math1724
ACT English1928
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,031, ACT: 57 - Private (not-for-profit) Theological seminaries, Bible college, and other faith-related institution).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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SBTS Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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