The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville, KY
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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), located in Louisville, Kentucky, is the oldest of the six seminaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The seminary was founded in 1859, at Greenville, South Carolina. After being closed during the Civil War, it moved in 1877 to Louisville at the corner of 5th St. and Broadway and later moved to its current location in Louisville. Southern is one of the world's largest theological seminaries, with an FTE (full-time equivalent) enrollment of over 2,000 student and over 170 FTE faculty.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $12,960.00 avg tuition

2825 Lexington Rd
Louisville, KY 40280-0001
(800) 626-5525

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Areas of Study:

  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Applied 238
Admitted 171 72%
Enrolled total 111
Full Time: 76
Part Time 35
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 82%
4-year graduation rate 37%
6-year graduation rate 38%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $12,960.00 $12,960.00 $12,960.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $410.00 $410.00 $410.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $540.00 $540.00 $540.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $10,512.00 $10,512.00 $10,512.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $410.00 $410.00 $410.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $438.00 $438.00 $438.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $5,100.00 $2,460.00 $1,500.00
Other Expenses $1,500.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $35.00
Graduate Application Fee $35.00
Books and Supplies $1,700.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 64%
Percent receiving grant aid 44%
Avg amount of grant aid $1,891.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 20%
Avg amount of student loan aid $10,354.00

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Elementary Education and Teaching X
Humanities/Humanistic Studies X
Divinity/Ministry X
Lay Ministry X
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology X
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other X
Pastoral Studies/Counseling X
Religious Education X
Religious/Sacred Music X
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other X
Theology/Theological Studies X X X
Urban Ministry X
Women's Ministry X
Youth Ministry X

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