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Dallas Baptist University

Dallas, Texas

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Dallas Baptist University overview
Location Dallas, Texas
Online dbu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
Dallas Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a private Christian university located approximately 12 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1898, DBU operates from a 292-acre campus that is known for its blend of traditional and modern architecture, providing a scenic environment that integrates hilltop views of the Dallas skyline. The university maintains a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs, with notable emphasis on studies within business, education, and the liberal arts. DBU's academic approach combines a liberal arts education with Christian instruction, supporting a moderately selective admissions process. Housing is available for students who wish to reside on campus, with several residential facilities designed to cater to their living and learning needs. While DBU is not predominantly recognized for its athletics, it does offer a variety of sports programs as a member of the NCAA Division II, with student-athletes competing as the Patriots.

In the most recent statistical year 8,519 prospective students applied, and 7,784 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 687 enrolled in the school.  2,929 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,419 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $33,810 plus fees of $1,500. DBU is ranked 595 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












DBU is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Dallas Baptist University overview
SAT 970/1200
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

Dallas Baptist University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Dallas Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,410
Other Fees$1,500
Room and Board $9,351
Budget for Other Expenses$3,186
Total One Year Cost$49,257

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Dallas Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
General Studies 15%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 10%
Psychology 10%
Communication 9%

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