Missouri Baptist University

MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY was founded in 1963, and is located 10 miles from downtown St. Louis. It is a regionally accredited university. The University is committed to enriching its students’ lives spiritually, intellectually, and professionally, and to preparing students to serve in a global and culturally diverse society. Graduate Enrollment is 1,395 and the Undergraduate Enrollment total is 3,950. MBU’s student body is 65% Female and 35% Male.

Missouri Baptist University is committed to maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Missouri Baptist University affirms that an important part of the integration of faith and learning is the recognition that all people are created in the image of God and worthy of respect and dignity. MBU seeks to ensure that all students have full access to the educational, social, and spiritual growth opportunities that the University provides to ensure that students understand and appreciate one of the University’s core values which is “social change through service and leadership.”


  • Location: West County, St. Louis; 12 MBU locations throughout metro St. Louis
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
  • Enrollment: Main campus undergraduate enrollment: 1,226; Total undergraduate enrollment: 3,850
  • Average Freshman Class Size: 30
  • Financial Assistance: The average student only pays 50% of MBU tuition
  • Academic Programs: 71 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs

MBU’s facilities are first-rate and include a brand-new fitness and athletic center, the largest campus coffeehouse in the state of Missouri, and modern living options. From student-led clubs to varsity and intramural sports, kickball tournaments, weekend road trips, campus ministries, and all that St. Louis has to offer, students have countless ways to connect and take part in a vibrant campus life.

Missouri Baptist University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and also accredited by National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$25,816

Room & Board: $9,730

Graduate Tuition: $570/credit hour

Financial Assistance: $12,000 International Student Scholarship

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements (pick one)

TOEFL: 80 Internet, 213 Computer, 550 Paper

IELTS: 6.5

Pearson Test/PTE: 58

ELS: Completed Level 112

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT: 940/Evidenced-based reading and writing/math

ACT: 18 (Composite)

*Freshmen students applying to Missouri Baptist have the opportunity to submit an official letter from headmaster or principal including name, graduation date, total number of students in graduation class and class rank (showing evidence of graduating in top 50%) in place of SAT/ACT. The original document must be sent inn the mail. Scans will not be considered.

**Students do not have to submit both ACT and SAT scores.

GPA Requirement: 2.0 or higher

Application Deadline: Fall – June 15 // Spring – November 1  (SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED FOR EARLY ADMISSION – Fall: May 1 // Spring: October 1)