Williams Baptist College

60 W Fulbright Ave, Walnut Ridge, United States
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Overview of Williams Baptist College

About this school

Williams Baptist is a church-affiliated college. It was founded as a two-year college in 1941, became a four-year college in 1983, and changed its name from Southern Baptist College in 1990. Its 180-acre campus is located three miles from the center of Walnut Ridge, in northeastern Arkansas, 30 miles north of Jonesboro.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:469
    • Men:236 (50.3%)
    • Women:233 (49.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Williams Baptist College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
60 West Fulbright Avenue
City, State, Zip
Walnut Ridge, AR  72476
Phone
(870) 759-4121
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 665 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 350 applicants were admitted
Men
57% of 315 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
113 (28%) of 402 admitted students enrolled
Women
52 (23%) of 222 admitted students enrolled
Men
61 (34%) of 180 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $17,320 (59.47802197802198%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,600 (26.0989010989011%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (4.292582417582418%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,950 (10.130494505494505%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Williams Baptist College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001106
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
98 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
72 (73.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
72 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$16,169
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 59 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,962
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 64 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,586
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 56 (77.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
370 (88.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
285 (77.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
285 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$17,498
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 210 (73.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,856
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 263 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,588
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 211 (74.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,747
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,580

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


26

Part-Time Faculty


24

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,124

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
70
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Williams Baptist College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (25)


  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Psychology, Liberal arts/general studies, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,758

Nearest Metropolitan Area


180 acres

Environment


Rural community

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Memphis, Tenn.
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Walnut Ridge
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Williams Baptist College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student government, student activities board, bancroft society, cultural awareness, international student society

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


423

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
469
Women
233
Men
236

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.0% Asian
  • 9.7% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.5% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


5.3% from 7 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources