The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS)

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary can be found in Louisville, KY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SBTS has an enrollment of over 3,000 students.

SBTS admits around 90% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 78% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SBTS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was reported as 90.5% in Fall 2013 with over 295 applications submitted to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 39.6%
  • 2010-2011: 69.8%
  • 2011-2012: 71.8%
  • 2012-2013: 94.3%
  • 2013-2014: 90.5%
  • Projected SBTS Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 82.3%

How Does SBTS Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SBTS is sixty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bellarmine University94.8%
Spalding University81.1%
Hanover College66.7%
Kentucky State University37.9%
Midway College53.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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