Dallas Baptist University (DBU)

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Dallas Baptist University can be found in Dallas, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 4,900 students are enrolled at DBU.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to DBU. A score within the range of 1030 - 1250 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the DBU average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. DBU sends acceptance letters to around 90 percent of students applying. Of those that are accepted, about 20 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .dbu.edu.

Overall DBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dallas Baptist University was reported as 89.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,240 applications submitted to DBU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • DBU ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • DBU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Dallas Baptist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dallas Baptist University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dallas Baptist University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.1%
  • 2017-2018: 39.4%
  • 2018-2019: 88.1%
  • 2019-2020: 89.8%
  • Projected DBU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 68.9%

How Does DBU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dallas Baptist University is fifty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Dallas45.3%
Paul Quinn College79.2%
Texas Wesleyan University42.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to DBU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score21 - 26
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