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 4,300 students.

The majority of students accepted into The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary got an SAT score between 1028 to 1250, or got accepted with an ACT score between 19 to 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SBTS average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. SBTS admits around 70% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 71% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SBTS Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was reported as 68.0% in Fall 2020 with over 300 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SBTS ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • SBTS Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SBTS has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 99.6%
  • 2017-2018: 78.1%
  • 2018-2019: 67.5%
  • 2019-2020: 68.0%
  • Projected SBTS Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.6%

How Does SBTS Compare?

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The acceptance rate for SBTS is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bellarmine University66.2%
Spalding University79.4%
Indiana University-Southeast81.9%
Hanover College64.8%
Kentucky State University80.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 SBTS (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading528 - 650
Math500 - 600
Total Score1028 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math16 - 24
Composite Score19 - 26
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