Williams Baptist University

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world rank  5081

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Founded in 1941, Williams Baptist University is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Walnut Ridge (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Arkansas. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Williams Baptist University (WBU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Williams Baptist University (WBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 79 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WBU
Founded 1941
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 60 W Fulbright Avenue
Walnut Ridge
72476 Arkansas
United States
Tel +1 (870) 886 6741
Fax +1 (870) 886 3924

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office PO Box 3665
Walnut Ridge 72476
(870) 759 4121
800 722 4434

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Southern Baptist Convention - www.sbc.net

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Williams Baptist University's Library
Williams Baptist University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 62,642 physical volumes, 305 physical media and 100 licensed digital/electronic databases. Williams Baptist University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Williams Baptist University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 570 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure

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