Overview

Applicants
2,757
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
636
with Terminal Degree
339

365
Men
271
Women
67
Minority
13
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Cell Biology and Anatomy.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology Project Management.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Computer Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Reading Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Speech Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology.
  • Religious Education.
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Commercial Photography.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Ben Zobrist
Chicago Cubs (MLB), MVP of World Series 2016

Travis Whitfill
30 Under 30 on Forbes; Partner at Bios Partners; Founder of Azitra, a drug development company

Andrea Ramirez
Interim Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives at the U.S. Dept. of Education

Eric Jackson
Special Agent in charge of the Dallas Division of the FBI; has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, in the Memphis Division as the Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisor, and in the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C.

David Walls
President and CEO, Austin Industries

Kari Jobe
Professional Christian Music Artist, Dove Award Winner, Grammy Nominee

Phil King
State Representative

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
42%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
54%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,051

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,988

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,166

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,246

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$13,209

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,870
Required Fees
$1,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,320

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,440
Transportation for Commuters
$3,024

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,992
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,014
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

2.46%
Asian
10.10%
African-American
17.57%
Hispanic
60.53%
Caucasian
7.51%
International

58% female
42% male
8% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability and Accommodation Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Kelly Anderson

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

For students with any type of disability, appropriate and current documentation must be presented to the Disability and Accommodations Office before accommodations are authorized. The documentation provided guides the development of appropriate accommodations. Documentation must be provided by a professional with appropriate training and credentials related to the area of disability.

Documentation Required for ADHD

For students with any type of disability, appropriate and current documentation must be presented to the Disability and Accommodations Office before accommodations are authorized. The documentation provided guides the development of appropriate accommodations. Documentation must be provided by a professional with appropriate training and credentials related to the area of disability.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
48
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
5

17% join a fraternity
24% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

22% participate in intramural sports
7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Patriots)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Patriots)
7 Sports

Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Texas at Arlington
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Texas Christian University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
thinkedu.com

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carly Moreno
Director of Campus Visits and Special Events

Address
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211-9299

Phone
214-333-5360

Email
admiss@dbu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Pilgrim Chapel
Residence Halls
The Union - Mooyah and Coffee Shop
Apartments/Townhomes/Brownstones
The Sellar
Horner Ballpark

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Six Flags Over Texas
North Park Center
Dallas Sports Teams
Bishop Arts District
White Rock Lake
With more shopping space per shopper than any city in the country, the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex has many different shopping locations to choose from. Also available are many different types of museums, galleries, and artistic attractions. Multiple venues host unique music attractions on a daily basis, and there are various local restaurants and coffee shops to explore. Dallas is also home to many sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, and the Texas Rangers.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
M/T 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ; W/TH/F 8:00-5:00
214-333-5360

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. M-F and designated Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
sports@dbu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is approx. 12 miles from campus. Love Field Airport is approx. 10 miles from campus. Amtrak passenger train service is located in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Dallas, take I-30W to Loop 12 south to Spur 408, right on Kiest Blvd. See DBU on right, top of hill. From Fort Worth, take I-20E to Mountain Creek Parkway, turn left heading north on Mountain Creek. Cross Kiest Blvd. and enter campus from the west. The second building will be the Tom and Alicia Landry Welcome Center.

Local Accommodations
La Quinta Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott Fairfield Inn


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