Criswell College

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

34 Faculty Members | 7:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Southern Baptist

Mission Statement

Criswell College exists to provide biblical, theological, professional, and applied education on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, based on an institutional commitment to biblical inerrancy, in order to prepare men and women to serve in Christian ministries.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$12,624

Out of state

$12,624
Graduate

In state

$10,224

Out of state

$10,224

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
95%
Did not receive aid
5%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 53.0% $4,672
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 95.0% $7,696
Loans 53.0% $5,425

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Church Planting
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • EDUCATION
    • Elementary Education and Teaching
      • A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter. See other colleges that offer this major
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
    • General Studies
      • An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies. Examples: [Undeclared Major], [Undecided] See other colleges that offer this major
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
      • A program that focuses on philosophical foundations, political institutions, collective behavior, economic theory, and economic influences. Includes instruction in econometrics, logic, metaphysics, moral responsibility, philosophy of language, philosophy of perception, philosophy through history, reasoning and persuasion, and social epistemology. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
    • Bible/Biblical Studies
      • A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Church Planting
      • A program of study that prepares individuals to establish congregations of Christians in new locations. Includes instruction in models of church planting, church multiplication strategies, church leadership, evangelism, missiology, Christian ethics, and mission-oriented theology. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
      • Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Christian Studies
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
  • Theology/Theological Studies
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling
      • A program that prepares individuals, including but not limited to, ordained clergy and other counseling professionals to respond to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of patients and families in health care emergencies and other situations, and to consult with and counsel other health care professionals. Includes instruction in advanced interpersonal communication; individual and small group counseling; interdisciplinary teamwork; crisis management; extended care relationships; self-analysis; medical ethics; pastoral care art; spiritual dimensions of human growth and health; counseling psychology and therapy; and applications to grief, death, emotional collapse, injury, individual/family adjustment, and chronic illness situations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
    • Christian Studies
      • A program that focuses on the philosophy and teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles, and the subsequent intellectual and cultural movements and institutions based on Christianity. Includes instruction in Christian sacred scripture, Christian literature and philosophy, and studies of one or more of the main branches of the faith and their cultural context including Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Evangelicalism, and others. See other colleges that offer this major
  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
    • Theology/Theological Studies
      • A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Divinity/Ministry
      • A program that prepares individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies. Examples: [Divinity/Ministry (BD)], [Divinity/Ministry (MDiv)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
      • Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
100.0%
  • Apply 32
  • Accepted 32
  • Attend 20

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$35
Graduate
$35

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Recommended
  • High school GPA

    Recommended
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average sat scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Math
Reading

Average act scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Composite
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
33%
Male Students
67%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian57.89%
  2. Black18.18%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities7.18%
  4. Not Specified6.7%
  5. Hispanic/Latino6.22%
  6. Asian3.35%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.48%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

268

Undergraduate students

200

Graduate students

68

Attendance breakdown

Full time
55%
Part time
45%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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