Appalachian Bible College Admissions

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Appalachian Bible College Admissions Overview:

Appalachian Bible College accepts around 48% of applicants each year, making it a somewhat selective school. Since it is strongly tied to Christianity and the Bible, students who apply to the school should have a strong interest in these areas of study. To apply, interested students will first need to take the SAT or ACT exam. After receiving scores back, they will need to be submitted to ABC, along with an online (or paper) application.

Additional materials include three references (two from non-family members, and one from a pastor) and high school transcripts. As part of the application, students will need to write a short essay. While campus visits are not required, they are always encouraged. If you have any questions about the school or the application process, feel free to contact the admissions office. And, be sure to check the school's website regularly for updated information, requirements, and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2015):

Appalachian Bible College Description:

Appalachian Bible College is a small school in Mount Hope, West Virginia. Mount Hope is about an hour south east of Charleston, West Virginia.

Founded in 1950, ABC is a non-denominational affiliated school, generally associated with the Baptist and Bible Churches. Since the school is primarily faith-based, all students major in a related field: Bible/Biblical Studies, Theology, Missions, Ministry, Ministry Education, and Music Ministry. Academics are supported by a healthy 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

ABC also offers one-year certificates, as well as a Master's programs in Ministry. Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of clubs and activities. These range from intramural sports, to outdoor clubs, religious groups, and leadership organizations. There is also a handbell choir, theater group, and several vocal ensembles. The school fields four teams: men's and women's basketball, men's soccer, and women's volleyball. The ABC Warriors are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 281 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 71% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,590
  • Books: $1,020 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,350
  • Other Expenses: $3,220
  • Total Cost: $25,180

Appalachian Bible College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 26%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,722
    • Loans: $4,545

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Bible/Biblical Studies, Theology, Ministerial Studie

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: -%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Appalachian Bible College Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://abc.edu/about-abc/mission-and-doctrine.php

"Appalachian Bible College equips servants through a biblical curriculum of quality academics and guided Christian Service that nurtures Christ-like character leading to effectiveness in passionately serving the fundamental church community."