Corban University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Corban University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 35%, Corban is a selective school. The majority of those who apply will not be admitted, although the admissions bar isn't overly high. In general, students will need grades and tests scores that are average or better in order to be admitted. To apply, interested students can visit Corban's website to fill out the application form. Additional requirements include a transcript, character references, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Corban University Description:

Established in 1935, Corban University has seen its home move from Phoenix, Arizona, to Oakland, California, to its current location in Salem, Oregon. Salem is the state's capital and home to Willamette UniversityWestern Oregon University is nearby. Corban is a Christian university affiliated with the Baptist Church, and the school's curriculum is Christ-centered and promotes a biblical worldview. The university offers over 50 academic programs among which business and psychology are most popular.

Students, while able to major in any of the offered programs, are required to take a minimum set of Bible-centered class. Academics are supported by a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

In addition to religious-based groups and clubs, students have the chance to join athletic teams, service projects, and a number of other student-run groups and organizations.

Annual events, from the Beach Party to the Turkey Trot, help students become a close-knit community. On the athletic front, the Corban University Warriors compete in the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference. The university fields six men's and seven women's intercollegiate teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,193 (1,022 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,640
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,966
  • Other Expenses: $2,150
  • Total Cost: $43,556

Corban University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,512
    • Loans: $8,138

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Bible Studies, Business Administration, Education, English, Psychology, Social Sciences

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 32%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 54%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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