Moody Bible Institute Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Moody Bible Institute
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Moody Bible Institute Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 62%, Moody Bible College is a generally open school. To apply, students will need to submit an application, which can be completed online. In addition, prospective students will need to send in a few personal essays, three letters of reference, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. For complete instructions and information, be sure to visit the Institute's website, or contact the admissions office. Campus visits and tours of the school are always encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

Moody Bible Institute Description:

Moody Bible Institute is an evangelical Christian college with an emphasis on religious education. The main campus is located in Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois, adjacent to the central business district and immersed in the city’s rich and diverse culture. Moody is also the parent institution of two branch campuses, an undergraduate institution in Spokane, Washington and a seminary and graduate school in Plymouth, Michigan. Academics at Moody are religiously focused, with popular undergraduate majors in areas including biblical studies, divinity and religious education. In addition to its ten religious programs, Moody offers undergraduate majors in communication studies, teaching English as a second language and aviation technology. Graduate students can choose from seven programs, including master’s degrees in divinity and theological studies. Students are involved in a variety of spiritual, leadership, service and cultural activities on and off campus, and the Moody Archers compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, volleyball, and track and field.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,601 (2,857 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 80% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,630
  • Books: $932 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,180
  • Other Expenses: $2,732
  • Total Cost: $26,474

Moody Bible Institute Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 76%
    • Loans: 10%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,002
    • Loans: $8,666

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biblical Studies, Communication Studies, Missions, Pastoral Studies, Religious Education, Youth Ministry

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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