American Baptist Seminary of the West Rankings best universities badge
Ranking Category
#10837 of 14,131 In the World
#2374 of 2,597 In North America
#2274 of 2,496 In the United States
#225 of 249 In California
#11 of 11 In Berkeley

Quick Review

American Baptist
Acceptance rate
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

American Baptist Seminary of the West Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

American Baptist Seminary of the West has an acceptance rate of 67% and is among the top 28% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 67% 73% 57%
Applicants 18 11 7
Admissions 12 8 4
Freshmen enrolled full time 3 3
Freshmen enrolled part time 9 5 4

87 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Secondary school record Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 42 (48%)
Nonresident Alien 14 (16%)
White 10 (11%)
Hispanic 10 (11%)
Asian 8 (9%)
Two or more races 2 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $2,856$18,746
Tuition in-state $2,856$18,746
Tuition out-of-state $2,856$18,746
Fee in-district $40$530
Fee in-state $40$530
Fee out-of-state $40$530

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 44
Room charge $17,100

American Baptist Seminary of the West majors

American Baptist Seminary of the West has granted 18 master's across 2 programs and 6 doctorate degrees in Theology/Theological Studies. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at American Baptist Seminary of the West.

Major Master Doctoral
Theology & Theological Studies 13 6
Divinity & Ministry 5
Grand Total 18 6

Notable alumni

  1. Anson Rainey

    Anson Rainey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1930-2011 (aged 81)

    Anson Frank Rainey was professor emeritus of ancient Near Eastern cultures and Semitic linguistics at Tel Aviv University. He is known in particular for contributions to the study of the Amarna tablets, the noted administrative letters from the period of Pharaoh Akhenaten's rule during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. He authored and edited books and articles on the cultures, languages and geography of the Biblical lands.

  2. Melbourne Parker Boynton

    Melbourne Parker Boynton
    1867-1942 (aged 75)

    Reverend Melbourne Parker Boynton was secretary of the headquarters committee of the Illinois Anti-Saloon League. In 1916 he was a candidate for congressman in Illinois, but lost to James Robert Mann.

General info

Alternative names ABSW
Total FTE staff 22
Carnegie classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and contacts

Address 2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley, California, 94704-3029
United States
City population 124,000
Phone 5108411905237