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Moody Bible Institute

Moody Bible Institute is Christian college with 3103 students located in Chicago, IL.

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Moody Bible Institute is committed to helping you live out God's calling by preparing you for ministry. Through world-class training, you'll learn to correctly handle the Word of God and better understand your role in taking the Word to the world.

Whether you enter as an undergraduate student, graduate student or engage in one of MBI's distance learning options, you'll discover new depth to the Word of God that only comes through intensive study and an environment of proven scholarship. When you more fully grasp the power of the Word you'll be able to speak to the issues of life with clarity, offering insight and hope to the world around you.

As you spend some time in this section of our website, you'll find out how MBI can help you understand, apply and communicate the truth of God's Word in today's world.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 3,103
Gender 56% Male / 44% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 78% Full Time / 22% Part Time
Geography 31% In State / 69% Out of State / 7% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 25% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 63%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 7%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Ethnicity Unknown 16%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $350.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

90% of students live on-campus.

98% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: The Moody Standard

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network computer repair service available on campus dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services minority students services on-campus daycare personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major dual enrollment of high school students external degree program independent study internships student-designed major
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (30%), Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology (14%), Religious Education (13%), Youth Ministry (8%), Pastoral Studies/Counseling (8%), Communication and Media Studies, Other (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

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.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and principles of pastoral care and prepares ordained clergy to provide non-clinical pastoral counseling to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in pastoral leadership, counseling psychology; crisis intervention; individual and group procedures; theological and spiritual counseling; pastoral care; and applications to specific types of ministry.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Any instructional program in theological studies and religious vocations not listed above.

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.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Associates

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.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English, and that may prepare individuals to function as teachers and administrators in such programs.

Job Opportunities:

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all aircraft components other than engines, propellers, avionics, and instruments. Includes instruction in layout and fabrication of sheet metal, fabric, wood, and other materials into structural members, parts, and fittings, and replacement of damaged or worn parts such as control cables and hydraulic units.

Job Opportunities:

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in communication and media studies not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

President J. Paul Nyquist, Ph.D.
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 100
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 72 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Biology 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Biology 4.0 N/A 5.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A 2.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 N/A 5.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 N/A 5.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Chemistry 4.0 N/A 5.0
AP English Language and Composition 4.0 N/A 2.0
AP English Literature and Composition 4.0 N/A 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Physics B 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Physics B 4.0 N/A 5.0
AP Psychology 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Statistics 3.0 N/A 2.0
AP World History 3.0 N/A 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 68.6% accepted of 1,024 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite21 - 27
English21 - 29
Math26 - 30
 
SATMath470 - 600
Reading480 - 610

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Talent Ability

Also Considered: Alumni Relation, Interview, Racial Ethnic Status, Volunteer Work

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

December

1

Early Decision
March

1

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $17,644 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $18,479
$30K-$48K $19,067
$48K-$75K $20,304

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $9,120, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $9,120 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,236 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,610 $9,920
Books $800 $800
Total (before financial aid) $21,766 $22,076

Students Receiving Aid

69% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 25% $4,506
Institutional Grants 55% $7,981
Other Federal Grants 12% $679
Other Loans 7% $8,005
Pell Grants 25% $4,195
Student Loans 7% $8,005

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.moody.edu/financialaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.moody.edu/fanetprice/othr/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

64% of students graduated on time.

84% of students graduated in six years.

78% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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