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Undergraduate Admissions

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SBU Undergraduate Admissions

Explore associate’s and bachelor’s degrees with more than 100 areas of academic studies. Graduate fully prepared to to launch your career in a global society, eager to think critically, inquisitively, and holistically about your role in the world. Ready to become a Bearcat? Select the application experience below that best describes where you are in your college journey.

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Graduate Admissions

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Academics That Prepare You for Success

Degree Programs

Engage in a learning environment with an average class size of 20 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 that lets you get to know your professors as scholars and mentors. 

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Honors Program

The Gordon & Judy Dutile Honors program offers an enriching academic and social environment for gifted students passionate about learning. Students participate in a self-guided capstone with faculty, travel for cultural events, and much more.

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Student Support

Tap into the resources you need to succeed in your studies. Check out what’s available starting with our Writing Center, Math Lab, Study Sessions, and Review Sessions. 

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Matthew McGlaughlin
"The faculty at SBU have encouraged me both academically and spiritually. They pray before class and tests and are always open to talking about anything I have questions on. They really pour into all the students and help them to grow."
Matthew McGlaughlin
Computer Information Science Major from East Moline, IL

Access Valuable Financial Aid Options

Financial Aid

Make your college experience affordable with a combination of SBU, federal, state, and private aid resources. 

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SBU offers scholarships to reward achievement and create an affordable experience. Take a look at how you might qualify for our academic, performance, athletic, church-related, or other scholarships.

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Discover Life as Part of the Bearcat Family

Participate in clubs and activities like global and local missions or become part of an intramural or varsity sports team. Develop as part of the next generation of servant leaders when you join our community, which is founded on service, worship, and experiencing Christ. Discover your path and create your community. 

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Our Campuses

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Apply now to join the SBU Bearcat family. The application fee for undergraduate enrollment is currently waived, so you can apply for FREE!
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Follow and interact with our official SBU social media channels to keep in touch with the SBU Bearcats family and get an inside look at life at SBU.


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