Moody Bible Institute Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Moody Bible Institute

Moody Bible Institute is a Christian college with a focus on religious education. The main campus is situated in Near North Side of Chicago, Illinois. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Moody Archers play in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,086 (2,446 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male/46% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,056
  • Books: $932
  • Room and Board: $10,360
  • Other Expenses: $2,732
  • Total Cost: $27,080

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,065
    • Loans: $8,581

Academic Programs Offered

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

Retention and Graduation

  • First-YearStudent Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Soccer
  • Women’s Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Moody Bible Institute Admissions

With an acceptance rate of 95%, Moody Bible College is an open school. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data             

  • Moody Bible Institute Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Moody has test-optional admissions
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Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Moody Bible College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Moody Bible College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Pace University, University of North Texas, San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University, Texas State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Moody Bible College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Seton Hall University, University of Houston, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Florida International University, Colorado State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Moody Bible College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Texas at Dallas, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to Moody Bible College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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