American Baptist Seminary Of The West

Overview of American Baptist Seminary Of The West

American Baptist is located in a medium-sized city, in Berkeley, CA. The school is officially a American Baptist school. American Baptist is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at American Baptist often study religion and philosophy.

American Baptist Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


Students at American Baptist benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

American Baptist offers classes to 58 students (3 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school. Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at American Baptist.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Baptist

American Baptist Seminary of the West
2606 Dwight Way
Berkeley , CA 94704-3029
General Phone: (510) 841-1905

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American Baptist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy11ministry

Number of programs and degrees for American Baptist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree01
First-professional degree111

American Baptist Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Baptist had a total enrollment of 58 students (3 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 10%
First Professional 90%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 13%
Black 72%
Asian 12%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 5%
25-29 9%
30-34 14%
35-39 3%
40-49 26%
50-64 36%
65+ 5%

American Baptist Room and Board (2007)

American Baptist offers campus housing for 42 of its 3 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Berkeley, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Baptist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 9,000

Financial Aid:
American Baptist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 112000)

American Baptist Faculty

American Baptist has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*4$54,681

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

American Baptist Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)

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