Baptist Theological is found in Richmond, VA. Richmond is a medium-sized city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Baptist identity. Baptist Theological is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.
Baptist Theological is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.
Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.
Baptist Theological maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.
Students numbered 133 in 2007-2008 at Baptist Theological. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.
Baptist Theological offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"The purpose of the seminary is to provide advanced theological education and training for effective leadership in the various ministries of the church for those men and women who are called and committed to Christian ministry. As a community of learners committed to God as revealed in Jesus Christ, the seminary is dedicated to the following principles: 1. The seminary seeks to maintain excellence in scholarship and to provide for and encourage the spiritual growth of its faculty, staff, students, and constituents. 2. The seminary stresses classical theological disciplines and pursues new avenues of education, encouraging practical application and hands-on practice in ministry. 3. The seminary is distinctively Baptist in terms of heritage with an ecumenical commitment, a global perspective, and participation in the world-wide Christian mission. 4. The seminary is committed to gender and racial inclusion, and in the development of faculty and staff pledges to seek to achieve balance in gender and race. Adopted October 2000"
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