Philadelphia Biblical University Langhorne

Philadelphia Biblical University Langhorne

Philadelphia Biblical University, commonly referred to as PBU, was founded in 1913. It traces its roots to the National Bible Institute of Philadelphia which was established in 1913, and came to be known as the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania in 1921. The Philadelphia School of the Bible, founded in 1914, merged with this institute in 1951 to form the Philadelphia Bible Institute. The name was changed to Philadelphia College of Bible in 1958, and it finally became the Philadelphia Biblical University. PBU, which has its main campus in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, also offers classes at the Wisconsin Wilderness Campus.

PBU - Langhorne offers a large number of undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees, as well as continuing education opportunities. The academic divisions of the university are:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Biblical Studies
  • School of Business and Leadership
  • School of Church and Community Ministries
  • School of Education
  • School of Music and Performing Arts

The sports teams of PBU - Langhorne are nicknamed the Crimson Eagles. The athletics department fields both men's and women's teams in sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, volleyball, softball, and tennis. The university competes in the NCAA III, the NCCAA II, the Colonial States Athletic Conference, and the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association.

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Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne
200 Manor Ave
Langhorne , PA 19047-2990
General Phone: (215) 752-5800

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Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy231religion, bible studies, ministry
Education and Teaching89educational administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher education, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, teacher education and development
Business and Management25business management, non-profit management
Family and Social Work19social work

Number of programs and degrees for Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree836
Bachelor's degree2649
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years221

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Student Body

In 2007-2008, Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne had a total enrollment of 1,349 students (1,234 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 16%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 26%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey20%
(International Students)5%
New York4%
New Hampshire2%
West Virginia1%

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Room and Board (2007)

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne offers campus housing for 666 of its 1,234 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math450560
ACT Verbal1624
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT7%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,785
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,785
Room and board $ 7,365
Room charge $ 3,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,420
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 2,600

Financial Aid:
Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 335100)

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year14$59,4957$59,268
Associate professoracademic year14$52,7937$50,288
Assistant professoracademic year9$44,9064$45,559
All faculty totalacademic year37$53,41118$52,730

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

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division III Independents
Baseball Division III Independents

Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies

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