SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

34 reviews
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A-
SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary is ...
Private not-for-profit, Pentecostal
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
735 - 105th Ave
Oakland, CA 94603
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,968/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,677/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,791/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,144/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,753/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,181/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
13%
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After SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%

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Reviews

34 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    17
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    1
If you are looking to go into ministry and can't go away to school I HIGHLY recommend SUM. They are very affordable and you get both the biblical knowledge and practical experience. They also set-up their program so that you can feasibly work FT if you need too. All my classes are Monday/Tuesday, I still work with as a Property Manager and work for my church. My schedule is CRAZY but not impossible. Also, the teachers are great. They love God and really have a heart to prepare us for ministry. Go here if you can! The Pneuma Cohort in Manassas, VA is the best!
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 16 2012
I was able to get all the aid I needed, the only thing that I can complain about is the fact that I only qualified for loans. Due to the fact that I am 25 and was working FT prior to going back to school I did not qualify for grants and a lot of scholarships, where as my friends who were working PT qualified. It wasn't like I was making a ton of money! I had enough to cover rent and living expenses.. I was making to much to qualify for help and not enough to have enough savings to pay for school out of pocket. This saddens me. I felt like I was getting the short end of the stick because I had worked 2 jobs so I could afford to live without government assistance.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 16 2012
Everyone Is Equal – Everyone is the same. No matter what age, color, sex or even height everyone is the same. Every person enrolled in college this semester came in as a different student but when our first class started, everyone became the same. Learning the same thing and anticipating the same feelings of I am now a college student;Oh WOW!
  • College Junior
  • Oct 2 2011