612 reviews
  1. Shawnee, OK
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Oklahoma Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
500 W University
Shawnee, OK 74804
Website

Oklahoma Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
SAT Scores Range
1006-1220
ACT Scores Range
22-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Oklahoma Baptist University

Cost

Net Price
$17,441/ 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
    $14,387/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,409/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,535/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,152/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,808Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Caring
    31%
  • Nice
    27%
  • They are pleasant but busy
    19%
  • Positive, almost annoyingly so
    15%
  • Positive, motivated students
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    95%
  • Bible-belt
    5%

After Oklahoma Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Oklahoma Baptist University Reviews

612 reviews
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Housing is great! Wow talk about proximity to classes, you could leave your room right before class or hurry back if you forget something! Residence life and community and discipline are a blast and spot on. God put us all together beautifully and discipline is used if necessary very well. The cleanliness is well also and anything that needs fixing is handled in a nice and timely manner. Space could be larger but it is a form not a condo, and roommate selection is lead by The Lord.
OBU is a wonderful, Christ-centered school with a small world feel. The professors are both personable and dedicated to their students. Oklahoma Baptist university has a way of making its students quickly feel like home, while offering many opportunities to travel with Mission work all around the world. The university is great with connecting and helping the Shawnee community with multiple organizations working through mission Shawnee. I have personally been involved in a few of these organizations my freshman year and fell in love with both the Christ following leaders and the Shawnee community as a whole.
For the most part the classes are great but some are just not as great as others....the class sizes are pretty small so it allows for a more personal teaching experience but sometimes it just make it worse....attendance is almost mandatory with grade deductions if you miss too many classes....it hinders your freedom as an adult and makes you feel like your still in high school you just live there....the university like any other has professors that everyone tries to avoid because the classes are so uninteresting and the professor's teaching methods are rough but thats any school. Other than that the classes are nice and most of the professors are great!