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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Oklahoma Baptist is an above-average private, Christian university located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,788 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oklahoma Baptist acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 52% of students, Oklahoma Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
500 W University
Shawnee, OK 74804
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference

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.

OBU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,015/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,413/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,788Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
98
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Caring
    26%
  • Nice
    18%
  • Positive, almost annoyingly so
    18%
  • They are pleasant but busy
    18%
  • Positive, motivated students
    8%
  • Annoying
    3%
  • Not Christ centered
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.60 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Christ-centered
    85%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Annoying
    3%
  • Bible-belt
    3%
  • Carless
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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My time at OBU has been nothing but fantastic! The environment as you walk across the campus is so joyous, people will always talk to you or smile as you walk by. The professors are engaged in the growth of each student and are always willing to work with you through your struggles. The college as a whole has many clubs, organizations, and worship groups to give students a way to speak their minds. One of the best decisions I've made for myself was coming to school at Oklahoma Baptist University.
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I have loved OBU for the whole time. From the moment I walked around campus on my first tour, I knew this was the school for me. It is a great, small school where the professors and staff truly care about the students. It is a liberal arts university, so you do have to take some classes outside of you major. This can be somewhat annoying, but I think it is good that we will have such a well-rounded education when we graduate. All of the professors genuinely care about the students, both in their success in the class and also their spiritual life and lives outside the classroom. The classes are very rigorous, probably harder than some schools, so if you’re looking for the easy route OBU is not for you. However, if you are wanting a place where you will truly be able to learn and challenge yourself, then it is great!
This school is amazing and I would not want to be anywhere else. It is extremely challenging academically and will prepare you for the real world. The only two reason I gave four stars instead of five is the location of the school (Shawnee is horrible) and the overly-Baptist culture. I am a Non-Denominational Christian, and I agree with most Baptist ideas. This school, however, is a little extreme in its Baptist culture. This is represented in the ideas of the profs and students. Also the campus food is awful, no way around it.