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  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
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Oklahoma Baptist is an above-average private, Christian university located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,857 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oklahoma Baptist acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Counseling Psychology, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 57% of students, Oklahoma Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
About Oklahoma Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
500 W University
Shawnee, OK 74804
Website
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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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1165
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,968/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,676/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,960/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,569/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,272/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,571/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,857Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Caring
    29%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Positive, almost annoyingly so
    19%
  • They are pleasant but busy
    19%
  • Positive, motivated students
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.53 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    93%
  • Bible-belt
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Oklahoma Baptist University Reviews

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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!
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Oklahoma Baptist University is very great when it comes to taking care of their students, whether academically or financially. The campus is very accepting of all their students regardless of race, gender, political affiliation, etc. The majority of students have financial aid of some type, which is great!
honestly, OBU has been one of the greatest blessings in my life! The people are so kind, the campus is small and beautiful, and there is so much culture to be found in the community! My professors have had such a positive impact on my education and the way in which I view the world and my place within it. It has been worth every single second and I wouldn't trade my education here for anything else.