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

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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.29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 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 27 responses
Report
  • Caring
    30%
  • Nice
    26%
  • Positive, almost annoyingly so
    19%
  • They are pleasant but busy
    19%
  • Positive, motivated students
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    96%
  • Bible-belt
    4%

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
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Oklahoma Baptist University Reviews

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My experience at OBU has been somewhat good so far. There are many things about the school that are a bit excessive and unnecessary. The campus life is very split between the students who are athletes and the students who are just students. It is like there are two different worlds. The professors here are all very invested in their students and want nothing more for them to succeed. The school requires every student to take certain classes in order to graduate that have nothing to do with their major, and I believe that it is not needed for every students college education. Having a degree from OBU is very respected, and I wouldn't want to receive my degree from anywhere else.
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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.