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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
    D+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  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 1,835 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oklahoma Baptist acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Counseling Psychology, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 59% of students, Oklahoma Baptist alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,008/ 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
$18,708/ 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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,835Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
130
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Caring
    26%
  • Nice
    21%
  • They are pleasant but busy
    21%
  • Positive, almost annoyingly so
    18%
  • Positive, motivated students
    9%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Unique, accepting of the individuality of others
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.56 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    93%
  • Bible-belt
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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!
Oklahoma Baptist is phenomenal in their academics, personal relationships, and the integration of Christianity. The professors and staff really care about your well being and do what they can to help you succeed and do your best and the people at the school are kind and genuine. It is an amazing environment with incredible people!