Oklahoma Baptist University

609 reviews
  1. Shawnee, OK
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
1006-1220
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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

Reviews

609 reviews
  • Excellent
    128
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    193
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    14
I love my field. The professors here are FANTASTIC! They are extremely personal and will do anything to help you succeed. Professors want one-on-one interaction with students. They will give out their email address, office hours, and even their personal cell phone numbers. The Faculty really strives to see students becoming involved on campus. As a Journalism major, I was accepted on staff with our student-run newspaper as a Freshman. Upperclassmen are always helping and directing the underclassmen and trying to encourage and mentor them however they can.
  • College Junior
  • May 10 2013
OBU is not just a college, it is a family that is firmly united on Bison Hill. The entire campus is supportive of all the school programs and desire to giving students an positively memorable college experience. There are always activities to get involved in, especially intramural's! OBU music program is one of legend. Students involved in any of Fine-Arts programs are apart of an old, but amazing tradition. The Nursing Program is outstanding and nationally ranked. Athletics is becoming the dominating factor of OBU! All of the athletic programs are dedicated and have the records of success. OBU is the first and only university to achieve a National Championship title in an athletic program first year (2012 NAIA Mens Swimming &amp; Diving Team).
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 21 2012
One of the reasons I'm at OBU is because they have a major that not many schools offer. My major is Leisure Services Management with emphasis in Camp Administration- and I love it! My adviser is great, although he sometimes is out of town because he's out working in the field. As long as you don't wait until the last minute on things, it's not a problem. The workload isn't very overwhelming. Some classes actually take you out into the natural environment, even for multi-day trips doing things like backpacking. Internship/job opportunities are abundant, many through past graduates who now run camps, etc. Some classes may seem like they are geared toward sports people, but that is the only drawback.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 10 2013