Oklahoma Baptist University

610 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

610 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    230
  • Average
    193
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    14
Where to start: mediocre facilities for science students, exclusive, unsafe, lackluster athletics, Greeks, incredibly restrictive campus life. If you are a student athlete attempting a science degree, run far away from this campus. With a graduation rate of nearly one half, it is safe to say you are wasting your time here; most athletes will transfer by their second year anyway. Non-athletes will usually transfer because this campus has literally nothing to do. The city of Shawnee is a hotbed of crime with little to no commerce. In my first year, an armed suspect of literal grand theft auto attempted to hide out on our intramural fields. Academic rigor for the sciences is ridiculous. It's a common joke that this place is essentially Baylor University, minus the brand recognition. The instructing is terrible, so expect to learn everything from reading your textbooks. Most of the science department's staff is foreign, so if accents are difficult for you, stay well away.
  • Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 29 2015
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.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago