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Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University Overview

Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Baptist University was founded in 1910 and currently enrolls around 1,510 students a year, including 1,430 undergrad students. Oklahoma Baptist University offers on-campus housing for up to 1,634 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Oklahoma Baptist University!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Oklahoma Baptist University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Oklahoma Baptist University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Oklahoma Baptist University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Oklahoma Baptist University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Oklahoma Baptist University on the Student Life page.

2022 Oklahoma Baptist University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%
Tuition $29,330
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $24,795

Is Oklahoma Baptist University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better look at what Oklahoma Baptist University offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Oklahoma Baptist University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Oklahoma Baptist University. Around 56% of applicants get into Oklahoma Baptist University each year. Last year, 2,603 students applied to Oklahoma Baptist University and 1,451 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Baptist University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 59% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Oklahoma Baptist Universityreturn for the next year. Around 54% of students who started at Oklahoma Baptist University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Oklahoma Baptist University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Oklahoma Baptist University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Oklahoma Baptist University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Oklahoma Baptist University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Oklahoma Baptist University's endowment was valued at $161.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $7,216 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Oklahoma Baptist University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Oklahoma Baptist University meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Oklahoma Baptist University full-time are awarded $24,795 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,287 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Based on this information, does Oklahoma Baptist University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Oklahoma Baptist University a good school for you?

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Where is Oklahoma Baptist University Located?

Oklahoma Baptist University is located in the small town setting of Shawnee, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City.

If you want to see Oklahoma Baptist University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Shawnee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Oklahoma Baptist University and Shawnee are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 West University Shawnee, OK 74804

Campus Setting: Small Town

Oklahoma Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oklahoma Baptist University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oklahoma Baptist University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Oklahoma Baptist University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

18 to 26

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Oklahoma Baptist University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

480 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

Oklahoma Baptist University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,330

In State

$42,330

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$29,330
$29,330
Fees
$3,550
$3,550
Housing
$8,100
$8,100
Books
$1,350
$1,350

Student Life

Wondering what life at Oklahoma Baptist University is like? There are approximately 1,510 students enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University, including 1,430 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from OK and 39% percent of students are from other states.

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

61%

In State

39%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,510

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

56%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,880

Out-of-State

$32,880

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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