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About Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Baptist University was founded in 1910 and now enrolls around 1,763 students a year, including 1,647 undergrads.

Oklahoma Baptist University offers housing for up to 1,634 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Oklahoma Baptist University's endowment was $131.404 million For each full-time student, Oklahoma Baptist University spends about $7,542. There are 15 undergraduate students for every full-time Oklahoma Baptist University professor.

2021 Oklahoma Baptist University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Average GPA 3.7
Tuition $28,610

Oklahoma Baptist University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Oklahoma Baptist University Early Admission

Oklahoma Baptist University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Oklahoma Baptist University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Oklahoma Baptist University. Around 58% of applicants get into Oklahoma Baptist University each year. In 2021, 1,903 out of 3,269 total applicants were accepted.

Oklahoma Baptist University Waitlist 2021

Oklahoma Baptist University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Oklahoma Baptist University?

Oklahoma Baptist University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Oklahoma Baptist University, applicants must submit the following items.

Oklahoma Baptist University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

Oklahoma Baptist University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Oklahoma Baptist University is 3.7 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Oklahoma Baptist University.

Is Oklahoma Baptist University Test Optional?

Oklahoma Baptist University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 26% submitted the SAT. 74% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Oklahoma Baptist University

Yes! Oklahoma Baptist University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,634 students.

Oklahoma Baptist University students are active in the school's Campus Activities Board, University Concert Series and Student Foundation. Biggie, Freshmen Follies, and and Spring Affair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Financial Aid at Oklahoma Baptist University

Oklahoma Baptist University meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Oklahoma Baptist University full-time are awarded $24,348 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Oklahoma Baptist University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Baptist University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Oklahoma Baptist University, around 73% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 483 students who started at Oklahoma Baptist University as first-time freshman, 230 graduate within four years.

Oklahoma Baptist University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 55%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for Oklahoma Baptist University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,221 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Oklahoma Baptist University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! 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


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Oklahoma Baptist University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Oklahoma Baptist University is like? There are approximately 1,763 students enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University, including 1,647 undergraduate students and 116 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 63% percent are from OK and 37% percent of students are from other states.


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