Oklahoma Baptist University Oklahoma Baptist University

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Comprehensive higher education system

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Oklahoma Baptist University

As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Toward that goal, the university offers ten bachelor’s degrees in 86 areas of study. Driven by Christian values, OBU intends to provide the knowledge, skills and preparation to support students for whichever career path they are called to, while maintaining their dedication to truly make a difference. OBU also embraces a diverse environment for their students, with 1,979 students coming to OBU from 37 states and 26 foreign countries in the Fall of 2012.

Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguisticsx  
Art Teacher Educationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Athletic Training/Trainerx  
Bible/Biblical Studiesx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Childhood Educationx  
Christian Studies x 
Computer and Information Systems, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Early Childhood Education and Teachingx  
Education, Generalx  
English/Language Arts Teacher Educationx  
Family and Community Servicesx  
Finance, Generalx  
Fine Arts, Generalx  
Graphic Designx  
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Humanities/Humanistic Studiesx  
Information Science/Studiesx  
International Marketingx  
International Relations and Affairsx  
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teachingx  
Kinesiology, Exercise and Human Performancex  
Language and International Tradex  
Management Information Systems, Generalx  
Management Sciencex  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counselingx  
Mass Communication/Media Studiesx  
Mathematics Teacher Educationx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Generalx  
Music Performance, Generalx  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music Theory and Compositionx  
Music, Generalx  
Natural Sciencesx  
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studiesx  
Physical Education Teaching and Coachingx  
Physics, Generalx  
Physiology, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Religious/Sacred Musicx  
Rhetoric and Compositionx  
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Educationx  
Social Sciences, Generalx  
Social Studies Teacher Educationx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Spanish Language Teacher Educationx  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Sport and Fitness Administration/Managementx  
Voice and Operax  

Academic Life

OBU has a reputation for strong academic programs, with liberal arts curriculum designed to help you connect different fields for a well-rounded education. At OBU, faculty members work together across the disciplines and form relationships with students, challenging you to excel. With a student/faculty ratio of 14:1, OBU offers a climate where you can ask questions and find answers. You can craft a Christian worldview that is informed because you are able to learn in an environment that encourages discussion and provides opportunities for students and faculty to investigate how academic fields connect to the claims of Christ.

OBU is consistently listed among the top colleges and universities in the nation. Our students are thoroughly prepared for graduate school and frequently recognized for their accomplishments.

Campus Life

Your college journey is not a solo trip. Everyone needs support, encouragement and motivation. Engaging in a community like OBU provides you with opportunities to foster and build relationships, develop your leadership abilities and create lifelong friendships through shared experiences.

OBU is intentional about helping you sharpen your God-given skills and abilities. Explore the 60-plus campus organizations and fine the avenue to reach your full potential.

Intramural sports offer a great way to be active and involved! They provide a balance of fun and competition, with plenty of memories to be made. OBU intramurals include a variety of sports, from flag football and ultimate Frisbee to lesser-known sports such as futsal and quidditch. You might even spot one of your professors among the competitors.

Facilities and Resources

200 acre campus, 34 major buildings

Athletics / Sports

This is your invitation to join a community of sports lovers, a world-class coaching staff and committed athletes. Whether you want to scream like a maniac from the stands or stretch your athletic ability, OBU has a place for you on the team.

We offer 21 varsity sports and eight junior varsity sports, making us one of the largest programs in the NAIA.

Our athletes have claimed 179 All-American recognitions. When you join OBU Athletics, you’re joining good company – the company of champions.

Eligibility requirements—Must meet two out of three of the following criteria:

 Cumulative high school GPA of at least a 2.0

 ACT composite of at least 18/ SAT of at least 860

 Top 50 percent of high school graduating class

Financial Aid / Tuition

Dreaming big doesn’t mean a big price tag. We think you will be surprised how affordable OBU truly is. In fact, 99 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. This year, we provided $20.5 million in scholarships to individuals just like you. We offer grants based on financial need and academic, athletic and talent scholarships.

Learn about additional opportunities for scholarships and financial aid on our website.


No essay, no application fee required.

Regular Admission: Those having an ACT composite of at least a 20 or a recentered SAT of at least 950 and:

  1. Weighted high school GPA of at least 3.00 or
  2. Class rank in the upper half

Conditional Admission: Please contact the OBU Admissions Office for details regarding conditional admission.

Other Cool Facts

Finding the right fit is a crucial part of the college decision process. Take the next step in your journey and see if OBU is the place for you.

Connect with us by visiting campus and experiencing first-hand what makes OBU such a special place to learn and grow.

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