Founded in 1910 by The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University is a Christian liberal arts college in the Oklahoma City metro area. OBU grants 10 bachelor’s degrees in 88 areas of study informed by a Christian worldview. As a Christian university, OBU holds chapel services two to three times per week and sermons are archived on the Oklahoma Baptist website and Youtube channel. All new students participate in OBU’s Welcome Week which includes distribution of first year student beanies and The Walk: a procession across campus mirrored during graduation.
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+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Oklahoma Baptist University has a very welcoming atmosphere and caring student body. The diversity on campus makes OBU stand out from other colleges since we are represented by 35 foreign countries. I love OBU because I was able to build strong relationships with my peers, professors, and God while on Bison Hill.
Abby from Shawnee, OK
obu provides such a friendly environment for all students. the professors make it a point to get to know you as a person and are so kind. i couldn't ask for a better mixture of a biblical education and amazing environment!
Anna from Mcallen, TX
OBU truly does integrate faith with learning. As a student, you are poured into in all aspects of life by faculty as well as other students. The relationships and experiences made here have an extremely positive effect on your life!
Sarah from Yukon, OK
This college was really engaging. The admission counselors answered every question I had. I loved it!
Khayriyyah from Grandview, MO
OBU is an amazing university, it is small enough to where it is easy to get to know your professors and make friends on campus. It is also inclusive enough to where you can enjoy the college experience through different on-campus extracurriculars or other activities. I am loving the campus and all of my professors.
Jessy from Decatur, TX
OBU can offer a life changing experience, if you allow it to. Everything from your education to your spirit is taken into consideration, and oftentimes in ways that you would have never thought possible. You will be challenged to think, and it will be difficult, but the beauty is that you are never alone in your pursuits.
Ashley from Mustang, OK
OBU is a school focused on loving God and loving people. The people here want to invest in others and push them to be better mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially. Choosing OBU as my college has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.