Oklahoma Baptist University

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Why Attend Oklahoma Baptist University?

Quality Education

An Excellent Place to Study and Live

  • The Princeton Review has listed Oklahoma Baptist University as one of the “Best in the West”
  • Residential living, with students living and learning on campus
  • OBU is located in a friendly town of about 30,000 citizens
  • OBU Campus Security is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and works closely with the Shawnee Police Department
  • Is OBU safe?  Crime is nearly non-existent — about one minor crime every 2.5 months
  • Within walking or biking distance of shopping areas


  • OBU has been recognized repeatedly as one of the “Best Buys” in American higher education
  • OBU’s costs are lower than those of similar universities
  • Limited scholarships are available to all international students
  • International students may work on-campus


  • OBU students are taught to think and are exposed to ideas
  • Education is an interactive process with teachers and other students
  • OBU students use information for reports, position papers, and hands-on projects
  • Professors serve as mentors and role models, not simply as lecturers
  • Professors are available for out-of-class advising and counseling, as well as for informal conversation
  • Typically, a large percentage of each graduating class goes to graduate or professional school, including America’s most prestigious institutions, like Princeton, Columbia, Duke and Johns Hopkins
  • OBU offers career counseling and placement services
  • A high percentage of OBU students graduate in four years

Leadership Development

  • OBU students receive more than academic training
  • With a small enrollment, every student can assume leadership roles
  • Clubs, intramural sports, mission activities, dormitory functions are only some of the places where students learn to be leaders during their four years at OBU


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