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Welcome to Shawnee, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University is located in Shawnee, Okla., a quiet city near a major urban center with access to internships and cultural events.

Shawnee is a city of about 28,000 located 35 miles east of Oklahoma City, 90 miles from Tulsa and 200 miles from Dallas/Fort Worth.

Shawnee enjoys three movie theatres, two bowling centers, multiple coffee shops, outstanding local and national chain restaurants, numerous national retail establishments, the Shawnee Mall and more. Nearby Oklahoma City boasts the Bricktown entertainment district, featuring great food, minor league baseball, the Bricktown Canal, a 16-screen movie theatre and more. OKC’s Scissortail Park is a new attraction and ranked as one of the best urban parks in the nation. The Paycom Center is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team and likewise hosts major concerts and world-class entertainment.

OBU encourages students to get involved in this unique community. Starting with Welcome Week each fall, OBU helps students serve and connect with the Shawnee community.