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OBU Welcomes Second Largest Freshman Class in School History

September 6, 2016

Two weeks into the fall semester at Oklahoma Baptist University, the campus is bustling with activity. First-time freshmen are adjusting to college life. Transfer students are learning what it means to be a Bison. And upperclassmen are readjusting to life on Bison Hill after the long summer break.

OBU welcomed 566 new freshmen to campus this fall, second only to the record-setting freshman class of 580 in 2013. Coupled with 74 transfer students, the campus is teeming with new students and their excitement for life at OBU.

Last year’s freshman class had been the second largest in school history until the arrival of this year’s class. Thus, the top three largest classes of incoming freshmen in OBU history have all arrived since 2013.

"We give thanks to God for His continued blessing of OBU,” said Will Brantley, director of admissions. “This freshman class is the second largest in the 106 year history of the university. The admissions team did a phenomenal job working with students and their families. They each traveled thousands of miles, made hundreds of phone calls and hosted many campus visitors, all in an effort to help students find their place at OBU.”

“The Christ-centered, transformational education that takes place at OBU is special. God poured out His blessings through the admissions team's hard work and we are eternally grateful for His provision."