Admissions News Articles

SGU Students Invited to OBU Mini-Enrollment Session Nov. 14 on SGU Campus

November 14, 2017 | Permalink

Students at St. Gregory’s University are invited to an OBU transfer and enrollment session Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. The session will be held in the Shawnee Room in the SGU Student Center. Approximately 20 OBU employees will…

Frequently Asked Questions: Applying to OBU

October 11, 2017 | Permalink

Picking a university can be one of the most daunting and important decisions you’ll ever make. With so many factors involved in finding the right campus to fit your personality and needs, you’re sure to have a few questions. From…

Which is the best OBU campus visit for you?

September 25, 2017 | Permalink

You’ve dreamt of heading off to college for years, from meeting lifelong friends to learning more about the vocation you feel called to, and you can’t wait to explore everything an undergrad experience has to offer. But as…

The Value of an In-Person Campus Visit

July 3, 2017 | Permalink

If you’re a high school junior or senior, you’re most likely in the middle of the infamous “college decision process.” This can be a stressful time for students, but it’s also one that will lead to the next, and…

OBU Presents Scholarship to National Spelling Bee Runner-Up

June 21, 2017 | Permalink

In recognition of his first runner-up placement in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Oklahoma Baptist University presented a scholarship to Rohan Rajeev of Edmond, Oklahoma. The presentation took place Tuesday, June 20. OBU’s…

How to Prepare for Your Freshman Year at OBU Over the Summer

May 15, 2017 | Permalink

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to Oklahoma Baptist University and have secured your spot in the incoming freshman class. We’re excited to see you on campus in August for Welcome Week and show you all of the amazing things…

The OBU Bison Bucket List [Infographic]

May 11, 2017 | Permalink

From arriving on the Oklahoma Baptist University campus for Welcome Week to taking your final walk to Raley Chapel for commencement, your college journey will be filled with experiences and memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of…

OBU Enrolls Record 416 New Students at Priority Enrollment Day

May 3, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University welcomed a record-breaking 416 new students to Bison Hill Saturday, April 29, during the annual Priority Enrollment Day on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The previous record number of enrollees on Priority Enrollment…

Take Advantage of OBU’s Guaranteed $5,000 Scholarship for 2017-18 School Year

April 7, 2017 | Permalink

We believe every student who wants to attend Oklahoma Baptist University should have the opportunity. For this reason, we work hard to provide students with the best aid possible. Nearly 100 percent of students receive some type of scholarship…

OBU Recognized Nationally as One of the Best for Transfer Students

March 22, 2017 | Permalink

Oklahoma Baptist University was recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as one of 65 members of the Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfers. In…

13 Things You Need to Know About OBU [Infographic]

February 28, 2017 | Permalink

From famous traditions (Ka-rip!) to campus landmarks like Raley Chapel or Shawnee Hall, Oklahoma Baptist University has been a part of the Shawnee landscape for more than 100 years. With OBU’s rich history, there are many interesting…

Celebrating the Holidays at OBU

December 20, 2016 | Permalink

For many students, going home for the holidays just isn’t an option. Whether distance, finances or other deterrents are blocking the way, spending the holidays on campus or alone can leave some students with the holiday blues. However, at…

Brantley Travels to New York for CCCU Leadership Experience

December 9, 2016 | Permalink

Will Brantley, Oklahoma Baptist University director of admissions, participated this year in the CCCU Leadership Development Institute, traveling to both New York City and Washington state during the year. The program accepts only 20…

Why Choose Oklahoma Baptist University?

November 18, 2016 | Permalink

There are many things to consider when choosing where you’ll spend the next four years of your life. Cost, culture, and the quality of the education you will receive are just a few of the factors that should go into this important…

Why Choose a Christian University

November 9, 2016 | Permalink

As a recent high school grad or soon-to-be graduate, choosing a university can be a daunting task. There are public, private, large and small universities … but how do you know which choice is right for you? At Oklahoma Baptist…

How OBU Grads Give Back

November 1, 2016 | Permalink

The mission of OBU is to “transform 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.” For Oklahoma…

OBU Offers Guaranteed $5,000 Scholarship to All Incoming Freshmen

October 10, 2016 | Permalink

OBU will offer a guaranteed minimum $5,000 scholarship per year to all new incoming freshman students, beginning fall 2017. The University is raising the guaranteed minimum from $2,000 to $5,000. The scholarship is renewable every year for four…

OBU Earns Top Rankings for Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

September 13, 2016 | Permalink

For the 23rd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named OBU as Oklahoma's highest ranked college on the “Best Regional Colleges of the West” list. OBU also ranked in the top five “Least Debt” regional colleges list…

OBU Welcomes Second Largest Freshman Class in School History

September 6, 2016 | Permalink

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…

Princeton Review Names OBU ‘Best in the West’ for 2017

August 31, 2016 | Permalink

For the 12th consecutive year, The Princeton Review named Oklahoma Baptist University one of the best colleges and universities in the western United States. OBU was one of 126 institutions listed in the “Best in the West” section…

OBU Welcomes Hundreds for Annual Move-In Day

August 22, 2016 | Permalink

Hundreds of students and family members converged upon the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University Saturday, Aug. 20. OBU hosted its annual move-in day event, welcoming new and returning students to Bison Hill. Current students, faculty and staff…

OBU Ranks in Top 25 Most Affordable Christian Universities in the U.S.

August 8, 2016 | Permalink

OBU ranked number 23 on a list of the Most Affordable Christian Colleges and Universities for 2017. Christian Universities Online, an independent online resource for prospective students and their families researching Christian higher…

OBU Enrolls Record Number of New Students at Priority Enrollment Day

May 3, 2016 | Permalink

OBU welcomed 368 new members to the Bison Hill family Saturday, April 30, during a record breaking Priority Enrollment Day on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. Students and parents chose either a morning or afternoon session. During those half-day…