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, they joined the upperclassmen for a total student population of 2,073.
Last year’s freshman class had been the second largest in school history until the arrival of this year’s class. With the largest incoming class coming in 2013, the three largest classes in school history have all arrived over the last four academic years.
“We give thanks to God for His continued blessing of OBU,” said Will Brantley, director of admissions. “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.”