Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK

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Be equipped to shape the future

OBU is a boldly faith-forward university, where exceptional academics merge with a deeply engaged community, developing students into the next generation of future shapers.  

As an OBU student, you will grow not only in knowledge, but also in faith that will help you understand who you are, where you want to go and how you want to make a difference in the world. An OBU education will transform your heart and mind so you can engage with purpose, compassion and confidence in the world for good and for the glory of God.  

At OBU, you will be encouraged to go beyond and reach higher than you ever thought possible, approaching everything you do with excellence. Your OBU journey will help you discover your passions and your purpose in life. Every subject is explored through a Christian worldview. Faith and knowledge blend together harmoniously to develop critical and analytical thinkers who can write, speak and communicate clearly, persuasively and with confidence.  

From the moment you step on campus, you feel a sense of community and belonging, developing deep and genuine connections. Faculty become personal mentors who invest their time, expertise and passion in you. You’re never alone in your journey to change, grow and lead.  

You will find many activities offered through the year, encouraging community and friendship, including a strong intramural sports program, talent shows, concerts and Bible studies. You can engage in your choice of dozens of student organizations and an active student government association or compete in one of OBU’s 14 NCAA Division II varsity sports or 12 club sports.  

Pursue academic excellence as you integrate your faith with the knowledge you gain to impact the world. Be a Future Shaper at OBU. 



Ranked as one of the top 10 comprehensive colleges in the western United States for 31 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report


Recognized as a “Best in the West” college | The Princeton Review, 2022


Repeatedly listed as one of Oklahoma’s highest-ranked universities | Forbes

OBU’s Mission

As a Christian liberal arts university, OBU transforms lives by equipping students to:
 Pursue academic excellence
 Integrate faith with all areas of knowledge
 Engage a diverse world
 Live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ

Quick Facts

Shawnee, Oklahoma—35 miles east of Oklahoma City, 90 miles southwest of Tulsa

226 acres, 34 major buildings

More than 80 programs of study; master’s degrees in four disciplines and graduate certificates

1,400 students from 31 states and 12 other countries

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Financial Aid
100% of incoming freshmen receive a guaranteed minimum $10,000 annual award.

Varsity Sports 
Men’s Baseball and football; Women’s cheerleading, pom, dance and stunt, golf, softball, and volleyball; and men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field

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