Oklahoma Baptist University
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 exists to equip the next generation of future shapers to live all of life all for Jesus.
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
100% of incoming freshmen receive a guaranteed minimum $10,000 annual award.
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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