Oklahoma Baptist University

500 W University St, Shawnee, United States
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Overview of Oklahoma Baptist University

About this school

Oklahoma Baptist, founded in 1910, is a church-affiliated university. Its 125-acre campus is located in Shawnee, 35 miles east of Oklahoma City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,972
    • Men:812 (41.2%)
    • Women:1,160 (58.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oklahoma Baptist University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
500 West University
City, State, Zip
Shawnee, OK  74804
Phone
(405) 585-5000
Fax
(405) 878-2046
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,070 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 2,529 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,541 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
639 (24%) of 2,634 admitted students enrolled
Women
391 (23%) of 1,670 admitted students enrolled
Men
248 (26%) of 964 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
51%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,258 (79.35857110761627%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,350 (20.641428892383733%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oklahoma Baptist University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003164
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
526 (92.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
474 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
474 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
124 (26.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$24,504
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 355 (74.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,710
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 361 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,379
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 474 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
89 (15.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,069

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,486 (81.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,366 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,366 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
323 (23.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$23,506
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,010 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,904
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,043 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,623
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,298 (95.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
426 (23.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,725

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,451
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


127

Part-Time Faculty


48

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


52%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 41% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
352,140

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
175
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oklahoma Baptist University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Marketing
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Theology and religious vocations

Online Degrees


Medicine

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


30,649

Nearest Metropolitan Area


125 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Oklahoma City

Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Shawnee
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


76% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


24%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, racquetball, riflery, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Oklahoma Baptist University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, campus activities board, university concert series, student foundation, blitz week activities, canterbury

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,888

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,972
Women
1,160
Men
812

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 5.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 2.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 12.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 69.5% White
  • 4.3% Unknown

International Students


4.2% from 40 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


113

Student Resources

Study resources