Shawnee, OK
Oklahoma Baptist University


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Recent Reviews

Jamie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The small, close, connected community of students with professors that care.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The small, close, connected community of students with professors that care.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Remember why you are going! College is so much fun and making friends and getting involved is SO important. Don't forget about your passions! I have a passion for people so I am making sure that I focus on people and get involved in things i care about! Take advantage of your opportunities at college. Take each class as an opportunity to grow in knowledge because it definitely will help you in the end and for other classes. Remember you or your family is investing a lot of money and time in this for you and you want to make them proud! Step outside of your comfort zone, try new things, make new friends, go out to events you wouldn't normally do!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The limited amount of scholarships offered even though it costs $20,000 a year!

Brandon
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Small classrooms with personable teachers. The students on campus do a very good job interacting with all the new students an...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Small classrooms with personable teachers. The students on campus do a very good job interacting with all the new students and anyone of a different cultural or ethnic background. There is a large percentage of foreign exchange students than most bigger colleges.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to find the right college choice you have to know what you look for in a college, such as if you are a large college type of person or a small college type. Also you have to look at your own personality and using your likes and dislikes you can look at that college and see if it fits your personality. When making most of your college experience you need to try almost all of the activities that the campus provides and get involved in clubs and organizations. Whatever it takes to make you feel right at home there is what you are looking for. Any college where you feel that you are wanted and are respected by both the students and faculty is a place where you can look for a good education and a great college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who does not want to study and learn. Someone who just wants to party and drink 24/7 because they will not last long enough to complete the first 9 weeks.

Johnny
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

OBU is a place where you can get a great educationa and make lifelong friends. Everybody knows everybody, and everybody is yo...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

OBU is a place where you can get a great educationa and make lifelong friends. Everybody knows everybody, and everybody is your friend, and will do anything to help.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that the most important thing is following your heart. Find a place where you feel at home even when you've been on campus for 3 months straight because of the people around you. Find a place that you can study as well as play, learn as well as have fun. Find a place where the worries of the world become a little smaller, and the goodness of God is very clear to see.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

At OBU they give crazy amounts of financial aid, we have brand new wellness center and the girl to boy ratio is almost 3:1

Patrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For me, it took a year at a college that I thought was the one to find out that it really was not the college for me. The st...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For me, it took a year at a college that I thought was the one to find out that it really was not the college for me. The staff was great, but my heart was somewhere else. I also lived at home, which made it hard to really focus on my studies. First, I would give the advice to students to move on campus first. Get to know your piers and create great study habits, or else your set to fail. Pick a major that you want. It's not always about money. If you do not enjoy where you are or what you are studying then it will be hard to make good grades. Get to know some professors beforehand. They are the ones teaching you. Mostly, I would say to go where you will be happy. It's not always going to be the biggest town. Look at the academics of the college. Look for who has graduated from there, and where they are now. Look at the housing also, though it might not be the best. A happy student makes the best grades and learns the most.

What kind of person should attend this school?

It's nice to be on a Christian campus if you are one yourself because you can relate often. But not everyone is of that affiliation. It's a great academic school, so if you are really focused on your academics, then it will test you. We have a great music school here. The jazz band is getting better every year. So it 's a good school for musicians. The religion department is wonderful, so future pastors or theologians will be welcomed.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is ultra liberal. This is a baptist university, which means they can be very conservative. Also, someone looking for serious sports. We have a good basketball team, but not as great as the major universities. And we do not have a football team. A person who is lazy should not be attending OBU. They are very strict with their academics and will not tolerate much slack.

Luke
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Oklahoma Baptist University is the most loving and caring place I have ever been.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Oklahoma Baptist University is the most loving and caring place I have ever been.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

This is the million dollar question, right? Everyone in this culture is looking for advice everything from marriage issues to advice on how to cook chow mein. Advice is a dime a dozen these days and everyone has some from presidents to talk show gurus to the mailman. I could use this space to offer college students all the tired, worn-out, and clique-ridden advice I wanted to and it probably would end up where it always does-- in our mental garbage dumps. I could remind students of their new freedom and how not to take it for granted (except, of course, on the weekends). I could alleviate their parents fears by saying that college students don't drink that much and often use safe sexual practices (if, of course, they have time for sex considering they are so busy studying). I could promise students all fun and frolic awaits them at their new destination, but I am not going to say that. Instead I will say one thing: "Fear God, for this is man's all" (Ecclesiastes 12:13). If college students lived out this Bible verse, they would change the world. Students: go change the world!

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,960
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $25,310
  • Acceptance rate
  • 60%

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