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Oklahoma Baptist University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1910
Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,606
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $89,087,044
Admissions Address

500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Website

http://www.okbu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@okbu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Bruce Perkins
Admissions office telephone: (405) 878-2023
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.okbu.edu/admissions/onlineapp.html?section=welcome Tuition deposit: $125 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 2 2
Academic electives 2 2
Total academic units 17 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 1,186
Total acceptances: 881
Total freshman enrollment: 361
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 398
Male acceptances: 300
Male freshman enrollment: 132
 
Female applicants: 788
Female acceptances: 581
Female freshman enrollment: 229
Out-of-state freshmen: 34%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 20%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 – 600
Math: 460 – 590
Combined: 930 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 86%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 28
Math: 18 – 26
Composite: 21 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% N/A N/A
24-29 46.0% N/A N/A
18-23 40.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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