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Tuition & Fees

$24,940

$24,940

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
15%
500-599
43%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
10%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
34%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
40%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,200
Declined + 793
Total Received 1,993
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Private (nonprofit)

1,538

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Bioogy
  2. Business Administration
  3. Christian Studies
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Codes

SAT 6549
ACT 0134

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School Facts

Ouachita Baptist, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Arkadelphia, AR, 65 miles southwest of Little Rock.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,538
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Arkadelphia, AR

200-acre campus in Arkadelphia (population: 10,716), 65 miles from Little Rock. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Little Rock; smaller airport serves Hot Springs (40 miles).

Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71998

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 20% of male students
 
6 sororities 27% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
15%
500-599
43%
400-499
26%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
10%
600-699
20%
500-599
42%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
26%
24-29
34%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
40%
18-23
41%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 31 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,200
Declined + 793
Total Received 1,993

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lori Motl
Director of Admissions Counseling
P: 800 DIAL-OBU
F: 870 245-5500
admissions@obu.edu

Cost

Tuition $24,400
Room & board $7,380
Additional fees $540
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $33,420
Average Financial Aid - $22,041
Total with Avg. Aid $11,379

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,041

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,902,259
State $1,247,775
Institutional $9,357,752
Other external $716,748
Total $13,224,534

Non-need-based

Federal $9,269
State $1,838,523
Institutional $6,053,491
Other external $516,844
Total $8,418,127

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Music
Art
Biblical Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Media/Communications
Christian Ministry
Christian Missions
Christian Studies
Church Media/Production Arts
Church Music
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Computer Science
Dietetics/Nutrition
Early Childhood Education
English
Family Life Ministry
Finance
General Studies
Graphic Design
History
Kinesiology/Fitness
Kinesiology/Leisure Science
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Music Theory/Composition
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science/Government
Professional Accounting
Professional Chemistry
Psychology
Religion
Religious Education
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

100%

1,538
students

Female
51%
789

Male
49%
749

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,455
students

Female
53%
764

Male
47%
691

undergraduatePart-time

6%

83
students

Female
31%
25

Male
69%
58

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Japan
Russia
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Amy Gattis
Assistant Director, International Education
870 245-5224
gattisa@obu.edu

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