Tuition & Fees

$27,900

$27,900

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,375
Declined + 787
Total Received 2,162
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Private (nonprofit)

1,660

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6549
ACT 0134

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Location

School Facts

Ouachita Baptist University, 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 1,660
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Arkadelphia, AR

200-acre campus in Arkadelphia (population: 10,650), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
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 23% of male students
 
6 sororities 33% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
28%
500-599
39%
400-499
19%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
29%
18-23
29%
12-17
11%
30-36
8%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
30-36
15%
24-29
42%
18-23
38%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,375
Declined + 787
Total Received 2,162

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,312

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,280
Room $4,000
Board $4,000
Additional fees $620
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $37,000
Average Financial Aid - $24,312
Total with Avg. Aid $12,688

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,152,819
State $1,224,206
Institutional $12,252,152
Other external $707,067
Total $16,336,244

Non-need-based

Federal $23,330
State $1,897,794
Institutional $8,204,120
Other external $653,596
Total $10,778,840
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 870 245-5570
F: 870 245-5500
hursts@obu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Hurst
Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services
hursts@obu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, outdoor recreation, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo

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Athletic Directors

David Sharp (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Margaret Mcgraw (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
purple and gold

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 Industry
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Christian Studies

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,660

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,660
students

Female
55%
915

Male
45%
745

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,529
students

Female
56%
844

Male
44%
685

8%

131
students

Female
55%
71

Male
45%
60

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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 Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: 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
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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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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