Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$29,120

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined 965
Total Received 2,524
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Private

1,717

undergraduate students

30

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,747
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita Street
Arkadelphia, AR
71998

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
520
75th
600
25th
510
75th
31
25th
22
75th
27
25th
20
75th
29
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined 965
Total Received 2,524

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

92%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$22,073

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $28,480
Room $4,000
Board $4,000
Additional fees $640
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $38,220
Average Financial Aid - $22,073
Total with Avg. Aid $16,147

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,019,988
State $1,844,790
Institutional $12,142,046
Other external $998,250
Total $17,005,074

Non-need-based

Federal $7,504
State $1,198,848
Institutional $9,220,058
Other external $533,017
Total $10,959,427

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great American Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Bible/Biblical Studies.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Chemistry, Other.
Christian Studies.
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
Computer Science.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family and Community Services.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Graphic Design.
History, General.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Keyboard Instruments.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Missions/Missionary Studies.
Music Management.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology, Other.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Physics, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public/Applied History.
Religious/Sacred Music.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, Other.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech Teacher Education.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Voice and Opera.

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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

1,747

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,717
students

Female
56%
970

Male
44%
747

2%

30
students

Female
90%
27

Male
10%
3

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,533
students

Female
58%
882

Male
42%
651

11%

184
students

Female
48%
88

Male
52%
96

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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
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Honduras
Japan
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors

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