Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$29,120

$29,120

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined + 978
Total Received 2,537
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Private (nonprofit)

1,633

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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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 1,633
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
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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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
95%
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

 
4 fraternities 14% of male students
 
5 sororities 33% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
48%
400-499
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
28%
18-23
36%
12-17
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
48%
18-23
34%
12-17
13%
30-36
17%
24-29
38%
18-23
42%
12-17
3%

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

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,559
Declined + 978
Total Received 2,537

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

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,837.00

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 - $29,837
Total with Avg. Aid $8,383

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 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

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 Ministry
Christian Missions
Christian Studies
Church Music
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communications/Media
Computer Science
Dietetics/Nutrition
Early Childhood Education
English
Family Life Ministry
Graphic Design
History
Kinesiology/Fitness
Kinesiology/Leisure Science
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Music Education
Music Industry
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Nursing
Pastoral Ministries
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science/Government
Professional Accounting
Professional Chemistry
Psychology
Public History
Religion
Religious Education
Secondary Education
Social Justice Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
Worship 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

1,633

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,633
students

Female
57%
931

Male
43%
702

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,506
students

Female
58%
868

Male
42%
638

8%

127
students

Female
50%
63

Male
50%
64

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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

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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 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

International Student Contact

Jason Greenwich
Director of International Recruitment and Retention
870 245-5266
greenwichj@obu.edu

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