Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

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Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$29,120

not including housing and food

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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

Founded in 1886, Ouachita Baptist University is a church-affiliated liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas—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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are 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) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Neither

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
Housing $4,000
Food $4,000
Additional fees $640
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $38,220
Average Financial Aid - $22,073
Total with Avg. Aid $16,147

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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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