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Christian Life Profile

Discover the Ouachita difference

What are you looking for in your ideal college setting? Whether you’re interested in a great academic experience, a close-knit campus community, or life-changing opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, Ouachita Baptist University offers all that and more.

Fostering “a love of God and a love of learning in a Christ-centered learning community,” Ouachita is recognized as a leading liberal arts university. In addition to being cited among America’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, Ouachita has been ranked by CollegeFactual.com among the top 100 “Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money.”

Academic excellence
Addressing students’ diverse academic interests, new majors this fall include Biophysics, Finance, Music Business, Public History, Physics/Mathematics with a Teaching emphasis, and Social Justice Studies. Ouachita also offers an accelerated three-year Biomedical Scholars Program and an emphasis in Sport Management. Pre-professional programs are available in such fields as Architecture, Dentistry, Dietetics, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.

Ouachita offers a competitive financial aid program with 98% of our students receiving financial assistance. With a low 12:1 student-faculty ratio, our students get to know their professors on a personal level as mentors and role models. Graduates have an outstanding 97% acceptance rate to graduate schools across the nation.

Local and global vision
Tiger Serve Day, Ouachita’s semi-annual community service project, has logged more than 75,000 volunteer hours by students, faculty, and staff since 1997. Students also serve on mission projects in Arkansas and around the world as well as participate in the European Study Tour, the Pruet School of Christian Studies’ Biblical Studies Tour, and other international education options in such settings as Australia, France, Japan, South Africa, and Spain.

Ouachita’s residential campus features more than 40 campus organizations, plus social clubs, intramural sports, and ministry opportunities. Tiger Tunes, Scholars Day, Christian Focus Week, and the Battle of the Ravine are among campus highlights each year. Tiger Nation cheers for our 400 student-athletes who compete on 14 intercollegiate athletic teams in the NCAA D-II Great American Conference.

Plan your campus visit
The Office of Admissions Counseling hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help prospective students discover the Ouachita difference, including Tiger Days, Preview Days, GROW (Getting Ready for Ouachita’s World), and personal campus visits. To learn more, visit obu.edu or call 800-DIAL-OBU.



Founded: 1886
Enrollment: 1,500 students, exclusively undergraduate
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Athletics: 14 men’s and women’s NCAA Division II teams
Financial Aid: 98% of students receiving financial aid
Prepared Graduates: 97% graduate school acceptance rate
Opportunities for Involvement: More than 40 clubs and organizations, more than 30 campus ministries, more than a dozen service programs
Study Abroad: Long- and short-term programs in more than 15 nations around the world
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Programs of Study
• Accounting
• Applied Mathematics
• Biblical Languages
• Biology
• Biomedical Sciences+
• Biophysics
• Business Administration#
- Entrepreneurship
- Finance
- Management
- Marketing
- Sport Management
• Chemistry
• Christian Media/Communications
• Christian Studies#
- Biblical Studies
- Ministries
- Missions
- Philosophy
- Theology
• Church Media/Production Arts
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Computer Science
• Education
- Elementary
- Middle School
    Math & Science
    English Language Arts & Social Studies
- Secondary
    Social Studies
    Speech Communication & Theatre Arts
    Theatre Arts
• Education & Public Policy*
• Engineering Physics
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Finance
• History
• International Studies*
• Kinesiology & Leisure Studies
- Fitness
- K-12 Teaching
- Pre-professional Studies
- Recreation
- Recreation & Sports Ministry
• Mass Communications
- Advertising
- Broadcasting
- Journalism
- Online Media
- Print Media
- Public Relations
• Mathematics
• Military Science*
• Music
- Music Education
- Musical Theatre
- Performance
- Worship Arts
• Music Business
• Nutrition & Dietetics
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Professional Chemistry
• Psychology
• Public History
• Social Justice Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Speech Communication
• Theatre Arts
- Musical Theatre
- Theatre Arts/Design
- Theatre Arts/Performance
- Theatre Education
• Visual Arts
- Art Education
- Graphic Design
- Studio Art
• Worship Ministry

* Minor only
+ Accelerated three-year program
# Online and on-campus programs offered

Pre-professional Programs
• Architecture
• Arts-Engineering
• Dental Hygiene
• Dentistry
• Engineering
• Law
• Medical Technology
• Medicine
• Nursing
• Occupational Therapy
• Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Public Administration
• Social Work
• Veterinary Medicine