Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

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What are you looking for in your ideal college setting?

Ouachita Baptist University offers outstanding academic training in a Christ-centered learning community. Our relationships run as deep as our 135-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation.

Addressing students’ diverse academic interests, our new majors include Community & Family Services, Finance, Music Industry, Nursing, Social Justice Studies, and a BFA in Graphic Design. Not sure what you want to study? Our unique DISCOVER program is designed to help students find just the right major. With 99% of our most recent graduating class in a profession or graduate school within six months of graduation, Ouachita prepares students for the next step.

Through Tiger Serve Day, our semi-annual community service project, the University has logged approximately 90,000 volunteer hours by students, faculty, and staff since 1997. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the European Study Tour, Biblical Studies Tour, and other international education options in settings such as Australia, France, Japan, and South Africa.

Ouachita Baptist University’s residential campus features more than 40 campus organizations as well as social clubs, intramural sports, and ministry opportunities. Nearly a quarter of Ouachita’s student body competes on one of our 14 NCAA Division II athletic teams.

Our admission team hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including personal campus visits to help prospective students explore how Ouachita can invest in you. To learn more, visit obu.edu



#1 “Best Value College” in Arkansas | Niche.com


#1 in student satisfaction in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas | CollegeConsensus.com


#2 among “Best Regional Colleges in the South” | U.S. News & World Report

Top Majors at OBU

• Accounting
• Biology
• Biomedical Sciences
• Biophysics
• Business Administration
   - Entrepreneurship
   - Management
   - Marketing
   - Sport Management

• Chemistry
• Communications & Media
   - Communications Studies
   - Integrated Communications
   - Multimedia Journalism
   - Sports Media
   - Strategic Communications
   - Visual Media & Film

• Engineering Physics
• Environmental Studies
• Finance
• Kinesiology & Leisure Studies
   - Exercise Science
   - Pre-professional Studies
   - Recreation & Sports Administration
   - Recreation & Sports Ministry

• Mathematics
• Nursing
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public History
• Social Justice Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “When I struggle, my friends and professors lift me up. When I achieve greatness, they celebrate with me. I couldn’t imagine college anywhere else.”

    • Emory G.
  • “Being at Ouachita has changed my life in so many ways. It’s given me many different opportunities in my major, and I’ve found myself involved in way too much. I’ve also loved being connected to a close community.”

    • Jacob H.
  • “Ouachita is where I grew spiritually and built marketable skills, and where I would meet my friends for life!”

    • Rachel B.
  • “When I was 14, I knew I had to go to this University that I had only just heard of. While my academic numbers made any college in the country an option, my heart only chose one: Ouachita.”

    • Cole J.