Ouachita: invested in you
What are you looking for in your ideal college setting? By choosing Ouachita Baptist University as your college home, you’re choosing not only to invest in outstanding academic training and career preparation, but you are also joining a community unlike any other. Our relationships run as deep as our 130-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation.
Fostering a love of God and a love of learning, 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 among the top 100 “Best Nationwide Colleges for Your Money” by CollegeFactual.com.
Addressing students’ diverse academic interests, new majors include Biophysics, Community and Family Services, Environmental Studies, Finance, Music Industry, Public History, and Social Justice Studies. Ouachita also offers an accelerated three-year Biomedical Scholars Program as well as emphases in such areas as Entrepreneurship and Sport Management. Not sure what you want to study? Check out our unique “Discover” program designed to help you find the right major for you.
Ouachita offers a competitive financial aid program, with 98% of our students receiving financial assistance. With a low 13:1 student-faculty ratio, our students get to know their professors on a personal level as mentors and role models. Graduates have an outstanding 93% placement rate in careers and graduate schools within six months.
Local and global vision
Tiger Serve Day, Ouachita’s semi-annual community service project, has logged more than 80,000 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. Nearly a quarter of Ouachita’s student body competes on one of our 14 NCAA Division II athletic teams—so when the Tigers win, it’s personal.
Plan your campus visit
The Office of Admissions Counseling 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 or call 800-DIAL-OBU.