1,545
Students
Financial aid thermometer
23,850
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Ouachita Baptist University is a 4-year institution located in Arkadelphia, AR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address OBU Box 3776
Arkadelphia, AR  71998-0001
United States
Contact Mrs. Lori Motl
Director of Admissions Counseling
Email: motll@obu.edu
Phone: 870-245-5110
Fax: 870-245-5500

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,786
Applied
1,267
Accepted
1,545
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

1,038
Females Applied
748
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

748
Males Applied
519
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.64
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.75
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 584 540 640
SAT Math 559 480 620
ACT Composite 25 21 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,200
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Fees

590
Full-time student fees
7,880
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

23,850
Avg. Financial Aid Package
23,214
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,286
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,024
Avg. Loan Aid
13,091
Avg. Grant Aid
16,576
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
85%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
36%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,545
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.66%
Black or African American 7.83%
White or Caucasian 81.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.39%
Asian 0.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.19%
Two or more races 2.33%

Gender

Male (45.37%)
Female (54.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 96%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Tiger Tunes, Tiger Traks and Homecoming

Student Services

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More services
career services, multicultural services, student support services

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Phi Beta Lambda, Student Foundation, Student Education Association, Campus Activities Board and International Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No No No
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Soccer No Checkmark Checkmark
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Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

177
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 99
Part-time - 78
Male - 97
Female - 80