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Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

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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

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Speech Teacher Education Checkmark
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Pre-engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient Near Eastern And Biblical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Adult Health Nurse/nursing Checkmark
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Communication Disorders Sciences And Services, Other Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Public/applied History Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Physics, Other Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Missions/missionary Studies Checkmark
Pastoral Counseling And Specialized Ministries, Other Checkmark
Pastoral Studies/counseling Checkmark
Religious/sacred Music Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations, Other Checkmark
Theology/theological Studies Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,524
Applied
1,599
Accepted
1,664
Enrolled
63%
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Female Admissions

1,577
Females Applied
1,015
Females Accepted
64%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

947
Males Applied
544
Males Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.72
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.75
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 575 520 630
SAT Math 570 510 600
ACT Composite 25 21 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

29,480
Private
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Fees

660
Full-time student fees
8,510
Room & board
4,370
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

29,316
Avg. Financial Aid Package
28,186
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,481
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,887
Avg. Loan Aid
12,243
Avg. Grant Aid
16,309
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
92%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
62%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,664
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
37%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.11%
Black or African American 6.79%
White or Caucasian 81.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.36%
Asian 1.02%
Two or more races 2.94%

Gender

Male (41.65%)
Female (58.35%)

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

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Tiger Tunes, Tiger Traks and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Checkmark Checkmark
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No Checkmark Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

170
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 109
Part-time - 61
Male - 95
Female - 75
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