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Ouachita Baptist University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 27 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,033)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,726)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 13 16 - -
Football 99 - - -
Golf 10 7 - -
Soccer 24 24 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Swimming and Diving 23 21 - -
Tennis 7 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 5 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -
Wrestling 20 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.7%
Hispanic 1.8%
Non-resident alien 3.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 85.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brian from El Paso, TX
  • 5
  • The dorm life is what makes any college experience a great one. The dorms at Ouachita will allow you to meet amazing and hopefully life long friends. You'll end up…

  • May-17-2012 Read More
  • L from Arkansas
  • 4
  • ouachita has smoke-free and substance-free single-sex dorms. it's generally quiet and there are few problems. on the downside, the social activity in the upper dorms is very low.…

  • Jan-27-2012 Read More
  • Kyle from El Dorado, AR
  • 5
  • Dorm life is tight! I was required to live on campus even though I didn't want to, but it turned out to be really cool! You meet a lot of…

  • May-09-2012 Read More
  • Christy from Rockwall, TX
  • 4
  • Depends on where you stay. Some dorms are super-nice and some are super-old. They built a lot of newer ones after I left that are supposed to be to-die-for. I…

  • May-16-2012 Read More
  • DeCarl from Rowlett, TX
  • 5
  • Freshman year the dorms are dreadful, but this is to be said at any school you choose to go to. If you stick it out and work diligently your freshman…

  • Jun-22-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Brenden from Bryant, AR
  • Feb-08-2016 I am a current student here

    Ouachita does a great job at changing up the meals and keeping them nutritious. For the students wanting to break their diet, always have the burger and pizza line. Students also like to use there identification card to eat in the student center, where there are multiple restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Taylor from Arkansas
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good, Chic fil a, Tiger Express (salads, and sandwiches), Tiger Grill (pizza, burgers) Sandella's (burritos, wraps).

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  • 4
  • Victoria from Sherwood, AR
  • May-19-2014 I am a past student here

    Ok lets get real... who WANTS to eat in the Caf? It really isn't bad food, you just get a little tired of it after 4 years. The workers though - SOME OF THE NICEST PEOPLE ON CAMPUS! At night Mr. Ricky will put on a Michael Jackson CD and the whole caf will sing along and attempt to moonwalk! The ladies working the line are simply wonderful, and make the experience fun! :) They are very accommodating when it comes to unusual diets as well. They always offer a vegetarian dish and have a special back room for people with food allergies (Gluten free stuff, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, etc.) If you have a special diet and let someone on the staff know... they will get EXACTLY what you want! :)

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  • 5
  • Dee from Smackover, AR
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many different places to eat on campus. The commons serves three full meals a day and has many options: Salad, International, Pizza, Hamburger, and Desserts. There is also a Chick Fil A, Tiger Grill, Sandelas, Dr. Jacks, and Tiger Express.

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  • 5
  • Nara from Huntington, AR
  • Aug-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria has good food and a good variety. There is also Chick-fil-A, the Tiger Grill, a Panini place, and a coffee house.

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  • 5
  • Justin from Searcy, AR
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Ah, the cinnamon rolls ! Our dining hall men and women fix tons of cinnamon rolls just to help us make it through finals week. It is the only part of finals week I look forward to. Everyday, though, there are way more choices than any of us deserve. The salads, ice cream, desserts, Italian food, hamburgers, etc are wonderful and never allow u to get bored with eating in the caf.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from Hot Springs National Park, AR
  • Dec-16-2012 I am a current student here

    The caf (The Commons) is probably one of the prettiest in the state. The staff are very friendly. Ms. Jeanette is a boss at the international bar! Ouachita only offers one meal plan to students living on campus and it is mandatory.

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Crowley, TX
  • Nov-19-2012 I am a current student here

    On campus we have chick-fil-a and starbucks so that is a plus of the school, but he food at the cafe isn't bad. It might seem very repetitive at times with what they serve, but the staff there make it worth going to everyday.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Victoria from Sherwood, AR
  • May-19-2014 I am a past student here

    The greek life on campus does exist, but it has been overtaken by the Social Clubs on campus. The actual fraternities and sororities that are on campus are usually only within the majors and have very strict restrictions by their National Headquarters and OBU. OBU wanted to support a more friendly environment so Social Clubs were created rather than actual fraternities and sororities. This idea however, backfired a little bit because the Social Clubs have simply BECOME sororities and fraternities. OBU has recently cracked the whip on hazing however, so there is VERY LITTLE TO NO HAZING.

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  • 0
  • Justin from Searcy, AR
  • Apr-24-2013 I am a current student here

    My involvement in my social club at OBU has helped me grow spiritually and socially. My fellow club members encourage me to learn scripture, help others, and work together for common goals. Without these young men in my life, my experience at OBU would not be as rich as it is.

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  • 0
  • Christy from Rockwall, TX
  • May-16-2012 I am a past student here

    Sororities and fraternities are specific to the campus, and are not national clubs (except for the music and theatre fraternities).

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