Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR, USA
4.06 Average Rating

Ouachita Baptist University is a private, Christian, liberal arts college established in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. OBU students are required to complete two classes in religion and seven credits of chapel throughout their academic career in order to graduate. Housing at OBU is organized by nine gender-segregated residence halls, with upperclassmen having the option to reside in off-campus apartment complexes. Students at OBU have access to the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family & Community, fully-online degree options, and the North Dallas Center in the city of Frisco which houses summer courses.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Southern Baptist
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
37%
91%
Submitting ACT
20%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1120
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,545
Total Number of Undergrads
1,545
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
59%
20-39 Students
37%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,934
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$26,790
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,880
Books and Supplies
$1100

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,776
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,895
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,254

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,564
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$229
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
58
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
95%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Great American Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Little Rock
Dallas
Fayetteville
Texarkana
Houston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
92%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,200
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What Students Are Saying

4.06 Average Rating
Ouachita will quickly become your home away from home. The professors and staff members care about you, want to get to know you, and have a deep love for OBU. Come to Ouachita you will not regret it!
Jeremy- AR
Amazing! A wonderful Christian university with Professors and faculty who care about you and want to see you succeed. Pretty campus.
Taylor from Arkansas
Ouachita has been an incredible experience over the past four years of my life. The faculty is second to NONE, with their involvement and interest in the studies and lives of their students. The atmosphere that OBU produces is one that you really have to experience to truly grasp - it is simply amazing.
Victoria from Sherwood, AR
Attending OBU is like living on a family vacation. Everyone supports everyone, has fun, and learns together, but knows when to give each other a little space. The quality of education coupled with the Christian principles set forth by my OBU professors is preparing for a future that knows no bounds.
Justin from Searcy, AR
Ouachita Baptist University sits as one of the most distinguished schools in the South. Found in the city of Arkadelphia, Ouachita is full of serving opportunities. Ouachita feels comfortable and safe.
Alexander from Little Rock, AR
Love the Christian values,friendships, and small class setting.
James from Decatur, AR
Ouachita to me cannot be rated! Ouachita's faculty and students create a positive influence that helps me become better in all that I do. I believe Ouachita helps students thrive in all they do and all they will do.
Brian from El Paso, TX