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.
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Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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.
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.
Room and Board
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(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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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
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!
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.