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
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
61%
Out of State Students
37%
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1120
0
1600

Key Deadlines

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

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
54%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,934
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$26,790
Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,776
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
58
Size of Town
Town: Distant
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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 Baptist University is an amazing university for both Christians and non-Christians! For both there is equal opportunity for growth and an amazing education. However, if you are a Christian (I pray you are) it is a marvelous place to flourish!!!!
Kyle from El Dorado, AR
My 4 years at OBU were some of the best times of my life. The people are the highest caliber you can find, and the academic, social, and Spiritual growth I had cannot be paralleled with another experience. It is a beautiful, laid back, fun atmosphere where everyone knows everyone.
Christy from Rockwall, TX