Ouachita Baptist University

410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, United States
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Overview of Ouachita Baptist University

About this school

Ouachita Baptist, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 200-acre campus is located in Arkadelphia, 65 miles southwest of Little Rock.
  • Website


    www.obu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,545
    • Men:701 (45.4%)
    • Women:844 (54.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Ouachita Baptist University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
6
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
410 Ouachita Street
City, State, Zip
Arkadelphia, AR  71998-0001
Phone
(870) 245-5110
Fax
(870) 245-5500
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 1,786 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 1,038 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 748 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
527 (42%) of 1,267 admitted students enrolled
Women
292 (39%) of 748 admitted students enrolled
Men
235 (45%) of 519 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
559 average |480-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
4%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
584 average |540-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |21-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,790 (69.09981944802682%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,880 (20.324993551715245%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.837245292752128%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,000 (7.7379417075058035%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Ouachita Baptist University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning October 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001102
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
434 (92.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
337 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
337 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
126 (37.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$23,214
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 331 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,591
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 231 (68.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,033
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 112 (33.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
120 (25.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,139

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,198 (80.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
995 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
995 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
359 (36.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$23,850
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 967 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,576
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 756 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,475
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 302 (30.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
450 (30.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,091

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,406
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


99

Part-Time Faculty


78

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
181,948

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
275
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Ouachita Baptist University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


54.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (53)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education, Theology and religious vocations

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,796

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Little Rock

Weather


Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
65 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Arkadelphia
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Little Rock

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


96% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


4%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Ouachita Baptist University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, phi beta lambda, student foundation, student education association, campus activities board, international club

Sororities


49% of women participate

Fraternities


32% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,500

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,545
Women
844
Men
701

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 8.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 83.7% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 28 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources