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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
About Ouachita Baptist University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Website
From Ouachita Baptist University

It's different here. By choosing Ouachita Baptist University as your college home, you're choosing not only to invest in outstanding academic training and career preparation, but you also are joining a community unlike any other. Our relationships run as deep as our 130-year history, with meaningful traditions and a strong spiritual foundation supporting it all.

Earning recognition as the top private university in Arkansas, Ouachita continues to be ranked among the nation's top universities by Forbes magazine, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today/CollegeFactual.com, and Niche.com.

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Ouachita Baptist University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1020-1260
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$17,934/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,776/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Business Finance at Ouachita

Ouachita’s finance major combines a broad exposure to key areas of finance with meaningful opportunities for real-life experience, like managing $1 million of the university’s endowment. Join us at one of only nine private, undergrad-only business schools holding the elite AACSB accreditation for world-class preparation on a personal scale.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,500Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Friendly
    76%
  • A little bit snobby.
    19%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • A second home
    50%
  • A place to grow and be yourself
    27%
  • A place you both love and hate
    18%
  • Home away from home
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    89%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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    Ouachita Baptist University Reviews

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    I am giving OBU a rating of "average", but would like to give less. I had good professors while at OBU, and feel for the most part that I benefited from the academics once I graduated and began working. However, I also feel that the administration shows favortism towards students regarding "rules". If "daddy" donates money to the university, the rules don't apply to that student. There is zero diversity there. There is no social scene for those that aren't in one of the social clubs. It is a very judgmental campus, where student athletes pay to play. It was easily the most miserable time of my life.
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    Ouachita Baptist University has some good and some bad. The faculty is incredible! All of the professors care about their students and are experts in their field. If you're able to connect with a faculty member, you're more willing to overlook the bad at the school. The administration at the university is frustrating. They do not seem to care about the individual students and they are focused too much on the rules. Certain programs seem to be ignored in favor of "trendier" programs and the school's image is the most important thing to the administration. However, as I already said, the professors are just amazing. They make the rest of it worth it!
    Great school! The teachers have a special bond with each of their students and you make a lot of friends here on campus. Academics and student life here are great, the athletics are state-winning, and the campus is cozy and beautiful. Freshman dorms are a bit small but other than that it's a winner! Would definitely recommend!