A-
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
    D
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
Ouachita Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
410 Ouachita Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1200
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,789/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,516/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,729/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,120/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,410/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,932/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
87%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,455Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    78%
  • A little bit snobby.
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • A second home
    53%
  • A place to grow and be yourself
    26%
  • A place you both love and hate
    21%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
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 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!
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Ouachita is the best college ever! It is a great school academically, great sports programs, and everyone know and cares about one another. It is like a family, it really is a home away from home. It is located in a small town but the campus itself gives you a lot of opportunities to get out and do stuff! It is also located next to a lake and in the natural state of Arkansas so there is a lot of great things to do outside! Your professors really care about you and they know everyone by name and will do everything possible to watch you succeed. The people here really genuinely care about you, you get a great liberal arts christian education here.
The classes are intensive, but they build the character needed for the work force. Great atmosphere, great teachers!