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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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 St
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
71%
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Ouachita Baptist University

Cost

Net Price
$18,379/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,570/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,880/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,754/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,029/ 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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,452Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    80%
  • A little bit snobby.
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • A second home
    63%
  • A place to grow and be yourself
    19%
  • A place you both love and hate
    19%

After Ouachita Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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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.
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It's a smaller school, but it has a wonderful sense of community. The professors are able to step in and help individual students, as opposed to being in an auditorium type setting like a big University. Even though it says it's a Baptist school, there are many people who make up the student body that have a different religious view or no religious views which makes the diversity of population and class discussions more intriguing. This also helps when preparing on working with others that have different lifestyles, morals, and views on different things, which will occur all the time out in the world.
This college has done everything they can to help me afford it and as well given me a job on campus during school/summer as another big help! The campus is so pretty and the staff actually cares about you, it's not just a college that wants money; they are always helping students and the community around us. From band to volunteering there is a place for everyone here and I'm honored to go here!