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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
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
61%
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,962 / 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
$18,647 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
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.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • All
    2%
  • None
    90%
  • Some
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,506 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
127
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Friendly
    76%
  • A little bit snobby.
    19%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
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
  • 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%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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