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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: obu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,660
Undergraduate
Students
(55.1%) 915 Women
(44.9%) 745 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 2,162 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.66
SAT Math
570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
575 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$40,200
Tuition and Fees
$27,900
Room and Board
$8,000
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$28,780
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$24,157
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
109
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
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Campus Life

Arkadelphia Population
10,796
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Little Rock
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
5.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.6% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
99%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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