OBU Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Ouachita Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into OBU? The school has a 67% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,145 out of 1,712 applicants were admitted making OBU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Ouachita Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ouachita Baptist University?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ouachita Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >78%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 67%-78%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 54%-67%
910 to 1030 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 910 Low <41%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into OBU?

Admission data indicates that OBU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ouachita Baptist University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ouachita Baptist University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >79%
24 to 28 Avg + 67%-79%
21 to 24 Avg - 56%-67%
18 to 21 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 18 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ouachita Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ouachita Baptist University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as OBU accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Ouachita Baptist University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Ouachita Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 967 745 1,712
Accepted 648 497 1,145
Acceptance Rate 67% 67% 67%
Enrolled 213 183 396
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ouachita Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ouachita Baptist University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ouachita Baptist University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107512 IPEDS survey data for Ouachita Baptist University.