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OBU Admission Chances


Acceptance Chances

Acceptance Rate
68.5%
Admission Difficulty for Ouachita Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into OBU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,200 out of 1,753 applicants or 68% 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. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1020-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
17%
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
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 1020 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 17 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
1310 and Above Good >78%
1165 to 1310 Avg + 68%-78%
1020 to 1165 Avg - 56%-68%
875 to 1020 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 875 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
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 >80%
24 to 28 Avg + 68%-80%
21 to 24 Avg - 57%-68%
18 to 21 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 18 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Ouachita Baptist University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Ouachita Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 946 807 1,753
Accepted 648 552 1,200
Acceptance Rate 68% 68% 68%
Enrolled 206 206 412
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%

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.