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Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

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Overview

Student Population
1,704
Ouachita Baptist University overview
Location Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Online obu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Southern Baptist
Ouachita Baptist University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Southern Baptist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,524 prospective students applied, and 1,559 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 389 enrolled in the school.  1,541 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 163 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $28,480 plus fees of $640. OBU is ranked 324 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

OBU is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Ouachita Baptist University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
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SAT 1030/1230
ACT 21/29
GPA 3.72
Applications Accepted
61.8% 
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Applications Due Jul 31, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$28,480
Costs for Ouachita Baptist University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$640
Room and Board $8,000
Budget for Other Expenses$3,430
Total One Year Cost$41,650

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$43,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ouachita Baptist University students
Subject Percent of Class
Theology and Religious Vvocations 20%
Business 15%
Education 9%
Biology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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