Chances of getting into Ouachita Baptist University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.6%
Admission Difficulty for Ouachita Baptist University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into OBU and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,375 out of 2,162 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, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Ouachita Baptist University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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OBU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Ouachita Baptist University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Ouachita Baptist University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 22 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ouachita Baptist University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >75%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 64%-75%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 51%-64%
935 to 1040 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 935 Low <38%
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OBU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
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 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #8 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 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 >77%
24 to 28 Avg + 64%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 53%-64%
18 to 21 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 18 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.53
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. The school ranks #6 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as OBU accepts 64% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Ouachita Baptist University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,257 905 2,162
Accepted 816 559 1,375
Acceptance Rate 65% 62% 64%
Enrolled 246 197 443
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

22% of students submit their SAT scores to OBU. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

64% of those who apply are granted admission to OBU. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1250. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.