OBU Admission RequirementsArkadelphia, Arkansas
Chances of getting into Ouachita Baptist University
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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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OBU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT22%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
OBU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT88%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.53
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of Ouachita Baptist University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||29%|
|Top 25% of class||53%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Bottom 50% of class||20%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||35%||32%|
What are the requirements for admission to Ouachita Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.