Ouachita Baptist University Rankings

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In the World#4169 of 14178
In North America#1176 of 2629
In the United States#1103 of 2528
In Arkansas#11 of 24
In Arkadelphia#1 of 2

Quick Review

Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
61%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$19,962 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,633
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
obu.edu

Ouachita Baptist University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate61%60%63%
Applicants2,5389541,584
Admissions1,559568991
Freshmen enrolled full time441179262

140 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

28 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
107 or 24%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1250
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Ouachita Baptist University are 1060-1250 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
389 or 88%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Ouachita Baptist University are 21-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1326 (81%)
Black or African American111 (7%)
Hispanic92 (6%)
Two or more races43 (3%)
Nonresident Alien40 (2%)
Asian13 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$19,962/year
Average aid awarded
$18,647
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$13,042
$30-48K$17,879
$48-75K$20,185
$75-110K$21,443
$110K+$22,671

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$27,280
Tuition in-state$27,280
Tuition out-of-state$27,280
Fee in-district$620
Fee in-state$620
Fee out-of-state$620

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,528
Combined charge for room and board$8,000
Room charge$4,000
Meal charge$4,000

Ouachita Baptist University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor's
Biology & Biological Sciences, General28
Finance, General20
Elementary Education and Teaching19
General Studies15
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other14
Psychology, General14
Christian Studies112
Management Science13
Bible & Biblical Studies13
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General11
Accounting11
Dietetics & Dietitian11
Marketing & Marketing Management, General11
Musical Theatre10
Mass Communication & Media Studies9
History, General8
Communication, General8
Business Administration and Management, General8
English Language and Literature, General8
Graphic Design7
Biomedical Sciences, General6
Music Teacher Education6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6
Sociology6
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other6
Music, General5
Mathematics, General5
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General4
Music Management3
Missions & Missionary Studies and Missiology3
Religious & Sacred Music3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other2
Social Sciences, Other2
Political Science and Government, General2
Biophysics2
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management1
Art & Art Studies, General1
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching1
Environmental Studies1
Theology & Theological Studies1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General1
Computer Science1
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Grand Total16321
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate63%56%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
242
Citations
2,119

Publication count by topic

Psychology
42
History
28
Art
26
Political science
22
Business
19
Biology
19
Sociology
13
Medicine
12
Chemistry
10
Engineering
8
Economics
8
Philosophy
7
Physics
5
Computer science
5
Geography
4
Mathematics
2
Environmental science
2
Materials science
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business2486345
Political science251883
Art27423
History31612
Psychology3207483
Physics3222158
Philosophy32271
Economics332981
Environmental science3352154
Sociology363229
Biology4343296
Computer science492376
Materials science501128
Chemistry509676
Mathematics534416
Medicine553033
Geography57141
Engineering58812

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199013
199114
199253
199356
199426
199536
199649
199757
1998412
1999413
2000425
2001416
2002424
2003420
2004523
2005845
2006366
2007284
2008274
20091082
2010388
2011795
2012995
201312119
20147131
201530130
201639117
201711134
20188135
20197143
20208147

General info

Alternative namesOBU
Founded1886
WikipediaOuachita Baptist University
MottoVision. Integrity. Service.
Colorspurple, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May
Total FTE staff306
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 71998-0001
United States
City population11,000
Phone8702455000
Fax+1 (870) 245 5500

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