Resources › For Students and Parents Ouachita Baptist University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Ouachita Baptist University Tiger. Brandonrush / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 03, 2019 Ouachita Baptist University Admissions Overview: Ouachita Baptist University, with an admittance rate of 68% in 2015, is neither highly selective nor open to all applicants. Successful applicants generally have good grades and test scores. Along with an application, prospective students will need to send in high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. For more information, visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office. Admissions Data (2015): Ouachita Baptist University Acceptance Rate: 67%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 470 / 610SAT Math: 480 / 590SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 21 / 28ACT English: 21 / 30ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers mean Ouachita Baptist University Description: Founded in 1886, Ouachita Baptist University is a private, four-year Southern Baptist college located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, near DeGray Lake Resort and Hot Springs National Park. Henderson State University borders the OBU campus, and Little Rock is about an hour away. Ouachita is a small college with an individualized focus; students are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university offers a variety of undergraduate programs across its seven schools: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Education, Humanities, Christian Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Fine Arts. Ouachita students stay busy outside of the classroom, and they can choose from a range of clubs and intramural sports. On the intercollegiate front, the Ouachita Tigers compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference, and they were the first college in Arkansas to offer an NCAA wrestling program. Ouachita has an active spiritual life, including campus ministries and national and international mission trips for any students interested. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,493 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female98% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $24,940Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,380Other Expenses: $2,540Total Cost: $35,960 Ouachita Baptist University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 67%Average Amount of AidGrants: $15,928Loans: $6,452 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Mass Communications, Music, Psychology, Theater Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%4-Year Graduation Rate: 59%6-Year Graduation Rate: 70% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, TennisWomen's Sports: Swimming, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Ouachita Baptist University, You May Also Like These Schools: Arkansas Tech University: Profile Baylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHarding University: Profile Hendrix College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphJohn Brown University: Profile Henderson State University: Profile Oklahoma Baptist University: Profile Arkansas State University: Profile Dallas Baptist University: Profile Lyon College: Profile Ouachita Baptist University Mission Statement: mission statement from https://www.obu.edu/about/vision-mission-and-values/ "Ouachita Baptist University is a Christ-centered learning community. Embracing the liberal arts tradition, the university prepares individuals for ongoing intellectual and spiritual growth, lives of meaningful work, and reasoned engagement with the world."