College of the Ouachitas

37 reviews
  1. Malvern, AR
  2. 2 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Experience
    B+
  6. Location
    D-
College of the Ouachitas is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$6,403/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,826/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,239/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,861/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,215/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,227/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
518Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
38%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After College of the Ouachitas

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Reviews

37 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    2
The entire process of registration as far as my personal experience is concerned turned something that should have been fairly easy, albeit complicated into something that was so very nerve wrecking and stressful that I have been physically ill at times. This was all due to two things: 1. complications / misinformation provided through financial aid 2. the late date at which I was chosen from the alternate list and received my acceptance letter into the program. These two factors all but destroyed my chances of any financial aid / funding. If ones financial aid is not correct and the funding is not available then ones six months of efforts to accomplish all other requirements for the LPN to RN fast track program are in vain. A physical, emotional , and financial waste if my loans don't "come through" in two more work days. And then who knows when I would be able to re-test and return. I even resigned from full time employment to PRN employment in order to be more successful in my studies. Yes, at this point I would say the "worst".
  • College Senior
  • Jan 8 2015
I was told on two different occasions in 2014 , that the money showing 4000.00 available on my FAFSA letter that I presented to financial aid officer during our visit, would in fact be there. I was chosen from an alternate list very late in the game . I received my acceptance letter on December 20th. The college was closed until January 5th. On January 5th I was there only to find out that my financial aid was in fact NOT there, with the exception of 720.00 only. Because I have reached my limit. Had I known , I could have applied for scholarships as I have a 3.29 GPA (also completed the LPN program with a 3.85 in 2002-2003). But , since I had no idea there would be no PELL available I had not applied for any other funds and was told it was too late because all of the scholarships have been given out already. I was forced as my ONLY option to apply for loans on January 7th in the hopes that money will be there by January 9th because classes start for me Tuesday January 13th. I still have only 720.00 funding available for greater than 1900.00 costs of attendance.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 8 2015
Tuition is affordable for a resident, but the tuition for out-of-state and international students is highly overpriced, what influences low level of diversity in my college. Financial aid process is long and complicated, variety of scholarships is also poor. Also programs like federal work-study are hard to start. But with a federal or state scholarship there is no problem.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 23 2012