Ouachita Baptist University

415 reviews
  1. Arkadelphia, AR
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Ouachita Baptist University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great American Conference
Address
410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Website

Ouachita Baptist University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
960-1170
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
Data not available
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$18,379/ 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
    $15,570/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,880/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,754/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,029/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,452Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    80%
  • A little bit snobby.
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • A second home
    71%
  • A place you both love and hate
    29%
  • A place to grow and be yourself
    0%

After Ouachita Baptist University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

415 reviews
  • Excellent
    91
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    5
Ouachita is the best college ever! It is a great school academically, great sports programs, and everyone know and cares about one another. It is like a family, it really is a home away from home. It is located in a small town but the campus itself gives you a lot of opportunities to get out and do stuff! It is also located next to a lake and in the natural state of Arkansas so there is a lot of great things to do outside! Your professors really care about you and they know everyone by name and will do everything possible to watch you succeed. The people here really genuinely care about you, you get a great liberal arts christian education here.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
Ouachita Baptist University has a lot of elements that make it great. One is that it is a tight knit community. I came from a large town and a large school. However the smallness is one of my favorite things about this school. I always can walk across campus and see several friendly faces. The staff at OBU cares genuinely for the students. Staff at OBU know you by name and know you personally. Often they go out of their way to help you grow and succeed. OBU offer many things for all students but two of my favorite things about my school is that it is friendly and helpful
  • Sophomore
  • 2 days ago
Beautiful campus with a ton of school spirit! Ouachita will help you grow in your faith and you will leave a better person!
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago