Ouachita Baptist University (OBU)

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Ouachita Baptist University can be found in Arkadelphia, AR, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 1,800 students are enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at OBU. A score in the range of 1060 to 1250 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the OBU average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.52. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at OBU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 28 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at obu.edu.

Overall OBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ouachita Baptist University was reported as 61.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,540 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • OBU ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • OBU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Ouachita Baptist University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Ouachita Baptist University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ouachita Baptist University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 66.9%
  • 2017-2018: 70.9%
  • 2018-2019: 63.6%
  • 2019-2020: 61.4%
  • Projected OBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.0%

How Does OBU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ouachita Baptist University is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Henderson State University75.6%
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus65.1%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff43.9%
Texas A & M University-Texarkana93.6%
Central Baptist College40.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to OBU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math530 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 31
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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