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 1,700 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 900 to 1130 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 27 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 - 3.45. An estimated 70 percent of all applicant were admitted at OBU, and from those that were granted acceptance about 32 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at obu.edu.

Overall OBU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ouachita Baptist University was reported as 70.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,740 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 - 27
  • OBU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 73.4%
  • 2010-2011: 62.8%
  • 2011-2012: 63.7%
  • 2012-2013: 69.1%
  • 2013-2014: 70.1%
  • Projected OBU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.1%

How Does OBU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ouachita Baptist University is twenty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Henderson State University62.2%
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus60.8%
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff27.7%
Texas A & M University-Texarkana37.2%
Central Baptist College54.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to OBU (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 30
Math21 - 27
Composite Score21 - 27
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