Ouachita Baptist University

410 Ouachita St, Arkadelphia, AR 71998-1
Tel: (870)245-5000
Private not-for-profit | 1,532 students
Ouachita Baptist University is a church-related, liberal arts university whose aims are to meet the educational needs ofstudents and to prepare them for places of leadership and service. To achieve these aims, Ouachita Baptist University seeksto combine the love of God with the love of learning. The University provides the students the opportunity to experiencegrowth in Christian ideals and character, to develop their intellectual and physical abilities, to think critically andcreatively, to mature in their understanding and appreciation of their world, to communicate effectively and to accept theirobligation to be of service to God and mankind. This mission has been found to be consistent with faithful stewardship to theparent body, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

School Overview:

Ouachita Baptist University
CountyClark County, AR
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
122 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,532 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,496 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
36 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
4%6%
% White
94%84%
% Two or more races
-2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,440$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$21,440$24,744
 
Percent Admitted69%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)470-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)460-570460-573
ACT English (25-75%)22-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2820-25

School Notes:

  • Ouachita Baptist University, located on the banks of the Ouachita River in Arkadelphia, Arkansas,opened for the first session on September 6, 1886, and has operated continuously since that date.
  • Ouachita offers several Social Clubs and more than 40 Honor, Service, Performance and ProfessionalOrganizations for student participation. Ouachita’s Office of Campus Ministries offers more than 30 different programs forstudent involvement. The office coordinates international mission trips during the summer and national mission trips duringspring break. Ouachita offers study abroad programs in countries such as England, Austria, Japan, China, Spain, Morocco, HongKong and Mexico through the Daniel R. Grant Center for International Studies. The Elrod Center for Family and Communityoffers Ouachita students the opportunity to get involved in community service.
  • Ouachita offers undergraduate programs of study in the liberal arts. Small classes are the norm ratherthan the exception and Ouachita’s student to faculty ratio is approximately 13:1.
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