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Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%

About Ouachita Baptist University

Your liberal arts education at Ouachita not only exposes you to a variety of fields and interests, it prepares you to launch a meaningful career or succeed in grad school. You’ll have the opportunity to experience high-impact learning through hands-on labs, field work and internships. How does managing $1 million of the university’s endowment sound? Or contributing to research funded by NASA? Or engaging with artists at the Sundance Film Festival? Or walking in Jesus’ steps in the Holy Land? These experiences will not only make for great memories, they’ll give you a jump-start on your future career.

Ouachita Baptist University is a private university in the town of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Ouachita Baptist University was founded in 1886. The university currently enrolls around 1,784 students per year, including 1,735 undergraduate students.

Ouachita Baptist University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Ouachita Baptist University. In 2022, Ouachita Baptist University accepted 72% of applicants. In 2022, 2,063 students applied to Ouachita Baptist University and 1,492 were admitted.

Ouachita Baptist University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 11%

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Ouachita Baptist University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, near Little Rock.

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Ouachita Baptist University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ouachita Baptist University is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ouachita Baptist University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ouachita Baptist University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1180


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1180 and Above


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1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ouachita Baptist University students is 1177. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ouachita Baptist University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Wondering what life at Ouachita Baptist University is like? There are approximately 1,784 students enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University, including 1,735 undergraduate students and 49 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from AR and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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