410 Ouachita StArkadelphia, AR 71998-0001 870-245-5110
http://www.obu.edu admissions@alpha.obu.edu
About Ouachita Baptist University
  • Year of Foundation 1886
  • Size of Campus 200 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Southern Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,499
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 47%, 49%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $20,160
  • Room and Board $6,040
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Enrollment No. 1,421
Ouachita is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Ouachita was established in 1886 and located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (65 miles SW of Little Rock) near scenic Lake DeGray State Park and Hot Springs National Park. We offers undergraduate programs of study in the liberal arts. Small classes are the norm rather than the exception and Ouachita’s student to faculty ratio is approximately 13:1. Ouachita is affiliated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Our alumni are engaged, interested (and interesting!) and loyal. You will find our Ouachita family around the world.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 20%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 30%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Student Food Fair, Tiger Traks, Tiger Tunes
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Beta Sigma, Theta Alpha Kappa
  • Number of sororities 5
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Collegiate Ministries
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frats 5
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ROMS (Reaching Out To Multicultural Students), International Student Organization
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Distance to nearest airport Little Rock, Arkansas (65), Memphis, Tenn (195)
  • Distance to nearest train Arkadelphia, Arkansas (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Arkadelphia, AR (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 80%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 84%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 7%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 9%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 28
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (48%), men's dorms (37%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (14%)
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,520
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Henderson State University Library
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 723,962
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums The Special Collections section of the library includes the historical archives of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the local county government, and other organizations and entities; the papers of U. S. Senator John McClellan, Arkansas Governor Mike
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 885
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 0
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 750
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 826
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 2 years 99%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs AllTel, Axciom, Murphy Oil, independent public school districts
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 90%
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 97%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village