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
  • 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
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members 20%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 30%
  • 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
  • Distance to nearest airport Little Rock, Arkansas (65), Memphis, Tenn (195)
Student Housing
  • 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%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 723,962
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Number Of Subscriptions 885
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 750
  • Number Of Microforms 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 826
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,520
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Library Facilities Henderson State University Library
Student Employment and Career
  • 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%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village