Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationwww.obu.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.obu.edu/admissions/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 61.43% and the yield is 28.29%. 954 men and 1,584 women applied to OBU and 568 men and 991 women students were accepted. Among them, 179 men and 262 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,5389541,584
Admitted1,559568991
Enrolled441179262
Acceptance Rate 61.43%59.54%62.56%
Yield 28.29%31.51%26.44%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 107 students (24% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 389 students (88%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 630 and the 25th percentile is 530. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 28 (75th percentile) and 21 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530630
SAT Math530620
ACT Composite2128
ACT Math1927
ACT English2131
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Ouachita Baptist University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Ouachita Baptist University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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OBU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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