OBU Admissions

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

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 63.60% and yield is 32.22%. 905 men and 1,257 women applied to OBU and 559 men and 816 women students were accepted. Among them, 197 men and 246 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 63.60%61.77%64.92%
Yield 32.22%35.24%30.15%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 97 students (22% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 388 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 25th percentile is 520. The SAT Math score is 620 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 86 (75th percentile) and 86 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520630
SAT Math520620
ACT Composite2128
ACT Math2027
ACT English2131
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Ouachita Baptist University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,201, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

OBU 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). Next table summarizes Ouachita Baptist University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see OBU online application page .
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
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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