Overview

Applicants
1,786
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

53%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 620
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
177
with Terminal Degree
111

97
Men
80
Women
7
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Speech Teacher Education.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology.
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.
  • Youth Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Mike Huckabee
Presidential Candidate; Former Governor

Frank Hickingbotham
TCBY Founder

Bob Shepherd
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Jane Chu
CEO, Kansas City Performing Arts Center

David Uth
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

Doak Campbell
Former President, Florida State University

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,591

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,576

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,024

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,406

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,418

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,200
Required Fees
$590
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,500
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,880
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,545
Foreign Countries Represented
36

Demographics

8.00%
African-American
4.63%
Hispanic
81.56%
Caucasian
2.38%
International

55% female
45% male
32% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
96%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
4

24% join a fraternity
35% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lady Tigers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lori Motl
Director of Admissions Counselling

Address
Office of Admissions Counselling
410 Ouachita St
Arkadelphia, AR 71998-0001

Phone
800 DIAL OBU

Email
motll@obu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Starbuck's
Chick-fil-A
Commons (dining)
Food Court
Evans Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
DeGray Lake State Park
Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs (shopping, entertainment)
Little Rock (shopping, entertainment)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
See calendar

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
sharpd@obu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Academic Year

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Little Rock National Airport Amtrak stops in Arkadelphia

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn Holiday Inn Express Comfort Inn DeGray Lodge


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