OBU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into OBU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,200 out of 1,753 applicants or 68% were admitted making OBU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Ouachita Baptist University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 946 807 1,753
Accepted 648 552 1,200
Acceptance Rate 68% 68% 68%
Enrolled 206 206 412
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Ouachita Baptist University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that OBU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ouachita Baptist University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1165 out of 1600. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1310
SAT Reading 510 660
SAT Math 510 650
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 21 30
ACT Math 20 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >80%
24 to 28 Avg + 68%-80%
21 to 24 Avg - 57%-68%
18 to 21 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 18 Low <46%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >78%
1165 to 1310 Avg + 68%-78%
1020 to 1165 Avg - 56%-68%
875 to 1020 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 875 Low <42%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Ouachita Baptist University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ouachita Baptist University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as OBU accepts 68% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 10% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ouachita Baptist University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107512 IPEDS survey data for Ouachita Baptist University.

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