Ouachita Baptist University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to OBU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to OBU.

What are your chances at OBU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at OBU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At OBU, 12.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Ouachita Baptist University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for OBU?

    OBU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Recommended of All
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, OBU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    OBU requires a minimum of 12 credits.

    What are Ouachita Baptist University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down OBU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Ouachita Baptist University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to OBU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Ouachita Baptist University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, OBU received 113 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 67 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for OBU is 59.29%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into OBU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at OBU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at OBU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 67 accepted transfer students, 46 students enrolled - that means the yield was 68.66%.

    OBU accepts 60 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford OBU

    OBU costs an average of $N/A. The below vendors all offer private student loans for OBU students to help cover the cost... We have partnered with Edvisors to provide these vendors and keep the offer up-to-date.

    What are the Ouachita Baptist University transfer GPA requirements?

    OBU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, OBU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to OBU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to OBU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Arkadelphia...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at OBU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to OBU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into OBU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the OBU website for more info.
    OBU accepts 59.29% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into OBU, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.66 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.81. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of OBU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 480 590 535
    SAT Reading 470 610 540
    2018 Total SAT Score 950 1200 1075
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 19 26 22
    ACT Reading 21 30 25
    2018 Total ACT Score 40 56 48

    Ouachita Baptist University’s average SAT score is 1075. To be a competitive applicant for Ouachita Baptist University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at OBU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at OBU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to OBU, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to Faulkner University
    Transfering to Huntingdon College
    Transfering to Heritage Christian University
    Transfering to Judson College
    Transfering to University of West Alabama