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Tuition & Fees

$29,820

$29,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
37%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
21%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
53%
18-23
32%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,146
Declined + 962
Total Received 3,108
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Private (nonprofit)

2,401

undergraduate students

837

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Biology
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1591
ACT 3310

School Facts

Ohio Northern University is a private, United Methodist-related institution of higher learning founded in 1871. Its 342-acre campus is located in Ada, a small rural village in northwestern Ohio.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,238
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Ada, OH

342-acre campus in Ada (population: 5,823), 69 miles from Toledo and 80 miles from Columbus. Major airports serve Columbus, Dayton, and Detroit; bus serves Lima (15 miles)

Ohio Northern University
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 24% of male students
 
4 sororities 27% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
22%
500-599
39%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
37%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
53%
400-499
20%
300-399
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
6%
30-36
18%
24-29
56%
18-23
21%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
53%
18-23
32%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,146
Declined + 962
Total Received 3,108

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Deborah Miller
Director of Admissions
P: 888 408-4668
F: 419 772-2313
admissions-ug@onu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Polar Bears
School colors
burnt orange and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising Design
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Education/Early Childhood
Education/Middle Childhood
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Education
Environmental/Field Biology
Exercise Physiology
Forensic Biology
French
German
Graphic Design
History
Language Arts Education
Law
Literature
Management
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Molecular Biology
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Performance
Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Studio Arts
Technology Education
Theatre
Theatre Production
Youth Ministry
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Undergraduate

74%

2,401
students

Female
45%
1,090

Male
55%
1,311

Graduate

26%

837
students

Female
63%
527

Male
37%
310

undergraduateFull-time

89%

2,143
students

Female
45%
959

Male
55%
1,184

undergraduatePart-time

11%

258
students

Female
51%
131

Male
49%
127

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

37%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Finland
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Raymond Orinoco
Director of International Admissions
419 772-2483
r-orinoco@onu.edu

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