At Capital University you will find yourself in a safe and energetic learning environment that challenges you to think, to question, and to create.
Why choose Capital?
You’ll encounter people from different walks of life with points of view you’ve never considered. And you’ll be strengthened by them. Because even though dreams and goals may differ, you’ll become part of a community connected by its deep passion to explore and understand differences, right wrongs, solve problems, and ultimately change the world.
At your side will be the Capital Family, or “#capfam” as it’s affectionately called by our students. These are the professors who challenge you and are every bit as dedicated to your success as you are. Staff who care about your experience, from the expert counselor advising you in the financial aid office to the chef in our dining hall who creates your favorite meal to make you feel back at home. Fellow students who become your lifelong friends. And our Office of International Education, which fosters an appreciation and respect for the culture, history, and traditions of all people. This is Capital.
What college should be
Our location in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley provides the perfect backdrop for your move to the United States. The majority of Capital students live in our residence halls and enjoy shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater within a five-minute walk from campus. But look to your left on Main Street and you’ll see the Columbus skyline peeking through the trees, as the 15th-largest city in the country is just 10 minutes away. It’s an extension of our campus for sports, shopping, music, festivals, dining, and culture as well as internship and job opportunities. Our location is welcoming and truly the best of what America has to offer.
Office of International Education (OIE)
Your participation in our diverse campus community, combined with the academic rigor of your classes, better prepares you for the complex world around you. The OIE serves as a support network for you and your family and welcomes you into our community from the minute you arrive. We provide detailed orientation programs for all students and have an active International Student Association as well as nearly 100 other campus activities through our Student and Community Engagement Office. We have 20 NCAA D-III varsity sports teams for men and women as well.
Capital also offers an ESL program for students who need to develop English skills before beginning undergraduate study. Optional conditional admission to the undergraduate program is available through a bridge program for qualified students too.
College of Distinction
Capital University is recognized as a College of Distinction that excels at student engagement, great teaching, a vibrant community, and successful outcomes. We are also one of the top comprehensive universities in the Midwest, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Capital has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission for 91 years and has been recognized for our excellence by a number of other accrediting bodies in various areas. Capital also boasts a network of more than 40,000 alumni across the United States and beyond.
Capital University is located in Bexley, Ohio, a cozy community with picturesque homes and suburban side streets. We are tucked inside Columbus, a vibrant Midwestern city—15th largest in the country—with a big reputation. It’s Ohio’s capital. We’re within 550 miles of over half the US population.
Type of school:Capital is a private, four-year, residential undergraduate institution and graduate school founded in 1830 and located in Bexley, a community within Columbus, Ohio.
Size of Campus: 54 acres with a state-of-the-art athletic center and brand-new Convergent Media Center to house a new music technology studio, television studio, and radio station
Number of Students: 3,465 total students: 2,765 undergraduates, 57% female, 43% male, 25% multicultural
Number of Faculty:Over 400 faculty members for a 12:1 undergraduate student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 25 students; faculty serve as academic advisors and mentors for students.
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Social Work; over 60 majors, 51 minors, and 10 graduate degrees offered in a variety of areas; opportunities to double- or even triple-major or prepare for admission to professional programs like medicine, law, physical therapy, and other health-related professions
Geographic Diversity: Capital students come from 36 different states and 19 different countries.
International Student Services: Office of International Education advises and provides programming for international students and also coordinates the ESL program, study abroad, exchange students, visiting professors, and the International Student Association in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
International Student budget: 2017–2018 school year
Room and Board $10,178
Health and Wellness, Technology, and Student Activity Fees$320
Books, Insurance, and Other Living Expenses$3,896
Financial Aid: 99% of admitted international students receive scholarships. The admission application serves as the scholarship application, and awards range up to full tuition.
Test Score Requirements: Students must have a TOEFL score of at least 61 iBT or an IELTS score of 6. To be considered for a higher scholarship award, ACT or SAT is recommended, and it is required for admission to the Nursing program.
Application deadlines and fees: The priority deadline for fall is December 1. There is no application fee, and students can apply directly online at capital.edu/apply-now or through the Common Application at commonapp.org. Along with above test scores, students need to send all academic transcripts, certificates, and/or diplomas and a copy of their passport identification page. Conditional admission and ESL bridge programs are available for students who do not meet English proficiency requirements.
Choose your Major
• Art Therapy
• Studio Art**
Biological and Environmental Sciences
• Environmental Science
• Business Management
• Financial Economics
• Chemistry* (ACS Certified)
• Chemistry—Engineering (Dual Degree)
• Communication Studies*
• Electronic Media and Film
• Organizational Communication
• Public Relations
• Theatre Studies
Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music
• Keyboard Pedagogy
• Music Education**
- Dual, Instrumental, Vocal
• Music Industry
• Music Technology
- Jazz Studies
- Voice (Opera/Music Theatre Emphasis)
Bachelor of Arts
• Professional Studies (Music Technology)
• Early Childhood Education (PreK-Grade 3)
• Middle Childhood Education (Grades 4-9)
• Adolescent to Young Adult Education (Grades 7-12)
• Intervention Education (Grades K-12)
• Multi-age Education (Grades K-12)
• Creative Writing*
• Professional Writing/Journalism*
Health and Sport Sciences
• Athletic Training
• Exercise Science
• Health and Fitness Management
Mathematics and Computer Science
• Computer Science
• Computer Science—Engineering (Dual Degree)
• Mathematics—Engineering (Dual Degree)
• Nursing (Traditional BSN)
Political Science and Economics
• Economics/Political Science
• International Studies
• Political Science*
• Interdisciplinary Studies
Religion and Philosophy
• Worship Ministries
• Youth Ministry and Christian Education
• Social Work
Sociology and Criminology
World Languages and Cultures
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-public Health
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
*Major also offered with Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) Education licensure
**Major also offered with Multi-age Education (Grades K-12) licensure
***In addition to the Pre-law specialization, we also offer the 3+3 Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor program, an accelerated joint-degree program to set you on the fast track to a career in law, offered in conjuction with Capital’s own law school.