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Undergrad Profile


At Ohio Northern University, we have a 93% job and grad-uate school placement rate.

Our long-standing success is partly because we have excellent professors, partly because we have ambitiousstudents, and partly becausewe’ve always been rooted in the future. Here you can get moving toward a 

career long before you graduate—and our alumni successes prove it.Whether you dream of becoming aFulbright Scholar, a U.S. senator, or an Academy Award winner, ONU will prepare you to launch your future from a strong foundation.

With top-ranked programs and opportunities outside the classroom, any path you choose at ONU will be grounded in concrete applications for the future. But the best part is that you never really have to choose. Our campus is an open frontier where engineers can be artists and artists can be entrepreneurs. At ONU we embrace the overlap in every field.

The Getty College of Arts and Sciences
The Getty College of Arts and Sciencesoffers a wide range of academic programs that provide excellent preparation for careers, advanced training, or top graduate schools. In addition to superior programs in the arts and humanities, the College’s outstanding science programs attract more than 60% of the student body.

All of the arts and sciences offer valuable opportunities for research and internships. Student achievement in the sciences has been recognized with a Fulbright award and 13 Goldwater Scholarships over the past 10 years.

Distinctive features:
• More than 50 majors, with options for dual majors and minors
• Engaging, award-winning professors
• Opportunities for experiential learning, research, and study abroad

The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration
The James F. Dicke College of Busi
ness Administration creates tomorrow’s leaders who are ethical, entrepreneurial, and engaged. The College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This is the highest and most sought-after accreditation for business programs in higher education.

The College offers five majors and minors in business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, and international business. Accounting majors can add a fifth year and earn a Master of Professional Practice in Accounting with two distinctive tracks: forensic accounting/audit services or a tax track.

Distinctive features:
• Opportunities for applied research and technological proficiency
Beautiful, state-of-the-art facility with smart classrooms and a computer lab
• Staff member who oversees the required internship program
• Mentoring program for incoming freshmen

The T.J. Smull College of Engineering
The T.J. Smull College of Engineering offers engineering and computer science students the unique combination of a scientific and technically based major within the context of a liberal arts education.

Distinctive features:
• An optional five-year co-op program
providing hands-on experience in research, development, or manufacturing; these experiences are integrated with classroom study, and participants earn a salary.
• Students participating in national competitions such as Baja SAE®,
Micro Mouse, ASCE Concrete Canoe, and Robotic Football
• Excellent job placement rates

The Raabe College of Pharmacy
The Raabe College of Pharmacy, with more than 130 years of history, has long been recognized as one of the premier colleges of pharmacy in the nation, producing graduates who have successful pharmacy practices and are active in local, state, and national health-related organizations.

Distinctive features:
• 0–6 direct-admit program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy
Students taking professional pharmacy courses from day one
• Research opportunities and state-of-
the-art Drug Information Center, Pharmacy Skills Center, and compounding labs
• Excellent job placement rates

Faculty
As freshman students soon discover, personal attention from faculty and staff is typical of the experience at Ohio Northern. Faculty members at ONU are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students can customize their areas of interest with mentorship and inspiration from professors who care about their students and champion their success.

The Honors Program
Acceptance into the Honors Program is highly competitive. Experiences are designed to nurture student curiosity, written and oral communication skills, and leadership abilities. Each Honors student completes a series of seminars, “contract” courses, and a final Honors project consisting of a major research, performance, or creative endeavor; a full-time faculty member guides these projects.

Student life and leadership opportunities
With more than 200 clubs and organizations, students can easily make new
friends and lasting memories while pursuing opportunities for leadership roles in the many activities available on campus. Students from all disciplines participate in performing and fine arts, professional organizations, multicultural groups, intramural and club sports, religious organizations, Greek life, residential life programs, and much more.

Athletics
Ohio Northern competes as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. ONU has 23 varsity sports—12 for men and 11 for women.

Visit us!
There’s so much more to ONU—and Ada, Ohio—than any magazine write-up can really convey. So come see our campus for yourself. The people you’ll meet—faculty members, admission counselors, athletic coaches—will help you understand for yourself how our firm foundation can launch you toward success. Plus, a campus visit is highly encouraged for admission consideration.

 


AT A GLANCE

Type of Institution: Private, coeducational,selective, comprehensive, student-centered, Methodist-affiliated university offering 65 majors and 51 minors within five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law

Campus: Situated on nearly 342 acres in rural northwest Ohio (within 90 minutes of several major cities), ONU’s safe, friendly, beautiful, and modern campus has 31 major buildings, including the Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences and an observatory featuring three mounted telescopes. The University has a vibrant campus life, with top performing arts events and more than 200 student clubs and organizations.

Number of Students: 3,238 representing 38 states and 25 countries (2015–2016)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Financial Aid and Scholarships: ONU invests more than $45 million in more than 90% of its students who receive financial aid, including grants and scholarships. Special awards are offered to recognize out-of-state students.

Calendar: Semesters

Job Placement Rate: 95%

Athletics: NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference

Mascot: The Polar Bear

Academic Programs:
Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law

• 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 AND FIELD BIOLOGY
• EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
• FORENSIC BIOLOGY
• FRENCH
• GERMAN
• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• HISTORY
• INTERNATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
• LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION
• LITERATURE
• MANAGEMENT
• MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
• MARKETING
• MATHEMATICS
• MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
• MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
• MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
• MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
• MUSIC
• MUSIC EDUCATION
• MUSIC PERFORMANCE
• MUSICAL THEATRE
• NURSING
• PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS
• PHARMACY
• PHILOSOPHY
• PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS (PPE)
• PHYSICS
• POLITICAL SCIENCE
• PROFESSIONAL WRITING
• PSYCHOLOGY
• PUBLIC RELATIONS
• RELIGION
• RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
• SOCIAL STUDIES
• SOCIOLOGY
• SPANISH
• SPORT MANAGEMENT
• STATISTICS
• STUDIO ARTS
• TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
• THEATRE
• YOUTH MINISTRY

Special Programs
3+3 LAW
COMPUTER SCIENCE CO-OP PROGRAM
ENGINEERING CO-OP PROGRAM
HONORS PROGRAM
MATHEMATICS CO-OP PROGRAM
PRE-ART THERAPY
PRE-DENTISTRY
PRE-LAW
PRE-MEDICINE
PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
PRE-OPTOMETRY
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY
PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
PRE-SEMINARY
PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE
POST BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE
R.N.-B.S.N. COMPLETION PROGRAM
TEACHER FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS
TEACHER LICENSURE (EARLY CHILDHOOD, MIDDLE CHILDHOOD, ADOLESCENT-YOUNG ADULT, MULTI-AGE)
TECHNOLOGY CO-OP PROGRAM
(UNDECIDED) BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(UNDECIDED) GENERAL STUDIES
(UNDECIDED) SCIENCES

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