Start Your Career Somewhere Unexpected
At Ohio Northern University, we have a 95% job and graduate school placement rate. Our long-standing success is partly because we have excellent professors, partly because we have ambitious students, and partly because we’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 a Fulbright 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 Sciences offers 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.
• 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 Business 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
As freshmen, students soon discover that 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 available to them, 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, intramural and club sports, religious organizations, Greek life, residential life programs, and much more.
Multicultural students contribute to the diversity and richness of the ONU student body. The Office of Multicultural Development encourages students to take an active role in all University activities and seeks to develop an identity for multicultural students. A variety of programs are hosted each year, including regular cultural celebrations that feature speakers, performers, music, films, dinners, exhibits, and workshops. Student organizations include Asian American Student Union, The Black Student Union, The Indian Student Association, The Latino Student Union, The Muslim Student Union, Men of Distinction, Sister Circle, The Gospel Ensemble, Open Doors, World Student Organization, and Vision Builders.
Ohio Northern competes as a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. ONU has 23 varsity sports—12 for men and 11 for women.
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 how our firm foundation can launch you toward success. Plus, a campus visit is highly encouraged for admission consideration.
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. The Dimension Award offers financial assistance ($1,000–$7,000 per academic year) to incoming freshmen and transfers who are from racial or ethnic backgrounds currently underrepresented at ONU.
Job Placement Rate: 95%
Athletics: NCAA Division III, Ohio Athletic Conference
Mascot: The Polar Bear
Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law
• ADVERTISING DESIGN
• APPLIED MATHEMATICS
• ART EDUCATION
• ATHLETIC TRAINING
• 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
• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• INTERNATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
• LANGUAGE ARTS EDUCATION
• MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
• MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
• MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
• MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
• MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
• MUSIC EDUCATION
• MUSIC PERFORMANCE
• MUSICAL THEATRE
• PHARMACEUTICAL BUSINESS
• PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS (PPE)
• POLITICAL SCIENCE
• PROFESSIONAL WRITING
• PUBLIC RELATIONS
• RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
• SOCIAL STUDIES
• SPORT MANAGEMENT
• STUDIO ARTS
• TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
• YOUTH MINISTRY
• 3+3 LAW
• COMPUTER SCIENCE CO-OP PROGRAM
• ENGINEERING CO-OP PROGRAM
• HONORS PROGRAM
• MATHEMATICS CO-OP PROGRAM
• PRE-ART THERAPY
• PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
• PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY
• PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
• 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