Tuition & Fees

$32,260

$32,260

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
42%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
44%
400-499
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
30-36
16%
24-29
39%
18-23
39%
12-17
6%
30-36
14%
24-29
58%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%
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undergraduateRatios

56%

male

44%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,749
Declined + 1,410
Total Received 4,159
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Private (nonprofit)

2,312

undergraduate students

776

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

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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 3,088
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.)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Ada, OH

342-acre campus in Ada (population: 5,605), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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

 
6 fraternities 18% of male students
 
4 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
42%
500-599
43%
400-499
9%
700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
44%
400-499
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
22%
500-599
49%
400-499
19%
300-399
5%
30-36
16%
24-29
39%
18-23
39%
12-17
6%
30-36
14%
24-29
58%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
30-36
14%
24-29
51%
18-23
35%

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

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,749
Declined + 1,410
Total Received 4,159

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

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Deborah Miller
Director of Admissions
P: 888 408-4668
F: 419 772-2821
admissions-ug@onu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 408-4668
F: 419 772-2313
financial-aid@onu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Melanie Weaver
Director of Financial Aid
m-weaver.2@onu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Roller Hockey, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Tom Simmons (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Michele Durand (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Ohio Athletic Conference
Mascot
Polar Bears
School colors
burnt orange and black

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Energy
Advertising Design
Aerospace Engineering
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Arts Administration
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance
Design
Digital Media Production
Early Childhood Education
Education
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Field Biology
Exercise Physiology
Finance
Forensic Biology
French
Geography
German
Graphic Design
History
International Business
International Theatre Production
Language Arts Education
Law
Literature
Management
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Humanities
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Childhood Education
Molecular Biology
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Pharmaceutical Business
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Philosophy/Politics/Economics
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Art Therapy
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Health
Public History
Public Relations
Religion
Risk Management/Insurance
Robotics
Social Media
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Statistics
Studio Arts
Technology Education
Technology Systems
Theatre
Theatre Production
Undecided
Youth Ministry
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Biology
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,088

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

2,312
students

Female
44%
1,025

Male
56%
1,287

25%

776
students

Female
63%
487

Male
37%
289

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

2,092
students

Female
45%
926

Male
55%
1,166

10%

220
students

Female
45%
99

Male
55%
121

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

33%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
Canada
China
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

Echo Yang
Director of International Admissions
419 772-3518
h-yang@onu.edu

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