Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$33,074

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
625
25th
490
75th
600
25th
500
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,167
Declined 682
Total Received 2,849
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Private

2,713

undergraduate students

585

graduate students

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School Facts

Otterbein University, founded in 1847, is a private, coeducational, comprehensive four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its 140-acre campus is located in Westerville, OH, 12 miles north of Columbus.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,298
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

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140-acre, suburban campus in Westerville (population: 39,737), 14 miles from Columbus. Served by bus; major airport serves Columbus; train serves Sandusky (91 miles). School operates transportation to off-campus university-sponsored functions. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH
43081

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
625
25th
490
75th
600
25th
500
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
18
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,167
Declined 682
Total Received 2,849

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

90%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,647

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,624
Room $6,200
Board $5,568
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,358
Total $46,200
Average Financial Aid - $20,647
Total with Avg. Aid $25,553

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $964,413
State $448,778
Institutional $5,722,747
Other external $180,324
Total $7,316,262

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,406,594
Other external $185,042
Total $2,591,636

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 688-3723
F: 614 823-1200
financialaid@otterbein.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports

Intramural/Recreational Sports

athletic training, badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, corn hole, cycling, dance team, dodgeball, flag football, golf, racquetball, roller skating, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Corporate Communications, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Science.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Equestrian/Equine Studies.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Health Communication.
Health Teacher Education.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Management Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Molecular Biology.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musical Theatre.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing Administration.
Nursing Science.
Organizational Communication, General.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Veterinary Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Reading Teacher Education.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Sustainability Studies.
Systems Engineering.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Health Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

3,298

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

2,713
students

Female
62%
1,675

Male
38%
1,038

18%

585
students

Female
75%
437

Male
25%
148

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

2,382
students

Female
60%
1,441

Male
40%
941

12%

331
students

Female
71%
234

Male
29%
97

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

36

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Germany
Japan
South Korea
The Republic Of Belarus
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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