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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
41%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
45%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
40%
18-23
45%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,184
Declined 513
Total Received 2,697
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Private

2,501

undergraduate students

352

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,853
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Columbus
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: John Glenn Columbus International

Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street
Westerville
43081

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Musical groups
  • Honoraries
  • Academic interest clubs
  • Governance

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Otterbein Christian Fellowship
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour locked residence hall entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
41%
500-599
41%
400-499
9%
700-800
6%
600-699
28%
500-599
45%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
30-36
9%
24-29
40%
18-23
45%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline March 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.69

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,184
Declined 513
Total Received 2,697

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $32,624
Room & board $11,768
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $1,302
Total $46,144
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Systems Engineering
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,853

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,501
students

Female
61%
1,535

Male
39%
966

12%

352
students

Female
0%
0

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,332
students

Female
61%
1,415

Male
39%
917

7%

169
students

Female
72%
120

Male
28%
49

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 57%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

92

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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