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Diversity Profile

You’re Going to Like It Here.

Best of both worlds location Bexley (safe college town) and Columbus (vibrant city)—we think it’s what college should be.

More than 60 majors and 50 minors

2,700 undergrads, with 90% of first years living on campus

12:1 student-faculty ratio (your advisor is always ready to talk about long- or short-term plans), with an average class size of 25

20 varsity men’s and women’s
Division III sports

99% of students receive scholarships to attend Capital, and we even offer competitive full-tuition awards.

Why choose Capital?
At Capital University you’ll find the support, encouragement, and resources you’ll need to be exactly who you are meant to be. Today. And tomorrow. At your side will be the Capital Family, or “#capfam” as it’s affectionately called by our students. These are the professors who are every bit as dedicated to your success as you are. Staff that care about your experience, from the expert counselor advising you in the financial aid office to the chef in our dining hall who creates your favorite meal. Fellow students who become your lifelong friends and our newly expanded Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which fosters an appreciation and respect for the culture, history, and traditions of all people. This is Capital.

What college should be
Our location in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley provides the perfect backdrop for your college years. The majority of Capital students live in our residence halls and enjoy shops, restaurants, and even a movie theater within a five-minute walk from campus. Bexley is your home away from home. But look to your left on Main Street and you’ll see the Columbus skyline peeking through the trees, as the 15th-largest city in the country is just 10 minutes away. It’s an extension of our campus for sports, shopping, music, festivals, and dining, as well as internship and job opportunities. Our location is truly the best of both worlds. 

Study what you love, love what you study
Know what you want your career to be? We’ll help feed your passion. If you’re not sure yet, that’s okay too. Two-thirds of our students change their focus at least once while at Capital. We have more than 60 majors and over 50 minors. We’ve listed some here, but between the double majors, triple minors, and the undeclared, there are more options than we’ve got room for. Which is a good problem to have.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
Your participation in our diverse campus community, combined with the academic rigor of your classes, better prepares you for the complex world around you. The ODI serves as a network for all students for academic support, celebrations of cultural diversity, cultural dance and exercise, student leadership and development, weekly study tables, table-talk lunch and learn series, and even programs with free food like our popular “Pizza and the Paper”! The ODI also supports many student organizations such as the Asian American Alliance, Ebony Brotherhood Association, Students of Latino Affinity, International Student Association, Capital University Pride, Sister Network, Students for the Advancement of Afrikan-American Culture, and Voices of Praise Gospel Choir. 

At Capital you are welcomed into our community immediately with the Smooth Transitions Pre-Orientation program as a first-year student! Peer Mentors from the ODI guide you through daily activities focusing on utilizing campus resources, developing supportive networks, understanding academic expectations, and encouraging involvement in campus activities and community service. The primary goal of Smooth Transitions is to assist you in building a strong relationship with Capital University before you even attend your first class. (And you get to move in and start making friends early!)






Approximately 25% of our most recent incoming class identified as students of color. Diversity is extremely important to our community, and we provide many opportunities for you during the admission process.

Capital Scholars Competitive Full-Tuition Scholarship (by invitation only)
Awarded to selected high school senior multicultural students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and at least a 21 ACT composite (or SAT equivalent) on the basis of an interview and essay. Apply to Capital by
December 1 of your senior year to be invited. Last year 10 students won this renewable full-tuition award!

Reverend Rufus Tarrant Grant
$2,000 award for students of color 

Affordability is a priority across the University. Our average total financial aid package is more than $25,000. 

• Accounting

• Art Therapy

• Art/Studio Art**

• Athletic Training

• Biochemistry

• Biology*

• Business Management

• Chemistry* (including ACS certified)

• Communication
- Communication Studies*
- Electronic Media and Film
- Organizational Communication
- Public Relations
- Theatre Studies

• Computer Science

• Criminology

• Economics

• Economics/Political Science

• Education
- Adolescent to Young Adult
- Early Childhood
- Intervention Specialist
- Middle Childhood
- Multi-Age Education

• Engineering (dual degree)
- Chemistry
- Computer Science
- Math

• English
- Creative Writing*
- Literature*
- Professional Writing/Journalism*

• Environmental Science

• Exercise Science

• Financial Economics

• French

• Health & Fitness Management

• History*

• Interdisciplinary Studies

• International Studies

• Marketing

• Mathematics*

• Music (Bachelor of Arts)
- Music
- Professional Studies (Music Technology Emphasis)

• Music (Bachelor of Music)
- Keyboard Pedagogy
- Music Education**
- Music Industry
- Music Technology
- Performance
  Jazz Studies
  Voice (Opera/Music Theatre Emphasis)

• Nursing (Traditional BSN)

• Philosophy

• Political Science*

• Pre-professional
- Dentistry
- Law***
- Medicine
- Occupational Therapy
- Optometry
- Pharmacy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Podiatry
- Public Health
- Seminary
- Veterinary Medicine

• Psychology

• Religion
- Religion
- Worship Ministries
- Youth Ministry and Christian Education

• Social Work

• Sociology

• Spanish

• Undeclared


* Major also offered with Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7-12) education licensure

** Major also offered with Multi-Age Education (K-Grade 12) education licensure

*** In addition to the Pre-law specialization, we also offer the 3+3 Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor Program, an accelerated joint-degree program to set you on the fast track to a career in law, offered in conjuction with Capital’s own law school.