Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

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Prepare to change the world

Welcome to the T.J. Smull College of Engineering, where we're committed to providing individual attention to our students to help them succeed. The College of Engineering educates the next generation of creative problem solvers. Our students take part in experiential, hands-on learning in small classroom settings with dedicated, accessible professors. For more than 100 years, engineering faculty have worked closely with students to help them graduate and achieve success beyond their dreams. Today, we’re proud to be ranked among the top 50 undergraduate Engineering schools in the nation and to provide our students a great education in state-of-the-art facilities. 

At Ohio Northern University, we have a 96% job and graduate school placement rate. Our long-standing success is due to our excellent professors, ambitious students, and our dedication to always been rooted in the future. Here, you can get moving toward a career long before you graduate—our successful alumni prove it.

Competition teams
Want to build a concrete canoe, radio-controlled airplane, or off-road vehicle that can stand up to the competition? Every year, ONU teams travel to regional and national competitions where they’re pitted against Engineering students from top schools across the country. We’re proud of our excellent standings year after year in these competitions.

Student organizations
On campus, you’ll find a variety of active and award-winning student organizations, with several dedicated to engineering and computer science. By participating, you’ll develop leadership skills, network with professionals, make lifelong friends, gain knowledge about your chosen profession, volunteer, and have the chance to travel to regional and national conferences. Campus opportunities include Joint Engineering Council (JEC), Polar Robotics Club, and Innovators of Ohio Northern (ION). Honor and Greek organizations include Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and Phi Sigma Rho. Professional organizations include American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE).



Ranked #29 among "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


Welcome to clear skies, open spaces, and fresh ideas
Ohio Northern University is set in the rural village of ADA, OHIO. It’s a small town that offers plenty of big things—and ONU is at the center of it all. Without the distractions of a big city, we hone in on exploring what excites us, solving what puzzles us, and building strong relationships with our community.

ONU Facts to Build On

At ONU, you’ll discover who you are and what you can do:
• 96% of 2020 Engineering graduates found a job within six months
• 87% passage rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
• 100% placement in co-op programs

Find your passion and go for it!

We build educational experiences around your interests. Our rigorous academic programs provide a solid foundation in engineering principles. You can major in:
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Education
• Mechanical Engineering
• Engineering Exploratory

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “All the teachers are very ready to help you with absolutely anything. If they've got a free minute, they're there for you.”

    • Mallory Weininger
      Civil Engineering