Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

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Ohio Northern University is an independent comprehensive university in Ada, Ohio, distinguished by nationally ranked academics and a 100% job placement rate. Founded as Northwestern Ohio Normal School 150 years ago by H.S. Lehr, we remain as devoted as ever to developing students who are ready to immerse themselves in high-impact learning, with more than 60 programs to choose from in our Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law.

Small university, huge impact
ONU has a rich history of academic excellence, and we’re always evolving to meet society’s ever-changing needs. We’ve most recently been recognized for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service, and providing a high return on investment for our graduates.

School of Health & Behavioral Sciences
The School of Health & Behavioral Sciences prepares you to become a highly skilled and compassionate health care professional. Our programs provide a strong foundation in the sciences combined with practical, hands-on experiences. Starting your first year on campus, you’ll spend a lot of time in the lab engaging in experiments and simulations. You’ll work with real patients and lab samples, learning how to think on your feet and refining skills in problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. In addition, you’ll find abundant opportunities for community service, research, travel, and involvement in student organizations. And upon graduation, you’ll be ready to make a difference in people’s lives.

College of Pharmacy
The Raabe (pronounced Ray-Bee) College of Pharmacy prepares leaders and innovators for the profession of pharmacy. Our alumni practice in many different health care, pharmacy, and business settings and are found in boardrooms, C-suites, ICUs, and community pharmacies across the US and throughout the world. A Raabe College education equips students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed in the rapidly evolving field of pharmacy as well as the soft skills employers demand. The College has outstanding faculty who provide a personalized approach to the education and training of future pharmacists. Our faculty practice in diverse patient care settings, and our rural location and focus on rural health care provides ample opportunities for faculty and students to have an impact on the health of our community. Our faculty’s research allows students  to sharpen their problem-solving skills and develop as clinician scientists while studying topics like protecting cardiac muscle during a heart attack, identifying anti-cancer medicines in wild potatoes, and the impact pharmacists can make on the health and wellness of our community. There's no other program like this in the country! Give us a chance to show you why the Raabe College of Pharmacy is right for you.



Ranked #3 among Midwest regional colleges | U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2022


Ranked #1 most likely in Ohio (and third in nation) to place its graduates into a job | Zippia


One of the top 12 small Midwest colleges | The Wall Street Journal


Ranked #2 in the “Bachelor's Colleges” list | Washington Monthly


One of nation's top schools | Princeton Review's The Best 387 Colleges: 2023


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.

Health & Medicine Programs

• Behavioral Neuroscience
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Biomedical Sciences
• Chemistry
• Clinical & Counseling Psychology
• Ethics
• Exercise Physiology
• Forensic Biology
• Gender & Sexuality
• General Psychology
• Honors Program
• Leadership Studies
• Medical Humanities
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Molecular Biology
• Neuroscience
• Nursing
• Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
• Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business
• Pharmacy
• Pre-athletic Training
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
• Strength & Conditioning
• Undecided

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “From the moment I stepped on campus, I felt an immediate sense of community and close-knit bonds, and I immediately made connections with individuals both within and outside the College of Pharmacy.”

    • Anna Russ
  • “I spread out my time with all these really cool organizations and clubs and I feel that it really helps me get to know a lot of different types of people and I get to do a lot of really cool and amazing things.”

    • Edward Chao
  • “These research opportunities have been rewarding and effective, as they have directly affected my decision to pursue a residency.”

    • Emily Wells
      Pharmacy major
  • “I’ve experienced instructors who genuinely care about every student and who expect to see you become a better health care professional and a better person!”

    • James Fisher
      Nursing, 2021