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Diversity Profile

Start Your Career Somewhere Unexpected

Whether you dream of becoming a Fulbright Scholar, a public leader, or an Academy Award winner, ONU will prepare you to launch your future from a strong foundation. With top-ranked programs and opportunities outside the classroom, any path you choose at ONU will be grounded in concrete applications for the future. But the best part is that you never really have to choose. Our campus is an open frontier where engineers can be artists and artists can be entrepreneurs. At ONU we embrace the overlap in every field.

At Ohio Northern University, we have a 93% job and graduate school placement rate. Our long-standing success is partly because we have excellent professors, partly because we have ambitious students, and partly because we’ve always been rooted in the future. Here you can get moving toward a career long before you graduate—and our alumni successes prove it.

Student life and leadership opportunities
With more than 200 clubs and organizations available to them, students can easily make new friends and lasting memories while pursuing opportunities for leadership roles in the many activities available on campus.

Strength through diversity
We welcome diversity in all of its forms at ONU. When you surround yourself with people from different backgrounds and cultures, you begin to look at the world through a new lens. Nineteen percent of our students are from other states and foreign countries, and the Office of Multicultural Development works to create an inclusive campus environment for everyone and seeks to develop an identity for multicultural students. Students take an active role in all University activities. A variety of programs are hosted each year, including regular cultural celebrations that feature speakers, performers, music, films, dinners, exhibits, and workshops. Student organizations include Asian American Student Union, the Black Student Union, the Indian Student Association, the Latino Student Union, the Muslim Student Union, Men of Distinction, Sister Circle, the Gospel Ensemble, Open Doors, World Student Organization, and Vision Builders.

Dimension award
Ranging from $1,000–$7,000, the Dimension Award offers financial assistance to incoming freshmen and transfer students based on academic credentials. The Dimension Award is offered to any accepted Ohio Northern student who is Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.



Visit us!
There’s so much more to ONU—and Ada, Ohio. So come see our campus for yourself. The people you’ll meet—faculty members, admission counselors, athletic coaches—will help you understand for yourself how our firm foundation can launch you toward success.

Placement Rate: 93%

Yearly Volunteer and Service Hours: 1,500 Students - 50,000 hours

U.S. News & World Report #2 in the Midwest in Best Colleges 2016 ranking

200+ Student Clubs and Organizations

63 majors and 51 minors

The Princeton Review's Annual College Guide Rankings: Top Schools

Areas of Study
• Accounting
• Advertising Design
• Applied Mathematics
• Art Education
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Communication Studies
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice
• Education—Early Childhood
• Education—Middle Childhood
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Education
• Environmental and Field Biology
• Exercise Physiology
• Forensic Biology
• French
• German
• Graphic Design
• History
• International Theatre Production
• Language Arts Education
• Literature
• Management
• Manufacturing Technology
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Molecular Biology
• Multimedia Journalism
• Music
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Musical Theatre
• Nursing
• Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
• Pharmacy
• Philosophy
• Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
• Physics
• Political Science
• Professional Writing
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Public Relations
• Religion
• Risk Management and Insurance
• Social Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Statistics
• Studio Arts
• Technology Education
• Theatre
• Youth Ministry