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Capital University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBUS, OH

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

1 COLLEGE AND MAIN
COLUMBUS, OH 43209
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
From Capital University

Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the capital city of Columbus, Ohio. At Capital, we transform lives through higher education with an immersive, high-impact and convergent approach to teaching and learning.

With roots that ground us firmly in a history of academic excellence, free inquiry and individual development of every student, Capital combines personal attention with a balanced liberal arts and professional studies education. Since its founding by the Lutheran Church in 1830 and charter as a university in 1850, Capital has been an agent in shaping engaged citizens and purposeful leaders who improve their industries, communities and society. Our roots secure us as we stretch toward innovation, new ways of knowing, and better ways of contributing. Our values ground us, as we remove obstacles to give each student, faculty, staff, community member, and neighbor a chance to do more, not less.

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Capital University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,897 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,812 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 53 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 56 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 57 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,152 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
130
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
  • Friendly
    54%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Average
    14%
  • Hipster
    8%
  • Entitled
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 69 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Small
    33%
  • Exciting
    15%
  • Feels like home
    15%
  • Dedicated
    13%
  • Family-oriented
    8%
  • Overbearing
    5%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

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