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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Capital is a private, Christian university located in Bexley, Ohio in the Columbus Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,493 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Capital acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 59% of students, Capital alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
About Capital University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
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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

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1080-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$21,010/ 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
$25,272/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,493Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
206
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Average
    11%
  • Hipster
    8%
  • Entitled
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.67 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Small
    30%
  • Exciting
    16%
  • Feels like home
    16%
  • Dedicated
    14%
  • Family-oriented
    8%
  • Overbearing
    5%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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The campus is beautiful and they have a prestigious reputation, but looks can be deceiving. I was a music major, and I had a horrible experience for my four years there. Most of the professors were pretty nice and helpful. Some were the most horrible people I've ever met. Some professors like to play God and tell you what will never happen in your lifetime. NOT a positive environment for older students, nor for anybody with conservative values, unless you're ready to keep it an absolute secret and fall in line with all the lefty snowflakes. Chapel Choir members can do no wrong. Good food and friendly staff in eating areas though. That way you don't have to go ALL day without interaction with other decent human beings. The Dean is an awesome person and a good listener. I couldn't have survived it without her. Once I went to student teach - my coop had had a very similar experience. Had to go to counseling after graduation to get over all the rejection and verbal abuse.
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Good academics and faculty, most professors are super helpful! Class size is pretty small, good for someone who likes student faculty interaction and ask questions. On campus life, the student body is pretty conservative. ROI is good if you study hard, no problem getting a job in public accounting for me. The downside is the food, it has gone downhill like 2 years ago since the operation got outsourced to a different company.
It's a relatively small campus, so getting from one side to the other takes about 5-10 minutes, which is ideal for me. I personally don't like big campuses where there are too many buildings to even remember where anything is. I'm not sure if this is how every college is, but the professors here teach the students like mature adults and it is a freeing feeling. I'm trusted to do my work, and when things get in the way of my work, they are understanding and usually willing to extend deadlines since life can be difficult sometimes. It's more diverse here than at my high school and I love seeing other Asian American students besides myself. There is also a strong LGBTQ+ presence with many diverse clubs and communities. I feel comfortable here and I found a great friend group within a week.