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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
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Capital University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
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
950-1180
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,676/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,536/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,170/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,873/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,497/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,368/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,511Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly
    58%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Hipster
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small
    33%
  • Exciting
    18%
  • Dedicated
    15%
  • Feels like home
    15%
  • Family-oriented
    9%
  • Overbearing
    6%
  • Boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ 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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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.
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Capital is a place for everyone. There are so many student organizations that welcome everyone and it feels like a home away from home. The staff is very interested in making sure everyone has what they need and making sure the school year is a success. Personally, I had met with my music professor before I chose Capital and she gave me a free lesson, tips, and method books! All of the returning students are so welcoming during the orientation days. I am very glad I chose Capital University.
After completion of my first year at Capital, I am very grateful for selecting this college versus all my other top contenders. As a Music Tech major, Capital has a very large and hands on program to quickly establish your understandings and abilities as a prospective or current audio engineer.

First year housing is as expected; nothing fancy. Currently Capital is in the process of getting a new food services company as they have parted ways with their old one, so the rating only reflects what has been offered not what will be offered.

As a first year, I had a very pleasant experience and had many opportunities presented to me that I was eligible for despite being a freshman. The school offers a study abroad in Hungary and the Music Tech dept. offers trips to AES conventions and starting to offer international spring break trips to work with other schools or places for audio engineers.