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

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
72%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
960-1180
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Capital University

Cost

Net Price
$22,016/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,293/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,067/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,541/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,593/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,226/ year

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
2,514Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Average
    12%
  • Hipster
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
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
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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Capital University Reviews

823 reviews
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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.
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Cap is nice in theory, but in reality, at least with my freshman class, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t party and drink a ton on the weekends. I have seen it first hand, and as a non-drinker and non-partier, it makes me VERY uncomfortable. As a nursing major, I feel like the nursing degree isn’t taken as seriously here. For example, every one of my friends who are nursing majors at different schools are not taking the bs classes Cap makes us take freshman year, but they are actually taking classes that are important to our major, like anatomy and physiology and microbiology, and are then having more time in the clinical field. Other than that the food isn’t great, as has been mentioned, but there are some really great extracurricular activities and President Paul is really a great woman.
The Capital University experience is one I would not trade for the world. Everyone here is friendly, the professors want you to succeed, and you can always feel at home. The campus is small, though, so if you don't mind running into people that you know then you're all set!