B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  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
73%
SAT Scores Range
950-1200
ACT Scores Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Capital University

Cost

Net Price
$22,044/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,928/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,712/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,406/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,444/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
18%
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
88%
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 Capital University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
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

Capital University Reviews

812 reviews
All Categories
Capital University has an excellent Conservatory of Music and that is why I chose to attend that school. All of the music ensembles are advanced, talented groups, and every single one of the Professors is an expert in their field and they are dedicated to ensuring the success of each and every musician that passes through their walls. That being said, Capital is not exactly what I wanted in my dream school, mainly because of its small size and the lack of enthusiasm about sports on the campus overall. If I could pick up the Conservatory and drop it on a campus such as the University of Cincinnati, then I would. But, overall, Capital is helping me achieve my goals, and for that I am grateful!
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I really loved how friendly everyone was. You know everyone on campus in a pretty short time, and I liked that the staff was always so welcoming. #CapFam is a real thing! However, the food is a huge minus. The cafeteria has poor gluten free items, and simple things like coffee are to expensive. A lot of the dorms are not ADA regulatory as well.
What i love about Capital Universtiy is the ablility to do whatever I want. Becauase it is a small campus I am able to be a part of many different clubs, be involved in sports, and be a nursing major. No where else I looked let me do all of this. Another thing I loved about Capital is that the Nursing Program was direct admittance. This was so helpful. Instead of dreading and stressing about getting into a nursing program at a large school, I already knew that I was set and secure with my major. Another thing that is great about Capital is that it was my cheapest option. It may be a private school and cost a ton, they were the most generous with scholarships and financial aid. This was the most crucial in my decision making process.