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  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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Capital is a private, Christian university located in Bexley, Ohio in the Columbus Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,316 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Capital acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Capital alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,900.
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference

Capital University Rankings

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

Capital U Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,206/ 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
$24,855/ 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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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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
    16%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,316Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
178
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • Friendly
    56%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Average
    11%
  • Hipster
    8%
  • Entitled
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Small
    32%
  • Exciting
    16%
  • Feels like home
    16%
  • 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
58%
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 lovely, the application process is easy, and they give out lots of financial aid! I love that the colors are purple and white, and the teachers are very knowledgeable. The tour guides as well are very intelligent and knowledgeable about campus. The students are nice and welcoming!
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I'm a current freshman at Capital University. It has obviously been a bit different for me starting college as we are currently in a pandemic. Events on campus and the other social aspects of college life are different than they would normally be. Capital's campus is pretty small so it is easy to get around. Campus is beautiful but some of the buildings are run down, such as the dorm rooms. I live in Schaaf hall which is about average. The communal bathrooms are old and dirty, so are the hallways. The laundry rooms are small and could use more machines. Bexley is a nice area and I feel safe. Campus is pretty dead on weekends, most people go home or go downtown. The student population is pretty small and is not very diverse.
I chose to attend to Capital University for many reasons. The class sizes are small, the proffers strive to help each student succeed, and they have an amazing disability program. I have a great connection with each of my professors due to the small class size. This allows the professors to truly get to know each of their students and how each works. When a professor sees a student struggling they do everything they can to help them. Capital University has an amazing program for students with learning disability’s. I personally struggle with ADHD and Dyslexia but this program has helped me succeed. I am able to schedule any test or exam with the program and take them in a separate room with no distractions and extra time. Capital University is a very diverse and welcoming campus. The University gives students opinions on how to pay for tuition with monthly payments and lots of scholarships. The University is located in the heart of beauty Bexley with everything in walking distance.