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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
River States Conference
From Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.
Located in Circleville, Ohio, just 30 minutes south of Columbus, the campus features new facilities for worshiping, studying, dining, and living. Students in the on-campus program experience the OCU Family, which is made up of 500 students studying everything from Teacher Education to Ministry to Psychology, and more! Students grow in ethical character development through a focus on service and ministry. Our small size allows for a vibrant community that’s dedicated to ensuring every student knows Christ, while receiving a hands-on approach to education.
OCU offers competitive tuition rates as well as additional financial aid, military education benefits, scholarships and work-study.

Ohio Christian University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
760-980
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,075/ 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
$8,560/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Emergency & Disaster Management

Our unique Emergency & Disaster Management Program prepares students for work in government, non-profit and private emergency response organizations. The programs combine a strong course load in emergency and disaster management specific classes with fieldwork and experience in emergency exercises to ensure graduates are prepared for their careers.

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    14%
  • Online
    52%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,087Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,135
Undergrads Over 25
70%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Determined
    65%
  • Leadership
    23%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Unknown, we barely interact online.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
38%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Christian
    46%
  • Exceptional Christian Education
    31%
  • Online AGS is perfect for working adults
    9%
  • Amazing
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Intentional about disciple making
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $31,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    25%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

    Ohio Christian University Reviews

    443 reviews
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    ONLINE learning.

    They have professors all over the country that are working not just for OCU but many other colleges, to the point they get confused as to what systems OCU uses. There is little interaction on anything, I find the course work far more difficult than the last college I attended.

    The STUDENT LOANS rules they have in place is where they truly plummet to the worst of the worst. Many of us attending college get student loans to not only pay for school, but also room & board, so that we can take on a full load and still pay for rent/utilities/food etc. This school receives YOUR MONEY, and then SITS ON IT for 2.5 months. They WILL NOT release YOUR MONEY until you get through 2 months worth of courses. Which completely defeats the purpose of the loans to begin with and makes it untenable for ANY student relying on these loans for room & board. A cruel, really poorly thought out system, which frankly I find despicable especially coming from a Christian university.
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    They are very helpful! I am constantly updated and reminded. Their responce time is always quick (normally within a few hours, never longer than 24 hours).
    I absolutely love Ohio Christian University! I am an incoming Sophomore and during my freshman year, everyone was so nice and welcoming as I started my year. OCU is a small school but because of that, I know my classmates and professors very well and everyone is very nice.