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

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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
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$25,232/ 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
$7,890/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,429Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,561
Undergrads Over 25
70%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Determined
    64%
  • Leadership
    24%
  • Busy
    8%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
37%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Christian
    45%
  • Exceptional Christian Education
    33%
  • Online AGS is perfect for working adults
    9%
  • Amazing
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Intentional about disciple making
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $31,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    29%
    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
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    Ohio Christian University Reviews

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    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.
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    Going into my 10th week of classes, I would have to say I have been extremely pleased. I am enrolled in the online program, finishing up my second course. The two professors I have had the pleasure of working with have been great. I received quick responses to my emails about questions concerning the coursework. My questions in regards to financial aid, admissions, and registration all got handled quickly and satisfactorily. The admissions process was simple, and I got swiftly accepted upon receipt of my transcripts.
    Depending on your major, OCU can offer either a satisfactory or challenging path to complete your degree. I entered OCU to earn a degree in English. Unfortunately, the degree is so new that the elective selection is poor while senior standard classes need further development and better organization. For example, in the last three weeks of my Senior Capatone class the instructor disappeared and the weekly handouts were incomplete. With that said, it’s imperative that potential students ensure that their majors have been established at OCU before enrolling. On the bright side, in classes where the instructors and materials are prepared the classes run smoothly.