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Ohio Christian University
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  • 4 Year
  • CIRCLEVILLE, OH

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We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students and staff and continue to follow the CDC guidelines for COVID-19. We have been safely meeting on campus since Fall 2020 and plan to continue to do so this upcoming academic year. Learn More

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A+

About

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.

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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
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$24,515 / 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
$7,882 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 42 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 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
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    33%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    50%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,627 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
904
Undergrads Over 25
66%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Determined
    67%
  • Leadership
    22%
  • Busy
    7%
  • Unknown, we barely interact online.
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
41%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 43 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Christian
    44%
  • Exceptional Christian Education
    33%
  • Online AGS is perfect for working adults
    8%
  • Amazing
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Intentional about disciple making
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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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