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Ohio Northern University
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  • 4 Year
  • ADA, OH

Report Card

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

About

525 S MAIN ST
ADA, OH 45810
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
From Ohio Northern University

Welcome to "The Unexpected".

Welcome to Ohio Northern University, where we pursue the undiscovered. Where no one knows you until, suddenly, everyone does. Welcome to the everyday magic of ONU.

Joining the community at Northern means choosing a special blend of phenomenal academics and a 150-year tradition of family. Here, involvement and camaraderie come with the small-town territory. And that territory--from the Tundra to the Green Monster--is truly what we make of it.

ONU has a rich history of academic excellence, and we're always evolving to meet society's ever-changing needs. We've most recently been recognized for teaching quality, high graduation rates, commitment to volunteer service and providing a high return on investment for our graduates.

Distinguished by nationally ranked academics and a 97 percent job placement, we are committed to high-impact learning and offer more than 60 programs in our five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law.

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Ohio Northern 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
69%
SAT Range
1090-1300
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$25,006 / 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
$25,122 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 30 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Ranked #1 in Ohio (and #3 in the country) for job placement

academic spotlight

For three years running, the career guidance site, Zippia, has ranked Ohio Northern University as the most likely college in the state of Ohio (and third in the nation) to place its graduates into a job. At ONU, you will experience an education that goes beyond the classroom. All of our academic programs focus on high-impact learning opportunities that give you hands on experience.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,158 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
268
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Here to get a good education
    79%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Having fun to relieve stress
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Well-rounded
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
85%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 34 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Small university, great education.
    64%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Small university, personal connections
    9%
  • Home
    5%
  • It Sucks
    5%
  • Medium sized high school, great education
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

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