A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Ohio Northern University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
525 S. Main St
Ada, OH 45810
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
1030-1235
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,348/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,928/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,797/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,159/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,326/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,981/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,065Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Here to get a good education
    94%
  • Having fun to relieve stress
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small university, great education.
    79%
  • Home
    7%
  • Medium sized high school, great education
    7%
  • Small university, personal connections
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Ohio Northern is a very prestiguous school full of opportunity. My experiences here so far have been greatly beneficial to my future already and have allowed me to start making numerous professional connections just 8 weeks into being here. The small community here makes everyone feel like family. The one-on-one time that you can get from your professors is extremely beneficial. Every professor cares about YOU succeeding. Every department is successful here and I do not know of many small town colleges that are strong in every single major. You'll even see plenty of furry creatures such as the squirrels, ducks, geese, and swans! Plus, chicken tenders from World of Wings Cafe. Nothing beats this small and diverse campus.
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Ohio Northern is great. The professors seem to genuinely care about my education (as an individual). They have open office hours and provide resources for the students to utilize. They are very helpful in answering questions. The athletics and facilities at ONU are amazing as well. Our sports teams win numerous conference championships across all sports every year and the facilities that they play in are top notch. The campus is not too big, as it is a small school, but it is wide open and breathtakingly beautiful.
ONU seems to be the perfect college for me to have chosen. It has a great engineering program, and lots of other groups and clubs to join. I’m on the wrestling team, and even though it keeps me very busy, it also gave me a group of people to hang out with and bond. Many of them are also engineers, so we have a lot of the same classes too. The professors here are also great, for the most part. They’re always willing to help and respond to emails you send them. The only bad part of ONU is the price, but if you put in the work in academics while in high school, the scholarships you can earn make up for it. I love being here at ONU, and I don’t think there’s any other college I’d want to be earning my undergrad at.