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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Ohio Northern is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Ada, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,118 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ohio Northern acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, and Biology. Graduating 72% of students, Ohio Northern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,400.
525 S. Main St
Ada, OH 45810
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference

Ohio Northern University Rankings

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ONU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1090-1290
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,567/ 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
$22,551/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,118Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
179
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Here to get a good education
    94%
  • Having fun to relieve stress
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Small university, great education.
    75%
  • Home
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Medium sized high school, great education
    6%
  • Small university, personal connections
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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This is my first semester at Ohio Northern University. I live on campus in one of the dorm rooms. The college is attempting to maintain normal class schedules and extra curriculum activities as possible. Some classes use a hybrid style - most of the time face to face with limited online work. My professors are very helpful and knowledgeable. I feel the truly want the student to learn and succeed. My fellow classmates also help with the studying. Getting together for study groups.
The marching band still practices and performs at school functions. Although, no sports are being played presently.
My dorm is located away from the buildings holding my classes. But the walk doesn't take long across the tundra. The dorm rooms in my building are either male or female. Two residents per room with their own bathroom. The laundry room is located in the building next door.
Overall, my first experience with college life is positive.
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This is my first semester at Ohio Northern University. I live on campus in one of the dorm rooms. The college is attempting to maintain normal class schedules and extra curriculum activities as possible. Some classes use a hybrid style - most of the time face to face with limited online work. My professors are very helpful and knowledgeable. I feel the truly want the student to learn and succeed. My fellow classmates also help with the studying. Getting together for study groups.
The marching band still practices and performs at school functions. Although, no sports are being played presently.
My dorm is located away from the buildings holding my classes. But the walk doesn't take long across the tundra. The dorm rooms in my building are either male or female. Two residents per room with their own bathroom. The laundry room is located in the building next door.
Overall, my first experience with college life is positive.
I love Ohio Northern! The atmosphere is so very welcome, I knew the first time I stepped on campus that this would be my home away from home. The professors actually care about you and want to see you succeed. The smaller class sizes make It easier to learn and the smaller campus makes it so much easier to make friends and get around. I can't wait to spend a few more years here.