501 reviews
  1. Ada, OH
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  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
    A
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

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
69%
SAT Scores Range
1050-1270
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Ohio Northern University

Cost

Net Price
$23,906/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,060/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,560/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,580/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,373/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,821/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,262Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
26%
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 Ohio Northern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
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

Ohio Northern University Reviews

501 reviews
All Categories
Ohio Northern University was a great experience. Firstly, they are committed to helping their students attend by providing extensive financial aid to those who need it. The professors are all very committed to the students, and do all they can to help you not only in class, but with anything you might need outside of class. There are many student organizations on campus, including religious groups, multicultural groups, academic groups, and even for fencing, video games, dance, and writing. The Student Planning Committee (SPC) is also committed to hosting at least one to two big event(s) each month. The campus is beautiful, and the facilities are great. As a student you have access to a lot of great technology and resources. It's also very safe. The format of ONU's degree requirements pushes for a well-rounded education, and guarantees that you will have opportunities to put your learning into practice, ensuring you will graduate with real-world experience.
When I visited Ohio Northern University, I was in a program called HOBY Leadership a program that emphasizes the need to help the community. It was a fun experience and through that experience I also had a privilege to look around the university. The students there are proud of their school and it shows. They are enthusiastic and are helpful. Their campus is nice and presentable, they have nice lakes near the dorms and unique animals like the turkey vultures and swans. However what I find really appealing about Ohio Northern University is there engineering majors there. I know they're most recognized for there pharmaceutical program but I like there engineering programs the most. In my school we focus on technology and machine industry, so my teachers talk about this college a lot and how good they are. Also I seen how many programs they have there, it is overwhelming in my opinion but I'm still sticking with engineering.
Students engage with knowledgeable and friendly professors. Everyone is very kind and the community is small and close knit. The university is known for its competitive Pharmacy program. It is also planning on breaking ground for a new Engineering building soon. The campus is picturesque with many trees. There is a lot of open space. The university has begun to make a commitment to sustainable energy and has three wind turbines at the edge of campus. The university also houses its own observatory, perfect for viewing the dark sky. Located in the village of Ada, security is never a huge issue. However, there is little to do off campus as Ada is small. Overall, the university is a great learning environment with most students graduating on time.