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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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Ohio Northern is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Ada, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,092 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ohio Northern acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 76% of students, Ohio Northern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,400.
About Ohio Northern University...
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
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,932/ 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
$20,796/ 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
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,092Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
220
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 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.27 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Small university, great education.
    73%
  • Home
    7%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • Medium sized high school, great education
    7%
  • Small university, personal connections
    7%

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%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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Ohio Northern University (ONU) is a strong academic school, but it is overpriced and provides minimal valuable experiences outside of the academic sphere. Many campus facilities are outdated and overcrowded, specifically the weight room and athletic facilities. There is no true "student union," and on-campus activities are extremely limited. The food is notorious for making students sick, but rather than improve the food quality, ONU has put a band-aid on it by remodeling the cafeteria to make it appear better to visitors. ONU also has also broken the trust of students by publicizing a tuition drop of 25% in 2013 followed by rapid tuition hikes once students had already committed (I, for example, have had my tuition raised 3 times in the 4 years I have been at ONU). Ohio Northern's only positive quality is its staff, particularly the engineering staff, who have advocated for improved educational experiences for students, including a new building for the 2019-20 school year.
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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.
Most of the professors here care very much about their students. Getting ahold of them outside of the classroom is pretty easy as well. There are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. The only downside is the lack of food options the cafeteria has. There are options in the town, but you have to use your own money instead of meal swipes or points. The library has reasonable hours for students to be in there for, except it not opened 24/7.