Ohio Northern is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Ada, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,065 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ohio Northern acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 78% of students, Ohio Northern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,600.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Ohio Athletic Conference
Ohio Northern University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering52 Graduates
Management Sciences and Information Systems23 Graduates
Civil Engineering17 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science15 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.43 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
Ohio Northern University Reviews
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.
It is very wealthy and full of great resources, but I went there and they didn't tell me they didn't even really offer my degree track, even though it is on every website. I wasted my money not learning for a semester because they didn't offer it. The chair of the department advised no one else take this track either, but failed to tell us. The sciences are strong and engineering and business. Music and arts are not. English is okay. They have chicken tenders though and are polar bears which makes everything better. People are very stuck up and mean rich kids. Athletics are strong and academics, but it is not a friendly place. It is more of a battle field. I had a professor give my class all the answers to a final. Very unprofessional in the arts departments.
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.