Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC+
Ottawa is a private, Christian university located in Ottawa, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 671 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ottawa acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Biology, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Ottawa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
Branch Campuses of Ottawa University
Ottawa University - Jeffersonville
- 4 Year
- Jeffersonville, IN
- 8 reviews
Ottawa University - Kansas City
- 4 Year
- Overland Park, KS
- 14 reviews
Ottawa University - Milwaukee
- 4 Year
- Brookfield, WI
- 17 reviews
Ottawa University - Online
- 4 Year (Online)
- 55 reviews
Ottawa University - Phoenix
- 4 Year
- Phoenix, AZ
- 43 reviews
- 4 Year
- Surprise, AZ
- 4 reviews
Ottawa University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
- of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.20 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
Ottawa University Reviews
It is a great campus, with lots of diversity. Athletics are very fun to be apart of and the teachers and classes are very fun and interesting. The school is small, but it allows everyone to stay close and bonded! A lot of new clubs are starting to come up. Athletics is a big things for the school, most teams perform very well and all have a tight nit relationship. It is like having one big family when going to Ottawa University, you make life long friends. With having a new campus, means everything is brand new and up to date technology. As time goes on, and more buildings are put up, I see this school as being a top NAIA university.
Ottawa University has a small town atmosphere with small class sizes so you are more accountable for showing up to classes and turning your work in. Most of my professors are concerned with how I am doing so they not only understand how they can teach better, but that I am also getting the most out of the class. The professors always have time to talk to you one on one if you have any questions or have trouble understanding the material, but you have to make it a priority to talk to them if you need the extra help.
Ottawa has been a great experience. I am working towards my bachelors degree in business administration. I am a full time working wife, mom and grandma. This is my chance to finally earn a degree late in my life and to help me plan for my retirement years. I hope to one day own a business that allows me to spend time with family and travel. I have worked with the Town of Gilbert for 16 years in the Recreation Department. This has been a rewarding and fulfilling job and I now would like to move on to my own business in travel consulting. Thank you for this opportunity.