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Ottawa University
  • 4 Year
  • OTTAWA, KS

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade C
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Ottawa is a private, Christian university located in Ottawa, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 677 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ottawa acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 37% of students, Ottawa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.

About

1001 SOUTH CEDAR
OTTAWA, KS 66067
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Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Branch Campuses

Ottawa University Rankings

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OU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
750-990
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$27,504 / 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
$19,868 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 17 responses

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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
    100%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
677 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
88%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Athlete
    67%
  • Immature
    11%
  • Mature
    11%
  • Old
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 21 responses
Poll
43%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports. 21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • EXPENSIVE
    40%
  • Welcoming
    20%
  • Commuters
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    10%
  • Great
    10%
  • Worth the money
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 12 responses

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