Ottawa University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
NAIA Division II
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Ottawa University Rankings
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High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science20 Graduates
Business Administration and Management16 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10 Graduates
Elementary Education9 Graduates
Human Services9 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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
So far, this school has held for me many highs and many lows as well. The campus itself is very pretty especially in the fall. There is many great programs for athletics and an awesome exercise science major option. Most of the school's population is athletics about a 95% to 5% ratio and also has a pretty ethnically diverse campus as well. I am apart of the biology program and I have experienced teachers who were not in my department to be very careless and harsh, but in my department they are very kind and caring. The class sizes are very small meaning that there is a lot of one on one attention with the teacher, but with small classes that also means that the campus itself does not hold many students. The student body is somewhere around 700 students this year, and I think that the school is trying to expand.
Its a perfect atmosphere for athletes and no athletes. If you are looking for decent size classes and want to actually know your professor, Ottawa is most likely what you're looking for. Also not far away from bigger cities like Lawrence or Kansas City
Ottawa University gave me the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love while also continuing my education, I live about 23 hours away from Kansas, and ever since I arrived here every student and teammate has treated me amazing, so welcoming and friendly, everyone here is so nice from holding the door open for each other to saying a simple hello or how are you doing.