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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Ottawa is a private, Christian university located in Ottawa, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 621 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ottawa acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Accounting. Graduating 31% of students, Ottawa alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,500.
About Ottawa University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067
Website
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Ottawa 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
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1080
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,565/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,895/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,788/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,994/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,833/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,328/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
81%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
621Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
66%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    63%
  • Immature
    13%
  • Mature
    13%
  • Old
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
40%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • EXPENSIVE
    44%
  • Welcoming
    22%
  • Commuters
    11%
  • Great
    11%
  • Worth the money
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
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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I liked their campus. It's very small. Im not a huge fan of really of a huge campus. Ottawa provides a medium sized campus. I visited their campus on a rainy day , and i thought "wow this campus is still pretty even in the rain". I couldn't imagine what it would look like in the nice vibrant sun Their baseball program is fairly new , and I'm very confident that they will go far into their next season. The speech their head coach recited was just inspiring and left me with excitement to attend that school.
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I went to Ottawa University on a volleyball scholarship and my time spent there was wonderful. I had great teammates and classmates along with the school having a great campus atmosphere. Since the school wasn't huge, the classrooms were very personal and you got a lot of one on one time with teachers.
I loved a.l the professors I had, especially the online professors. They made sure that I stayed on to of my work and that I had an understanding of the weeks lesson. I think the school itself could be bigger but other than that I enjoyed my first year.