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Ottawa University
  • 4 Year
  • OTTAWA, KS

Report Card

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

editorial

Ottawa is a private, Christian university located in Ottawa, Kansas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 645 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ottawa acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 51% 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 Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Branch Campuses

Ottawa University Rankings

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OU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1060
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,718 / 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
$20,541 / 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
11:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
18
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    100%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
645 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
88%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • 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
  • EXPENSIVE
    44%
  • Welcoming
    22%
  • Commuters
    11%
  • Great
    11%
  • Worth the money
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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