C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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 University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Scores Range
790-1080
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Ottawa University

Cost

Net Price
$18,603/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,412/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,367/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,151/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,636/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,223/ year

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
576Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
75%
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
97%
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
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After Ottawa University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Ottawa University Reviews

214 reviews
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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.
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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.
For the semester that I lived on campus, there was always something going on in the dorms. The RA's normally have a game night or such planned on the weekends and sometimes on every few week nights. The only thing that I really have an issue with, but understand why it is a rule, that there is no opposite sex over in your room past 12 on the week nights and 3 on the weekends. This is a private christian college, so I do understand, but it is very annoying.