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Otterbein University
  • 4 Year
  • WESTERVILLE, OH

Report Card

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

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Otterbein is an above-average private, Christian university located in Westerville, Ohio in the Columbus Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,332 undergraduate students. The Otterbein acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Biology. Graduating 66% of students, Otterbein alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.

About

1 SOUTH GROVE STREET
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference

Otterbein University Rankings

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Otterbein Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1060-1250
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,732 / 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
$20,888 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 33 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 42 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 42 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
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,332 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
169
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Friendly
    57%
  • Bunch of different people
    33%
  • Anti-social
    7%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 54 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Close knit family
    50%
  • Home away from home
    19%
  • Outstanding
    19%
  • Extraordinary
    8%
  • Chill
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 23 responses

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