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Otterbein University
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  • 4 Year
  • WESTERVILLE, OH

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  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 minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  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 2,053 undergraduate students. The Otterbein acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Biology. Graduating 69% of students, Otterbein alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.

About

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

Otterbein University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Otterbein Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$22,138 / 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
$23,065 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 44 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    23%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,053 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
120
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Bunch of different people
    34%
  • Anti-social
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 56 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
  • Close knit family
    54%
  • Home away from home
    18%
  • Outstanding
    18%
  • Extraordinary
    7%
  • Chill
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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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