B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Otterbein University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
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Otterbein 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
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,945/ 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
    $17,238/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,803/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,837/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,814/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,406/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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.35 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,279Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly
    65%
  • Bunch of different people
    26%
  • Anti-social
    9%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Close knit family
    63%
  • Outstanding
    21%
  • Extraordinary
    11%
  • Chill
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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Awesome academics with many internship opportunities. Columbus is a great place for after college job opportunities. Westerville is an awesome place to be during college years, anything you need is in this area. Polaris is only 5 minutes away which has everything you need. Athletics are awesome! Great coaching staff for all athletic teams. Hosing/ dorms are great and the food is pretty good. Lots of off campus housing opportunities for upperclassman.
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The faculty, staff, and students make everything worth while! You can tell that your teachers and advisers genuinely care about your well-being, not just academically but make a real effort to help you succeed and be the person you want to be.
Otterbein provides such an intimate community. Attending a small school, as inclusive as Otterbein is has been such a nice experience. I would personally love to see more racial diversity on campus!