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

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
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$24,538/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,282/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,003/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,886/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,903/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,248/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,122Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Friendly
    64%
  • Bunch of different people
    27%
  • Anti-social
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Close knit family
    61%
  • Outstanding
    22%
  • Extraordinary
    11%
  • Chill
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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Otterbein is a small community with a large heart. You will know most of everyone including professors not in your major if you are involved in anything outside of your classes. The campus is like its own little bubble but surrounded by so much - Uptown Westerville, Polaris, Easton and Downtown Columbus. If you want to have a close college experience while it not being too close Otterbein is perfect for that!
I love the community! The campus is small, so everyone gets to know each other! I love walking through campus and being able to say hello to almost everyone I pass.