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Otterbein University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,617
Total Undergrads
Including 342 Part-time
660
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Ohio Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,083)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $35,382)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 21 26 - -
Football 139 - - -
Golf 8 7 - -
Lacrosse 50 - - -
Soccer 43 26 - -
Softball - 21 - -
Tennis 11 9 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 37 40 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 35 39 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 13 20 - -
Volleyball - 19 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.1%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.2%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 81.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 15 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 13
Liquor Law Violation 12
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
  • 3
  • Most of the dorms are pretty strict and keep a close eye on students which can be annoying, but the dorms are pretty nice (Clements, 25 W Home Street, &…

  • Jan-05-2012 Read More
  • Katelyn from Akron, OH
  • 5
  • Only saw the Honors dorms in Mayne Hall where I'd be staying, and they were AMAZING! Tons of space, even without any of the beds bunked or lofted. Good drawer/closet…

  • Mar-27-2012 Read More
  • Hope from West Lafayette, OH
  • 3
  • Depending on where you live, you may have a better living space, but the community won't be as nice. Depending on what you're more interested in, Dunlap King is not…

  • Aug-10-2012 Read More
  • Courtney from Mansfield, TX
  • 2
  • You have to live on campus until your Senior year which is awful. The dorms are ok, some of them are being renovated this summer. Devore and 25 are the…

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are two main places to dine at. You can either go to the Den or the CC (where it's like a buffet style). Though it's not a five star restaurant, it isn't like getting food at a gas station. You can get coffee and sandwiches at a couple of other places too on campus. And if you get tired at the same old places you can also go into Westerville for other restaurants and fast food places.

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  • 4
  • Nursing student
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Like studying, you'll get the hang of how to cope with the options given here. There are not a lot of options, but you learn to manage. For example, if you don't like the dressings at the salad bar, bring your own! It is a great time for social experiences too, they often have birthday parties or sometimes a cooking competition.

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  • 3
  • Katelin from Cleveland, OH
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are only a few places to eat on campus, where students can use their meal swipes or cardinal dollars. The Cardinal's nest is the main cafeteria, where there is a salad bar, dessert table, pizza line, and something different in the other two lines. The Otter den is another option; they have burgers, wraps, salads, etc. They also have a small store so students can purchase things on the go. The Otter bean serves Starbucks coffee and bottled beverages as well as sandwiches, mac and cheese, soups, etc. that students can grab to go. The Roost has similar food and beverages as the Otter bean. On the weekend, the only places to eat are the Otter den and the Cardinal's nest. It is a pain sometimes. However, there are kitchens in each residence hall and students can have microwaves and mini fridges in their rooms. Also, there are food places within walking distance just off campus; some even offer student discounts!

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  • 3
  • David from Upper Arlington, OH
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Bon Appetit is an OK food company, but the dining hall has inconvenient hours and the food is subpar unless the company is up for a contract renewal, in which case the food becomes quite good for a few weeks.

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  • 4
  • Breanne from Fishers, IN
  • Oct-16-2013 I am a current student here

    There are four different places to eat on campus, and all four have really great food. At Otterbein, meal swipes are used in the Cardinal Nest, which is the main cafeteria, or at the OtterDen, one restaurant in the campus center. Also, Otterbein gives students Cardinal Dollars to use at a quick place to grab a sandwich, salad, snack, or drink when they need to get going; Otterbein has two of those places on campus as well. Otterbein has different opportunities to go and eat, and is also close to Uptown Westerville with places for students to eat if they get tired of eating the campus food (which most students do).

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  • 3
  • Equestrian Student
  • May-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Eh...it's definitely not your mom's cooking. Sure, at first, pizza and ice cream sounds good every night, but watch yourself...plus, after about a month and a half, you will get sick of the same foods in the cafeteria. The best food that Otterbein has is its cafe, which serves STARBUCKS!

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  • 3
  • Jillian from Chillicothe, OH
  • Mar-25-2013 I am a current student here

    There are only a couple dining options on campus, but that's the result of a small campus. The food is pretty decent, but the choices are limited.

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  • 3
  • Leondra from Grove City, OH
  • Feb-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Could use a larger variety. One company (Bon Appetite) has a contract with Otterbein so that all food on campus is pretty much Bon Appetite. There are restaurants in the area though! Although it is a bit annoying that any school affiliated event on campus cannot have any other food on campus other than Bon Appetite.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life here is nice! You become close with your new brothers or sisters. They have about 13 fraternities and sororities in total. Also because most of the Greek Life at Otterbein is only locally known, it doesn't cost as much if they were known nationally.

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  • 0
  • Katelin from Cleveland, OH
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is huge on campus. Many people rush and go onto pledge for the various sororities and fraternities. It is a lot of work, from what I have heard, but it appears to be worth it to be apart of the community. It isn't a clique though. Students in Greek life hang out with those not involved too. Greek housing is located all over campus and even extends off campus.

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  • 0
  • Sydney from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Most of the sororities and fraternities on campus are local which means that they are very close and only on Otterbeins campus.

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  • 0
  • Jillian from Chillicothe, OH
  • Mar-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular on campus. It's also very active in that they participate in various activities on and off campus.

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  • 0
  • Leondra from Grove City, OH
  • Feb-23-2013 I am a current student here

    It's not what you think. None of the Greek Life chapters are affiliated with the national branches, and they are not like they are in the movies if that is what you're looking for (hopefully you are not). I hear they are great and engaging. Personally, I am not part of a sorority because I don't have the time, and your time could better be used elsewhere (studying, getting experience, internships, going out with friends, networking, etc)

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  • 0
  • Madeline from Westerville, OH
  • Feb-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Definitely a great part of campus life! No pressure to join, but many find it rewarding. There is probably about 20-30% student involvement in Greek Life.

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  • 0
  • Sarah from Lebanon, OH
  • Dec-26-2012 I am a current student here

    I decided not to go greek but I do have friends that are and they say it's amazing the people are great.

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