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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Recommended
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1 South Grove Street Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 890-3000
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Samantha from Lewis Center, OH
  • Feb-05-2015 I am a current student here

    It's a very home-y feeling. Because of the size and the location, you feel like you know or see everyone on campus. They really like to emphasize the community feeling. If you want to get away from the high school setup, I would look in other places. Classes are kept small, and I have never had a TA teach my class- only the professor. And, most professors are extremely accessible whenever you need them. If you're looking at a more generalized major like history or math, this might not be the best school for that. They put a lot of money into their science and arts programs while the others tend to get left behind. However, they still are decent degrees. One of their outstanding points is the internships. You can start with internships as soon as freshman year, and you will absolutely complete on by the time you graduate.

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  • Katelyn from Cleveland, OH
  • Aug-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Make sure you send in all of your test scores even if you think they are not very good; Otterbein gives away a lot of scholarships/grants. Make sure you visit a couple times before making your decision! Get involved with a lot of different things (try new things), but don't overwhelm yourself by over-committing. Go to the theater productions, they are phenomenal. Be honest on the sheet that helps pair you with a roommate.

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  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    If you want to come to Otterbein make sure this is the place you want to go to. Visit the college a few times if you have to and level it out with other colleges you may want to attend. Just be sure! (You don't want to go to one college and then go around and want to attend a different one)

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

    Just like at any college, be ready to work. College is an amazing experience and you use so much brain power! There are nice events that help you forget about schoolwork and you can make tons of friends. You have to make up your own schedule in college and no one is going to tell you to go to class. You learn to self-regulate your time, but do not get overwhelmed, you will get the hang of it.

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

    It is important to meet with your academic adviser to discuss a 4-year plan for scheduling and such. However, always double check with what they tell you. Get to know the school website so you can look up important things like, financial assistance/scholarships, residence options, meal plan options, course catalogs, requirements for degrees, academic calendar, etc. Otterbein is a very friendly environment; you should feel welcome and like you can accomplish anything with their multiple services (such as tutoring). If you plan to work on campus, look for employment options early. Branch out of your comfort zone and make new friends.

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