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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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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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Otterbein University
  • Located in Westerville, OH
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,080 students enrolled
  • 79% admitted
  • $31,424 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Emily from Loveland, OH
  • Nov-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Otterbein isn't all bad, but if you have a chronic illness, beware. Do not let a friend or a tour guide influence you. Their job is to get you to go here. You should go to a school because you are interested in a certain program.

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  • Melissa from Potsdam, OH
  • Jun-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Visit at least 3 or 4 schools that you may be interested in. Keep an open mind and take notes and pictures when you visit. This really helps in reminding you about the pros and cons of each school and makes your choice a bit easier. Choose a school that is right for you and your needs; not your family or friends. This is your future.

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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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