- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.


What are others saying about Otterbein University?

Academic Rigor
Dorm Life
Food and Dining
Bang for the buck
Clubs and Activities
Campus Safety
Most Helpful Review for Otterbein University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Tara from Columbus, OH
  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful

The small class sizes and individual attention from one's professor (as opposed to a graduate assistant as is the case at most large schools) sets students up for success. It's impossible to just blend in during a class.

Read the full review

To find more tips for prospective students, what to do for fun and whether this school is great for a particular type of student read the 43 reviews for Otterbein University

Got something to say?
Create an account to write a review

Need more information?

Curious about something that isn't answered here? Feel free to ask Otterbein University a question

Discuss this School on Facebook


Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
  • 0
  • Melissa from Potsdam, OH
  • Jun-11-2015 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is a place where everyone seems to be very friendly and kind to one another. I have made so many friends and fit in very well there. I am confident that I made the right choice to go to Otterbein.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Samantha from Lewis Center, OH
  • Feb-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Good for students who truly want that small school feeling. Pretty campus with more focus on education than anything else. Known for theatre, music, nursing, and equine programs.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Katelyn from Cleveland, OH
  • Aug-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is a small community (with a little over 3,000 students) located in Westerville, Ohio (recently ranked as the number one suburb in the nation to live in). Otterbein offers a high quality education to its students (the curriculum is designed to produce well-rounded students prepared for the professional world and the professors are great). Otterbein offers so many opportunities to its students, including various resources on campus, various organizations/clubs and internships/jobs.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Samantha from Delaware, OH
  • Jul-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is a home away from home. It's laid back and has plenty of opportunities for students. It's a safe, fun, and beautiful university!

    Read More
  • 0
  • Nursing student
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is a great place to grow up and transition from an out-of-high-school graduate to an aspiring career person. There are many activities to be involved in to make new friends and connections. You will not only grow as a person and friend, but you will be well-prepared for your future.

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

    Otterbein University is a small, suburban school located in beautiful Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein offers students a comfortable atmosphere with many opportunities. The faculty/staff of Otterbein are respectful of students and recognize students for academic and/or athletic achievements.

    Read More
  • 0
  • David from Upper Arlington, OH
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    A fantastic small university that gives a good balance between liberal arts and science majors. Transferring to larger schools such as OSU is difficult due to course descriptions.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Breanne from Fishers, IN
  • Oct-16-2013 I am a current student here

    Otterbein University is a small private college with total of about 3000 undergrad. The small size is perfect for students who want to be able to talk with their professors one-on-one and professors know you more personally than just by your name. Also, classes are very small, such as my largest lecture is Biology with about 60 or so students.

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

    Otterbein's community is a diverse group of students. Both their theatre and greek like is very well known. I enjoy having such a small, close-nit community.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Jake from Westerville, OH
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Otterbein is a very involved campus. There is always something going on, and ways for students to get involved. The class sizes are small, so professors know you.

    Read More