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Capital University

Columbus, OH, USA
3.58 Average Rating

Founded in 1830, Capital University is a liberal arts institution and one of the largest Lutheran universities in the US. The CU Chapel Choir is recognized for performing at Carnegie Hall, in different parts of the world, and for leading the annual Christmas Festival at Capital. Popular areas of study include business, nursing, and music, the last of which may require a live audition for acceptance. Admissions are rated as “selective.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
73%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
10%
95%
Submitting ACT
14%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1133
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,224
Total Number of Undergrads
2,494
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,010
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$35,466
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$35,466
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,178
Books and Supplies
$1550

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,272
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,040
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,102

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,391
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,993
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Crusaders
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ohio Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbus
Cleveland
Dayton
Cincinnati
Toledo
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.58 Average Rating
I think that Capital is a great school. They are very friendly and make sure that scheduling class, paying tuition and acquiring your degree is as easy as it possibly can be. I have met some of my best friends for life her because there is so much going on and so much to be involved in, that you have to try to not have a good time.
Andrea from Akron, OH
I love Capital University! Its small enough to make friends but at the same time, big enough to meet new people everyday. The professors are great and willing to help the students.
Sarah from Columbus, OH
Capital University is a great place to pursue an undergraduate degree. The location of the university is ideal for those who are focused on pursuing a higher learning. And the faculty and staff of Capital University are the best and want you to succeed.
DeShawn from Detroit, MI
capital university is a great school! the small size makes it perfect for learning. also, everyone is friendly and easy to talk to.
Brittany from Columbus, OH
This is really a CAPFAM <3. The quality of learning, teaching and friendships if absolutely amazing! Your teacher really do care for you and want you to succeed!
Antonia (Toni) from Canal Winchester, OH
Capital University is a school that upholds its standard of putting academics first. We have small classrooms which makes it easier for students to connect with their teachers and easily receive help. Other than that, there are a lot of fun activities that go on around here that you don't want to miss.
Ashley from Cincinnati, OH
Capital is very religious.
Capital has many opportunites.
Capital is very welcoming.
Antoine from Lithonia, GA