Capital University
Columbus, OH, USA

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Capital University
3.58 Average Rating

Jordan from Frankfort, OH

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Ever since coming here I have been taught a huge amount. Not just from the faculty, but from the students as well. This college isn't just about learning from the teachers. You learn from your peers and they learn from you. It is an amazing thing to be a part of. All this isn't saying that you don't learn from your classes though. The teachers seem to really care about you and what you do. It's a great feeling when you know that you are getting better at what you came to college to get better at.
Am enjoying being here
From day one Capital wants you to fit in. They take you around in groups and make you play stupid games and other things that bring you closer together with your classmates. You end up just talking to random people about how stupid and juvenile the games are, and before you know it, you made a friend. Another amazing feature of this campus is the honors dorm. In my part of the honors dorm there are always people around that happen to be some of the nicest and coolest people I know. We really feel like a family in our dorm.
Bang for the buck
Although it may look extremely expensive at first, just remember that Capital gives scholarships to 100% of their incoming students. It really helps a lot. It still costs a bunch though.........
Tips for prospective students
If you are eligible for the honors dorm make sure that you send your housing application in really soon. There is limited space and it is on a first come first serve basis.
Great for these types of students
Anyone with a great attitude that likes to meet cool people and is really passionate about what they do. See you guys soon hopefully. :)
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Rachel

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Capital University is a very challenging school. The professors are very nice and usually will go out of their way to help you. The small class sizes mean that you get a lot more personal attention from your professors. They require several university core classes, which force you to expand your learning out of your comfort zone.
Am enjoying being here
The small campus makes it easy to get back and forth to class. There are a lot of great resteraunts around Bexley, and a Kroger and CVS fairly close to the campus. Most all the students are really great. There are a number of student organizations available to join, like sororities/fraternities, PRIDE, CUSNA, and so on. The food is alright, especially Mongo Bongo, but the lack of choice can make it seem boring after a while. Overall it's a really great place to go to school.
Bang for the buck
CU is very, very expensive, however they give out a great deal of scholarships. My tuition is almost totally covered by scholarships and loans. I think the experience is worth the high cost to learn here.
Tips for prospective students
Submit your housing application early. Make sure to have some extra spending money for weekend meals because the dining hours can be kind of inconvenient. Take advantage of the opportunities during orientation to attend club meetings and meet other students.
Great for these types of students
The nursing program is very strong, as is the conservatory program. Capital is great for students who like a personal learning environment and are very studious.
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Andrea from Akron, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Look into it more than just a brochure or course list. I was not so excited about it until I came down for my visit and got to see the campus and interact with the people. The town of Bexely has so much going on, that it was a fit as soon as I set foot on campus.
Academic Rigor
Your major determines the difficulty of your courses and academic work, but Capital focuses on pushing you to your limits and making sure that when you leave you are the best possible candidate for the job, whatever that job may be.
Dorm Life
At Capital, unless special arrangements are made you are required to live in the dorms your first two years; however you are allowed to have your car here as a freshman and sophomore. I had a great experience in the dorms. The pick the residents assistants so that you can feel comfortable talking to them and handling situations with them to make everyone's life a little easier.
Food and Dining
The dining hall has a great selection of food in buffet style. They have fresh made pizza every day, a home cooked meal area as well as a grill and a great salad bar. When it is nice outside they make sure to set up food outside with games and activities so that you can interact with the other students.
What to do for fun
You are minutes away from Easton Town Center, Polaris and downtown Columbus. Bexley is a nice little town with a lot of boutique shops as well as great dining and a movie theater. If you need a change from the small town you are only a short drive or bus ride away from the campus of The Ohio State University, so there is always something to do. Its really the best of both worlds; small town and big city.
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Sarah from Columbus, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
If your a student who likes meeting new people and getting involved than Capital might be the school for you. Capital's staff will lead a hand and help you get the most out of your experience in college.
Academic Rigor
This class are a good size where you still get attention from the professor if you need their help. The staff prepares you for your career.
Dorm Life
The dorms aren't bad. I live in Saylor-Ackerman and I love it. Some dorms have air condition and some don't.
Food and Dining
The food on campus is good. There are different places to eat.
What to do for fun
For fun, student have activities and events almost every weekend. We have foam parties, camp outs and etc.
Bang for the buck
At Capital University you will learn many things and grow to be a better person. Capital is worth your money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We don't walk through the entrance of the gate on campus, only when your a freshman you walk through it on your first day. Then you walk through it on your graduation day. Otherwise you will never see a student walk through the entrance of the gate.
Great for these types of students
If your a student who loves to meet new people and likes to socialize than Capital is a fit for you. Also if you like music Capital is known for that.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities at Capital. They have sports, intermutals, greek life, organizations on campus.
Greek Life
Captial's greek life is growing. So if you want to join a group, I'm sure you will love it here.
Campus Safety
The campus is very safe. There is little crime and vandalism. The campus has cameras and 911 buttons on most the buildings.
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DeShawn from Detroit, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
For students who are interested in applying to Capital University do it! Prospective students need to and stay determined. And know how to use your time well; remember studies first play time later!
Academic Rigor
Capital definitely have good programs when it comes to their academics. While they take the academics seriously they expect students to do the same.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is pretty good here. You have a RA on every hall that serves as a guide to help students with any concerns they may have. There are rules however, none that will make you feel like your totally restricted,
Food and Dining
Capital has a pretty good food for students. And when the main dining hall closes there are other places that open for a little while later. And also if you not feeling campus food on a particular day they're many restaurants close by you could walk to.
What to do for fun
We have sports, organizational clubs, and fraternities and sororities. On Wednesdays there is always something happening on campus. And if you're fortunate enough to have a car there are other places you could travel to like the malls.
Bang for the buck
Capital University is a private institution so the price of tuition is higher than public universities. However, Capital has plenty of scholarships that help you out when you're in a tight spot.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Capital University is right in a nice surburb community names bexley. We have a seal in front of our library that isn't suppose to be stepped on as a tradition. Along with a statue of a woman you're not suppose to look in the eyes. If you want to find out why come and visit our campus.
Great for these types of students
Capital is good for all types of students. This University literally has something for everyone.
Clubs and Activities
Student government, Fraternities, Sororities, PRIDE, Sisterhood Network, Ebony Brotherhood Association, Mathematics Club, and many more
Greek Life
Greek Life is awesome! I recently entered a fraternity and it was really one of the best things I could have done during my time here at college. I now have others who are more than friends but my brothers. I've always wanted an older brother now I have plenty!
Campus Safety
Campus safety is really good here at Capital. We have Public Safety officers on call 24/7. And during the night they do patrol the campus to make sure everything is safe.
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Brittany from Columbus, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
capital university is a great school! the small size makes it perfect for learning. also, everyone is friendly and easy to talk to.
Tips for prospective students
try your hardest to achieve good grades in high school because it will matter when trying to get a scholarship from capital. also, if you enjoy the small atmosphere and the opportunity to interact with your teachers, then capital is the place for you!
Academic Rigor
the classes are challenging but nothing that is too hard to handle. stay focused and you will succeed.
Dorm Life
the dorms are pretty good. however, i do wish they could be a little bigger!
Food and Dining
the food is alright at times. however, i sometimes wish that there was more options and variety to choose from.
What to do for fun
there are many organizations that host different activities. there is the rec center where you can play pool, ping pong and video games. on tuesdays you can take part in cru and worship. also, every wednesday there is an activity you can do. also, there are days where the students can watch a movie at the drexel for free.
Great for these types of students
great for students who want a small atmosphere rather than a huge campus.
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Antonia (Toni) from Canal Winchester, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
-JOIN 'SMOOTH TRANSISTIONS' (after school starts you is going to be saying I'm so thankful for smooth transistions, it really helped alot!)
-Come in open minded
- If your the type of shy person like me that in my shell then after being here for just a few, you will see a HUGE change for the good!
- Wait until you get an email from your teacher to tell you which books to buy and/or wait till you have the first class and your teacher will tell you what you really need and don't have to really get.
-Join organizations ( there is something for everyone! <3)
I'm on the Crusaders Dance Team at Capital University and it has been an absolute blast <3 and SOLA(Students of Latino Affinity)
Academic Rigor
The work load is bearable. More toward the half the workload really does pick up.
MAKE YOUR 4-YEAR PLAN AS SOON AS YOU CAN!( Total Life Saver) You have very understanding teachers and faculty, they will actually help you!!! I love my classes and the student and faculty so much!
Dorm Life
-HOPE YOU WAS HONEST ON YOUR PERSONALITY QUESTIONER (which is used to decide your roommate and the dorm you will be in)
-I live in Saylor-Ackermen(SA). I have the best roommate ever and it really is a great bonding experience!
-go to your hall's activities and talk to your Room Adviser (RA)
-Awesome hall, great girls
Food and Dining
-One and Main ( Cru Club) awesome fries <3
-MDR( get the pizza when it is nice, hot and fresh!)
What to do for fun
-Clubs (Sports)
-Greek Life

Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Do not step on the school seal in front of the Blakemore Library.
If you do:
- Bad luck
To break the bad luck:
- Kiss the seal
or
- rub the bald Lutheran statue by the the library

After the gate welcome ceromony walk through.
DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE GATES AGAIN!
OR ELSE YOU WILL NOT GRADUATE!
Campus Safety
Absolutely amazing!
your safety is no joke at capital!
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Ashley from Cincinnati, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Capital University is a very accredited school. We have great courses, a variety of activities, sports, many organizations/clubs, small classroom sizes, great food, cool dorms and apartments, teachers who care, and overall a warm atmosphere.
Academic Rigor
Academics here are taken very seriously. The courses are challenging, but as long as you study hard and do the work, it will pay off. We do have free tutoring for those in need of help during the school week.
Dorm Life
The dorms are okay. Schaff and Cotterman have the nicer looking dorms. Schaff is the newest dorm building built with air conditioning. Cotterman has smaller than normal dorms, but they're cozy. Lohman is the freshman dorm and the rooms are pretty spacious. And finally, Saylor-Ackerman is a very nice place. The rooms are spacious (if you pick the right ones), we have Cru Brew which serves your coffee needs, snacks, food, and drinks. We have a lounge area that's used as a study area, place to kill time, hang out with friends, or just watch tv.
Food and Dining
We have three different locations on campus where students can eat and all three are in the Campus Center. We have the Cru Club. They serve not so healthy food, but it is so good. The MDR (Main Dining Room) where you have a variety of stations to get food from, a salad/fruit bar, dessert section, drinks, and more importantly ice cream! Finally, we have the Mezz. The Mezz is only open during certain hours, but they have a variety of choices on their menu as well.
What to do for fun
We have a rec center in our Campus Center and a gym where you can get your exercise in. Off campus there are plenty of interesting restaurants. And of course there is the infamous Easton Mall you can go to to hang out with friends.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
By the library we have our Capital University symbol on the ground. It is said that if you step on it, then you'll receive bad luck. It is also said if you kiss it, you'll receive an A on your test. Also, we have a statue in from of our building called Batelle. It is said if you rub the statue's head then you'll have good luck.
Great for these types of students
Capital University is great for ALL students. We do have a great deal of diversity here especially of students from foreign countries.
Clubs and Activities
There are plenty of clubs and organizations. Just to name a few we have S.O.L.A (Students of Latino descent) SAAAC (Student for the Advancement of African American Culture) PRIDE, and MAO (Multicultural Affairs Organization). Each organization holds many programs throughout the year. There is always something going on every week.
Greek Life
There are a lot of Greek activities and organizations to choose from both fraternity and sorority.
Campus Safety
We have Public Safety and they patrol the campus very frequently. They are right across the street from campus.
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Antoine from Lithonia, GA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Capital is very religious.
Capital has many opportunites.
Capital is very welcoming.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early, and get your FAFSA done. If/when you get accepted stay on top of everything. The teachers will help as well as the CELT center.
Academic Rigor
Has many majors and minors, as well as the opportunity to study abroad.
Dorm Life
The dorms are pretty descent. The RA's are cool. The custodians keep it clean as well. They are also co-ed.
Food and Dining
The food is good. We have a lot of choices to choose from. The cafeteria tries to go by the food pyramid/diagram, and they do a good job of it.
What to do for fun
There is the capital center where you can workout as well as play basketball. We also have intramural teams as well.
Bang for the buck
It is expensive, but if you do your work and get things done, it will surely be worth it in the future.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Martin Luther King Day, we have programs that everyone can attend
Great for these types of students
All students
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Erica from Howard, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Of course not every teacher is fantastic, but there definitely are some that stand out. And the best part is that the small class size means that generally, your teachers can recognize you. They care about how well you are doing in their class, and will always be willing to reach out and help a student who is struggling.
Am enjoying being here
I am a part of the Honor's dorm, which means we basically have a big living room right outside my dorm room. It's an excellent way to build community.
Bang for the buck
It's no lie, Capital is an expensive school. Especially for things like the meal plan that seem so extra. But at the end of the day, I think it's worth it. The sense of community from living in the dorms, running and getting a whole pizza from the Mezz, the great professors.. Yeah. It's all worth the money.
Tips for prospective students
Having a really good ACT score will allow you to get into the honors dorm. And if being in honors is something you might be interested in, apply early.
Great for these types of students
People who love small schools, where everyone can know your name.
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