Otterbein University
Westerville, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
76%
Acceptance Rate
3,119
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
148
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$35
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
8
93%
Submitting ACT
20%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1179
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
650
Reading
25th
520
75th
655
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
45%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
2
Top 25%
28
Top 50%
84

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: uotterb@otterbein.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-488-8144
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
The best advice I can give is to get out and meet people. Westerville is a fantastic area to have a College and there are many opportunities for Otterbein students. I guarantee you will find great experiences if you step outside your dorm building!
Ann from Westerville, OH
Don't be nervous! That is probably the most useless advice to give an incoming freshman, because no matter what anybody says, nerves will always be around. Still, Otterbein requires all students to step outside of their comfort zone immediately upon moving in. In order to truly absorb all there is on campus, one must open their minds to all sorts of different things. Try everything, some things more than once, and don't be afraid to be different, regardless of what others think.
Katelyn from Huntsburg, OH
Student involvement, including community service is one of Otterbein's main focuses while you pursue your education here on campus. Make sure to use resources around campus to engage in the community and communicate with fellow students around you! Although Otterbein is not a giant campus, the opportunities to expand your mind and community service experiences are absolutely endless! Events are constantly posted around campus in common areas, as well as sent through email, so don't pass them by!
Sarah from Blacklick, OH
Come with an open mind and expect difference from High School.
Gloridely from Westerville, OH
Visit as many schools you can and resist getting caught up in the name of an institution. Choosing which college to attend is a very difficult and important decision. Take into consideration the things you like to do and what you're trying to get out of your education. If it's a small college set within a great, safe community that is minutes from Easton, Polaris and OSU, then Otterbein University (it's no longer College) may be for you.
Tara from Columbus, OH
If you don't like something, you need to express your opinion to Otterbein, because they do care. Another helpful hint is don't ever be afraid to reach out for help, whether it be someone to talk to, going to the health center, or the tutoring options that are free to you!
Hope from West Lafayette, OH
I got amazing financial aid by keeping in close contact with the admissions people and pushing how involved I am in the community (they're big on that here). I had a 3.2 in high school but still got aid I thought only the top kids got and get to go to this great school!
Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
Apply early, and when you get a deadline to do something, do it as soon as possible, perhaps even the very day you know of it.
Stephen from Columbus, OH
Become involved. It's easy to pass by unnoticed and that will lead to a terrible college experience.
Nicole from Cambridge, OH