Otterbein University
Westerville, OH, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
8
Ethnicity
African American
8%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hispanic
4%
White
75%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
5%
Percent of First Generation Students
26%
Student Organizations
100
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
61%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
60%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cardinals
School Colors
tan and cardinal
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Ohio Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
353
Total Female Athletes
187
Intramural Sports
8
Sports Club
5
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Otterbein University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
There is always a large selection of varieties of food. Different cultured food is easily accessible in the Campus Center. Also, if you leave comment cards, they ALWAYS read them and will value your opinion and try to get whatever you want in there within the week. I, however, must say that you will feel limited sometimes as the deserts are usually obscure and dry, along with the OtterDen always changing and not always for the better.
Hope from West Lafayette, OH
Most of the dorms are pretty strict and keep a close eye on students which can be annoying, but the dorms are pretty nice (Clements, 25 W Home Street, & Devore are the best).
Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
There are many different activities to do both on and off campus. There are numerous clubs and organizations that can occupy time on campus. There are also many places around campus to have fun, including the Columbus Zoo, a laser tag facility, and Polaris Mall.
Nicole from Cambridge, OH
Buffet-styled dining hall, all you can eat each meal. Good food!
Katelyn from Akron, OH
Otterbein has several food options on campus. The Cardinal's Nest (cafeteria), The Otter Den (grill), The Otter Bean (coffee shop), and The Roost (cafe). All of these places have great food choices that are healthy and satisfying. The only downside would be that our method of payment differs between location. Otterbein provides Cardinal Dollars and Swipes to students. Swipes can be used everywhere except the Otter Bean and the Roost, and Dollars can be used everywhere except the Cardinal's Nest. I believe the downside is that most students use up their Dollars before their swipes, and so students who frequent the coffee shop or cafe don't always have the option to get their favorite things at the end of the semester, because they're out of Cardinal Dollars. Additionally, Swipes don't roll over from year to year, so using all of them sometimes becomes a challenge.
Katelyn from Huntsburg, OH
There are numerous places to grab a quick bite, or even sit down and have a nice meal on Otterbein's campus! The Otterden, located to the right of the Campus Center serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, and more, and also includes a small shop where you can grab quick snacks and drinks to go! The Cardinal's Nest upstairs in the Campus Center is where you can eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the menu is listed daily! The Cardinal's Nest is a buffet-style eating area. The Otterbean is located in the library, and includes sandwiches, salads, snacks, drinks, and now serves Starbucks Coffee! The Roost is in Roush Hall, and has things like paninis, bagels, coffee, and other grab-n-go products!
Sarah from Blacklick, OH
Great at first but it gets old after a while. I like it for the most part.
Gloridely from Westerville, OH

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