Otterbein University

Westerville, OH, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Otterbein University is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Westerville, OH, minutes from the 14th largest city in the US, Columbus. Founded in 1847, Otterbein has been co-educational from the beginning and takes pride in its diversity and inclusion. While Otterbein features 20 departments and 8 programs with a wide variety of majors, minors, and certificates to choose from, all students take part in the integrative studies curriculum, which is designed to provoke shared conversation about the theme of “Knowledge, Action, and Public Good.” The 140-acre campus offers students traditional, suite-style, apartment, and themed housing, as well as resources such as The Point, a STEAM innovation center and Maker Space hosting 3D printers, a woodshop, metal shop, plasma cutter, and more.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
89%
Out of State Students
11%
0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,936
Total Number of Undergrads
2,480
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
53%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,402
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$31,424
Out-of-State Tuition
$31,874
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,110
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbus
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Dayton
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
I'm a Health Promotion and Fitness Major, and the professors are great! The classes are small, the professors are excited to be here, the area is safe but close to big city excitement, and the food's pretty good too! I also got a lot of financial aid to go here so they really saved me there!
Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
I am hoping to attend Otterbein in the fall of 2012. When I visited, I absolutely loved it; Everyone was really friendly and seemed authentically interested in me and my plans. I would highly recommend!
Katelyn from Akron, OH

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