Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus
Ohio Northern University campus

From the School

The definition of success has changed. The pursuit has stayed the same.

Ohio Northern University (ONU) has a 95 percent job and graduate school placement rate. Its long-standing success is partly because of excellent professors, partly because of ambitious students, and partly because the University always been rooted in the future. At ONU, students move toward a career long before they graduate – and ONU's alumni successes prove it. With top-ranked programs and opportunities outside the classroom, any path a student chooses at ONU will be grounded in concrete applications for the future. Established in 1871 and comprised of five colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Law), ONU's beautiful residential campus is made up of more than 60 modern residences and academic buildings and provides a vibrant campus experience.


From The School

Applicants should provide high school transcripts reflecting completion of 16 units of high school credits, 12 of which must be in academic areas. The academic unit requirements vary among the colleges at ONU. The College of Arts & Sciences requires 12 units: 4 units in English, 2 in mathematics, and 6 in history, socials studies, languages or natural sciences. The College of Business Administration requires 13 academic units: 4 in English, 3 in mathematics (including algebra and geometry), and 6 in history, social studies, languages or natural sciences. The College of Engineering requires 16 academic units: 4 in English, 4 in mathematics (including 2 units of algebra and others in geometry and trigonometry), 2 in science (including physics and preferably chemistry), and 6 in history, social studies, languages or natural sciences. The College of Pharmacy requires 18 academic units: 4 in English, 4 in mathematics (algebra I and II, plane geometry, trigonometry and pre-calculus or calculus), 4 in science (including biology, chemistry and physics), and 6 in history, social studies, language and/or natural sciences.

Ohio Northern operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that applications for admission will be accepted year round. Submit your application as early as possible in order to qualify for maximum scholarship consideration. Please note the deadline for the Raabe College of Pharmacy is Dec. 1. A student's application file is considered complete when it contains an application, official high school transcript(s), and ACT or SAT scores.


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted


August 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

The College of Arts & Sciences: Accomplished scholars, teachers, authors, scientists, researchers, and mentors are at the center of the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest of Ohio Northern's undergraduate colleges. More than 50 areas of study, eight pre-professional programs, and numerous concentrations and options offer Northern students considerable flexibility and opportunities in their career preparation. Most students complete a minor or second major or take classes in an additional field of interest. The college's curriculum fuses a lively and challenging classroom environment with many opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, study abroad opportunities and events such as guest lectures. The college’s placement rate is 89 percent.

Chemistry/biochemistry is a signature program at the University with ACS accreditation, 13 full-time professors, abundant research opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Graduates go on to their choice of top graduate, medical or professionals schools.

The College of Business Administration: The Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern is focused on creating entrepreneurial, ethical and engaged leaders. The college offers a rigorous academic curriculum with a signature major in pharmaceutical business and a forensic accounting option. Internships are required by the college and are available year-round, as are a variety of international programs, including study abroad, work abroad, and study tours. An office of experiential learning supports students who are looking for these opportunities.

Personal attention and mentoring from faculty, small intimate classes, and active student organizations combine with an emphasis on experiential learning, technological proficiency, global awareness and the entrepreneurial spirit. The college is accredited by the AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, making it "one of the best business colleges in the world." The business college's placement rate is 94 percent.

The College of Engineering:
Engineering at Ohio Northern University is focused on providing a premier undergraduate experience that inspires creativity and supports innovation. The college features six accredited, disciplinary majors in civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering; computer science; and engineering education, a degree option supporting the demand for high school math teachers with engineering degrees.

With an emphasis on team projects, many students participate in design competitions such as the Concrete Canoe Competition and the Baja SAE off-road vehicle competition. Many opportunities are available for valuable work experience through the co-op, internship and Engineer-in-Residence programs, with an overall 97 percent job placement rate for graduates.

The College of Pharmacy:
For 130 years, the College of Pharmacy has offered a distinctive, comprehensive training for some of the nation's most talented pharmacists.

Pharmacy is a signature program of the University, which offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education. The program is a direct-entry program (0-6) admitting students directly from high school into the college.

The program of study in pharmacy at Ohio Northern is distinctive, because from day one students take pharmacy courses in a rigorous curriculum that utilizes an innovative modular format. The modules organize learning around the human body systems and disease types and implement pharmaceutical science and patient care. Thus, upon graduation, students are well schooled in every aspect of pharmacy and have a 96 percent placement rate.

College of Law:
Founded in 1885, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law is the second oldest of the nine Ohio law schools. The college is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Annually, the college enrolls more than 200 students in its full-time juris doctor degree and LLM programs. Dedicated to the rigorous pursuits of teaching and practicing law, the college's esteemed faculty is focused on providing one-on-one, personal training to students with a passion for legal scholastic excellence. State-of-the-art facilities, a top-ranked law library with more than 410,000 volumes, and numerous organizations and activities such as Moot Court, Law Review and Student Bar Association provide legal scholars with an excellent education and promising placement.

Ohio Northern University offers a selective Honors Program open to students of all undergraduate colleges. Each Honors student completes a series of Honors Seminars, contract courses and a final Honors Project. The project is a major research, performance or creative endeavor guided by a full-time faculty member. Acceptance into the ONU Honors Program is highly competitive, and its completion will be recognized on the student's diploma, transcript and at commencement.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Ohio Northern University offers the undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition to the undergraduate programs, ONU offers a Master of Professional Practice in Accounting; Juris Doctor; Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), which is an 0-6, direct entry program; and the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law.

Majors are offered in accounting; advertising design; applied mathematics; art education; athletic training; biochemistry; biology; chemistry; civil engineering; communication studies; computer engineering; computer science; construction management; creative writing; criminal justice; early childhood education; electrical engineering; engineering education; environmental and field biology; exercise physiology; forensic biology; French; German; graphic design; history; language arts education; literature; management; manufacturing technology; marketing; mathematical statistics; mathematics; mechanical engineering; medical laboratory science; middle childhood education; molecular biology; multimedia journalism; music; music education; musical theatre; nursing; performance; pharmaceutical business; pharmacy; philosophy; philosophy, politics and economics; physics; political science; professional writing; psychology; public health; public relations; religion; risk management and insurance; social studies; sociology; Spanish; sport management; studio arts; technology education; theatre; theatre design and production; and youth ministry.

Special preprofessional programs are available in dentistry, law, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, seminary, and veterinary medicine. Teacher licensure programs are offered at the early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent/young adult, and multiage levels within 16 programs and two endorsement areas.

Changes in programs of study are updated at www.onu.edu.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Civil Engineering, Other
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, Other
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Literature (GB)
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General
  • History, Other

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Statistics, General
  • Statistics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Youth Ministry

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Students Say

Many students are attracted to Ohio Northern University‘s "prestigious" Raabe College of Pharmacy, a "six-year program" that "is focused on developing the next generation of clinical pharmacists who are well rounded leaders, clinicians, and members of society." But this comprehensive university offers its 2,900 students lots of other outstanding academic options: "The accounting program is highly ranked," "it has a great political science program that has sent many students to graduate school and politics," and "the engineering college is great." An ONU education provides practical applications for knowledge as well as theoretical ones, with a "wonderful incorporation of current events and timeless business principles." Students are also drawn to ONU‘s "good financial aid" and "varsity sports," with one athlete noting that ONU "was my most affordable option of Division III schools where I could play soccer and receive a quality education." Undergrads feel that their "renowned faculty" "are outstanding and all influential in the field," but also that their "professors are very friendly and down to earth" and that they "are real and treat students like people not as if they are beneath them, so it is easier to understand material." In addition to academic performance, "professors care about the student‘s well-being and future endeavors" and "they are always available to help." "It‘s great that even though there are 170-plus senior pharmacy majors, the professors still know my name." ONU‘s "classes are tough, no doubt about it," but "my overall academic experience has been above and beyond anything I could‘ve expected." As a whole, students call ONU "a topnotch education with a family-like atmosphere that is very conducive for learning and excelling in many disciplines."


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

John Bishop
President & CEO, Motorists Insurance Group

Bob Peterson
Pixar, Award-Winning Director & Screenwriter

Clayton Mathile
Former owner of Iams

Mike DeWine
Attorney General, Ohio

Robert Cupp
Ohio Supreme Court Justice

George Killian
President of the International University Sports Federation

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition charges for the 2016-17 year are $29,820 for the colleges of Arts & Sciences and Business Administration; $34,060 for the College of Engineering; and $35,150 for the College of Pharmacy. These totals do not include room or board.

Financial Aid

College can be a big investment, and ONU encourages all students to apply for personal assistance with financial aid. Even with one of the highest returns on investment in the nation, ONU invests more than $45 million toward merit-based scholarships and need-based resources. To be considered, the student should submit the FAFSA to the University along with the admission application.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


External Scholarships
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

Excitement, creativity and tradition are the cornerstones of campus life at Ohio Northern. Students of all backgrounds come together to form a common bond in and outside of the classroom. With more than 200 clubs and organizations, students have ample opportunity to develop leadership skills.

The ONU Polar Bears compete successfully at the NCAA Division III level in twenty-three varsity sports as part of the highly respected Ohio Athletic Conference. ONU has twelve men’s teams (baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling) and eleven women’s teams (basketball, cross-country, fast-pitch softball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball). Visit www.onusports.com.

The culture of the campus is one of respect, friendship, and community. ONU offers ecumenical and interfaith opportunities for spiritual growth and development. Active religious life programs include groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Northern Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chapel Band and Choir, and the Newman Club.

Greek life is an active part of ONU, where approximately 20 percent of the student body are members of the five national fraternities and four national sororities. Service and philanthropy are core values of the Greek organizations. In addition, members are involved in other student organizations on campus, adding a unique mixture of diversity to their chapters.

Monthly exhibitions of student artwork, 10 theatrical productions, and upwards of 40 instrumental and voice performances annually allow a myriad of opportunities for any and all majors within the University. Whether students see world-class entertainment at the Freed Center, attend art exhibits at the Elzay Gallery of Art or cheer along with the marching band, Ohio Northern University is a cultural epicenter for theater, art and design, music and dance.

Multicultural students contribute to the diversity and richness of the ONU student body. The Office of Multicultural Development encourages students to take an active role in all University activities and seeks to develop an identity for multicultural students. A variety of programs are hosted each year, including regular cultural celebrations that feature speakers, performers, music, films, dinners, exhibits and workshops. Student organizations include Asian American Student Union, The Black Student Union, The Indian Student Association, The Latino Student Union, The Muslim Student Union, Men of Distinction, Sister Circle, The Gospel Ensemble, Open Doors, World Student Organization, and Vision Builders.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



48% female
52% male
13% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Students Say

As you might expect, "in a small town, students must get along because there are high chances they will see one another again," so at ONU, "everyone is very caring toward each other." The typical ONU student "is committed to academics, to service, and has leadership potential," and students appreciate that "everyone here finds a supportive group of friends." Many students are Midwestern and "some denomination of Christian," with a majority of ONU's population hailing from "in-state, some surrounding states and internationals." Students see themselves as involved and conscientious: ONU students often belong to "several clubs and organizations," are "always willing to help or mentor younger students, and very concerned about academic success." One undergrad offers this bit of advice: "Most students are friends with other people in the same activities that they're involved in, so join something you're interested in and don't be shy!"


From The School


Ohio Northern University is an independent, comprehensive University situated on 342 beautiful acres in the scenic village of Ada, Ohio (population 5,500), which provides a small-town atmosphere that compliments the friendly environment found on campus. ONU is easily accessible by major highways and conveniently located near major cities such as Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Fort Wayne, Ind.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

ONU is located in a friendly, rural setting in northwest Ohio, about an hour from Columbus and other major cities. Situated on 342 beautiful acres, there's plenty of green space around 60 modern, major buildings, including the University’s own deluxe Inn. The University is strongly committed to developing policies and practices that are environmentally friendly. These initiatives are outlined at www.onu.edu/green.

The 95,000-square-foot Mathile Center for the Natural Sciences is a student-centered academic research and learning facility that strengthens signature programs in pharmacy and chemistry/biochemistry and blends hands-on teaching excellence with advanced technology in a functional modern environment.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Ohio Northern makes it easy for you to live and learn about another culture, travel and be a citizen of the world. The University encourages students to broaden their educational experiences with real-world opportunities. Students in most majors have the option of studying abroad; many such study experiences are planned by students with the help of professors and other affiliated universities. Students also choose to pursue internships and field experiences, which help expand their portfolios for future employment or graduate school. ONU-sponsored programs include places like Australia, London, Scotland, Cuba, Iceland and Northern Ireland. The Study Abroad Exchange programs include places like Finland, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, France, etc.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

ONU's hometown of Ada, OH, is a "small town," but one with "good places to eat and a movie theatre." There's also a "big town," Columbus, "fifteen minutes away with a lot of attractions so always something to do if you have the time to drive." "Because we are in a small town, the students bond together to find fun things to do," including D3 athletics and "pick-up sports games," "fraternity house parties and local bars (The Regal Beagle and The Cask Room)," as well as "several university-sponsored events throughout the year." Socializing and academics mix freely: "People love hanging out with each other, especially when they are trying to get things done." Social life can be a "mixed bag" of "students who spend all of their time focused on school" and "a good number of students who enjoy having a good time and hanging out with friends"; still "people here are very relaxed—you do what you want and everyone is fine with you being who you are." "Students usually party on the weekends," but "hard drugs are rare." Dorm life is also popular: "It's easy to have fun in the dorms, especially during winter."

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

14% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Polar Bears)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Polar Bears)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bowling Green State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Bowling Green State University


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Jane Crace
Executive Secretary to VP of Enrollment

Office of Admission
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
ONU Sports Center
Mathile Natural Sciences Center
Performing Arts Center
New Student Apartments
James F. Dicke Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Northern on Main Coffee Cafe
El Campo Mexican Restaurant
Viva Maria's Italian Restaurant

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00-4:30 M-F; 8:00-12:00 Most Sat.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Interview is an information session.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Must be applied and accepted to ONU.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airports are located in Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo which are all about 1.5 hours from campus. Greyhound Bus Station located in Lima, OH - 20 minutes from campus. Train Station located in Fremont, OH.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Detroit MI (2.5 hrs.) From Toledo OH (1 hr 15 mins.) Take I-75 south to Mt. Cory/Ada exit; then State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Chicago, IL (5 hrs.) Take I-90 east to Toledo, Ohio; then I-75 south to Mt. Cory/Ada exit; then State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. Or take I-90 to 65 south then US 30 east to Fort Wayne, IN (see Fort Wayne directions). From Fort Wayne, IN (1.5 hrs.) Take US 30 east to State Route 235;then State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Indianapolis, IN (3 hrs.) Take I-70 east to Dayton, Ohio, then I-75 north to Lima, Ohio; then State Route 81 east to State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Cincinnati, OH (2.5 hrs.) Dayton, OH (1.5 hrs.) Take I-75 north to Lima Ohio; then State Route 81 east to State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Columbus, OH (1.5 hrs.) Take I-270 northwest to US 33 west to Marysville, Ohio; then State Route 31 to Kenton, Ohio; then State Route 309 west 13 miles to the intersection of State Route 235; then State Route 235 north to Ada, Ohio. From East Cleveland (3 hrs.) Take I- 271 south; then I-71 south to Route 30; then Route 30 west to State Route 235; then State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From West Cleveland (2.5 hrs.) Take the turnpike, Route 80, west to Route 53 south exit, follow Route 53 south to Route 6 west; then Route 6 west to I-75 ; then I-75 south to Mt. Cory/Ada exit; then State Route 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Pittsburgh, PA (north) (4 hrs.) Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) west to Ohio Turnpike (I-76) west; then I-76 west continuing through Akron, Ohio; then I-71 south; then US 30 west; then SR 235 south to Ada, Ohio. From Pittsburgh, PA (south) (4 hrs.) Take I-70 west to Columbus; then I-270 northwest; then US 33 north to Marysville, Ohio; then SR 31 north to Kenton, Ohio; then SR 309 west; then SR 235 north to Ada, Ohio.

Local Accommodations
The Inn at Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH Comfort Inn - Bluffton, OH Holiday Inn Holidome - Lima, OH Hampton Inn - Lima, OH Motel 6 - Lima, OH Amerihost Inn - Kenton, OH

Rankings & Lists

From Ohio Northern University

Social Feed