Wittenberg University campus

Overview

Applicants
6,487
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average HS GPA
3.42

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
179
with Terminal Degree
138

97
Men
82
Women
24
Minority
2
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • East Asian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

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

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Located in Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg combines a “small school atmosphere” with “a wide horizon of learning opportunities.” The school offers “high academic standards and a dedication to research” that makes “an environment where students can excel in the classroom and out.” This “friendly, athletic campus” “offers a close-knit community where professors and students build professional and personal relationships.” The school’s motto is “Having Light, We Pass It On To Others.” This is taken seriously by the “extremely engaging” professors who are “committed to helping students both in and out of the classroom.” The “fabulous” teachers at Wittenberg are “always accessible and willing to help” and really get to know students “on a personal level.” “I feel like I am learning from my best friends,” one happy student reports. An Environmental Science student agrees, saying, “I have become very close to a few of my professors and have really come to enjoy my classroom experience.” Some students say that “communication with the student body” and “upper level administration” “is not always the best.” Still, a Communications major lavishes praise on the entire staff, “not only just teachers, but I would go as far to say even down to the maintenance and janitor crew.” Part of the reason students love classes at Wittenberg is the small class sizes. This “means excellent attention paid to students.” “The class sizes and student-teacher ratio makes it an ideal place to develop professional relationships” and these relationships “really elevates the learning environment and makes classes far more interesting than large schools.” The “open-minded and encouraging” faculty really pushes “students to build our own ideas and projects.” All in all, “the people, the faculty and students are very happy, connected, and welcoming community.” This, combined with the “gorgeous campus” might explain the “high morale among the students.” As a Psychology major explains, “Wittenberg is a place where students can develop themselves as a whole person—academically, professionally, and socially.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sheila J. Simon
Lieutenant Governor - State of Illinois

Ronald Fook Shiu Li
Founder of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Fred B. Mitchell
Sports Columnist the Chicago Tribune

A. John Pelander
Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court

John E. McLaughlin
Served as Deputy Director of the CIA

Linda Gillespie Stuntz
Served as Deputy Secretary for US Dept of Energy

T. Ann Ziff
Chair - Metropolitan Opera

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,177

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,798

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,572

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,442

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$33,733

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,230
Required Fees
$860
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,900
Transportation for Commuters
$400

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,126
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
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

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,865
Out of State
26%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

7.34%
African-American
2.85%
Hispanic
81.97%
Caucasian
1.75%
International

57% female
43% male
26% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

This “beautiful school” is filled with “friendly,” “outgoing,” and “quirky people.” “It is hard to describe a typical student because we are very diverse, but with that diversity we all are able to get in,” an Environmental Science student says. If you had to generalize, most students are “white, from Ohio, [and] middle class,” but “Wittenberg has a wonderful variety of students.” Students tend to be “fun personalities, engaged, curious and eager to learn, smart.” “All types of students here are welcomed in with ease” and everyone can “find at least one friend group.” One student elaborates that these groups “are like amoebas that are constantly shifting, made up of many different people.” Overall Wittenberg is a “tight-knit community” where all you have to do to make a friend is “step out and say hello!”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Students Say

Students are typically busy and even “often over-involved” at Wittenberg. Your average student might be “involved and overcommitted in at least 2 clubs and a sport or Greek life.” “With over 100 student clubs and organizations, it is easy to find things to get involved in,” one student explains. “Witt students generally know how to work hard and play hard” and “party every day.” One student says that partying is so pervasive that “if you do not drink then you have no chance of fitting in.” “The typical student is one who drinks constantly, and rarely ever gets in trouble for it,” since, students say, the University is lax on enforcing drug and alcohol rules. Still, there are plenty of other activities to do on campus from “just hang[ing] out and spend[ing] time with each other” to “Witt Wednesday” in which “comedians or musicians come to entertain.” “What don’t we do?” one student says. One quirky, or even “downright surreal” part of campus life has to do with the crows. “Our crow-deterrent alarms, which are mounted on the roofs of every building, are triggered by students walking by,” one student explains. “It’s downright uncanny at night to hear crow death screams played from the rooftops as you walk back to your dorm.” Students who love nature will enjoy “a reservoir to swim in, 2 playground/parks, and 3 national parks for hiking.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
30

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
8

28% join a fraternity
36% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

29% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Tigers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Tigers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Central State University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Wright State University

Sustainability

Wittenberg University is certainly serious about sustainability. To begin with, the school has pledged to cut energy consumption 20 percent by 2020. Moreover, Wittenberg maintains a large and successful recycling program. In fact, last year the university managed to recycle 49,000 pounds of material. The school also runs a successful food co-op, providing locally sourced, fairly traded, organic products such as honey, bread, apples, turkeys, and coffee. Many of these items are purchased from folks in the surrounding community, thus helping the local economy as well. There's also a lot of environmental action to be found beyond university initiatives. Indeed, Wittenberg students are eager to embrace the sustainability movement as well. Many participate in campus-wide events like the annual Residence Hall Energy Reduction Competition. Academically, there are plenty of environmental themed courses in which undergrads can enroll. For example, they can take classes like Global Climate Change, Watershed Hydrology, Science in Social Context, Topics in Physical Geology: Sustainable Earth, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Finally, a select number of Wittenberg undergrads can easily get their green on should they choose to live in the EcoHouse. Before moving in, students must agree to recycle, record and reduce their energy consumption, purchase organic, or local items and pursue carpooling (or alternative transportation options) whenever possible. Additionally, they must help maintain an onsite garden and compost bin. With all of these opportunities, we think it's safe to say that Wittenberg undergrads are making an important impact!

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2015.

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
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
21

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
POMEROY

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Michell Wilke
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Admission Office
Ward St. and North Wittenberg Ave.
Springfield, OH 45501

Phone
877-206-0332

Email
admission@wittenberg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
HPERC Athletic Center
Benham Pence Student Center
Hollenbeck Hall
Weaver Observatory
Thomas Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Springfield Center for the Arts @ Wittenberg University
Buck Creek State Park
The Greene
U.S. Air Force Museum
Downtown Yellow Springs

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; limited Saturdays
9am-5pm;
877-206-0332

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times
Seasonal - please contact us

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@wittenberg.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available Sunday through Thursday nights when classes are in session; only for admitted applicants

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dayton International Airport is 27 miles from the campus. Car rentals are available from the airport. During the academic year, student drivers provide free shuttle service between the airport and the campus; call the Admission Office at least one week in advance to arrange for this service. Transportation can also be arranged from the Columbus Airpt for prospect and accepted students.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-70, take U.S. Rte. 68 N. to Ohio Rte. 41. Proceed west for 2 miles on Rte. 41 following signs to the university.

Local Accommodations
Courtyard by Marriott - Downtown Springfield 100 S. Fountain Ave. (937) 322-3600 Country Inn and Suites 1751 W. First Street (937) 322-2200 Fairfield Inn 1870 W. First St. (937) 323-9554