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Academics

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 a 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.”

Student Body

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!”

Campus Life

Students are typically busy and even “often over-involved” at Wittenberg. Your average student might be “involved and overcommitted in at least two 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, two playgrounds/parks, and three national parks for hiking.”

Contact & Visit

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
Weaver chapel.

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

Admissions

Applicants: 7,393
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.45







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