Overview

Applicants
3,108
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

44%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
508 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
288
with Terminal Degree
199

160
Men
128
Women
34
Minority
11
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
66%

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."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

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
50%
Graduate in 5 years
64%
Graduate in 6 years
66%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,240
Required Fees
$580
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,050
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

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
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,401
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

3.40%
African-American
84.45%
Caucasian
2.79%
Unknown
3.92%
International

45% female
55% male
17% are out of state
89% are full time
11% 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!"

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
68%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme 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
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
43

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
25

24% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Polar Bears)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Polar Bears)
11 Sports

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

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

Sustainability


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
31

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

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
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jane Crace
Executive Secretary to VP of Enrollment

Address
Office of Admission
525 South Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Phone
419-772-2260

Email
admissions-ug@onu.edu

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
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Interview is an information session.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions-ug@onu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be applied and accepted to ONU.

Transportation

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