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Otterbein University

1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH

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Otterbein University is a nonprofit private school that has a large selection of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Westerville, OH, in a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Otterbein University is nearly three thousand annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Otterbein University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to Otterbein University have an SAT score between 1433 - 1787, or an ACT composite score between 21 - 26. 79% of students that apply are admitted to Otterbein University, of which 25% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at otterbein.edu.

Tuition is approximately $33,000 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's price of attendance calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $4,700. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Otterbein University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to view more about this school may take a look at their website at http://www.otterbein.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Otterbein University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Otterbein University is about 2,800. The student body is made up of 83% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $31,000-$38,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $560 to $680 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$19,322
Receiving Student Loans69%$7,862
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Otterbein University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Otterbein University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 59%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years2%
Graduating in 5 Years51%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Otterbein University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Otterbein University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Otterbein University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
75.32%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
10:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$17,216