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
- Communications And Journalism
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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||76%||$19,322|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$7,862|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo 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
Otterbein University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 59%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||51%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||6%|
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
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)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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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.