Ohio Northern University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

Ohio Northern University

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Students interested in applying to Ohio Northern University will need to submit an application, which can be filled out and submitted online. Additional required materials include official transcripts of high school work, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. Be sure to visit the school's website for full information, including important dates and deadlines. A visit to campus is always encouraged, and interested students should get in touch with the admissions office to set up a tour.

Admissions Data (2016)

Ohio Northern University Description

Ohio Northern is a small comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Students come from 43 states and 13 countries. Founded in 1871, the university is located in the small town of Ada, Ohio. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average size of freshman classes is 23 students. Students take courses from among the university's five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law, and Pharmacy. The college prides itself on its blend of liberal arts and professional programs. In athletics, the ONU Polar Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. Popular sports include football, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, baseball, basketball, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,108 (2,274 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016- 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,820
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,050
  • Other Expenses: $2,058
  • Total Cost: $44,728

Ohio Northern University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 95%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,210
    • Loans: $10,188

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Management Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Lacrosse, Tennis, Swimming, Baseball, Wrestling, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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