Otterbein University: Review & Facts

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Otterbein University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,810 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1847 and is one of the 4 schools and colleges located in Westerville, Ohio.

Otterbein University is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
81
Fair
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Otterbein University.

Otterbein University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 81 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Management, Communication and Journalism, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
81%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Otterbein University is high at 81% (well above Ohio average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Otterbein University is average - 60%.

Student to faculty ratio at Otterbein University is good: 10:1. Learn more regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,700
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high - around $31,500 per year. The additional fees at Otterbein University not covered by tuition are approximately $200, which comes to a total of $31,700 a year.

Read the details about Otterbein University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
75%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 2,917 applications were submitted and 2,197 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

This school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Otterbein University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,300
Medium
Otterbein University offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Otterbein University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Otterbein University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,400 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- about $5,300 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Otterbein University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Otterbein University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Otterbein University Location and Maps



Post Address: Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081, USA
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