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Colleges / Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%

About Northern

Ohio Northern University is a private, religious university in the town of Ada, Ohio. Northern was founded in 1871. The university currently enrolls around 3,015 students a year, including 2,602 undergrads.

Northern Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Northern. Northern admitted 54% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 6,625 applications received in 2021, 3,602 students were offered admission.

Ohio Northern University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%

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Ohio Northern University is located in Ada, Ohio,.

If you want to see Northern for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Ada, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International.

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College Info

Northern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Northern SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1280


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northern is like? There are approximately 3,015 students enrolled at Northern, including 2,602 undergraduate students and 413 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from OH and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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