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Colleges / Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Northern

Ohio Northern University is a private, religious institution in the town of Ada, Ohio. Northern was founded in 1871. The college currently enrolls around 3,116 students per year, including 2,426 undergrads.

Northern Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Northern. In 2022, Northern accepted 69% of applicants. In 2022, 5,205 students applied to Northern and 3,585 were admitted.

Ohio Northern University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
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 15%

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Ohio Northern University is locatedin Ada, Ohio,.

If you would like 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

1130 - 1330


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Northern is like? There are approximately 3,116 students enrolled at Northern, including 2,426 undergraduate students and 690 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from OH and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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