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Ottawa University

Ottawa, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%

About Ottawa University

Ottawa University is a private, religious university in the town of Ottawa, Kansas. Ottawa University was founded in 1865. The college enrolls around 886 students a year, including 720 undergrad students.

Ottawa University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Ottawa University. Ottawa University admitted 70% of all applicants in 2003. In 2003, 1,845 students applied to Ottawa University and 1,297 were admitted.

Ottawa University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%

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Ottawa University is located in Ottawa, Kansas, near Kansas City.

If you would like to see Ottawa University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Ottawa, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

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College Info

1001 South Cedar Ottawa, KS 66067-3399

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ottawa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ottawa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ottawa University is Continuous processing.

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Ottawa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

870 - 1010


Math SAT Range

430 - 510


Reading SAT Range

410 - 470

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1010 and Above


870 to 1010


870 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ottawa University students is 939. Applicants with SAT scores of 1010 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ottawa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 870 to 1010 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 870 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ottawa University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ottawa University is like? There are approximately 886 students enrolled at Ottawa University, including 720 undergraduate students and 166 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from KS and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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