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Ottawa University Student Life

Ottawa University is on a 64-acre campus in a small town setting in Ottawa, Kansas, not far from Kansas City. There are many activities and organizations for Ottawa University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Ottawa University also has fraternities and sororities.

Ottawa University has a thriving Christian Faith In Action. In fact, more students participate in Christian Faith In Action than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Ottawa University include Student Activities Force, Education Club, Whole Earth Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The Ottawa University community comes together each year for Welcome Week, Casino Night and Late Night Finals Breakfast.

Does Ottawa University Offer Student Housing?

Ottawa University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Ottawa University students live on campus. In 2021, 66.5% of undergrads at Ottawa University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 32% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ottawa University. There are 940 spots available in on-campus housing for all 719 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 800 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Ottawa University offers coed housing and .

Ottawa University Athletics

At Ottawa University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Ottawa University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Golf Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Water Polo Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Cross Country Running Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Bowling Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Volleyball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Wrestling Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Ottawa University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Ottawa University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Ottawa University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Ottawa University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Ottawa University, take Interstate 35 to Ottawa, KS. If you need to fly, book your flight to Kansas City International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Kansas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Ottawa University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Ottawa University Students

40%

Women

60%

Men

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

62%

In State

38%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

56%

15%

14%

12%

1%

1%

1%

0.30%

Undergraduate Students

719

Graduate Students

166

Ottawa University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

885

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$33,380

Out-of-State

$33,380

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