Otterbein University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein University was founded in 1847 and now enrolls around 2,652 students a year, including 2,313 undergrads.
Otterbein University offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..
As of 2021, the total market value of Otterbein University's endowment was $99.107 million The institution spends around $10,601 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 12 Otterbein University undergrads for each full-time professor.
|2021 Otterbein University Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||76%|
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It is moderately difficult to get into Otterbein University. In 2021, Otterbein University accepted 76% of applicants. Last year, 2,849 students applied to Otterbein University and 2,167 were admitted.
Otterbein University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Otterbein University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Otterbein University, applicants must submit the following items.
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|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
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Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Otterbein University.
Otterbein University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 22% submitted the SAT. 91% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! Otterbein University provides on-campus housing for students.
Otterbein University students are active in the school's Musical groups, Honoraries and Academic interest clubs. Homecoming, Otterbein Christian Fellowship, and and Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Otterbein University.
Otterbein University meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,413 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
About 78% of students who start at Otterbein University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 560 students who started at Otterbein University as first-time freshman, 315 graduate within four years.
Otterbein University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 66%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 80% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Based on this information, how does Otterbein University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Otterbein University a good school for you?
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Otterbein University is located in the suburban setting of Westerville, Ohio, less than an hour from Columbus.
If you want to see Otterbein University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 270 to Westerville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Glenn Columbus International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Otterbein University and Westerville are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Otterbein University is Mar 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Otterbein University is Continuous processing.
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Wondering what life at Otterbein University is like? There are approximately 2,652 students enrolled at Otterbein University, including 2,313 undergraduate students and 339 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from OH and 11% percent of students are from other states.
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