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Otterbein University

Westerville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

About Otterbein University

Otterbein University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Westerville, Ohio. Otterbein University was founded in 1847. The college currently enrolls around 2,458 students a year, including 2,173 undergrad students.

Otterbein University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Otterbein University. Around 84% of applicants get into Otterbein University each year. In 2021, 3,147 out of 3,761 total applicants were accepted.

Otterbein University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 84%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%

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Otterbein University is located in the town of Westerville, Ohio, near Columbus.

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College Info

1 South Grove Street Westerville, OH 43081

Campus Setting: Suburban

Otterbein University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

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Otterbein University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1008 - 1240


Math SAT Range

518 - 613


Reading SAT Range

510 - 613

Otterbein University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Otterbein University is like? There are approximately 2,458 students enrolled at Otterbein University, including 2,173 undergraduate students and 285 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from OH and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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