Ottawa University is on a 64-acre campus in the small town setting of Ottawa, Kansas, not far from Kansas City.
There are many activities and organizations for Ottawa University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Ottawa University has fraternities and sororities.
Ottawa University has the Christian Faith In Action. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
Ottawa University students' favorite campus events are Welcome Week, Casino Night and Late Night Finals Breakfast.
This table offers information on housing at Ottawa University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||66.5%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||940|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||800|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||32%|
Ottawa University offers on-campus 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 2022, 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 720 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 800 students chose to live on-campus. 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cheerleading||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||√||√|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Weight Lifting||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Wrestling||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit 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
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