#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Ohio Northern University

Ada, Ohio

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Student Population
Ohio Northern University overview
Location Ada, Ohio
Online onu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Ohio Northern University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Ada, Ohio, Ohio Northern University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 3,899 prospective students applied, and 2,735 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 608 enrolled in the school.  2,846 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 193 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $32,500 plus fees of $940. ONU is ranked 193 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



ONU is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1098/1310
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Ohio Northern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$940
Room and Board $12,040
Budget for Other Expenses$2,112
Total One Year Cost$49,392

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$71,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Ohio Northern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Engineering 16%
Health Professions 11%
Biology 7%
Education 7%

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