#14 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

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Student Population
Otterbein University overview
Location Westerville, Ohio
Online otterbein.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Otterbein University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Westerville, Ohio, Otterbein 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 2,849 prospective students applied, and 2,167 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 495 enrolled in the school.  2,224 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 428 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $32,624 plus fees of $450. Otterbein University is ranked 398 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Otterbein University is rated within the top 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 990/1225
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.68
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Otterbein University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,358
Other Fees$450
Room and Board $11,468
Budget for Other Expenses$2,892
Total One Year Cost$48,792

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Otterbein University students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Business 14%
Health Professions 13%
Communication 12%
Education 11%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204936 IPEDS survey data for Otterbein University.

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