#20 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Walsh University

North Canton, Ohio

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Walsh University overview
Location North Canton, Ohio
Online walsh.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Walsh University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Walsh University, a private Catholic university founded by the Brothers of Christian Instruction in 1960, is set in North Canton, Ohio, roughly 20 minutes away from Akron and within an hour?s drive of Cleveland. With a campus characterized by contemporary architecture and featuring facilities that encourage academic and extracurricular activities, the university spans over 136 acres offering a range of undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Walsh is known for its distinguished nursing and business programs among its array of academic offerings. While the university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it emphasizes a personalized educational experience with a student-to-faculty ratio that promotes individualized attention. The university provides on-campus housing options to foster a collegiate environment conducive to learning and personal growth. Walsh University does not specifically emphasize athletics, focusing instead on a comprehensive educational experience.

In the most recent statistical year 2,659 prospective students applied, and 1,928 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  1,725 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 584 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,420 plus fees of $1,815. Walsh College is ranked 536 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Walsh College is rated within the top 47% 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

Walsh University overview
SAT 1030/1320
ACT 20/26
Estimated GPA 3.38

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Walsh University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$790
Other Fees$1,815
Room and Board $11,700
Budget for Other Expenses$2,638
Total One Year Cost$48,363

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Walsh University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 36%
Health Professions 18%
Education 13%
Biology 9%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206437 IPEDS survey data for Walsh University.

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