Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
54%
46%
student ratio
1,865
total students
$29,690 | $29,690
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
46%
acceptance rate
Minimally Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
492
sat math
467
sat reading
448
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

Where Students Connect Their Passion with a Purpose

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts, and master's institution located in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition, ODU is committed to developing the whole person and strives to instill a greater purpose for the individual, the community, and the world.

At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose. Ohio Dominican's enthusiastic, passionate and experienced professors share their personal experiences and reflections to prepare students for a successful career or pursuit of graduate studies.

In-Demand Majors and Graduate Programs

At ODU, students can choose to study one of 45 majors and nine master's programs - each designed to prepare them for a career in rapidly expanding fields, including education, science, government, business, technology, health care and more. Ohio Dominican has a degree to fit almost any student's passion. At ODU, students can tailor their education to fit their career goals.

ODU's average class size is just 17 students, so students have an opportunity to develop close relationships with their professors that last well beyond graduation. ODU's 75-acre tree-lined campus is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from downtown Columbus, providing students easy access to internships and other opportunities to gain hands-on experience.

Ohio Dominican also offers a variety of degrees in evening and online formats, making it possible for working adults to earn their degree around their busy schedules.

Pre-Professional and Early Acceptance Programs

Ohio Dominican offers students a wide variety of pre-professional programs, including Pre-Health Professional, Pre-Law and Pre-Nursing.

ODU has partnered with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to offer the "Med School Early Acceptance Program." This program gives high-achieving high school students an opportunity to be automatically accepted into med school upon the completion of their undergraduate requirements at ODU. Students in the program do not need to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and can earn their DO in as few as seven years. ODU also offers an early acceptance program into its Physician Assistant Studies master's program.

Financial Aid

Approximately 96 percent of students at Ohio Dominican University receive some type of financial aid. When considering the actual out-of-pocket expense, the cost to attend ODU for many students compares favorably with other public universities in the region. ODU also offers work-study opportunities for students who qualify.

Families can get a better idea of their costs to attend Ohio Dominican by visiting http://www.ohiodominican.edu/admissions and using the Net Price Calculator

Life at Ohio Dominican

Ohio Dominican's beautiful campus is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Columbus. In addition to internship opportunities, ODU students also have convenient access to some of the top entertainment, shopping and dining venues in the region.

ODU's campus is also diverse. In fact, Ohio Dominican's 2,700 students come from dozens of states and countries, which help to enrich the academic experience.

Ohio Dominican is home to more than 40 student organizations, including service organizations, music groups, religious clubs, and honorary societies. If a student wants to start their own organization, it's easy to do. These clubs give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills, meet lifelong friends, and make a real difference on campus and in the community.

ODU is the only NCAA Division II university in Central Ohio, offering 16 men's and women's sports. Students also can choose to participate in a variety of intramural sports.

Columbus - A Perfect Place to Study, Live and Work

Columbus - the 15th largest city in the United States - is a great college city that is full of fun and opportunities. Columbus regularly ranks at or near the top of polls conducted by national publications. In 2014, Forbes named Columbus the #1 Opportunity City, and in 2014, Business Insider named Columbus one of the Best Cities for New College Grads.

Columbus is the perfect place to get hands-on experience. Central Ohio is home to 15 Fortune 1000 Companies, six Fortune 500 Companies, the big four accounting firms, four nationally recognized health care systems and four professional sports franchises.

Simply put - students love it here.

Recognized as a Top University

'US News & World Report' has ranked Ohio Dominican as a top tier Midwestern college and university in its Best Colleges list for three consecutive years, and named ODU to its Best Colleges for Veterans list in 2015. ODU has also been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for six consecutive years. Ohio Dominican is one of the top institutions in Ohio for its lifetime return on investment. Affordable Colleges Online ranked ODU in the top 11 percent of Ohio colleges analyzed for its Highest ROI Colleges in Ohio list.

Take the Next Step

Students who are interested in attending Ohio Dominican are invited to visit campus. Students can set up a visit by calling ODU's admissions office at 614.251.4500 or 800-955-OHIO, or visiting http://www.ohiodominican.edu/future-students/admissions-aid/visit-odu. Students can take a tour of campus, meet with a professor or even attend a class.

Apply to Ohio Dominican University today at www.ohiodominican.edu/home/apply-now.


Location & Contact

1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219-2099
USA

Mr.Kevin Brinkman

Director of Admissions

Phone: 614-251-4500
Fax: 614-251-0156
Email: admissions@ohiodominican.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Insurance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Educational Leadership and Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Medical Office Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biopsychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Youth Ministry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

46% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,317
    • Accepted1,079
    • Acceptance Rate46%
    • Enrolled1,865
    • Female Applicants1,153
    • Females Accepted525
    • Female Acceptance Rate45%
    • Male Applicants1,164
    • Males Accepted554
    • Male Acceptance Rate47%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$25
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.3
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.30
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 467 410 520
    • SAT Math 492 430 540
    • SAT Writing 448 410 490
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$29,690
    • Out-of-state tuition *$29,690
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$580
    • Room and board *$10,600
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,865
    • Male Student Percentage46%
    • Female Student Percentage54%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.73%
    • Black or African American21.39%
    • White or Caucasian64.08%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.27%
    • Asian1.02%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races3.75%
    • Unknown5.95%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.7% representing 13 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Sport Management Society, Student Senate, Panther Activities Council, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Panther Players
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 2 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty264
    • Full-time Percentage27%
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio:1 or 2,146 students to 135 faculty


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