2,480
Students
Financial aid thermometer
23,544
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Otterbein University is a Comprehensive institution located in Westerville, OH, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 South Grove Street
Office of Admission
Westerville, OH  43081-9924
United States
Contact Mr. Mark Moffit
Director of Admissions
Email: uotterb@otterbein.edu
Phone: 614-823-1500
Fax: 614-823-1200

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Environmental Biology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,119
Applied
2,383
Accepted
2,480
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

1,984
Females Applied
1,541
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,135
Males Applied
842
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs One recommendation
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 561 520 655
SAT Math 52 650
ACT Composite 23 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

31,424
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Fees

450
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

23,544
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,048
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
10,389
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,177
Avg. Loan Aid
17,222
Avg. Grant Aid
17,851
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,480
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.78%
Black or African American 6.45%
White or Caucasian 76.05%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 2.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 5.24%
Other 5.2%

Gender

Male (37.98%)
Female (62.02%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 60%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Otterbein Christian Fellowship and Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Greek sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Musical groups, Honoraries, Academic interest clubs and Governance

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour locked residence hall entrances

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

328
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 175
Part-time - 153
Male - 139
Female - 189