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Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio

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Student Profile

Fall 2017 Enrollment
2,367 undergraduate students
95% of undergrad students are full time
38% male — 62% female
15% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2017-2018 Academic Year
175 full-time faculty
153 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2017
81% of first-year students live on campus
52% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

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First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2017

81% of students began in Fall 2016 and returned in Fall 2017 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2017

64% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2017

Nonresident aliens 1%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 7%
White 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 4%

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theatre X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theatre X
Opera  
Pep band  
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station X
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy  
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History  
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

 

Other: Philosophy or Religion; History or Modern Language

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 202 211 159 60 12 12 0 656

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms x
Men’s dorms x
Women’s dorms x
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students x
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing x
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing x
Wellness housing  
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2017

3,119 total applicants
2,383 total admissions
607 total freshman enrollment

Selectivity
76.40% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2018-19 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

Priority date: Dec 15

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Academic GPA

Important
Class rank
Standardized test scores
Application Essay
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation
Volunteer work

Considered
Recommendation(s)
First generation
Geographical residence
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Freshman Profile Fall 2017

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 520 655
SAT Math 520 650
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT Math 21 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2018-2019

Expenses  
Tuition $31,424
Fees $450
Total $31,874
   
Room and Board (on campus) $11,258
Estimated Total On Campus $43,132