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Ohio Northern University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University

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Ohio Northern University Description:

Ohio Northern is a small comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Students come from 43 states and 13 countries. Founded in 1871, the university is located in the small town of Ada, Ohio. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the average size of freshman classes is 23 students. Students take courses from among the university's five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Law and Pharmacy. The college prides itself on its blend of liberal arts and professional programs. In athletics, the ONU Polar Bears compete in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,557 (2,629 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 85% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,678
  • Books: $1,800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,220
  • Other Expenses: $1,920
  • Total Cost: $49,618

Ohio Northern University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 93%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,354
    • Loans: $10,342

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Management Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Ohio Northern University Mission and Purpose Statement:

statement from http://www.onu.edu/about_onu/mission_and_purpose

"Ohio Northern University, a United Methodist-related institution of higher learning, seeks to educate and graduate students accomplished in scholastic achievement, prepared for a useful life and meaningful career, and inspired with a desire to contribute to the good of humankind consistent with Judeo-Christian ideals.

Ohio Northern’s purpose is to help students develop into self-reliant, mature men and women open to dealing with the contemporary world, actively involved in their learning, capable of clear and logical thinking and sensitive to the higher values of truth, beauty and goodness. In keeping with these goals, students will study diverse ideas and influences and develop technology skills appropriate to the needs of an ever changing world. The university’s academic program includes mutually supportive liberal and professional education components and integrates practice with theory and provides students with opportunities for research, internships, co-op and international study and work."

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