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Capital University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 303 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Ohio Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $77,274)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $86,057)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 82 75 - -
Baseball 42 - - -
Basketball 17 19 - -
Football 102 - - -
Golf 14 5 - -
Soccer 32 33 - -
Softball - 12 - -
Tennis 8 9 - -
Volleyball - 19 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 9.0%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 1.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 79.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 15 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 11
Reviews Dorm Life


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Aubrey from Powell, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are three options for dining on campus. Capital Grounds, a small coffee shop that offers bagged snacks and pastries, One Main Cafe, a pub-like shop in the student union that acts as a sit down restaurant and Capital Court, the main-dining room that offers a salad bar, fresh pizza, a dessert bar, and many other options that are different and freshly made everyday. The only downside is that the meal plans are pretty pricey, but you are only required to buy one your first year.

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  • 2
  • Kimberly from Galloway, OH
  • I am a past student here

    They have a really nice food court and setup of it. There are certain days where the food is good, but for the majority it's not that good.

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  • 1
  • liam
  • I am a current student here

    aramark has ruined the dining options at capital. food there isn't even edible. i would honestly just get the lowest meal plan possible and try to buy groceries for your dorm and eat there as much as you can. you'll constantly be sick from the unsanitary practices from aramark.

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  • 2
  • Andrew from Lebanon, OH
  • I am a past student here

    Meal plans are expensive, and there are very few options covered by the plan. My advice would be to get on a smaller plan as soon as possible and supplement with groceries - there's a Kroger just down Main Street from campus.

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  • 5
  • K from Bexley, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Students have many options when it comes to food and dining. Inside the main dining room, you've got 5 different stations of food, with different options at each station, not including the salad bar. Students can also eat at the two other dining options, located above and below the main dining room. These provide students a whole other list of options. And don't forget! Students are in the middle of Columbus, surrounded by restaurants and food chains!

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  • 3
  • Senior Capital Student
  • I am a current student here

    The food is either great or horrible depending on the day. They have a lot of options for a private school, but not as many as you'd find at somewhere like OSU where you can use your meal plan at fast food restaurants.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tiffany from Zanesville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a large part of campus life. And although they are so prevalent, students aren't forced or pressured to join them.

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  • 0
  • liam
  • I am a current student here

    there's not a whole lot of options. i was involved in greek life and while it can be rewarding, it can also be isolating and distracting. i would wait until your second semester after you've already established yourself at capital to join any greek orgs.

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  • 0
  • Chelsea from Mount Vernon, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a pretty big prescense on campus. But it's in no way isolating from non-greek-ers ! If anything the greek life is very inclusive of everyone.

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  • 0
  • Allison from Holly, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I absolutely LOVE Greek life at Capital! Here we think of it as Greek unity and that although we may all be a part of various organizations we all share a common love for Greek life and respect each other. About 17% of Capital students are involved in Greek life I believe and they have some really awesome campus activities and programming.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from CA
  • I am a current student here

    Not allowed to have a sorority house nor a fraternity house, but they are still great.

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