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Otterbein University Stats, Info and Facts

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3,080 Students

76% Admitted

  • 2,936 full time
  • 687 part time
  • 909 men full time
  • 1,484 women full time
  • 3,185 applied
  • 2,525 admitted
  • 638 enrolled

2,480 Undergraduates

$31,424 Tuition/Year

  • 416 Graduates
  • 47 Non-Degree
  • $31,424 in state
  • $450 fees
  • $10,958 room & board
  • $1,302 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Elizabeth from Avalon, CA
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  • I'm a Health Promotion and Fitness Major, and the professors are great! The classes are small, the professors are excited to be here, the area is safe but close to…

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  • Hope from West Lafayette, OH
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  • Otterbein is one of the most beautiful campuses that I have ever been on. The staff is incredibly hospitable, and your opinion really does matter, if you express it. There…

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  • Katelyn from Akron, OH
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  • I am hoping to attend Otterbein in the fall of 2012. When I visited, I absolutely loved it; Everyone was really friendly and seemed authentically interested in me and my…

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  • Nicole from Cambridge, OH
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  • Otterbein is a wonderful college. I love the atmosphere and the campus, along with all of my professors. This is definitely a school to consider when deciding on colleges.…

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  • Katelyn from Huntsburg, OH
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  • Otterbein is similar to a large family. With classes and a campus that is challenging, innovative, and connective, students with any range of interests are able to feel right at…

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Mission Statement

The mission of Otterbein University is to educate the whole person in a context that fosters the development of humane values. Otterbein University is a private, church-related, coeducational college that sponsors traditional and continuing education programs of liberal arts and professional education at Baccalaureate and Graduate levels. Our commitment is to the liberal arts as the broad base of all learning.

Otterbein University
  • Located in Westerville, OH
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,080 students enrolled
  • 76% admitted
  • $31,424 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Brittney from Westerville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Personally I'm having an ok time. The people are great. Always someone who is willing to help you out or say hi, but everyone leaves on the weekends. It's dead. Plus the campus is small so once you're here for a week you basically know the whole layout of the town. The good thing is you can go into town and there's tons of shops and places to eat that you can walk to but having a car helps if you want to go to Polaris or Easton for better shopping. The community is a very nice but small town where the average aged person is in their 40s to 50s so things shut down around 7.

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  • Ann from Westerville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    My experience at Otterbein College has been extremely enjoyable. I am a Women's Basketball player and have met and interacted with a large amount of the Otterbein student population. Everyone is extremely friendly and have a huge sense of school spirit! Go Cardinals!

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  • Tara from Columbus, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I played soccer for four years there, and it was the best experience I've had playing in the 16 years I've been involved with the game. I know every single professor I've had on a first name basis, and love the professional connections and contacts that I have been able to make.

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  • Stephen from Columbus, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The teachers are friendly and so are the staff and administrators. Campus is big, but small enough so everything is in walking distance. There are many greatplaces to eat on campus and around in the area.

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