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Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

Regional Colleges Midwest

Located in Ada, Ohio, Ohio Northern University was founded in 1871. Set in a rural location on 342 acres, the private school is home to the Claude W. Pettit College of Law and the Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy. Student life includes 200 clubs, and 10 fraternities and sororities. The school's sports teams compete in NCAA Division 3 athletics in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

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Quick Facts

525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

2013-2014 Tuition

$36,720 Tuition and Fees


2629 undergraduate students
54% male / 46% female


August 15 application deadline
80.5% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1871

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Health Teacher Education, Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Social Studies Teacher Education, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Engineering, General, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology/Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Creative Writing, Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing, English Literature (British and Commonwealth), Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Mathematics, General, Statistics, General, Environmental Studies, International/Global Studies, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Youth Ministry, Chemistry, General, Chemistry, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Forensic Science and Technology, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Commercial and Advertising Art, Graphic Design, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Music Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Construction Management, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Engineering Technology, General, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Botany/Plant Biology, Exercise Physiology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Environmental Studies, Museology/Museum Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Criminal Justice and Corrections, Geography, Geography, Other, Sociology, Asian Studies/Civilization, Area Studies, Dance, General, Dance, Other, Dance, Art/Art Studies, General, Public Health, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Management Science, Marketing, History, Journalism, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Organizational Communication, General, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,629
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 2,210
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 63
Percent of male undergraduates: 54%
Percent of female undergraduates: 46%
Percent of international undergraduates: 6%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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