General Information About Ohio Dominican University
As a Catholic liberal arts University with a Dominican tradition, Ohio Dominican University is guided in its educational mission by the Dominican motto: to contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation. Truth is the basis of human freedom and the source of human effectiveness. Truth is dynamic, an infinite realm in which the person grows throughout life to the fullness of his or her humanity through progressive realization of the significance of old truths and progressive attainment of new truths. Truth can be found in all cultures and traditions, in the whole range of the arts and sciences, and, in a special way, in religious faith and theological reflection on faith. Ohio Dominican welcomes to its student body sincere seekers of truth whatever their age, gender, race, religious background, or ethnic and cultural heritage. All whose aspirations, maturity, and preparation draw them to pursuing a liberating education mutually enrich one another in the quest for truth in this small community of students, faculty, and staff, through curriculum, supporting services, and informal learning opportunities carried out in a climate of respect and freedom. Ohio Dominican's primary mission is to provide degree and continuing education programs for the intellectual development, the growth in truth, of each student. In keeping with the Dominican tradition, educational experiences should be grounded in the liberal arts, foster the development of spiritual, aesthetic, and ethical values, promote physical and mental health, and provide for the development and responsible use of human skills and talents in professional and social service. Since the quest for truth is a lifelong activity, Ohio Dominican is committed to lifelong learning. Faculty, staff, and students practice this through research, creative activities, community involvement, and professional service. The University also offers non-credit programs and activities on and off campus to further the lifelong education of the Columbus civic and religious communities. Immersed in the technical progress, new human insights, and searching questions of the twenty-first century, Ohio Dominican University looks forward to helping individuals and society continue the search for truth in the expanding horizons of an unknown future.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army)
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Large
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 2,367 Percent Admitted 59% Men Admitted 60% Women Admitted 59% Full Time Retention Rate 61%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 19 23 English 18 23 Math 17 24
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 3,657 Native American 15.0 Asian 49.0 African American 790.0 Hispanic 60.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,695 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 633